Profile: SaltySeadog

SaltySeadog

Name: Michael Howorth

Web Page: http://superyachtblogger.blogspot.com/

Bio: Captain Michael Howorth is a freelance maritime writer specialising in coverage of the construction, management, charter, ownership and operation of large luxury yachts.  He is a member of the PYA, YJA, an Associate member of the HCMM and writes for most of the nautical publications within the IPC group including: SuperYacht World, SuperYacht Business, Super Sail World, Yachting World, Motor Boat & Yachting, Custom Yachting, IBI, European Boatbuilder and Motor Boats Monthly.  He writes as correspondent for Ocean Magazine in Australia and Prestige in South Africa.  He is news correspondent to the specialist website: SuperYachtTimes.com and is a frequent contributor to other quality trade and consumer magazines and newspapers including: The Telegraph, Yachting Matters and Lloyds List.  He has written on a freelance basis for: Boat International, Captains Log, Boat International USA, Dockwalk, Superports, Interiors, Ocean Traveller, The Yacht Report, Boat International Russia and Yachts International.  He is qualified by the MCA to command yachts to 3000 tons worldwide.  Together with his wife Frances they are an award winning team of professional freelance travel writers specialising in coverage of luxury yachts both large and small, boutique cruisers and oceanside resort hotels and spas. Frances Howorth is an award winning photographer whose work always accompanies their writing and frequently appears independently in other publications, calendars, postcards and posters.  Photographs taken by Frances have featured on the covers of Ocean Traveller, Dockwalk, Crew Life and Yachting as well as other quality periodicals. Michael is a qualified Captain certificated to command large luxury yachts up to 3000 tons.  Both are members of the British Guild of Travel Writers.  The couple have written several books mostly about yachts, yachting and survival at sea specifically for the large yacht market, namely:  The Grab Bag Book, The Sea Survival Manual, Bridge Procedures Guide for Large Yachts and the Professional Yacht Log Book, the only log book specifically created for use by professional yacht crews on large yachts.  They have been travelling together for the last thirty years initially working aboard cruise liners then as crew aboard luxury private and charter yachts as well as in their own sailboat. Their voyages of discovery have taken them to Africa North and South America, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, India and plenty of islands in between with such variety as to include Tristan de Cunha, St Helena and the Maldive Islands.

Latest Comments by SaltySeadog

  1. June 15, 2009 about Motor Yacht THE ONE

    Such a shame that such a beautiful boat with such a great heritage has been flagged out to cheap FOC with cheap crew and even plastic garden furniture on deck. surely if you cannot afford to run it you should not have bought it in the first place

  2. May 27, 2009 about Yacht MEAMINA

    Can we talk about using this photograph please.

    Captain Michael Howorth
    Technical Editor
    SuperYacht World

    Return E Mail Address: mjh@thehoworths.com
    Web: www.superyachtworld.com

    SuperYacht World is published six times a year. Make sure you never miss an issue and get free home delivery by taking a subscription.  Order online or call +44 (0) 845 676 7778 and quote ‘20B’  Individual copies can be ordered by phone or email. Contact +44 (0)1202 440 830 or e-mail tracey_warner@freelance.ipcmedia.com

  3. May 27, 2009 about Benetti Yacht MEAMINA

    Can we talk about using this photograph?

    Captain Michael Howorth
    Technical Editor
    SuperYacht World
    Return E Mail Address: mjh@thehoworths.com
    Web: www.superyachtworld.com

    SuperYacht World is published six times a year. Make sure you never miss an issue and get free home delivery by taking a subscription.  Order online or call +44 (0) 845 676 7778 and quote ‘20B’  Individual copies can be ordered by phone or email. Contact +44 (0)1202 440 830 or e-mail tracey_warner@freelance.ipcmedia.com

  4. May 27, 2009 about The Definative List of Yacht Building Companies

    Sorry I cannot find several. How about Sultan Marine currently building Great Nautilus a 49 metre three masted Superyacht in Turkey near Bodrum. I could not see Cobra Yachts also of the same area. They have just finished the rather splendid Maisha which we reviewed in SuperYacht World magazine. Devonport no longer builds yachts

  5. May 19, 2009 about Oceanco Motor Yachts Promo

    Details of Vibrant Curiosity can be found at http://superyachtblogger.blogspot.com/

Posts by SaltySeadog

  1. Wally 100 The New Y3K Launched
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    News: Wally 100 The New Y3K Launched

    July 6, 2009 by SaltySeadog

    Wally Launches a Second 100 foot Superyacht The new 30 metre sloop Y3K from Wally has been craned into the water at Ancona. A development of the current Y3K she …


  2. Michael J. Howorth
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    Profile: Michael J. Howorth

    May 26, 2009 by SaltySeadog

    Captain Michael Howorth is a freelance maritime writer specialising in coverage of the construction, management, charter, ownership and operation of large luxury yachts. He is a member of the …


  3. Vibrant Curiosity Delivered
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    News: Vibrant Curiosity Delivered

    May 18, 2009 by SaltySeadog

    Vibrant Curiosity the yacht that was project Y704 at Oceanco has been delivered On schedule, the fourth in the series of Y700-coded super yachts has been delivered to …