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We are Frances and Michael Howorth and we have been travelling together for the last thirty years, initially working aboard cruise ships then as crew aboard luxury private and charter yachts as well as in our own yacht.

Our voyages of discovery have taken us to Africa, North and South America, the Caribbean, throughout the Mediterranean, India and plenty of islands in between from the Seychelles to the Maldive Islands, St Helena to Tristan de Cunha, the Galapagos to Tierra del Fuego.

Frances is an award winning photographer and the current BGTW Travel Photographer of the Year whose work always accompanies our writing and has featured on the covers of several quality periodicals.  Her pictures frequently appear independently in other publications, calendars, postcards and posters.

Michael is a qualified Captain certificated to command large luxury yachts up to 3000 tons.

Together we write on all subjects covering the construction, management, charter, ownership and operation of yachts both sail and power.

We have contributed to many quality trade and consumer magazines and newspapers including:

  • The Financial Times
  • Telegraph
  • Upward Curve
  • British Airways In Flight First Class magazine

On the web we have written for:

  • CNN Mainsail.com
  • MSN Traveller.com
  • Definitive Caribbean.com
  • Megayacht News.com
  • Superyacht Times.com

We have written several books mostly about yachts, yachting and survival at sea and accept commissions to write for a wide variety of industry specialist magazines.

Our work has been featured in most of the better maritime publications around the world.

In the UK we have written for:

  • Boat International
  • Captains Log
  • Caribbean World
  • Custom Yachting
  • Dockwalk
  • European Boatbuilder
  • IBI
  • Interiors
  • Lloyds List
  • Motor Boat & Yachting
  • Motor Boats Monthly
  • Ocean Traveller
  • Super Sail World
  • Superports
  • Superyacht Business
  • Superyacht Owners Guide
  • Superyacht World
  • The Yacht Report
  • Yachting Matters
  • Yachting World

Internationally that list includes:

  • All at Sea in the Caribbean
  • Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong
  • Boat International Russia in Moscow
  • Boat International USA in Fort Lauderdale
  • Boating India in Mumbai
  • Compass in the Caribbean
  • Invictus in Fort Lauderdale
  • Motor Boat & Yachting in Turkey
  • Ocean Magazine in Australia
  • On Board Magazine in the South of France
  • Prestige in South Africa
  • Yachting in the USA
  • Yachting Russia in Moscow
  • Yachts International in the USA




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