Canal du Midi – A Book Review

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Book Review Canal du Midi. The Ultimate Guide by Andrea Hoffmann & Hans Zaglitsch. A handy travel guide to the Canal Du Midi – the most popular waterway in France. Over the years we have cruised more of the French Canals than many have had hot dinners!  We have sailed as passengers on board luxury hotel […]

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Are Younger People Buying Campervans ?

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

There is a growing interest in owning campervans among the young. Since 2019, there has been a sharp rise in the number of people looking to purchase their first campervan. And here at The Howorths, we rank among them. In the last few years there has been a growing interest in campervans and caravans with […]

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Stop Campervan Theft – Keep Yours Safe

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

As Covid-19 changes the way we travel and enjoy our leisure time, there has been a significant rise in the theft of caravans, motorhomes and campervans. Thieves are targeting these vehicles because, in times when quality stock at dealerships is low, vans are commanding high prices on the black market and many leisure vehicles are […]

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Croatia Small Ship Cruise Specialist Prepares to Launch 2020 Season

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Now that Croatia has announced that it will soon reopen its borders to visitors, the locally based small ship cruise specialist Katarina Line is receiving increased interest in its cruises.  With travellers eager for the great outdoors after months of sheltering at home, the company’s bike & cruise programs are proving particularly popular. The tours, departing […]

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Multi-Generational Family Holidays Afloat

Monday, June 1st, 2020

The marine leisure industry is poised to experience a surge in multi-generational travel, according to many surveys, with families eager to reconnect after months of separation because of the government lockdown. European Waterways is already observing increasing interest in family charters on the company’s luxury hotel barges as Europe slowly opens for business again.  Their […]

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eScooter Rules Should be Clarified

Monday, May 11th, 2020

As Covid-19 ‘Lockdown’ restrictions ease there is a call for eScooter rules to be clarified There cannot be many superyachts that do not carry at least one eScooter on board.  Some have them for guest use but for many crew they are an ideal form of transport. But while eScooters are entirely legal in many countries […]

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Phuket yachting community helps out during Covid-19

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

The Phuket Governor has extended all lockdown orders to Apr 30. The previous orders were set to expire on Apr 26. The orders made special note that the health regulations in force to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 also apply to all boats, and that all boats except commercial fishing boats, traditional fishing boats, […]

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Marina Update (Thailand)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Established in 1995, the Ocean Marina Yacht Club was founded under the love and passion for sailing and yachting and in knowing Thailand’s Gulf boasted some of the best sailing conditions… supported by the optimal winds, beautiful islands, crystal clear waters, and sunny weather, standing as one of Asia’s largest marinas, offering full facilities for […]

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LDV EV80 Offers Zero Emissions

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

The EV80 offers zero exhaust emissions and reduced running costs. As fuel costs rise and global warming worries cause the world to look for ways to replace fossil fuels, we are quite convinced the future of road transport will see electricity as the fuel of the future. We drove a Tesla Model X the length […]

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Top 10 tips from CREST (Centre for Responsible Tourism)

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Here are the top 10 tips for responsible tourism CREST, the Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST) is dedicated to increasing the positive global impact of tourism. It is a nonprofit organisation recognised for its unbiased, academically rigorous, practical research. They make a good starting point for superyacht crews planning some down time during their leave […]

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