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Our New Rope Reference Catalogue is Finished!

Ok, its true we were hoping to have it ready for Beale Park but one thing and another got in the way and that didn't quite happen. In any case we haven't had one for 400 years so why rush it now! However we are on the cusp of going to print just a few things to tidy up and we will press the button. Its not a boring price list but an informative catalogue laid out in chronological order with the natural fibres at the begining and ending with Technora and the technical blends. There is a section...
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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

Got a New Diary for Christmas?

Well, turn to the page for "11th January" and enter - "Going to Dave Selby's Talk -"Marlin's Mission" at Arthur Beale 18:45". You won't want to miss this to put a big smile on your face! If you are going to the London Boat Show which is held on the same date then this would round off a brilliant nautical day to get the year underway. More details are on the Events section of this website. Just email talks@arthurbeale.co.uk to reserve a place. Admission £5.00 or FREE if you buy the book!

Scandinavian Christmas Market - Albion Street, Rotherhithe -

Arthur Beale will be showing off our huge range of Devold Woollen Pullovers and Expedition Quality Merino Thermals at this Christmas Market. There will be a few special offers too! It is a great way to do some Christmas shopping whilst endulging in a feast of warm waffles and hot mulled wine. Opens Friday 12:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-17:00. Rotherhithe Overground or Bermondsey or Canada Water Undergound. See you there!
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Johnson and Loftus Flying 10 wins Concours d'Elegance at RYA Dinghy Show

Congratulations to Dan and Tim for winning the coveted Concours d'Elegance prize for their beautifull Flying 10. A well deserved award for their efforts. They even made the foundry to cast the keel themselves. They are off today to try to buy some "toys" for their new boatyard in Ullapool. http://www.johnsonandloftus.co.uk/ Arthur Beale supplied the rigging with these useful roll swaged eyes perfect for the Dyneema lashings. If you need any...

Flying 10 by Johnson and Loftus - Stop Press! THEY WON!!!

Our friends Tim and Dan have just built this lovely Flying 10 which they will be exhibiting at the Dinghy Show this weekend. Before they can enter the Concours d'Eegance the boat has to be sailed so here they are in Loch Broom with show capped peaks in the background enjoying what must be the greatest pleasure of building a boat - the first sail! Our minor part in this beautiful boat was supplying the rigging. We used these handy swaged eyes so that 3 mm Dyneema D Pro could be lashed to the...

Our New Painting and Varnishing Catalogue has arrived!

.. and it looks lovely! It is packed with useful information so you can make the best decisions on your maintenance or new build projects. The prices are pretty keen too. So if you are looking for Varnish, Antifouling, Coelan, Paint or Mastics then look no further. You can download a "Clickable PDF" here http://arthurbeale.co.uk/pdf/Varnishing_and_Painting_Catalogue.pdf You can pick up a printed copy from our shop...
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Starting to think about painting and varnishing?

Any minute now the sun will come out and you will feel racked with guilt that the tiller is still on the bench in the garage, you haven't planned a weekend to antifoul and you promised that this year you would give those bilges a good going over. Don't worry you're not alone! You might not think of Arthur Beale as a place to buy your paint and varnish but you could be pleasantly surprised! We have just produced a new Paints and Varnish Catalogue that we hope to release on 23rd February. We have...
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