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  • How to Clean Teak: Top Tips for Keeping your Boat’s Decks Pristine - Jon Mendez  Motorboat and Yachting Magazine    Teak decks look lovely as well as being hardwearing, grippy and gentle underfoot. The one downside to real teak is keeping it clean. To maintain that just-fitted look takes a lot of work, ideally with a weekly hose-down… Read More
  • Boat Review: Dehler 46 - This German built racer-cruiser keeps the sailing simple By Robert H. Perry - Sailing Magazine Originally published July 2, 2022   We can have some fun this month comparing two new European production boats that have almost the same LOA. As you would expect, both boats… Read More
  • Boat Review: Dehler 34 - Thirty years later, a new hull is set to replace a popular classic. By Zuzana Prochazka - SAIL Magazine Originally published Feb 1, 2017   What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic model than to introduce a brand-new design to succeed it?… Read More
  • V10 outboard: Mercury claims world first with new 400hp motor - Hugo Andreae  Motorboat and Yachting Magazine    Mercury’s new 400hp Verado is the world’s first V10 outboard engine. Hugo Andreae takes a closer look… Every time we think outboard engine design has reached its peak, someone finds a way to top it. First it was Yamaha’s monster 425hp… Read More
  • Mercury Sales and Service - McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers is proud to announce we are now a certified Mercury Marine sales & service dealer. Mercury has been leading the way in outboard engine innovations with many new and exciting products. Many of our boat owners and customers have boats… Read More
  • Emoticon crowned J/109 North American Champions - J/News - J/Boats  (Southport, CT)- With an outstanding fleet of sixteen boats from across the northeast and midwest, the 2022 J/109 North American Championship benefitted from unusually nice fall sailing conditions on Long Island Sound. Hosted by the beautiful, quaint Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, CT, the… Read More
  • Boat Review: J/121 - By Adam Cort - SAIL Magazine Originally published Feb 8th, 2018 Every boat design strives for something new. But a new kind of racing? In fact, that's exactly what designer Alan Johnstone and the rest of the folks at J/Boats set out to do with… Read More
  • RYCK 280: The Ultimate Stylish All-Rounder - Sail-World  By Catherine Lorho  RYCK is an exciting new range of luxury sports day boats that combine all the versatility of a RIB with high-quality appointments usually found on luxury tenders. RYCK is a freshly launched line of fast, walk-around center-console boats capable of adapting… Read More
  • MJM Yachts – A Stunning Line For Comfort And Performance - Great Lakes Scuttlebutt  By Savannah Hess  It’s dark outside and you lay in bed, awake, turning each choice of boat over in your head, wondering which of them is “right,” which of them is worthy. Perhaps, instead, it’s when you step off your current boat… Read More
  • Sailing World 2023 Boat of the Year Best Crossover: J/45 - The exceptional J/45 delivers an equally exceptional sailing experience in a luxury crossover racer. By David Reed - Sailing World Powerful, is how the judges described the J/45’s sensation upwind, and great visibility from the helm across the backs of the hiking crew. Walter Cooper Sailing… Read More
  • We Test The New MJM 35z With Twin Outboards. WOW! - Cruising Odyssey By Peter Janssen It was a Chamber of Commerce summer morning when we headed out of Newport Shipyard on Zinnia, hull number one of the new MJM 35Z, with a beautiful light blue sky, the wind coming in from the ocean at an… Read More
  • J45 sailing Cruising World 2023 Boat of the Year: Best Performance Cruiser - This division truly lived up to its name, with a solid lineup of five nominees that lit up under sail. By Cruising World Editorial Team  One of two categories with a solid lineup of five nominees, the Performance Cruiser class provided the judges with tremendous sailing… Read More
  • Jboats J45 Sailboat Review: Race-ready and Cruising-compatible J/45 - Race-ready and cruising compatible, the handsome and powerful J/45 presents an offshore sailor with options. By Mark Pillsbury - Cruising World - November 29, 2022 The J/45 Onne Van Der Wal  Sailing performance was definitely a factor for Erik Asgeirsson when he began his search for… Read More
  • Evolution of a Dream - By Capt. Ken Kreisler  Being able to occupy a very special place in the highly competitive and rarified air of personal yachts takes an equally exceptional boat building vision; one whose foresight can not only stay ahead of the curve, but define it as well… Read More
  • Dayboat Dream - Jeanne Craig - Soundings Online  Party guests are mingling near the docks at Sail Newport in Rhode Island as a harvest moon ascends over Brenton Cove like a deep-orange spotlight. Right on cue, the star of the show—the MJM 4—arrives to make her public debut.… Read More
  • Tested: MJM 4 - By Ken Koenig | Power and Motoryacht Photos by Onne van der Wal Shuttle Run A pre-squall sprint from Connecticut to Jersey aboard an MJM 4 proves that comfort and speed can live in harmony. A last-minute request from Dan Harding, editor-in-chief of Power & Motoryacht magazine,… Read More
  • MJM3 article by Southern Boating Out For The Day - By Steve Davis | Southern Boating Boats are described with catchphrases From the Bottom Up all the time, but when MJM tagged its new MJM 3 day yacht “all-weather,” it meant it. A cloudy afternoon turned to rain on the Pamlico River along the shores… Read More
  • MJM 3 Line Of Succession – Breakthrough Dual Console For Todays Boating Enjoyment - By Capt. Ken Kreisler While knowing it would be making a splash with its new 3z Outboard, MJM is instead creating a tidal wave of excitement in the under 40-foot market. Inspiration comes from many places. In the case of highly esteemed MJM, and as… Read More
  • New Boats: J/9 - By Sail Magazine Although they don’t generally make it into print, there’s often a backstory to the boat tests we do at SAIL: case in point my sail trial of the J/9, winner in the “daysailer” category of SAIL’s 2022 Best Boats” awards. Checking the… Read More
  • Review of new J/45 by Yachting World - By Rupert Holmes The J/45 is a fast, but civilized, cruiser with a timeless appeal that will resonate with J/Boats’ many long standing devotees We’re close-hauled, sailing the new J/45 at 7.5 knots and catching up with a modern 55-footer, but slowly falling into her… Read More
  • McMichael part of Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta - Again this year, McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers is a sponsor for the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, the largest single intercollegiate regatta of the year. Hosted jointly by Larchmont Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club, the IOR will race this Saturday and Sunday (October 8-9)… Read More
  • McMichael sponsors the 2022 J/109 North Americans - The J/109 North American Championship is returning to Long Island Sound for the first time since 2012 and McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers is proud to be a participating sponsor for the Championship. This year's J/109 NAs are being hosted by Pequot Yacht Club in… Read More
  • New MJM 4: Fast, Quiet – and Fun – CRUSING ODYSSEY REVIEW - By PETER JANSSEN September 28, 2022 “Hang on,” warned Peter Johnstone, the chairman of MJM Boats, as he nailed the throttles all the way forward on his new 46-foot MJM 4 off Newport, Rhode Island. And WOW! The acceleration was fast, almost explosive, as the… Read More
  • AB Inflatables Now On Display At McMichael - McMichael yacht yards & brokers announces the opening of its New AB Inflatables showroom where you can see and inspect a range of AB models. Years of innovation and craftsmanship have made AB Inflatables a respected name in rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) with both… Read More
  • MJM Yachts 42 Introducing The MJM 42 - Performance & Luxury For Your Shared Adventures The MJM 42 is a uniquely styled Carolina Downeast cruising design. She is the highest evolution of a couples liveaboard performance yacht. Her modern accommodations are designed like a luxurious hotel suite with a large head and open concept,… Read More
  • Sailboat Offshore Damage Control Check-list - In addition to being an industry supporter of the Newport-to-Bermuda Race, McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers is a sponsor of the upcoming Storm Trysail Hands-on Safety-at-Seminar that provides a range of safety tips and guidelines for sailors of any level. Here is what STC prescribes… Read More
  • RYCK 280 Ryck 280: The Head-turning Walkaround - Yachting News  By Luca DiAmbrosio  Sporty and Beautiful The Hanse Yachts group, the second largest boat manufacturer in the world in terms of numbers of boats sold, is simply unstoppable. There are in fact numerous brands belonging to the German group that have written nautical… Read More
  • Hail And Farewell – Larry Head Retires From McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers - In the Navy, when one of the ship’s leaders leaves for retirement or another duty post, the wardroom traditionally throws a Hail and Farewell party for the departing sailor. Just before Christmas last month, McMichael feted Larry Head (photo), Lead Mechanic and part of the… Read More
  • Sailboat Pre-season Rigging Tips - Top-10 Things You Should Know To Optimize Your Rig For Safety And Performance. Fresh water rinsing Simply put…salt is bad – lines, fittings, sails, acrylics, gelcoat Corrosion control is critical Swages, rigging fitting Watch for chafing Lines, sails against shrouds, Be mindful of rig tension… Read More
  • sailboat restoration She Came In Looking For A Facelift And Left Looking Like A Movie Star! - A long-time customer of McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers has been servicing and storing his vintage J/44 for years at our yard. Over the years, however, the boat’s topside paint has faded and lost its luster. The owner wasn’t looking for a new boat, but… Read More
  • Mcmichael Becomes IYRS Industry Partner - The International Yacht Restoration School, Newport, RI McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers is proud to be an Industry Partner for IRYS. Our participation helps fund scholarships and other expenses IRYS students face during the term at the school. These scholarships are not only critical for… Read More
  • rocking the boat sponsor McMichael Becomes Sponsor Of Rocking The Boat Serving Teenagers In The South Bronx - Rocking the Boat will present its one-of-a-kind fall fundraiser, Rocking Manhattan, from October 2-9, 2021. The event has two components: over 100 individuals in 12 teams will row 29.5 miles around the island in Whitehall gigs in one day while, over a span of eight, dozens more… Read More
  • hurricane prep Hurricane Season Prep - Our customers rely upon McMichael to help protect their boats during storms. They bring their boats to our Post Road and Rushmore Yards where some are hauled (for subsequent relaunch), some are put on moorings in our protected cove, and others are secured to our… Read More
  • jboats-j45 Seahorse Magazine Praises New J/45 - Nobody Does It Better (Really) With great performance and a comfortable as well as practical interior, the new J/45 offers sparkling cruising performance as well – should you so wish – as giving you a genuine shot at the racing silverware Mention the phrase “performance… Read More
  • Online Bermuda Race – Prize-giving Video - Yes, the “Thrash to the Onion Patch” was altogether different this year than in any previous year, and so was the awards ceremony. Goslings’ host Andrew Holmes hosted this year’s Prize-Giving, while also leading us on a tour of several high points of the Bermuda… Read More
  • Eight Bells – Howard Mcmichael, Jr. – May 19, 1938 – June 2, 2020 - It is with great sadness that we share the news that Howard McMichael, Jr. died at the age of 82 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Howie, as he was known to family and friends, suffered a stroke on Thursday, May 28, from which he never… Read More