As is fitting at this time of the year we review 2016 and look forward to a new season. We can already feel the days lengthening and while in autumn it seems that we have all the time in the world for winter work, now suddenly March seems imminent and with the promise of […]
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As you can see, December’s newsletter was inspired by a delightful trip to the Lake District, where despite a dusting of snow on the hilltops, I still managed to go boating in the sunshine.
If you prefer the bright lights and an experienced skipper at the helm you might opt for a city break this […]
While enjoying with my usual Saturday morning latte the fascinating contents of the weekend’s FT, an article about the superyacht industry caught my attention. The journalist noted that “In 2015 the footloose super-rich spent just over €3bn on new superyacht commissions, almost 40 percent up on the figure from two years earlier. According to […]
Finally the Sun put its hat on and continues to Shine for September. We had a leisurely flask of tea on Sunday as we headed through Hambleden lock enjoying the autumnal rays: It was great to see so many fellow boaters doing likewise.
S is also for Southampton where one or other of the smiling […]
Henley Royal Regatta is in full swing yet again with umbrellas erected and rain diluted champagne. As usual, HSC is doing everything we can to make people’s day as special as possible – nothing is too much trouble!
I am celebrating 25 years of catered charter and will be bidding a sad farewell to some […]
As the river rises and sales enquiries abound with two frenetic weeks of hat trick sales, I thought it useful to mention a couple of issues which have cropped up recently and possibly need elaboration.
I have known some of my customers, and indeed some boats, for a quarter of a century and I hope […]
It may not be too late to wish all our readers an excellent cruising season in 2016. We had little to report in January other than buoyant sales despite the wet and windy weather. The cyber tendrils of the HSC world wide website enable us to reach the parts that our little office on […]
Despite it being the middle of December, the charter phone is still buzzing. We have even had a recent charter request from Bollywood !
The news that Elton will be performing on the Wednesday of Henley Festival 2016 threw the office into a frenzied panic. Moorings to secure, tickets to book, memberships to upgrade… […]
The appetite for the E type of the river runs on unabated as customers from as far afield as Australia and Dubai contact us to buy “one of those lovely launches with the elegant stern”. Hennerton Queen, pictured, is just one of the many beautiful slipper launches that we currently have for sale.
In the […]
Summer is clearly over despite a sunny Autumn and I was lucky enough to enjoy some September sunshine on Lago d’Orta so this newsletter has an Italian theme: Everyone has heard of the Italian lakes and particularly Como and Maggiore but there is a hidden gem just 2 hours from Milan and adjacent to […]