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MacG cease product'n in CA. 2 new boats to be made in FL

Postby CampCook » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:31 pm

Report on Facebook says MacGregor is ending manufacture.
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Re: Is it true?

Postby seahouse » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:10 am

...Link or quote?

Insufficient data, but based on available outward signs to date, and the demonstrated history of reliability of the source, false. :wink:
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Re: Is it true?

Postby Paul S » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:09 am

a google search of "macgregor sailboat end production" found nothing to support the rumor
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Re: Is it true?

Postby RussMT » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:13 am

Got this from a FB friend.

Just got an email from Blue Water Yachts - after 45 years of manufacturing "Mac" boats, Roger and Mary Lou MacGregor are retiring! Roger is concentrating on limited production of the Mac70, his daughter will be offering a boat similar to the Mac26, however production will be done in Florida. BWY will honor all warranties and continue to support (and sell the new) Mac boats. BWY will also be offering MacGregor parts for all years and manufacturing many parts from original molds (centerboards, rudders, etc.) A new era!
So glad we decided to get our Mac26M this year!!!!
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Re: Is it true?

Postby Obelix » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:26 am

That may explain why they borrowed the older Mac last year :idea:
The new 26 may be more sailboat like the "D" not like the "X" or "M".

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Re: Is it true?

Postby Tomfoolery » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:13 pm

While I'd be sorry to see MacGregor go, or maybe just move to Florida (what's the new operation going to be called?), I'm glad to see BWY is going to continue to support the boats, and take a larger role in fact.

Sure would like to know what's in the pipeline. 8)

Assuming all this is true, of course. I guess it must be; they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true, after all. :|
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Re: Is it true?

Postby kmclemore » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:13 pm

 !  "kmclemore':
I have a call in to Roger and have not yet heard back.
BWY confirms the facts in the stated email are accurate.
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Re: Is it true? (MG to cease product'n in CA, move Mac26 to FL)

Postby Crikey » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 pm

I bet the next model is called a 'G' (as in gee, I wish I had one of those!)
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Re: Is it true? (MG to cease product'n in CA, move Mac26 to FL)

Postby Ormonddude » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:32 pm

Gentlemen I hate to mention it as I have no intention of selling at this point but I do believe our hull values just went up!
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Re: Is it true? (MG to cease product'n in CA, move Mac26 to FL)

Postby bwygirl » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:39 pm

A few weeks ago while visiting Roger and Mary Lou at the factory we were told of their plans to retire. We were stunned to say the least. Yes, this is true. I was asked not to go right out telling everyone because Roger wanted time to call his dealers personally to tell them. This has not been an easy decision for the MacGregors as they know many businesses and livelyhoods depend on them. It has been a GREAT run! We look forward to working with Paul and Laura Sharp as they build a new very similar product. We plan to be a dealer for them in the Northwest.

Roger has asked us, Blue Water Yachts, to continue fully supporting the parts business for all years of MacGregor boats. In conjunction with the factory, we have been selling parts already for the past 26 years, and now we will continue to honor Roger's request. We will have the molds for all the rudders, daggerboards, centerboards, and any other exclusive MacGregor parts. So no fear, you can keep your boats running! Roger has also told us that he plans to honor all warranities to the full extent.

We are going into the Seattle Boat Show January 25-Feb 3rd with 2 new MacGregor 26M boats available. If you know anyone who has been sitting on the fence, tell them to give me a call now! If any of you would like my full letter that I sent out yesterday to my owners only in an email, I would be happy to send it to you. I know there are hundreds out there that still do not know.

I am asking all our customers who have had their lives changed for the better by sailing a MacGregor boat, to send Roger and Mary Lou a Thank-You card and maybe a picture of you and your boat. I think they would really like that! I know that owning MacGregor sailboats changed my life for the better, and many of my friends and owners as well. I hope you can take a minute and do this.
Cheryl McChesney Owner, Blue Water Yachts
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Re: MacG to cease product'n in CA. New boat to be made in FL

Postby kmclemore » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:47 pm

 !  "kmclemore":
Thanks for the clarification, Cheryl. Much appreciated. I wanted to make certain we got the facts straight and to quickly eliminate any rumors.

Cheers,
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Re: MacG to cease product'n in CA. New boat to be made in FL

Postby FinallySailing » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:03 pm

Yes, thanks, Cheryl for this. I think it is an absolute great idea to send a photos of our boats to Mary Lou and Roger. They have certainly changed my life (and that of the whole family) ! I am kind of torn now between sadness and anticipation of what's going to be new.
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Re: MacG to cease product'n in CA. New boat to be made in FL

Postby Tom Root » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:13 pm

Good for Roger! We All should have the oppertunity to retire, I did! I am equally glad that his daughter will be picking up the ball, and carrying on the family buisiness!
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Re: MacG to cease product'n in CA. New boat to be made in FL

Postby kmclemore » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:14 pm

FinallySailing wrote: I am kind of torn now between sadness and anticipation of what's going to be new.

The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief

1. Denial and Isolation
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

;)
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Re: MacG to cease product'n in CA. New boat to be made in FL

Postby u12fly » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:17 pm

We love our 26M, :) Think it was the best model built 8)(for us). Of course we totally customized it the way we wanted :wink: which was a strong factor in selecting the boat as a starting point :D

Can't wait to see "exactly" what Paul and Laura Sharp deliver in a few years :| Will it be more like the :macm: or :macx: somewhere in between or something all new? :P
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