Macgregor 70 is truly a unique sailing ketch with a 40-year manufacturing heritage. This ketch is the finest example of the Macgregor line and Roger Macgregor's personal boat for 18 years. She has won the Newport to Ensenada race in an impressive field of 420 boat competing against racing machines like Ragtime, Merlin and Santa Cruz 70s. Unlike the big racing boats and custom speedsters, "Elysium" has a full plush interior, a very comfortable cockpit and can be easily single handed. There are only 2 Macgregor Ketch 70s in the world, Elysium and Roger’s new 70 "Anthem", that is now undergoing sea trials. The new boat is not for sale but Roger told me that if it were sold the price would be 1.4 mil. This is an opportunity to own an historical boat with a great racing pedigree at an affordable price.The response to this boat no matter where she sailing is always one of astonishment and smiles. Thumps up and picture from other boats are a daily occurrence. Beyond all of that, just spending time at 10-12 knots in an 18 knot breeze is exhilarating. The long narrow hull moves through the water easily either under power or sail. The Macgregor 65 is designed for world travel and is one of the bestselling large sailing yachts in history. It is one of the few yachts built to meet the American built Bureau of Shipping A+ standard and for Coast Guard certification. The 70 is the finest example of the breed. She is fast built to last and a head turner - what more could you want in a sailing boat.
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The 70 is an American built yacht that offers craftsmanship unexcelled anywhere. It is to outlast all of us. It offers the highest quality fiberglass construction. Each yacht is built of individual layers of fiberglass fabric, laid in place by hand, in a carefully controlled process. Hull and decks are extremely strong, with extra reinforcements at all high stress points, such as the area around chain plates, rudder fittings, the mast base, and under all other load carrying hardware.
The 70 has a one piece hull. Many cruising yachts are built in separate mold halves and joined at the center line. There is no continuous fiberglass through their center line joints.
All fittings are thru bolted, with heavily reinforced pads to carry the load. The hull and deck are joined with 3/8" stainless steel bolts and 4" centers. The mast steps on a transverse solid fiberglass hull beam, 20" wide and 3" thick, including the hull.
This is one of the easiest yachts to sail single handed. The self tending jib eliminates sheet tending with each tack. All the cockpit winches and controls are near the helmsman. It is still necessary to go to the mast for main hoisting and reefing, but all other lines are led aft. (We do not lead reefing lines and the mainsail halyard to the cockpit because the extra blocks add friction to the system and create a lot of extra load)
Single handed sailing requires a good autopilot, so that the yacht will sail itself while sails are raised, sheets are tended, and navigation and housekeeping chores are performed. Single handed sailing requires a bit of care on how much sail you carry and how much open space you have for raising and handling sails. This yacht has been sailed thousands of miles with only one person aboard. The current owner single hand sail almost every Sunday
Speed, of course, is the big factor with a long narrow hull. The long slender hull offers along waterline, and waterline length is the major factor in determining how fast a yacht will be.Since a slender hull pushes less water aside in the form of waves, it is not as limited by a defined hull speed. The theoretical hull speed on this yacht is 10.7 knots, but it will easily slide thru this barrier and go much faster.
You step on board ELYSIUM and find yourself in a large cockpit able to seat 10 with lots of room. Aft is the Missen mast, the hatch to the Yanmar 240 and aft again is a large storage locker.
As you enter the large salon and galley area which is to port you find to starboard a VacuFlush head and forward on the same side is the navigation station with a full set of electronics. Moving forward you will find the second head on the starboard side and a single bunk across on the port side. Forward is the double V-berth. Moving all the way aft you will find the third cabin with a double berth.
The galley countertop is a full 8' long with a deep double sink, 4 burner CNG stove and oven and a huge amount of lockers and drawers space. It is located in the raised area of the cabin, near the inside navigation station. Most large yachts have the galley tucked away deep in the interior, where ventilation and visibility is poor,and where the cook is totally isolated. A great deal of time is spent in around the galley, cooking, making coffee and looking for cookies. We have placed it where it has a great view in all directions and lots of fresh air. Its location also gives easy access to the dinette, cockpit and nav station. The refrigerator which is located under and behind the nav station has 9.3 cubic feet capacity, one of the largest that you will find in any comparable yacht. It is extremely easy to reach from the galley. A combination alternating current or engine driven refrigeration/freezer system is added to this yacht.
This is a large, comfortable area for dining and entertaining. It also serves as a sleeping compartment for 2. There are a pair of hanging lockers and room for a TV and DVD. Opening side windows and a deck hatch provide this area with a lot of light and ventilation.
This view , facing aft from the forward end of the main salon, looks past the galley and the inside steering station into the master stateroom. Visible at the far end are the entry steps, which are really steps and not the usual near-vertical ladder. The step cabinet houses a convenient trash container or storage area. There is a storage locker under every seat and berth throughtout the yacht.
This area offers a queen-size bed, sofa, a large double hanging locker, under berth storage, drawers, vanity and a place for TV set. The master and forward staterooms, both equally large and comfortable, have their own private bathroom with shower.
Behind the cockpit and the aft watertight bulkhead there is a third completely privatr sleeping area. his is a perfect area for a charter crew, or for the kids. This area also makes a great workroom or garage for storing all of the stuff that you amy not want in the main cabin. There is also room for a AC generator to power appliances and AC.
An unsual feature of the interior is an inside navigation and steering station. It has excellent visibility, a chart with storage and a comfortable, forward facing sofa-type helmsman's seat for three. All electronics and a second set of autopilot helm controls can be mounted within easy reach. The auto pilot then servers as a backip steering system. We see no need for the helmsman and friends to have to be exposed to adverse waether conditions. With the quit Yanmar engine or under sail, it is really nice to sit inside and watch the water fly by. Another major advantage of the nav-steering station is that the navigator can see what is going on out-side the yacht. This is much better than navigating blind from the depths of the boat. This area cab also serve as an informal dinette with a great view.
This area has a very large V-berth, 2 seats, a sofa, double hanging locker and private head. A large opening hatch is located directly over the V berth. There is room for a washer-dryer.
The watertight bulkhead can be seen at the forward end of the V-berth. Ahead of this bulkhead is a large anchor locker that will hold an amazing amount of equipment.
Modern sailboat designers have forgotten that the crew and guests need somewhere comfortable to sit. The 70 cockpit is deep and luxurious, with seats and backrests that fit the passengers. Many of the new cruising yachts have thier cockpits located amidship, right in the path of large doses of spray when the yacht is sailing to weather. The 70 has ist cockpit near the stern,where spray is minimzed, and where the helmsman can keep an eye on the entire rig and boay without putting a crick in his neck. The cockpit seats are high enough that you can easily see over the cabin top, and long enough to sleep on. With a bimini in place, this is a really great spot.
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Owner's personal items excluded. Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.