A much needed diversion!

A much needed diversion!

Dear Friends,


We are all navigating a stressful and uncertain chapter, with the confidence that this storm will pass and calmer seas are in our future. Rest assured that the McMichael organization is still running and moving towards a busy spring launch season, while also complying with the mandates from public officials and acting in the best interest of our staff, our clients, and the general public.


While you are stuck at home, flying the virtual Q flag and wishing you could practice social distancing on-board your own boat (and if you can, lucky you!), we wanted to share some of our favorite distractions. Turn off the news and check out this list of top movies, YouTube channels and books, as chosen by members of the McMichael staff.



1. Hot Yachts Cold Water

Warren Miller film…yes, that Warren Miller  


Recommended by Matt Baldwin, Service Manager


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2. With Jean-du-Sud Around the World

Self-made documentary by French Canadian singlehander (and inventor of Cape Horn self-steering system) Yves Gilenas, chronicling his 1981 solo circumnavigation aboard an Alberg 31.


Recommended by Cameron Campbell, Broker, Huntington Office


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3. The Complete Riggers Apprentice by Brion Toss

Everything you ever want to know about rigging, knots, splicing, cordage etc in an entertaining, informative and often very funny text. Guaranteed to give you a new-found respect for your local rigger!


Recommended by Rick Fleig, Broker, Rhode Island Office


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4. World Voyage Planner - Jimmy Cornell

It seems like a good time to plan a long ocean voyage, doesn’t it?


Recommended by Michael Beers, Sales Manager



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5. Your local cruising guide – start your summer vacation early, gather the family around and pick you next destination for a weekend, a week or the whole summer.

Recommended by John Glynn, Broker



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6. The Antarctic Way


Steve Dashew’s line of go-anywhere aluminum motor yachts are redefining high latitude cruising, as this short video from Antartica beautifully shows:


Recommended by Chris Corkery, GM, Rushmore Yard



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7. S/V Delos YouTube channel 


Needs no explanation, how can we not include this on the list? Start at the beginning or jump in anywhere.


Recommended by Anonymous


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