FAQs

The MacGregor 26 is no longer being built as the MacGregors have retired from production boat building.  The Tattoo 26 is now available to replace it, and we will be coming out with a 22′ trailerable sailboat in Fall, 2013. Our new site is tattooyachts.com. Please visit us there.

We have left this site online as an archive of the MacGregor 26.

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Who is Sharp Marine Industries, Inc.?

 

We are the exclusive distributors of all MacGregor sailboats shipped outside the United States and Canada. We also cover Hawaii and Alaska. Our offices are located at the MacGregor Yacht Corporation factory in California. We are actively involved in production and design, and are able to directly communicate to the factory the needs and desires of our overseas buyers.

 

Do you sell factory direct?

 

Sharp Marine Industries, Inc. will sell directly from California to countries in which we do not have dealers.

 

Why buy from a dealer?

 

Buying from your local dealer assures good service. They can advise you on local requirements, and ensure that your boat and trailer comply. They have experience in importing the boat, which involves documentation and adherence to regulations that can be quite complex if one is not familiar with the procedures. They are also available for advice before and after the purchase, and for warranty assistance if necessary. Dealers often have a boat available for demonstration, or may be able to put you in touch with a current owner in your area.

 

How do I find a dealer in my area?

 

That’s easy. Just click over to our Find a Dealer page and we’ll locate one near you:

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If we don’t have a dealer in your country we will send you information on shipping a boat to you directly from the factory.

 

What if there is no dealer in my country?

 

We can ship you a boat directly from the factory in California. Simply fill in the ‘Find a Dealer” form and we will provide you with shipping information to your specified country. If you prefer to buy a boat from a nearby country please let us know in the ‘Comment’ field.

 

Can I import a boat from U.S. dealers?

 

U.S. dealers are not authorized to sell boats for overseas use. Whatever the overseas destination, the warranty is void if the boat is purchased through a U.S. dealer, as they cannot provide the aftermarket service we feel the boat owner deserves.

U.S. specification boats cannot be shipped into Europe. Boats built for use in the U.S. do not bear the CE mark, which requires modifications at the factory. The CE mark cannot be applied after the boat is delivered.

 

Can I buy a used boat in the U.S. for shipment to Europe?

 

No, because boats built for the U.S. market do not comply with CE requirements. All boats (new and used) imported into the European Community from June 1998 are required to comply with the Recreational Craft Directive and be marked accordingly. Used boats not originally built for the European market cannot be CE marked. Customs agents could impound a used boat imported from the U.S. upon importation, as it would not be legal for use in the European Community.

 

What CE category is the MacGregor 26?

 

The MacGregor 26 Power Sailer can be CE marked for Category C.

 

Why is my dealer’s price different than the factory website?

 

The price on the MacGregor Factory website is the suggested list price for a basic boat and trailer FOB the California factory. We suggest that you ask your dealer the specific reasons for the price difference. Some or all of following items will increase the price of the boat:

OPTION PACKAGES – Many dealers offer a package that includes rigging and commissioning, and options that may also include the outboard, which in itself substantially increases the price of the boat. Knowing their customer base, MacGregor Dealers will frequently add the options they know are needed for the local conditions. The dealer package therefore, may include additional items which are not included on the manufacturer’s standard U.S. suggested pricing.

TRAILERS – In many countries, the U.S. trailer has to be modified or replaced by the dealer, in order to comply with local requirements.

MODIFICATIONS FOR EUROPE – The boats offered for sale in Europe have been significantly changed to comply with both local and CE standards. The dealer’s price reflects the cost of these changes.

SHIPPING, HANDLING, AND DUTY – The dealer price includes the cost of shipping. There are many hidden costs associated with shipping a boat such as drayage and container handling, documentation, insurance, export fees, charges for loading and unloading the boat, and delivery of the boat from the port to the dealer. As only one boat fits into a container this cost is considerable. In addition to these expenses, dealers pay duty and tax on the total invoiced amount of the boat, trailer, and freight.

TAXES – The factory price does not include any sales or value added tax. The dealer price frequently includes tax.

We suggest that you ask your dealer the specific reasons for the price difference.

 

In what countries do you have dealers?

 

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Chile

China

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Egypt

Estonia

Finland

Greece

Hong Kong

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Malta

Mauritius

Montenegro

Netherlands

Puerto Rico, USA

Romania

Russia

Seychelles

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

 

How do I become a dealer?

 

If you are interested in a dealership we would ask the following information from you in order to be considered:

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