Our brand new MacGregor, 70 Anthem, is one of the
fastest boats on the West Coast. It is considerably faster than our previous 70, which we actively raced. In a recent Newport to Ensenada race (the 120 mile, 420 boat
race from Newport Beach, California to Ensenada, Mexico) was one of the first boats to finish, beating virtually all of the very best west coast racing machines,
including Merlin, Ragtime and Santa Cruz 70s. Our original 70 was first to
finish in the 125 mile Marina Del Rey to San Diego race.
Even with a PHRF rating of
minus 42, the boats has done well on corrected time.
Unlike the big racing
boats and custom speedsters, Anthem has a full, plush interior, a very
comfortable cockpit, and can be sailed single handed.
Our newest MacGregor 70 was the third
70 to be built.
The newest 70 wil go an astounding 18 mph under power. The
interior is similar to the MacGregor 65 (100 were built). These were the
best selling large cruising and racing sailboats in the history of sailing. We have added a lot of speed by using the ketch rig, lighter weight, and a longer
The new 70's are similar in concept to the MacGregor 65, but it is a lot faster and more
dramatic. We built 100 of the MacGregor 65's
Anthem great looking and
extremely comfortable. This famous ketch is one of the most beautiful
sailboats ever built.
designed for worldwide cruising and chartering, and is the best selling large
yacht in the history of sailing. It
is one of the few production yachts built the American built to the Bureau of
Shipping's +A1 standards and for Coast Guard certification.
It is also the fastest production sailing yacht, under sail or power.
No big production sailing yachts
have accumulated more deep sea sailing miles.
There are nearly a hundred 65s sailing all over the world.
In total, these boats gets more abuse, stress, pounding, rig loads and
overall grief in one year than most competing types of boats get in a lifetime.
They have been sailed from our factory in California to Istanbul,
Yugoslavia, Spain, Ecuador, Malta, Bermuda, Germany, Holland, Hawaii, Australia
and the Caribbean. One 65 sailed
from Newport Beach, California to Australia in
6 weeks, on her maiden delivery voyage.
Professional delivery captain Don Ross
writes the following: "After
logging over 30,000 miles delivering the MacGregor 65 and comparing it to the
numerous other cruising yachts I have delivered, I find the MacGregor 65 to be
the best cruising yacht on the market...I spent 5 days in a North Atlantic gale,
surfing down huge rollers, and hitting speeds over 20 knots.
It was incredible to be sailing that fast, but the 65 was right at home.
My crew and I just hung on and enjoyed a record breaking 7 day 14 hour
passage from Bermuda to Horta (in the Azores)