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Like to join the team at Arthur Beale?

We are looking for someone who has good knowledge of chandlery products either through working in the industry or from their own sailing or boating experience. It is a full-time job advising and serving customers with some weekend rota working. A full Job Description can be downloaded from the Jobs section of this website. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@arthurbeale.co.uk

New CrewWatcher - The Fastest Way to Recover Crew Overboard

Arthur Beale are proud to announce that we are the London Stockist of CrewWatcher and its not just for dogs! The CrewWatcher is a multi award winning device which provides an instant alarm to your smart phone or tablet should the supplied beacon go outside the set range. As the alarm is activated by either distance or water it can also be used as a bilge water detector, to ensure a towed dinghy doesn't come adrift or just tied to your dogs collar so you can find her when she runs away. • System...
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National Historic Ships UK Photo Competition

Can you take a photo as good as this one by Philippe Saudreau? Then you could win £300.00 worth of tools or equipment from Arthur Beale! You would need to win the "Skills in Action" section with a photo of someone operating or maintaining an historic vessel. So before you get to work preparing your boat for the season give some thought to entering this maritime competition and walk away with some lovely new tools. There are other categories to enter with more prizes. Take a look at www...
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Our New Paint and Varnish Catalogue Has Arrived!

Our new Paint and Varnish Catalogue has arrived! Just in time for you to get stocked up ready to tackle those boat projects that really do need to happen before the sailing sailing sweeps in and catches us in a state of unvarnish. This year we have added the Tercoo Rotating Blaster to help all our friends with steel boats needing a bit of TLC. You'll have fun blasting off all that encrusted tar leaving a gleaming "sandblasted" finish for your new primer. We have also greatly extended our range...

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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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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