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She Came In Looking For A Facelift And Left Looking Like A Movie Star!

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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 rather wanted to give his beloved J/44 a bit of a face lift, as it were. This winter, in addition to the standard winter services, he asked for a bit more.

Under the watchful eyes of the Yard’s General Manager Helmut Bittlingmayer and McMichael’s Customer Service Coordinator Matt Baldwin, the customer’s boat was brought into the painting shed in January, her topsides were taken down to the base hull material, primer was applied and then…with new coats of the same red Awlgrip, a movie star appeared with there had been a lady who was showing her maturity.

Matt commented that when he saw the boat painted in the bright sunshine, the customer was overwhelmed with joy. The team at McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers exceeded all expectations simply by providing the same quality service they would for any customer.

This spring, look for this bright red J/44 sailing on the Sound and listen for her to exclaim, “Thanks to McMichael, I’m ready for my close-up!”

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