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Classic Boater of the Year Awards - Vote Now!

Classic Boater of the Year Awards - Vote Now!
Sara and Will Stirling have been nominated for the Classic Boat Awards 2020. Are Will and Sara Stirling Britain’s busiest boatbuilding couple? They run two boatyards – No 1 Covered Slip in Plymouth and Treluggan Boatyard in Cornwall – and are looking at a third, but it’s nothing new to Sara, who set up and ran, for 12 years, the well-known Working Sail yard. Both are trained boatbuilders, both have MAs in maritime history, and, if that weren’t enough, Will just completed his seventh Arctic...
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Interesting Thames Tides

Interesting Thames Tides
There wasn't much water in the river yesterday despite it being well past the time for low tide. It seems to be 2.3 m below predicted which sounds like a lot below to me. These strong SW winds must be holding it back. However, today it looks like it will surge up judging by the surge forecast. As it is a spring tide today with 7.4 m predicted, adding a 1 m of surge would definately slop over the top. Luckily the Thames Barrier will swing into action and close the river most of the day. I hope...
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Our New Arctic Sea Boot Socks Have Arrived!

Our New Arctic Sea Boot Socks Have Arrived!
These wool socks are NATO approved for extreme cold weather expeditions. Proven in the Arctic by the Swedish Army. made from British Wool with polyamide for long lasting strength. The extra thick terry knit provides maximum warmth and softness. Ideal for seaboots or any outdoor cold weather activity. Available from the shop today and online from Monday. Only £19.50.
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Last Posting Dates - Don't hang around!

Last Posting Dates - Don't hang around!
If you haven't done your Christmas Shopping yet - and I haven't - then you had better get a move on. If you want to order online from our lovely shop the last posting dates are looming: And if you are one of our valued customers from abroad then you had better get your skates on! Of course you can always come to our shop in Shaftesbury Avenue. We will be open longer than usual (the times are on this website) but we are selling out of various items so try not to leave it all until Christmas Eve...

The New Erebus Boat Neck Oiled Wool Pullovers Have Arrived!

The New Erebus Boat Neck Oiled Wool Pullovers Have Arrived!
By popular request, our new Arthur Beale Erebus Boat Neck Pullovers have arrived! Although our Roll Neck Beerenberg Pullovers are now selling worldwide, we were often asked if we could produce a boat neck version for those who find roll necks a bit itchy. After a lot of testing we are now proud to announce the Erebus Pullovers have arrived in the shop, and they are also available online. Made from the wool from the hardy Black Welsh Mountain Sheep which is neither bleached or dyed so it retains...

National Historic Ships UK Photo Competition 2019

National Historic Ships UK Photo Competition 2019
The results were annouced on Tuesday 26th November at the Queens House in Greenwich. Arthur Beale sponsors one of the categories. We were fed excellent canapes and bubbling wine while I stood and had a chat with Graeme Phanco from Glasgow who was one of the entrants. We were then marched off through the historic building to the awards ceremony. And the winners were: Category A OUR HISTORIC VESSELS "Ena - Heroine of Dunkirk, saved 100 lives, now rotting in the mud on the Hoo peninsula, by David...

Very Special Sextant Deal - save £150.00!

Very Special Sextant Deal - save £150.00!
Chart plotters are brilliant things. They are mind bogglingly clever, but they do make some of us (me) rather lazy. It's all too easy to forget to mark up your paper chart or to forget to lay off the tides and just steer along the purple road. They have some drawbacks too. The data is not reliable everywhere, try using one in East Greenland and you will have a bit of a shock. The constant zooming in and out can confuse your timings, rocks will approach mighty fast or disappear altogether if you...

Last Chance to Buy a Genuine Arthur Beale Oiled Wool Beerenberg Pullover at £97.50

Last Chance to Buy a Genuine Arthur Beale Oiled Wool  Beerenberg Pullover at £97.50
Sadly we need to increase the price of our Arthur Beale Oiled Wool Beerenberg Pullovers to £105.00. The price increase will go through on 1st November so there is still plenty of time to secure one at the bargain old price. Dont forget these are the warmest pullovers around. They are far warmer and thicker than the traditional sub-mariner pullovers. We send them to Russia, Canada, Antartica, Iceland and Sweden, people who know how to keep warm. Still great value as they are made in the UK from...
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Last Chance for an Oiled Wool Beerenberg Pullover at £97.50!

Last Chance for an Oiled Wool  Beerenberg Pullover at £97.50!
Sadly we need to increase the price of our Arthur Beale Oiled Wool Beerenberg Pullovers to £105.00. The price increase will go through on 1st November so there is still plenty of time to secure one at the bargain old price. Dont forget these are the warmest pullovers around. They are far warmer and thicker than the traditional sub-mariner pullovers. We send them to Russia, Canada, Antartica, Iceland and Sweden, people who know how to keep warm. Still great value as they are made in the UK from...
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