MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter Boats For Sale - $220,000

Vital Statistics of the MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter

Manufacturer / Model:
MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter
MacGregor 65 Length:
This MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter is 65 feet (approx. 19.81 metres)
$220,000 (approx. £152,042 or €191,440)
This MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter is Sold
Tax Paid
Single Diesel
Type of Boat:
Sail Boat
Manufactured In:
1994, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hull Material:
Lying In:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Designed By:
Roger MacGregor
LWL 65.00 feet (approx. 19.81 metres)
Beam 12.00 feet (approx. 3.66 metres)
Draft 6.00 feet (approx. 1.83 metres)
Displacement 15.0 tonnes (approx. 15000 kilograms)
Tank Capacities:
Fuel 250 gallons (approx. 946.4 litres)
Water 225 gallons (approx. 851.7 litres) ID:

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Short Description of the MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter

The MacGregor 65 is designed for worldwide cruising and chartering, and is the best selling large yacht in the history of sailing. It is one of the few production yachts eligible for the American Bureau of Shipping’s +A1 rating and for Coast Guard certification. It is also the fastest production sailing yacht, under sail or power.

No big production sailing yacht has accumulated more deep sea sailing miles. There are nearly a hundred 65s sailing all over the world. In total, these boats gets more abuse, stress, pounding, rig loads and overall grief in one year than most competing types of boats get in a lifetime. They have been sailed from our factory in California to Istanbul, Yugoslavia, Spain, Ecuador, Malta, Bermuda, Germany, Holland, Hawaii, Australia and the Caribbean. One 65 sailed from Newport Beach, California to Australia in 6 weeks, on her maiden delivery voyage.

Engines & Propulsion

Mac Gregor 65.Engine Compartment MAIN DRIVE SYSTEM
Mercury Marine Diesel, 5 cylinder (makes this one smooth running engine), 150hp D183 serial number D0725013 turbo charged with about 2000 hours. This engine was commissioned by Mercury built by VM in Italy sent to Brussels for installation of the turbo charger. Mercury recently sold diesel rights to Cummings.
Transmission is a Hurth V Drive, HWS630 serial number 17-13280 ratio 2.53:1.
The propeller shaft is 1.5" diameter with a Packless Prop Shaft Sealing System.
A large strut supports the propeller with a cutlass bearing near the propeller.

Spurs Line, Net and Weed Cutter on Prop Shaft just aft of the strut.
The prop is a MaxProp three bladed feathering model.
Engine Alarm system.
Two Solar ventilators.
There is a Security Switch hidden in the Engine Room. Turn it off and the transmission will not operate.
There are two sets of Micro Commander Electronic engine throttle and transmission controls; cockpit helm station and inside the cabin in the Pilot House.
The engine's recirculation cooling system provides heat for the water heater so hot showers are available upon anchoring.
We upgraded to 110 ampere dual belt single foot alternator to fully charge the batteries during short periods of operation.
This drive system is located in the back of the boat under the helm station. This is a practical location. This design allows operation of the engine without noise, vibration, odors and the like to reach the main living area of the vessel. Also, during engine maintenance it is possible to fully access the engine without disrupting normal activities inside the boat.
Engine Compartment AC GENERATOR SYSTEM
The auxiliary generator set is by Phasor of Ft. Lauderdale. A simple system designed for long life and easy maintenance. Instead of an integral engine and generator a separate belt driven 6.2KW generator is powered by a 12hp two cylinder Kubota diesel engine. The Heart Freedom 25 Inverter/Generator 2500 watts manages the 120 volt system charging the batteries and providing 120 volt power throughout the vessel. The system also powers the water heater and one of the refrigerators/freezers.

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Electrical Systems

The Electrical Systems of this MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter - ELECTRICAL
There is a total capacity of about 700 amp hour Gel Cell batteries located under the captain's bed installed new in April 2006. The power is divided into two house banks and an isolated engine starting system.

The Heart Link 2000R Ideal Battery Charger Regulator controls all the power distribution and battery charging with DC to AC auto switching, inverter or AC incoming including three stage battery charging system. This is an excellent system that allows the owner to manage the battery cycles and life. The 2000R is conveniently located in the Pilot House next to the beer cooler. A smart move!

Xantrex Digital Main Engine Alternator Multi-Stage Regulator.

Navigation & Performance Systems

The sales brochure calls this area the INSIDE STEERING STATION. This is an unusual design that is not found in most sailboats. The navigator is not buried deep in the hull of the boat but rather perched up to view just above deck level. A comfortable three person forward facing bench seat with back support and a large chart table provides the navigator with an efficient work station. There is plenty of storage under the bench seat and in the chart table. This is also a great place for the radio work, emails, Skype or listening to the SSB for news of fellow cruisers.
· Micro Commander Engine Throttle and Transmission Control.

· AutoHelm 7000 remote electronic steering module.

· Radar by Raytheon which is "Sea Talk" designed meaning that the screen is able to show all the information available to the helmsperson.

· Sonar by Probe Interphase - forward looking undersea "radar", 1200 feet at 12 degrees searching for floating steel containers that may have fallen off a freighter.

· The Radar and Sonar are wired so that they can be mounted at the helm station.

· ICOM M710 Single Sideband Radio, serviced with a Whip or Line Antennas.

· Pactor IIe DSP Control.

· VHF Radio by Raytheon.

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General Equipment

· Masthead Mounted Aqua Signa Tri Color.

· Steaming Light.

· Running Lights on Bow Pulpit and Stern.


· Lewmar Anchor Windlass 2000 Series for Chain or Rope Rode, 12V Dual Direction foredeck foot Air Switches and helm station remote.

· Delta Fast Set 88 Pound Anchor.

· 200 feet of 3/8" G-4 High Test Galvanized Chain with Stainless Steel Swivel to the Delta.

· Fortress Aluminum FX85 Anchor which disassembles for storage.

· 200 feet of Nylon Braided 1" diameter Rode affixed to the Fortress.

· Double Anchor Rollers.


· Two Whale Manual (Cockpit for the Engine Room and one in Main Salon).

· Two small "Thirsty Mate" Manual Portables.

· Three Automatic Float Design 12V Rule (Engine Room, Forward Salon, Forward Air Conditioner Condensation Sump).

· One "Switch On" 12V Rule, Galley Bilge and Aft Air Conditioner Condensation Sump.

· One "Switch On" 12V Diaphragm for Engine Room and Main Salon.

· Two Shower 12V Diaphragm for heads.

· One New (Still in Box) "Switch On" 12V Rule Pump.

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Sails of the MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter - SAILS: (FIVE TOTAL)

· New Yankee head sail, May 2004, 14 oz. Dacron, 100% fore triangle, 820 square feet, Black UV Sunbrella outer cover, Articulating Foam Luff to maintain sail shape by Barow Sails in Trinidad.

· Two Stay Sails, 400 square feet, one Spectra in storage in Ft. Lauderdale and one Dacron on the boat.

· The Main, 540 square feet, is Dacron with Harken BattCars, Full Length Battens, Two Jiffy Reef Points.

· Asymmetrical downwind sail designed for an Irwin 54 with ATN Tacker.


· Twin Spinnaker Halyards and Sheets.

· Yankee, Stay Sail, Main Halyards and Sheets.

· Main Outhaul.

· Main Sunbrella Stack Pack 2005.

· Stay Sail Self Tacking Track and Car.

· Topping Lift.

· Harken Adjustable headsail sheet cars.

· Harken Yankee and Stay Sail Furling Systems.

· Navtec Hydraulic Twin Back Stays and Boom Vang.

· Rope Jibe Preventer System.

· Lewmar Self Tailing Winches, Two #40 on Mast, Two #40 and Two #52s in the Cockpit.

· Main Mast (Mast Pulpit) Safety Bars.

· Dingy is an Avon RIB 310 2000 10 feet long with handy forepeak storage locker and four lifting rings.

· Dingy was fitted with gray Sunbrella cover March '05 including Seat Storage and Anchor Rode Bag, Engine and Gas Tank Covers.

· 15hp Four Stroke Honda (BF15) 1999 Outboard with Three gallon Gas Tank.

· Danforth type Dingy Anchor, 10 feet of galvanized chain and 20 feet of rope rode.

· About 20 feet of Stainless Steel Sunbrella Covered Chain and Lock.

· A gas filter system added January '06.

· Painter.

· We purchased cylinder head and manifold gaskets from a cruiser who "lost" his Honda.

· Three type II Near Shore Life Jackets.

· Heavy Duty Aluminum Dingy Davits on Stern.


· EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, Rapid Fix 406 Cat. I (RLB 33) November '99.

· Numerous Personal Man Overboard Lights.

· Floating Ditch Bag (Abandon Ship) from West Marine, Flares, Water, Kite, REM Rations, Whistles and Solar Blankets.

· First Aid Kit complete.

· Four Kidde Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers.

· One Smoke Alarm.

· United States Coast Guard Approved Life Sling-Man Overboard Retrieval System.

· Two Throwable Horse Shoe Rings.

· Visaball Radar Reflector Masthead Mounted.


· Bilge Blower.

· Fog Horn.

· Numerous Flashlights.

· Four 12 Volt Fans.

· Three Portable 120 Volt Fans.

· Numerous 120 Volt Outlets throughout the Boat.

· Gunwale Latch Type 4 step Boarding Ladder.

· 1.5 hp Shop Wet/Dry 120 Volt Vacuum Cleaner.

· Bosun's Chair.

· Portable 3000 Candle Power Sealed 12 Volt Beam Spotlight.

· Three only Mast Step Walkers.

· Four winch handles, three winch handle holders.

· Mast Head Windex.

· "No Strike" Lightning System.

· New Cabin Solar Stainless Steel Vent Still in the Box.

· Small Canvas Dodger that fits over the companion way for rainy days.

· Portable Cockpit 12 Volt Light.

· Pilot House Window Sun Shades.

· Boat Hook.

· Numerous Hand and Power Tools.

· Twin Spreader Lights.

· Two Marinco Power Cords 50 and 25 feet, 50 amp. 125/250V, 3 Pole 4 wire with several adapters.

· Shore Power 316 Stainless Steel AC Inlet with Easy Lock System with locking ring.

· Two Multi Battery Isolator.

· Stainless Steel Weems and Plath Ships Clock.

· Limited Fishing Gear.

· Windsock by Sail Maker Bill Lee of Wisconsin USA.

· Inexpensive Plastic Sextant and Instructions.

· Spare Sea Water Main Engine Jabsco Pump.

· Spare Zincs for Mercury and Kubota Engines, Propeller Shaft, Max Prop.

· Spare Oil and Fuel Filters for Mercury and Kubota Engines.

· Four Fenders, Chafing Gear and Dock Lines.

· One Manually Inflatable Life Jacket.

· Several Harnesses.

· Four Tethers.

· Four U.S. Coast Guard Off Shore type I Life Jackets, Contained in Two new Sunbrella Bags.

· United States Ensign and stainless staff.

· Bedding; four pillows, one comforter, two king size navy blue sheets and pillow cases for captains stateroom.

Owner's Comments of the MacGregor 65 Pilot House Cutter

In 1995 MacGregor Inc. produced a twelve page color brochure that shows our boat perfectly. We have a small supply should you want one just ask. The brochure is also online at

Sea Ya II has not been modified except that an upper bunk (about 7 feet by 2 feet) with a lee cloth has been added in the Forward Stateroom to function as food pantry or dry goods storage area. The existing lower bunk is still utilized.

There are accommodations for 8 people (10 actually if the two bunks in the engine compartment are included) however that certainly would be a full boat. Twice we invited five crew members to join us (Antigua Race Week in May of 2002 and for an offshore race out of Key West) which was great fun. Generally, we limit the number of guests to two to four people.

There are two heads utilizing Vacu Flush systems by Sea Land Tech. There are three fresh water (hot and cold) showers, one in each head and one on the stern steps.
The fresh water system is pressurized.

Large twin Aqua Air air conditioners, one located under forward stateroom V berth and the other under the companion way staircase.
There are twelve opening ports with curtains and screens. These ports along with the main companion way entrance, a mid hatch and fore hatch ventilate the boat very well. All cabin cushions inserts have been upgraded within the last two years.

There is a Self Bailing Anchor Locker about 8 feet long ahead of a watertight bulkhead. We upgraded the area for storage of anchor chain, spare anchor/road, fenders, chafing gear and dock lines. When we are at sea nothing stored on the deck. The anchor locker has a flat deck a foot or so above the hull bottom adding greater strength and security.

On the other side of the watertight bulkhead is the Forward Stateroom which has a large V berth, two seats, upper and lower bunks, double hanging locker and private head. A large and secure hatch is located directly over the V berth. I'm told that several Mac65 owners have installed a washer and dryer in the two seats area. Under the V berth is: the Offshore Marine Laboratories Water Maker model 500 Agean measured at 23 gallons per hour and one of the twin Aqua Air Conditioners.

This Forward Stateroom closes off from the rest of the cabin from the rest of the boat for some nice privacy and quiet.

Just aft of the Forward Stateroom is the Main Salon which is the entertainment and dining area. A centered table with drop down leafs open up the area when not needed. There are two bunks, two storage compartments that in our case contain a TV by AudioVox (which is on a LuCasey Swivel Pedestal), DVD (12 CDs) Player, JVC Tape-CD-Radio (bulkhead flush mounted). The boat has a total of eight Bose Speakers.

Aft of the Main Salon is the Galley and Navigation Station. On the port side the Galley counter top is eight feet long with double sink with fresh and sea water faucets. Using sea water to rinse dishes initially saves on fresh water when at sea for long periods. There are three cabinet spaces below for storage. A small refrigerator/freezer Norcold Tek II dual electric (AC or DC) DE-541 December 2001 (which also makes a few ice cubes) has 2.8 cubic feet capacity and uses about 3.8 amperes per hour.

On the starboard side under the Navigation Station is a large dual cavity (cold and vegetable bins) Technautics Refrigeration system, 12 volt. We upgraded the system with R-Matte insulation R-6.4 value.

The Aft Head is located just behind the Navigation Station. The faucet in each Head is fitted with home like water filters. Each Head has Solar Ventilators.

Aft of the galley is the Master Stateroom that has a queen sized bed, sofa (spare bunk on starboard side under which is an emergency tiller about 15 feet long), a large double hanging locker, vanity with two drawers.

The battery system and Atwood Water Heater (dual heated by the main engine or 120 volt water heater) is located under the large queen size bed.
The engine compartment contains two long bunks on either side of the Mercury and Kubota engines. We use these bunks for storage of spare parts, tools, dry/wet goods and the Six Man Life Raft SAR-6-MK11 Switlik purchased March 2001 which needs an inspection.

Steering Station (under the swim steps) is just aft of the Engine Compartment contains the AutoPilot 7000 Hydraulic Automatic Steering System, four inch rudder shaft and bearings, quadrant controlling the cable steering. The stern steps have a sealed access port for the emergency tiller.


· Manual Whitlock Helm System, Stainless Cable and Radial Quadrant.

· Binnacle Mounted Plastimo Compass 135.

· Fifty Two Inch Diameter Stainless Whitlock Helm.

· Sunbrella Bimini Covers most of the Cockpit, Three Side Shade Curtains.

· Small Drink and Dining Table affixed to the Binnacle.

· AutoHelm 7000 Full Instrument Display.

· Upgraded Helm Station with Twin Seat Back Supports.

· Hydraulic Controls for Boom Vang and Back Stays.

· Micro Commander Controls for Engine Throttle and Transmission.

· Full Engine Display and Start/Stop Controls.

· Anchor Windlass Remote Control which is inoperable.

· Model ST600 Speed Sensor by AirMar.

· Flush Mounted in Hull Depth Sounder by AirMar.

· AutoHelm VMG Close Hauled Instrument.

· AutoHelm Apparent Wind Speed and Direction Instrument.

· Helm Station Sunbrella Storage Cover.

· Cockpit Cushions recently replaced.


· Hille Range Propane Three Burner Stove & Oven.

· Twin Stainless Steel Propane Tanks mounted above deck level on poop deck.

· Eight Piece Set "Ocean Waves" white/blue Corelle Dishes, Dinner, Salad Plates and Bowls.

· Coffee mugs and plastic glasses.

· 12” Teflon fry pan, 3 sizes of aluminum pots with covers, pasta strainer, bread pan, roti pan (flat aluminum circle).

· One Stainless Steel Coffee Pot.

· One Black Carafe and Funnel for Drip Coffee.

· Assorted Dining Utensils and Knives.

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