I have never saw a experience sailor buy a MacGregor(at least the newer hybrid), only new sailors that didn't know better.
No offence meant to anyone here,
Simply not true. There are a number of guys on the MacGregor site for power sailor that have had boats in the 30-40 foot range and have been long time, long distance sailors who are at a different point in their lives and have bought a new (X or M) powersailer. They love them for their current needs. If they are happy why knock them or someone else that could maybe benifit from the boat.
We looked at them and considered the X, but went with the slightly older S that is water ballast, but a displacement hull. We bought an Endeavour 37 last year, but kept the Mac and will mostlikly have her long after we sell the Endeavour.
For our needs we still haven't seen a better boat than the Mac. How many boats can you easily haul from Utah's canyon country to Idaho, Canada, Colorado and to Florida and take trips....
Macgregor Trips-1 Index
...up to 2 months on and enjoy every minute? Can your boat do this?
If not I'm not telling you that it is a poor choice, because obviously you are happy with it,
Our 37 Endeavour --- Our 26 MacGregor --- Trips With Both