Welcome to the Captain Peter Ragaard

A MacGregor 26S Sailboat and Trailer that is For Sale on Craigslist.


Asking Price $9750.00

The Captain Peter is a 1994 Macgregor 26S which was made by the MacGregor Yacht Company.  MacGregor was an industry leader in designing affordable sailboats that could handle both fresh and saltwater sailing.  The MacGregor needs only 15 inches to float which makes it easy to take off its trailer and allows you to go almost anywhere on the water.

The reason I am selling my beloved Sailboat is because I have an eye disease that makes it difficult to operate a sailboat.  I have had to come to terms with the fact that my sailing days are over - it is a matter of safety.

The Captain Peter has never been left in the water for any length of time.  I store it on a boat lift so the hull is in great shape. 


The Story of the Real Captain Peter Ragaard

Peter Ragaard was a Danish Ancestor on my Grandmother Sorensen's side of the family.  He lived in the early 1800s and went to sail as a young boy, serving as a cabin boy.  He rose up through the ranks and became a Sea Captain.  He survived several ship wrecks and eventually died in a Tsunami.  While he was a cabin boy he carved a small teak snuff box with the date 1816 on it.  I was very honored to be given this artifact by my Danish relative, Sigrid Soeborg, when I was in Copenhagen in 1976. 


 As you can see in the above photo the sailboat comes with main sheet (sail) cover.  If you are going to do a lot of sailing you can leave the mainsail on to save time.



The MacGregor 26 has lovely clean lines.


The secret to the ease of trailering the MacGregor is the water ballast system.  The bottom of the boat has a ballast tank that holds over 1200 pounds of water.  During sailing you deploy the centerboard.  In the photograph above you see the ballast valve.

Although not pictured the boat does come with a trailer.  The MacGregor 26D is the easiest sailboat to launch with its well designed trailer.

On the forward hatch is a solar cell to keep the two marine batteries fully charged.  The outboard motor also charges up the batteries.

The pole going across the Solar Cell is part of the Mast Raising System which makes it very easy for one person to raise the mast.

On the Starboard side two Solar Cell Power Vents that operate 24 hours a day.  This keeps moisture from building up inside the boat.  The forward Solar Cell Power Vent vents out the Head (bathroom).   The aft Solar Cell Power Vent is over the stove in the galley which keeps the boat from over heating while the cook is preparing your meal.  The covers of the Solar Cell Power Vents are made of Stainless Steel.

The Photograph above show the Solar Power Vent on the aft hatch.  This hatch is a large storage area.  This is where I keep extra fuel tanks and the propane tank for the Stern Gas Grill.  With venting going on 24 hours a day you do not have to worry about fumes.

Here is a photograph of the Force Ten Gas Grill which mounts on the Stern Rail.  The propane tank is stored in the Aft Storage.

Large enough to cook a dozen hamburgers at one go.


Force Ten Gas Grill with cover closed.  Takes less then five minutes to set up.

Pictured here is the Stern Rail.  Notice the Black Supports which hold the Force Ten Gas Grill.

The Storage Case for the Force Ten Gas Grill.

 In this colorful sail bag is an equally colorful Genoa Jib.  If you love speed you will love this oversized jib which is almost as big as the mainsail.  The colors are purple, blue and green.  It gives the Captain Peter a very cool look when under full sail.

There is also a Jib Pole to use with this sail.

In the Aft area is the new Stereo AM/FM CD Player with BlueTooth.  You can play music from your iPhone via Bluetooth.  Comes with a Remote so you can control it from the deck.

In the photo above you can see how spacious the aft sleeping area is.  This is where two of my children would sleep.  In the sitting area the longest seat is also a bunk.

Toilet Paper Holder is on the door of the Head.

Here is a view of the Head.  There is a door that you can close for privacy and an electric light.

In the main area is a new Smoke Detector with a light that automatically turns on when the alarm sounds.

By the main hatch is a fire extinguisher.

Safety First.  On the left you can see the Carbon Monoxide Sensor and on the right is the circuit breakers for the electrical systems.


Here is one of many beverage holders.  There are several on deck and more below deck.

Guest Battery Control.  You can use one or the other battery or have both on at the same time.

 Here is the Communication area of the Captain Peter.  A Seafarer Marine Radio stands by for your safety.  Below the Marine Radio is the Stereo Remote.  It is held by Velcro so you can easily take it off and use it on deck.  The Orange Device is a Hand Powered Flashlight.  There are two more in the storage area under the port side seat.  Also shown in the photograph is a Power Horn.


In the above photograph you can see the Autohelm.  This allows you to sail hands free.  There are two modes.  The Auto Mode will stay on a compass course.  There is also a manual mode that you can adjust by either 1 degree or 10 degrees at the push of a button.  Very handy tool if you want to solo sail.  I was able to put up or take down sails while under auto pilot mode.

Above is the new Compass.  It has a night light so you can see at night.


Lowrance GPS.  New as of 2016.  The GPS Map function works great.  This unit can also act as a depth gauge and fish sonar, but I have not wired in the sensors.  All directions and sensors I have and could be installed. 


We are including this orange waterproof container that is full of rigging spare parts, tools, sailing gloves, and the Tohatsu Outboard Motor Repair Kit.  The Repair Kit has a spare cotter pin and spark plug. 

 I have a box full of other parts that I will give the buyer as well.

In the photo above is the TASCO 7X50 Binoculars that are included with the sailboat.


In the photograph above you can see the Brass Tide Clock and the Brass Barometer.  Also pictured is the Oscillating Fan that can keep the cook nice and cool.

Here is a photo of some of the safety equipment that is included.  The large Black Electric Light is 1,000,000 Candle Power.  To the right of it is a set of signal flags and also an extension cord.

This equipment is stored under the port side seat in the storage compartment.


Photograph shows storage area under port seat.

Also kept in the Port Storage is a 12 volt Vacuum to keep the carpet clean.

I am including a drying rack.  Note the Stainless Steel Sink to the left.  There is a pump system that can fill the sink.  Under the sink is a container for fresh water that connects to the pump.

The Cover to the Two Burner Stove is a Cutting Board.

In the photograph above you can see the 2 Burner Propane Stove.  There is an electric starter.  The Propane tank for the stove is under the sink.



Shown above and below are the very comfortable cushions for the deck area.


Included are Two Adult Automatic Inflating Life Preservers.  They are light weight and much cooler than traditional life preservers.

Privacy Curtain blocks off the Head and Aft Sleeping Area.

This MacGregor 26S comes with a Boom Vang which will protect your boom from too sudden a movement that could break the fittings holding the boom.  Great safety feature.


The space below the Cockpit is the largest sleeping area.  It is the size of a Queen Bed.  Included is a large comforter.

One great feature for those who like to sleep on board is the Pop-Up Top.  The main hatch area can be put up and attached to the mast.  Over that goes a Canvas Cover.  With the Top up you can actually stand up below deck.  There are two zippers which can be undone to allow the back flap to be opened.  My family enjoyed many adventures of sleeping on board.

Inside view showing the Pop-Up Top.


The Captain Peter Ragaard has a large anchor for anchoring.  In the Stern Storage is a long Anchor Rope stored in a special bag.

If you would like to see the Instruction Manual on the MacGregor 26S just click the link below.


Watch the MacGregor in Action.  Here is the original Promo video by MacGregor Yatch Co.



Dry boat weight: 1650 lbs.
Centerboard weight: 50 lbs.



It is with a heavy heart I sell this well designed fun sailboat.

Any Questions? Please Email Me.

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The Capt. Peter on Lake Vermillion in Minnesota.

I hope I can find a good home for the Capt. Peter Ragaard.

Dane C. Sorensen


















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Hull Type:  Centerboard (Trunk) Rig Type:  Fractional Sloop
LOA:  25.82' / 7.87m LWL:  23.50' / 7.16m
Beam:  7.82' / 2.38m Listed SA:  235 ft2 / 21.83 m2
Draft (max.)  6.33' / 1.93m Draft (min.)  1.25' / 0.38m
Displacement:  2850 lbs./ 1293 kgs. Ballast:  1200 lbs. / 544 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  18.75 Bal./Disp.:  42.07% Disp./Len.:  98.04
Designer:  Roger Macgregor
Builder:  Macgregor Yacht Corp. (USA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  Water
First Built:  1990 Last Built:  1995 # Built:  
I(IG):  22.00' / 6.71m J:  9.67' / 2.95m
P:  25.17' / 7.67m E:  10.25' / 3.12m
PY:   EY:  
SA(Fore.):  106.37 ft2 / 9.88 m2 SA(Main):  129.00 ft2 / 11.98 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   235.37 ft2 / 21.87 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  18.78 Est. Forestay Length.:  24.03' / 7.32m
Mast Height from DWL:  32.25' / 9.83m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Macgregor Yacht Corp
More about & boats designed by:   Roger MacGregor
Related Boat:   MACGREGOR 26D
Dry boat weight: 1650 lbs.
Centerboard weight: 50 lbs.
An earlier model, called the MACGREGOR 26D was similar but with a (vertically) lifting keel. (also with water ballast = reduced weight for trailering. Not to be adjusted while sailing).
Spinnaker area: 360 sq. ft. 
Thanks to a number of Macgregor owners for providing corrections and updated images.