Project Description



Blue Water Yachts, for MacGregor 26, Venture and Tattoo Yachts   

This company is located near Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest and specializes in services for Macgregor, Venture and Tattoo Yachts and also provides new sails made by Rolly Tasker Sails for these boats. For nearly 30 years BWY was North America’s largest trailerable sailboat dealer and represented Macgregor Yachts, W.D. Schock, Newport , Gulf and Hunter sailboats.  When MacGregor Yachts ended production in 2013, BWY became the factory authorized supplier of all original parts, accessories, upgrades and technical support for Macgregor, Venture and Tattoo yachts.  Among the major priorities for BWY is to provide sails that offer great performance, quality, and value, and are optimized to match the unique sailing characteristics of each MacGregor model, not simply to fit correctly.

Sailors from the Pacific Northwest

Todd McChesney was born in the Northwest and has spent most of his life there. He comes from a boating family, owners of McChesney Boat Works, so his recreational boating experience includes the operation and maintenance of many different boats of all sizes, both power and sail. He has owned many different boats himself. He founded Blue Water Yachts in 1988. Shortly thereafter he sold his first boat to Cheryl, his future wife, sailing and business partner. Todd and Cheryl enjoy sailing (both racing and cruising) and going to dog shows with their Papillons, which are great boat dogs.

Cheryl McChesney also grew up in the Northwest, spending most of her early years boating in the San Juan Islands and Canada on a Cal 29.  Cheryl cemented her interest in sailing in 1988 when she purchased a new MacGregor 26 Classic. Shortly thereafter she joined the Blue Water Yachts team. Several move up boats later, she has become a very skilled sailor and racer, having driven boats from 23’ to 70’ to wins in many races including the Puget Sound Sailing Championship and the Newport to Ensenada race.  

Today Todd and Cheryl enjoy sailing their MacGregor 26 Classic and their J130.

Services Provided

Blue Water Yachts provide a wide range of replacement parts for MacGregor boats. In fact, they now have the factory tooling for most parts, including the extrusion dies for masts, etc.  Among these parts offerings are many products to improve the performance and reliability of the boats, including custom canvas mainsail covers, jib or genoa covers, dodgers, Biminis and other canvas offerings to compliment the new sails on offer.

Rolly Tasker Sails

Todd McChesney on why he went for Rolly Tasker Sails: “We chose RTS because we like the quality of the product, and the pricing works great for our customers, whether they are cruisers who want their boat to be easy to sail well, or are club racers who want the best chance to win.”

Large Stock of New Sails plus Custom Option

Most of the standard Macgregor sails are kept in stock and ready to deliver at the best possible prices.  Ordering is easy on the Blue Water Yachts’ web site, or you can contact them by email or telephone if you would like to discuss in detail which sails would be best for how and where you like to sail.  BWY also offer sails with special features or custom designs to meet your needs. On these custom sails, delivery is typically about 6 weeks.

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