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Captain Dave and his family spent eleven years sailing around the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran, Exit Only. During the trip, the crew of Exit Only shot 200 hours of video with professional cameras to show people what it's like to sail on a small boat around the world.

The Red Sea Chronicles is a one hour and twenty-two minute feature film showing their adventures as Exit Only sails through Pirate Alley in the Gulf of Aden and up the Red Sea.  The professional footage documents their experiences in Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and the Suez Canal.  It chronicles the rigors of traveling in a remote section of the world rarely visited by cruisers.  Exit Only dodges Yemeni pirates, fights a gale and sand storms in the Bab al Mandeb at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.  The crew explores deserted islands on the western shores of the Red Sea, and learns to check the cruising guides for land mines before venturing ashore.

The Red Sea Chronicles also has outstanding Special Features including an Instructional Video on Storm Management that tells sailors how to deal with storms at sea.

And don't forget the two Music Videos:
"The Red Sea Blues", and "Captain - Save Our Souls".

The Red Sea Chronicles is a first class adventure that stokes the sailing dreams of both experienced and wannabe sailors alike.  Order your copy of the Red Sea Chronicles and experience the adventures of Exit Only as they sail around the world and up the Red Sea.

Meet the Crew

  Dave Abbott - Captain

Captain Dave always dreamed of sailing around the world on his own sailboat, and his eleven year circumnavigation with his family made his dream come true.
  Donna Abbott - First Mate

Donna earned her stripes the REALLY old fashioned way...by enduring the rigors of passage making for the thrill of exploring exotic ports across the globe.
  Sarah Abbott - Deck Swab

Sarah is the newest member of the family and crew. Despite her limited sailing experience, she jumped right in to life on the high seas. Her fresh and enthusiastic perspective on cruising help make the Red Sea Chronicles so special.
  David Abbott - Cameraman/Director/Editor/Narrator/Composer

David shot over 170 hours of footage on the voyage from Australia to Florida. He then spent a year and a half on dry land editing and producing the Red Sea Chronicles DVD. In addition to the narrating the film, David also scored, performed, and recorded the entire soundtrack for the project.
  Wendy Abbott - Voice of Ninja Crab

Wendy is the daughter of Capt Dave and Donna. She sailed on Exit Only from Florida to New Zealand. Wendy guest stars as the voice of a Ninja Hermit Crab in the Red Sea Chronicles.

TOP TEN Reasons to buy The Red Sea Chronicles




"Story, quality, music, people, boat... Just excellent."

e got the DVD yesterday and watched it last night (we had no problem with the different format at all), what a great adventure and well put together DVD it was entertaining as well as informative and funny at times, a great combination. Well done you guys are natural movie stars, Laura and I watched the DVD twice and I am sure we will watch it many more times in the future."

I hope you guys are going to make more DVDís of your previous sailing trips for us to enjoy."

"Amazing...Just watched your dvd The Red Sea Chronicles for the third time today...I called my boss at home and turned in my notice...I'm going sailing!"

"The best cruising video to date from any source and should be on the shelf of every one who shares the cruising spirit even if only in dreams."

"...a great video that transported me from a damp, cold day in Wales to cruising aboard Maxing Out in the Red Sea - pure nectar."

"The only "problem" is that this has left me wanting more of the same stuff, just from some of the other places Maxing Out has visited!"

"Thumbs up. I also wish the entire circumnavigation was documented, but this small portion in the Red Sea is excellent. Well done."

I just watched the Red Sea Chronicles and second what all the others have said. I'd love to see a whole series of Maxing Out DVDs...Good job!"

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"....liked the Red Sea DVD. Nicely done! Favorite scenes: Hermit crab, genie lamp, flying fish attack, Luxor.





  10. The Red Sea Chronicles is an affordable Christmas gift for the sailor in my life.  Where else can I get a totally awesome gift for only twenty bucks?  
  9. I work hard for a living, and I deserve to reward myself with the Red Sea Chronicles.  
  8. My Dream Machine could use a shot in the arm, and the Red Sea Chronicles will give it the boost that it needs.  
  7. Every minute spent watching The Red Sea Chronicles extends my life by a full year.  
  6. I want to see what it's like to cruise on a catamaran before I spend a bazillion dollars purchasing one.  
  5. I want to see how a catamaran handles in heavy weather.  
  4. I want to see the Storm Management video so I understand what I need to do when I get in a storm at sea.  
  3. If I buy The Red Sea Chronicles, then Maxing Out Media will start production on two new DVD's - Australia to the Red Sea, and Med Sea to the Caribbean.  
  2. I like the Maxing Out web site, and I would like to support the website by purchasing their DVD.  
  1. After watching the Red Sea Chronicles, I can finally see myself sailing on the ocean of my dreams.  

82 Minute Feature Film

Over 45 Minutes of Special Features

Storm Management for Cruisers
Why Catamarans for Cruising?
Middle Eastern Cuisine
Handy Arabic Phrases
Taming the Ropefish
"Captain" Music Video

 Notes regarding DVD purchases:

  1. The Red Sea Chronicles DVD is NTSC format.
      International customers should be able to play the Red Sea Chronicles on computers equipped with DVD drives.

  2. Orders from Kentucky are subject to 6% sales tax.

  3. With Paypal, you do not need to be a member in order to make a credit card purchase.

Red Sea Chronicles DVD Previews


DVD Preview: Welcome to the Wild West

We arrive in Aden with a damaged alternator and are delighted to find a superb local machine shop. As we prepare to leave, fellow cruisers are attacked by pirates.

You can also Download:
Episode 3 (Windows Media)
Episode 3 (Quicktime)

Episode 3 (iPod mp4)


DVD Preview: Gate of Sorrows and Sand

We must sail through the notorious Bab el Mandeb (Gate of Sorrows) to enter the Red Sea. 50 knot winds and relentless sandstorms are ready and waiting on the other side...

You can also Download:
Episode 4 (Windows Media)

Episode 4 (iPod mp4)

  Red Sea Adventure Suakin the Fortress
  Red Sea Rigors and Rumors Cruising Sudan
  Never Surrender Sudanese Children
  Red Sea Sunsets Abu Tig Marina - Egypt
  Sudanese Donkey Barbers Red Sea Diving
  Sudanese Water Truck Red Sea Sails - Kite Surfing
  Red Sea Fishing Dhows Cruising the Pyramids
  Terrorism is Pariah You're Not in Kansas Anymore
  Cruising Yemen Red Sea Windsurfing
  Up Close and Personal with Camels Cruising the Nile in a Felucca
  Sudanese Boatyard That Sinking Feeling
  Picasso's Boats Duetto - True Mariner
  Stupid, Stupid, Stupid The Final Frontier