1979 MacGregor Venture located in Florida for sale

25' MacGregor Venture



Up For Offer is S/V Water Wings. A 1979 25ft MacGregor Sailboat.

Over $16,000 invested, and countless days of man hours. This has to be the best equipped 25 ft MacGregor Venture sailboat out there. We put the best stuff in her and have sailed her for the last 10 years all over Florida.

Below is an example of some of the upgrades and work that has been done. We decked her out for long weekend cruising in Florida. We completely redid the electrical system both AC/DC in order to be able to run a 5000BTU Air Conditioning system off the ship batteries or a small Honda 2000 generator. We also outfitted the boat with screens and vents to be comfortable during cool nights.

We recently installed a new 9.8HP Tohatsu 4 stroke, with electric start for reliable motoring.

Of course, we wanted a safe trip so the boat comes with safety equipment such as life vest. Type 4 throw-able, and DSC and Garmin GPS connected VHF radio that is registered with the USCG.

We have used this boat to its full potential and further including spending a week sailing in the Florida Keys, fishing and diving of her. With the shallow keel draft, you can practically anchor right on the beach. With the pop top and cover it gives you 6 ft of head room along with two comfortable births.

The boat is super light and makes for a great trailer sailor. Sits low on the trailer.

This boat is super affordable, without the needed expense to keep at a dock its one of the best trailer sailors out there.
Since the boat is registered as an Antique Vessel in the state of Florida, it cost less then $4 a year to register.
Maintenance and Insurance is very affordable.


Has 600lb swing keel that's been sandblasted and epoxy coated along with a new SS keel bolt sleeve that was pressed in.
New cable, keel bolt and cable winch. ($600)
Interlux epoxy bottom paint with no Osmosic Blistering. ($1200)
Fishing rod holder.
Magma Grill flush deck mount.
Stainless steel cup holders.


Like new 2016 9.8HP Tohatsu 4 Stroke with Electric start low hours with fresh upper and lower oil change. ($2200) always fresh water flushed.
Garelick Retractable 4 stroke Motor Mount. ($350)
6 Gal portable above deck fuel tank ($65)


The boat is set up and included duct work for an optional Mermaid Marine Air 5000BTU marine air conditioning unit that is also for sale. When coupled with a soft start module it can run off a Honda 2000 in eco mode. Boat is set up for a raw water pump for the AC. Has bronze Thur hull installed.


1 large marine grade group 27 deep cycle battery bank along with all new large battery cables that will power the boat while sailing.
Blue Seas battery source selector ($43)

Most all electronics and electric system upgraded.
New wiring in mast and most the boat. Replaced LED mast light. ($70)
New bow running light. ($52)
New VHF wire in mast.
New Blue Seas ELCI protected A/C panel ($290)
Blue seas 30amp shore power main. ($100)
New Blue Seas fuse panel ($48)
New DC power panel
LED Light panel
Electric Galvanic insulator ProMariner ProSafe FS60 ($425)
LED TV, LED cabin lights lights.
Garmin GPS system.
Standard Horizons VHF radio DSC($110)

New main sheet blocks a pulley.
New running rigging, new standing rigging.
New aluminum spreaders. ($1800)
Like New main and 150% Genoa sails. ($1000)
Mast Raising system.
Spinnaker track and loop ($180)

Dry bilge system with back up automatic Attwood bilge pump and float. ($50)
Pressurized Fresh water system, 35 gal flex tank , pump and faucet.
Deck shower wash down. ($590)

New portable Toilet.
Underwater Blue LED lights. ($110)
New cockpit cushions. ($230)
New teak rails and gas box.
PlasTeak decking inside and out.
Laminated Ash and mahogany tiller with cover. ($159)
Swim ladder

Sunbrella poptop enclosure.
Sun shade awning over boom. ($90)
Brand new Marinco solar vent hatch. ($199)
Both main and jib sail cover.
Engine cover
Tiller cover.
Rebuilt kick up rudder.
Dock lines
Life jackets

I Also have a aluminum twin axle Torsion suspension, LED lights, hydraulic stainless steel disk brakes trailer for sale if needed. This boat is so light it can be towed with a car, and sits low on the trailer just like a power boat.

Too much more to list. Sad to see her go. Looking for her next adventure with someone who can appreciate her.

Location: Punta Gorda, Florida

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