NEWEST AND NICEST ON THE MARKET, NEW ENGINE, ONLY ONE ON MARKET WITH DRAFT AND MAST HEIGHT FOR THE ICW, PRICED TO SELL. MAKE AN OFFER! "Sea Ya II" is one if the last of this revolutionary design ever built, has the most upgrades on the market, and is a sailing machine! Reaches speeds up to 18 knots--incredible for a monohull!!! She's a rare WKII (wing keel) version of the 65' with a 64' mast (ICW friendly!) and a 6' draft (Bahamas friendly!).
The MacGregor 65 is arguably the fastest production mono-hull ever built. She will satisfy both the cruiser and the racing sailor, due to the high level of comfort and intelligent design of her interior combined with the cutting-edge features that make her fly over the water. These were well
built yachts with a USCG rated +1A stability rating. They were built with 1.5 inch solid
fiberglass bulkheads and all solid glass construction with no coring. Her 12 foot beam provides
for spacious living quarters below, and she has been finished out luxuriously.
Over an 8 year period, MacGregor 65 Corporation built 100 of these magnificent yachts. During its production run, it was the best selling large yacht in the history of sailing. The MacGregor 65 holds many long distance sailing records. It was also one of the finest long-distance cruising yachts ever built.
"Sea Ya II" has been engineered with many up-grades and extras such as a bow thruster and a fuel efficiency booster that cuts fuel consumption in half!
We bought the sailboat in June 1999 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Since that time we have spent
about 6 months a year living on Sea Ya II. Our travels: Key West to Chesapeake Bay in the state
of Maryland, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, Leeward and Windward Caribbean
Islands south to Trinidad (where we were based for four years), Venezuela's Puerto la Cruz,
Venezuela's out islands, Bonaire and Curacao. We sailed back to Ft. Lauderdale in May 2008.
Entering the companionway, you have the navigation station and lower helm and aft head to starboard. There is a spacious galley along the port side with a nice double sink and loads of counter space. The large aft cabin has a center line berth with lots of room to walk around and seating too. Moving forward from the galley is the salon with dinette settee and lockers and cabinets for storage. Forward to port are 2 bunk berths that can be used for storage as well and to starboard a large head with shower stall. The Vee Berth is forward with a large bed and ample storage. The interior is done in gray, black, silver and mirrors giving a modern look to this well-thought-out cruiser. The galley has storage lockers with plastic bins on shelves to keep provisions and 2 side opening refrigerators and a deep freezer that opens from the top.
The cockpit is large and comfortable with a folding table and a larger table for guests. The hand rail that runs from the cockpit to the bow is large and strong for safety on deck. She is equipped with large and strong davits and a swim platform stern like a catamaran.
THIS VESSEL HAS NEVER BEEN CHARTERED
Most governments require rating bureau certification on large yachts.
The ABS certification widens the market for the MacGregor 65. The MacGregor 65 is also eligible for the United States Coast Guard certification, allowing the
commercial use of the boat for up to 44 passengers. MacGregor Inc. improved the boat’s strength dramatically in 1992 by making major design changes.
Several projects involved improving the transverse and longitudinal hull strength.
Increasing hull section thickness, adding seven continuous (meaning that the bond is without gaps) bulkheads along with the continuous longitudinal stringers significantly improves the boat's integrity.
The deck is secured to the hull with stainless bolts on six inch centers adding 5200
sealant 100 percent of the circumference insuring a strong and water tight bond.
"Sea Ya II," a 1994 MacGregor 65 (hull is 1994, vessel was commissioned in 1995) 0is built to exceed American Bureau of Shipping fiberglass construction requirements with an ABS +A1 classification. ABS approves the structural plan of the boat and specifies hull thickness, bulkhead (transverse) thickness, stringer size and material strength requirements.
ABS states: “In general, the hull is to be longitudinally framed with the deck and shell longitudinals supported by transverse wed rings, transverse bulkhead or a combination of both...hard spots are to be avoided...”
"Sea Ya II" was on the market previously at $300,000. Her owners have literally just knocked over $100,000 off the price because they now own another boat and are ready to go cruising again. She has been relocated from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Augustine, and is stored at the St. Augustine Marine Center where you can see her impressive form out of the water. Her design is very unique--she is low-displacement and literally skims across the water. These were very revolutionary boats and nothing since has quite replaced them in speed and style.
I'm always looking for great listings for my clients! Please contact me if you have a boat you would like to sell!
Melanie Sunshine Neale
Licensed & Bonded Yacht & Ship Salesperson
Out-of-State buyers can now buy and use their boat in beautiful Florida for 180 days with No Florida Sales Tax! Ask your EYS broker how!