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