1985 Island Trader 39

Motorsailer
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A Motorsailer, aka "motorsailor" , is a type of sailing vessel, typically a pleasure yacht, that derives propulsion from its sails and engine(s) in equal measure.

A motorsailer may have either a large fixed propeller or, ideally, a variable-pitch propeller. A motorsailer will typically be heavier-built, with less delicate lines but with more spacious accommodation. Motorsailers will have an enclosed cockpit, or "doghouse", and a higher freeboard. The motorsailer's sail area will typically be rather smaller than an equivalent yacht's, and any masts may be shorter. Also, while a sailing yacht will often be rigged as a Bermuda sloop or a Bermuda cutter (both types having a single mast), the motorsailer will more likely have a multi-masted split-rig, such as a schooner, ketch or yawl.

While the sailing yacht appeals primarily to the purist sailing enthusiast, the motorsailer is more suited for long-distance cruising, as a home for "live-aboard" yachtsmen.[4] The special features of the motorsailer (large engine, smaller sails, etc.) mean that, while it may not be the fastest boat under sail, the vessel is easily handled by a small crew. As such, it can be ideal for a retired couple who might not be able to handle large sail areas. In heavy weather, the motorsailer's large engine allows it to punch into a headwind when necessary to make a landfall, without endless tacking to windward.

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Motorsailers For Sale

Motorsailers for sale: Odin 26, 26' - $38,900

Odin 26'

Wilmette, IL
Single
Engine
126799
Stock #
1 photo
$38,900
Brand New Listing
Year
2005
Brand
Odin
Model
26
Type
Motorsailer
Length
26'
Hours
Not yet known
Motorsailers for sale: Island Trader 39, 39' - $27,500

Island Trader 39'

Jekyll Island, GA
Single
Engine
122549
Stock #
1 photo
$27,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Island Trader
Model
39
Type
Motorsailer
Length
39'
Hours
Not yet known
Motorsailers for sale: MacGregor 25, 25' - $21,000

MacGregor 25'

Pleasant Lake, MI
Single
Engine
101969
Stock #
25 photos
$21,000
Brand New Listing
Year
2004
Brand
MacGregor
Model
25
Type
Motorsailer
Length
25' 10"
Hours
Not yet known
Motorsailers for sale: Hunter 27, 27' - $54,500

Hunter 27'

Saco, ME
Single
Engine
131038
Stock #
10 photos
$54,500
Brand New Listing
Year
2009
Brand
Hunter
Model
27
Type
Motorsailer
Length
27'
Hours
100

Best Value
Per Foot

Motorsailers for sale: Corsair Custom 48 BREEZE, 57' - $161,000

Corsair Custom 57'

Elberta, AL
Single
Engine
062665
Stock #
274 photos
1 video
$161,000
Available
Year
1997
Brand
Corsair Custom
Model
48 BREEZE
Type
Motorsailer
Length
57'
Hours
1,620
Motorsailers for sale: Homebuilt 22, 22' - $16,000

Homebuilt 22'

Edmonds, WA
Single
Engine
098057
Stock #
59 photos
$17,500
$16,000
Available
Year
2009
Brand
Homebuilt
Model
22
Type
Motorsailer
Length
22'
Hours
21
Motorsailers for sale: Concordia 40, 40' - $15,000

Concordia 40'

Portland, CT
Single
Engine
063141
Stock #
221 photos
1 video
$15,000
Available
Year
1962
Brand
Concordia
Model
40
Type
Motorsailer
Length
40'
Hours
1,600
Motorsailers for sale: Lancer Yachts 42 masthead sloop, 45' - $40,000

Lancer Yachts 45'

Miami, FL
Single
Engine
112591
Stock #
119 photos
$77,800
$40,000
Available
Year
1981
Brand
Lancer Yachts
Model
42 masthead sloop
Type
Motorsailer
Length
45'
Hours
2,000
Motorsailers for sale: Yorktown 40, 40' - $33,500

Yorktown 40'

Newport Beach, CA
Single
Engine
097594
Stock #
154 photos
1 video
$34,999
$33,500
Available
Year
1985
Brand
Yorktown
Model
40
Type
Motorsailer
Length
40' 9"
Hours
162
Motorsailers for sale: MacGregor 26, 26' - $19,000

MacGregor 26'

Rochester, NY
Single
Engine
129722
Stock #
81 photos
$19,000
Available
Year
2002
Brand
MacGregor
Model
26
Type
Motorsailer
Length
26'
Hours
100

Recently Sold
Motorsailers

Motorsailers for sale: MacGregor 26, 25' - $27,800

MacGregor 25'

Port St. Lucie, FL
Single
Engine
079036
Stock #
57 photos
$27,800
Sold 3.7 mos ago
Year
2005
Brand
MacGregor
Model
26
Type
Motorsailer
Length
25' 10"
Hours
30
Motorsailers for sale: MacGregor 26, 26' - $16,000

MacGregor 26'

Danville, CA
Single
Engine
101147
Stock #
103 photos
$16,000
Sold 6.7 mos ago
Year
2001
Brand
MacGregor
Model
26
Type
Motorsailer
Length
26'
Hours
100
Motorsailers for sale: MacGregor 26M, 25' - $26,200

MacGregor 25'

Acworth, GA
Single
Engine
099507
Stock #
97 photos
$26,200
Sold 10.1 mos ago
Year
2008
Brand
MacGregor
Model
26M
Type
Motorsailer
Length
25' 11"
Hours
True Hours Are Unknown be suspected are low

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