MacGregor 26... Factory website for the MacGregor 26', $22,900 trailerable sailboat, 24 mph, the WORLD'S best selling cruising sailboat.
SHIPPING A MACGREGOR 26
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The MacGregor 26 is built in our factory in Southern California. We send them to our dealers throughout the world.
Dealers near our plant usually take delivery at our plant and tow them away using their own vehicles.
For more distant North American dealers, we load 2 MacGregor 26's (on their own trailers) into a single 48' long standard shipping container. The containers are trucked to a nearby rail yard, loaded on a container train, and taken to a rail yard near our dealer. The containers are then unloaded from the train and trucked to the dealer. A loading dock is not necessary to unload the boat. A standard flat bed tow truck can be backed up to the container, and the boat can be rolled out on the bed of the truck. The tow truck driver will then lower the boat to the ground by tipping the bed and lowering it the boat with the truck's winch. The typical charge for the truck is about $70.
For shipments outside of North America, we use 40' containers. (Our 48' containers cannot be used on ships.) Only one MacGregor 26 will fit in the 40' box. These containers are loaded at our California plant, delivered to the local Los Angeles port, put on container ships, and sent anywhere in the world. Even though there is only one boat in the box, delivery costs are quite reasonable. For more information about exporting our boats, click on the "export" section in the table of contents for this web site.
The containers are sealed during shipment, and the boats arrive neat and clean. The dealer checks them over, adds whatever extra equipment that might be requested, and delivers them to the owner. The boats were carefully designed to easily and safely fit into these standard containers.
The delivery cost is quite low compared with our competitors, and varies with the distance the containers travel. You can get an exact quote from your local dealer.