McMichael Yards Reopen

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! McMichael yards reopen.

New York State has been a leader in the fight against Covid19 and, through a series of guidelines, has begun to “flatten the curve.” Initially, boat yards were deemed non-essential businesses, and accordingly, our two Mamaroneck yards have been closed for over three weeks.

Although we’re not out of the woods yet with regard to this pandemic, we are pleased to report that New York State guidelines updated on April 19, 2020, have reclassified boat yards as essential businesses (see updated guidelines at bottom of this letter). This is great news as it means McMichael can resume working on our customers’ boats so they’ll be ready when you are.

As we reassemble our team of yard professionals, we will insist that they continue to maintain appropriate social distancing and adhere to established anti-virus protocols. We intend to be back in full operation by mid-week and our Service Department will reach out to you in the next week or so with an update on when we anticipate having your boat ready to be launched. If you have any additional requests beyond the instructions you’ve already provided, please contact our Post Road yard at and our Rushmore Avenue yard at

Everyone at McMichael Yacht Yards and Brokers is excited to be resuming work, yet we realize the need to continue protecting each other from the virus. If you visit your boat, we ask that you wear a mask and gloves and maintain proper social distancing.

To mix metaphors, we’re not out of the woods yet...but we do see the light at the end of the tunnel. We hope you join the McMichael family and continue to do what you can to prevent the spread of the virus. That said, Here’s To Spring!


Steve Leicht

President, McMichael Yacht Yards and Brokers


APRIL 19, 2020

New York State Department of Economic Development

13. Recreation

Parks and other open public spaces, except playgrounds and other areas of congregation where social distancing cannot be abided.

However, golf courses are not essential and cannot have employees working on-premise; notwithstanding this restriction, essential services, such as groundskeeping to avoid hazardous conditions and security, provided by employees, contractors, or vendors are permitted and private operators may permit individuals access to the property so long as there are no gatherings of any kind and appropriate social distancing of six feet between individuals is strictly abided.

Marinas, boatyards, and recreational marine manufacturers, for ongoing marina operations and boat repair/maintenance, where such facilities adhere to strict social distancing and sanitization protocols. Use of such sites for the purposes of personal use or operation of boats or other watercraft is permissible, provided that no establishment offer chartered watercraft services or rentals. Restaurant activity at such sites are limited to take-out or delivery only.