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Leafy Brecon Beacons is idyllic autumn break – afloat

Leafy Brecon Beacons is idyllic autumn break – afloat

A favourite canal for autumn breaks, according to Waterways Holidays, is the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, thanks to its route through the colourful woodland of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Magaluf headlines won’t impact Mallorca’s luxury yacht industry

Magaluf headlines won’t impact Mallorca’s luxury yacht industry

Whilst Magaluf has become notorious this summer, 25 year-established yacht company, easyboats, says it will have zero impact on Mallorca’s luxury yacht industry. The Port Andratx-based Company believes 2014 will be a good year.

Cornwall braced for 100,000 visitors to its mighty Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Cornwall braced for 100,000 visitors to its mighty Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

More than 100,000 friendly invaders will be transported back in time to the Great Days of Sail at the end of the month as an ancient Cornish port hosts one of this year's world-great maritime events – the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

Thousands take to the water in Hampshire

Thousands take to the water in Hampshire

With participation in water sports at its highest in Britain since before the recession, and the current hot spell encouraging even more people to take to the water for the first time, Hampshire is staking its claim to be England's finest water sports destination.

easyboats sells Riva Rivale for the second time and adds her to charter pool

easyboats sells Riva Rivale for the second time and adds her to charter pool

Having sold her to a British owner in 2007, easyboats has once more handled the sale of Riva Rivale ‘Sakura’ to a second pair of safe British hands.

Sunvil’s Edwardian riverboat, Genevieve, celebrates her 100th birthday

Enjoy a private river cruise on Genevieve from Hurley during June and early July. Celebrate her birthday with her and enjoy £100 off the usual charter price – day charter now from just £600 (for up to ten people) including captain, crew and five hours’ charter time – just £60 pp.

A quartet of Spanish debuts for Marina Estrella at the 2014 Palma International Boat Show

A quartet of Spanish debuts for Marina Estrella at the 2014 Palma International Boat Show

With just a few days remaining between now and the 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show (30 April to 4 May), Marina Estrella can reveal that it will be showcasing four models never seen in the Balearics before – the Varianta 37, Atlantis 34 and 50, and the Moody 54DS.

Protect your boat now to avoid an unhappy New Year

The clocks' going back in October hails the end of the boating season and the start of a vulnerable time of the year for boats.

Active autumn breaks with a difference

Active autumn breaks with a difference

There is no better time of the year to visit the Great Glen and Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands than autumn, when September and October can be mild and fine and the changing seasons dazzling patchwork of foliage on show wherever you look.

Classic canal trip ideal for first-timers

Classic canal trip ideal for first-timers

A September cruise through middle England is the ideal trip for first-timers, according to specialist boating holiday agency, Waterways Holidays, which has savings of up to £649 on the hire of selected narrowboats.

Canal tourism to get helpful boost from Google Trekker

Canal tourism to get helpful boost from Google Trekker

The news that the Canal and River Trust, which looks after England’s inland waterways, is the first UK user of Google Trekker is welcomed by specialist boating agency Waterways Holidays.

Beat the heatwave! - New thrilling Thames Rockets boat ride

Beat the heatwave! - New thrilling Thames Rockets boat ride

It’s fast, furious and a world first. Thames Rockets is a new thrilling, high-speed boat ride blasting off this summer in the Capital and operating exclusively in the new Thames ‘High Speed Zone’.

A family holiday afloat in leafy Surrey

A family holiday afloat in leafy Surrey

Despite being only 40 minutes from London, the River Wey in Surrey’s commuter belt is one of the South’s best kept secrets.

Narrowboat hire for the Bath International Music Festival

Narrowboat hire for the Bath International Music Festival

Taking place between 22 May and 02 June, the 65th Bath International Music Festival – with this year’s theme being Mystics, Magic, Myths and Monsters - combines classical, jazz, world, folk, rock and electronica at various venues all over the city.

Six show stoppers for Palma Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show

Six show stoppers for Palma Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show

The six yachting businesses behind the newly formed Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA) have each divulged their pick of the superyacht bunch for the Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show – a Show-within-a-Show at the 30th edition of Mallorca’s Palma International Boat Show held from 1 to 5 May.