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Britain and the Sea - A Talk by Sam Llewellyn. Thursday 22nd March 18:45

Sam Llewellyn is a native of the Isles of Scilly and has been messing about in boats all his life. He is the author of a dozen seagoing thrillers, including a continuation of The Riddle of the Sands , and a columnist for (among other organs) Practical Boat Owner magazine and the RYA. He is also the inventor and editor of the Marine Quarterly (’the thinking sailor’s sea journal’ - Tom Cunliffe) whose aim is to take the Caravan Club out of yachting, and to remind the inhabitants of Britain and...
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Off Skiing? Sailing to Svalbard?

Arthur Beale stock the very best Devold Expedition Quality Merino Thermals to keep you super warm under any conditions. These Norwegian designed thermals have been tested on many Arctic Expeditions. They are made from twin layers of fabric to achieve the 235 g weight needed for maximun warmth. The inner layer is 100% merino wool and the outer layer is merino wool which has been reinforced to ensure long lasting durabilty. The wool is guaranteed mulesing free for good animal welfare. You can...
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Do you have ropework experience? Would you like to work at Arthur Beales?

We are looking for a Rigging Manager to look after the ropes and rigging side of Arthur Beales. Not only will it involve serving and advising customers but also working in our rigging room splicing fibre ropes and terminating wire ropes. There is occassional work onsite too. It is a full time job with some rota weekend working. A job description can be downloaded here If you are interested please send your CV with a covering...

Leatherman Skeletool with FREE Stainless Water Bottle at a Great Price Too!

This is my favourite multi-tool - and I've tried quite a few! The handy karabiner clip and its low weight are the real winning features for me. It is still a full-size Leatherman multi-tool featuring a stainless steel straight and serrated blade [ideal for cutting through rope], good pliers which are nimble enough for fiddly work yet tough enough for the bigger jobs, a bit driver and the karabiner/bottle opener - and that’s it. Only the most necessary multi-tool features, because sometimes that...
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Stunning Compact Toolkit - The Wera Tool Check PLUS

It is a very satisfying photo but you really have to see this compact tool kit to fully appreciate the quality. It is made by Wera, a German company reknowned for their tool making excellence. Being small, it would be ideal on any small yacht, or it could be easily carried with you on delivery trips etc. List price £106.36. Arthur Beale Special Price just £59.99!
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Fusion Stereo Active - The Perfect Christmas Gift

Play music or listen to the radio on a boat, paddle board, kayak, jetski, snowmobile or in the hot tub! This stereo system gives a really beautiful sound and what's more - it will float! * 100% portable, * Easy "puck" mounting system, * No need for specialist installation, * IPx& Water Resistant and it Floats, * Bluetooth Audio streaming, * AM/FM Radio, * Playback of MP3 media via low profile flash drive, * 2.5" 40 Watt custom designed directional speaker system, * Passive bass radiator (...
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This Weekend is Noggin the Nog Weekend!

We don't do Black Friday but we do have our annual Noggin the Nog Weekend! Yes this weekend we will be showing continuous Noggin the Nog cartoons whilst serving Hot Chocolate and Mulled Wine and Christmassy Nibbles. There will be some Special Noggin Weekend Only Deals which we are still dreaming up. There will be a Christmas Tree too! We will have lots of staff on hand to help you choose presents for even your most awkward relations. It will generally be a festive antidote to chain store...
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Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Don't Get Cold.......

.....and neither will you! Our Arthur Beale Beerenberg Oiled Wool Pullovers have just arrived in pure Welsh Mountain Sheep Wool. The sheep are called black but their wool is actually a rich dark brown colour. There is no dye or bleach involved, just a gentle wash to retain the natural lanolin so they smell gorgeous. These British Made pullovers are built to last with reinforced shoulder seems and thumbholes. They rarely need to be cleaned but when they are washed they will not shed any of the...
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Good Little Ship - A Talk by Peter Willis You've missed it!

Arthur Ransome’s "We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea" was inspired by his boat the "Nancy Blackett" which appears in the book as the Goblin. But there was more to her influence on the novel than that, as Peter Willis shows in this new book, which combines an analysis of this classic of maritime literature (“a book of which Conrad would have been proud” – Hugh Brogan) with the history of the boat herself, her life, near-death, restoration and renaissance as an ambassador for Ransome and his tales. Also...

Avoid Plastic Pollution - Keep warm the natural way!

Why pollute the oceans with polyester micro fibres when there is a far better natural way to keep toastie warm? Layer One - Devold Expedition Merino Thermals. These are the type explorers wear. They are incredibly comfortable, super warm (even when wet), totally breathable and they never smell. Arthur Beale stock a range of these Norwegian thermals in mens and womens sizes. For general wear try the Devold Shirt, a simple long sleeved merino top which you will probably find you will never want...

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