Arthur Beale Hasn't Always Been a Yacht Chandler!

Arthur Beale Hasn't Always Been a Yacht Chandler!
We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Gino Watkins Henry George “Gino” Watkins (1907 - 1932) was a British Arctic Explorer. He became interested in exploring whilst studying at Cambridge under the instruction of the Scottish explorer James Wordie. He also learned to fly. By far the most important expedition that he led was the British Arctic Air Route Expedition of 1930-31. They used Shackleton’s old ship...

Thank you for all your help!

Thank you for all your help!
We always really appreciate your custom but especially now that the shop is closed for the lockdown period. 90% of our sales were through the shop so obviously finances have been blown skyhigh. We are now totally dependent on the online sales to keep afloat. To encourage sales we have introduced a "Save Arthur Beale" section to the website where we are adding lovely items that we actually hold in stock at fantastic prices. Alex has also been busy with a little "Isolation Bookshop" with his book...

Get Tooled Up!

Get Tooled Up!
Just take a look at the "Save Arthur Beale" section of our website for some incredible tool bargains. We need the cash right now so we are selling off stock at rock bottom prices! Enjoy browsing, there will be something too tempting to miss! How about our very own aluminium bronze adjustable spanner. This is a tool to treasure for life. Now reduced from £49.62 to just £39.50! Or a pair of these vice grips which irradicate the need for a rusty old vice on board. What a brilliant idea! They can...
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Sara and Will Stirling Win Classic Boater(s) of the Year Award

Sara and Will Stirling Win Classic Boater(s) of the Year Award
Congratulations to Will and Sara for picking up the coveted Classic Boater of the Year Award. Its hard to know how they pack it all in. They run two boatyards – No 1 Covered Slip in Plymouth and Treluggan Boatyard in Cornwall – and are apparently 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...

Building and Sailing a Traditional Wooden Boat in The Arctic: An expedition to Jan Mayen and East Greenland

Building and Sailing a Traditional Wooden Boat in The Arctic: An expedition to Jan Mayen and East Greenland A Talk by Will Stirling Thursday May 21st at 19:00 Arthur Beale are delighted to announce that Will Stirling will be giving a talk about building the stunning traditional yacht “Integrity” and sailing her in the Arctic. Will and his wife Sara were voted Classic Boaters of the Year by Classic Boat magazine this year. This illustrated talk should not be missed! The talk will be held over Zoom. Please copy and use the following link. https://zoom.us/j/95652935730?pwd=...
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Ways to Stay Safe

Ways to Stay Safe
This should definately keep the virus out! Actually this is Lex in his diving gear last summer. He had seen our famous Beerenberg Roll Neck Pullover and thought it would be just the thing to keep warm during cold winter dives but sadly the roll neck wouldn't work with all the gear. Well Lex is now as happy as a sandbag as he has recently received our new Erebus Boat Neck Pullover. Its made from the wool from Black Welsh Mountain Sheep which is not dyed or processed so it retains the natural...
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Established One Hundred and Sixty Five Years........

Established One Hundred and Sixty Five Years........
........well we were when Samuel Pepys wrote: "Great fears of the Sickenesses here in the City, it being said that two or three houses are already shut up. God preserve us all." "But now, how few people I see, and those walking like people that have taken leave of the world...." In those days Arthur Beale was called John Buckingham. Graces Guide to British Industry has Arthur Beale established around 1500 so we were a very well established ropemaker when the Great Plague struck London. The...
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Update on our response Covid-19 - The Shop is Closed, but we're Open Online

Update on our response Covid-19 - The Shop is Closed, but we're Open Online
We have decided to extend our weekend closure into next week and beyond, until we feel it is safe to reopen. We are constantly following the updated Government and World Health Organisation's advice, as well as taking into consideration the safety of our valued staff who travel in to work using public transport, leading us to come to this decision. Please do continue to support us and shop with us online and, despite the shop being closed, we will continue to answer all your phone calls and...

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