We were on German TV!

The German equivalent of the BBC have just featured Arthur Beale on one of their popular programmes. As I don't speak German I've no idea what they are saying but I hope its something nice!

The Frozen Frontier - a talk by Jane Maufe - Thursday 27th April 2017

Arthur Beale are delighted to be able to confirm that Jane Maufe will be giving an illustrated presentation about her recent experience sailing with David Scott Cowper through the most Northern of the Northwest Passages. Jane Maufe is the four times great niece of Sir John Franklin, who was lost (along with his 129 crew) trying to chart and navigate a route through the Northwest Passage in 1845. Jane and David achieved the first ever transit through the most northerly route and it was the first by a woman. Leaving Northern Ireland in August, it took them just under 20 days to reach Alaska via...

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...

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...

History of Arthur Beale - A talk by Alasdair Flint

I've been busy trying to prepare for a talk that I promised that I would give to the Ashridge Circle. Typically I've left everything a bit late so mild panic is setting in. However it has been a fascinating journey and hopefully something worthwhile will gel together over the next few days. Non-members can attend but you must contact them first. All the details are below. LONDON ASHRIDGE CIRCLE 2016-2017 TALKS PROGRAMME Wednesday 15 February at 19:00 (light refreshments served from 18:30) ARTHUR BEALE, THE STORY OF A 400 YEAR OLD LONDON YACHT CHANDLER Speaker: Alasdair Flint, Managing...

Emergency Navigation Lights

In the past we have supplied some pretty appalling dross which describes itself as "Emergency Navigation Lights". They remind me of CATNAPs which in certain engineering worlds apparently stands for " C heapest A vailable T echnology to N arrowly A void P rosecution". Pretty much useless items. So when a friend asked me if we could supply some for her yacht I was a bit concerned. She needed to make a daytime passage but if the wind wasn't favourable and she lost the flood then it could end up...

Never Fear - Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester

Thursday 26th January 2017 18:45 We are delighted to be able to announce that Ian Strathcarron has agreed to hold an illustrated talk about the life of Sir Francis Chichester. Lord Strathcarron is the author of several travel biographies and has just published "Never Fear - Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester". It should prove to be a fascinating talk about a man who inspired many of us to take up sailing - including myself! The book is now on our shelves and perhaps the first thing that you will notice is that, just like a decent piece of hardware, it weighs a bit more than you...