I have to hand it to Cindy; when she sees something she really likes, she digs deep and focuses on it. Now this may not be our next boat, but it really put the bug in her ear about having a boat that’s very long and fast — and it dispels the notion of having an ultra thin water boat with shoal draft.
The MacGregor 65.
The subject in the video, Mystique, may have been in California at the time she was filmed for the YouTube video, but she’s here in the Chesapeake right now — at Zahniser’s Yachting Center in Solomons Island, Maryland.
We had to get some Yanmar parts and found that West Marine doesn’t carry them, so we were directed to check in at Zahniser’s. As we walked to the marina office, we rounded the corner and were rooted in place by what we saw…
Durango? Seriously? Not much water in the that part of the country…
That hull just seems to go forever…
We didn’t know what it was and had to ask; once we learned it was a MacGregor 65, we looked it up and learned all sorts of cool info about it. It does 12 knots — under power alone. Under sail, she can hit 24+ knots!
Keen readers of this blog will recall that Cindy and I both love raw speed in a sailboat, and this one has it in spades!
Very narrow for a boat her size.
All we could say was “wow” and now Cindy is really looking carefully at the long, narrow big boats!