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Price: $24,000
Brand: MacGregor
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2002
Length: 26 ft.
Location: North Royalton Ohio
Name: Artful Dodger


Brand:  MacGregor Yacht Corp.

Type:  Motor Sailor

Year:  2002

Length:  26 feet

Name:  Artful Dodger

Location:  North Royalton, Ohio


Broker’s Comments

Artful Dodger is a 2002 MacGregor 26X motorsailer.   She is a versatile trailerable sailboat.    When under power she offers up to 20 knots of boat speed.   When sailing she uses a mainsail, a furling genoa, and a spinnaker. Artful Dodger has been cruised on Lake Erie and Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.   She is a fresh water only boat that has been stored in the off-season.   This is a significant advantage over boats kept in saltwater environments.   She has a double-axle trailer, which is an upgrade over the standard single axle trailer.   This provides more safety and control while towing.  She has a 50 HP Yamaha outboard engine.   She has a retractable centerboard allowing her to travel in shallow as well as deep water.

The MacGregor 26X is an extremely popular boat.   5,000 have been sold.   Tattoo Yachts continues to manufacture and sell a newer model called the Tattoo 26 using the MacGregor 26 deck and hull molds.   The 26X is designed for day sailing or cruising trips with up to six people.   Four is a more practical number.  26X’s have a water ballast system that offers significant extra ballast when sailing yet cuts weight when the ballast tank is emptied.   This is very helpful under power or when the boat is being towed on a trailer.   Artful Dodger can do 60 knots while on the road as well as 20 knots on the water.    This allows the owner to sail in a wide variety of locations.   She is in good condition, including the interior cushions and carpeting.

Health issues are compelling the owner and wife to reluctantly put Artful Dodger up for sale.   The current owner bought Artful Dodger new in 2003.  

Additional Specs, Equipment, and Information

Artful Dodger

Builder: MacGregor Yacht Corp.

Year: 2002

Type of boat:  Motorsailer

Designer:  Roger MacGregor

Total built:  5,000

LOA:  25 ft 10 in
Beam:  7 ft 10 in
LWL:  23 ft 0 in
Draft centerboard up:  0 ft 9 in

Draft centerboard down:  5 ft 5 in

Type of keel:  retractable centerboard in a trunk

Displacement empty ballast:  2,250 pounds

Ballast:  1,500 pounds water

Trailer weight: 820 pounds


HP:  50

Engine make:  Yamaha

Engine model:  4-stroke outboard

Engine fuel:  gasoline

Engine hours:  less than 100

Speed under power:  up to 20 knots

Steering: stainless steel wheel


Freshwater tank: 25 gallons

Fuel tank: 18 gallons


Double V-berth forward

Enclosed head with pressure water sink and porta potty

Cabin has up to 5’ 11” headroom

Settee on port side

Aft double berth

Convertible dining table, seats four, sleeps two

12 volt lighting

Overhead hatch


Wood free interior for ease of maintenance

Carpeting on floor


Galley to port

Sink with pressure water

Ice box

Electronics, Instrumentation, and Navigation

Raymarine autopilot

Garmin GPSmap chartplotter

Raymarine fish finder/depth finder

ICOM VHF radio with DSC

Lev-O-Gauge inclinometer

Compass on cockpit bulkhead


110 volt shore power system

Automatic battery charging system

12 volt battery

Shore power cord

Interior cabin lights

Navigation lights

Hull and Deck

Fiberglass hull and deck

Anchor locker on foredeck


Bow stainless steel pulpit

Folding cockpit table

Twin rudders

Sails, Rigging and Canvas

Main sail 151 sq. ft.

135% furling genoa 180 sq. ft.

Cruising spinnaker 350 sq. ft. with sock

Sunbrella covers for main sail and genoa

Jiffy reefing system for main

Deck stepped mast

Single spreader aluminum mast

Jib car tracks

2 Lewmar winches

Winch handle

Lewmar rope clutch on starboard

CDI roller furling headsail system

Halyards and sheets lead to the cockpit


Sunbrella cover for boat


Foam filled compartments give positive floatation

Lifesling overboard rescue system

Throwable life preserver cushion

Four adult life jackets


Folding, stainless steel swim ladder on transom

Anchor with nylon anchor line

Boat hook

Dock lines


Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Dave Regnet - Sales & Brokerage

Sandusky, Ohio


Phone: 419-202-0201

Dave Regnet learned to sail when he was 8 at summer camp on Lake Chautaugua. He returned 7 more summers because sailing (and teaching others to sail) became his passion. Dave grew up in Buffalo where he has been active in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club since the early 1980s. In 2007, Dave moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and became active in the Lake Grapevine Sailing Club. Returning north in 2010, Dave and his wife, Rebecca, joined the St. Marys Boat Club located on Grand Lake St. Marys. He was club champion in 2017. Dave’s retirement from over 30 years in manufacturing, sales management, and plant operations allows him to pursue his passion for boating by adding value to buyers and sailors alike in the Sandusky area of Lake Erie.