FREE On-Line Delivery until the end of September

Yes Arthur Beale’s actually have an on-line buying website which is getting bigger and better every week. It has taken us 400 years and we still have lots of gear to upload but it's all happening and “soon” you will be able to buy everything on-line. We have pretty much finished uploading all our Nautical Books and Charts. So if you haven’t got the time to come in and admire our fantastic bookshelves you can browse the huge range on your smart phone. Don’t forget the shop is open...

Putting the Fortress Anchor to Test!

It was late and dark when I managed to run my little yacht hard onto an East Coast mud bank. It was suprisingly sticky mud and despite lots of rocking from side to side and the engine kicking up stink in reverse there was to be no shifting her. As there was a stiff breeze blowing us further onto the bank I decided to pump up the Avon and row out into deep water with my trusty kedge anchor. I use an aluminium Fortress Anchor with a long warp and it is a joy to handle. With the Fortress in...

Some Arctic News!

Great News from the Twister - Pouncer! I got a bit worried when I heard that Charlotte may have to seek shelter from a gale to avoid entering Archangel before her visa had started but she decided to press on and instead of being reprimanded was given a rapturous reception and all the Russians were wonderfully helpful. She has been joined by Svarte and Hugo and should be well ensconced into the canal to St Petersburg. I am hoping we can twist her arm into giving us a Arthur Beale talk when...

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Greenwich Yacht Club Open House

We have been invited to come up with a little display in the sail loft at Greenwich Yacht Club where the club members will hold a well attended art exhibition. The Open House runs from 19th - 20th September. There will be refreshments, music and boaty activities. We are not quite sure what we will be doing yet but I'm sure we will come up with something! Contact Greenwich Yacht Club via the links page on this website for more details or keep tracking our own website events pages.

St Katharine Dock's Classic Boat Festival

This is lovely event for all the family held in the beautiful surroundings of Central London's only marina - St Katharine Docks.

The St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival is in its seventh year and will take place over the weekend of 12th and 13th September 2015 with a diverse collection of sail and power vessels expected to feature at the Docks, as well as playing home to a number of other exhibitors including, of course, the popular Arthur Beale stand!

Last year more than 45 classic boats from across the country participated in the event, including several Dunkirk...

Come and see our new Summer Window!

We have moved on from the Technical Window to the Summer Window which is much more fun! Come and browse through our Summer Clothing, we have the best range of Saint James stripey shirts in town. Why not buy a Tilley Hat or a pair of Floating Sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun or just pick up a bit of summer reading from our well stocked nautical bookshelves?

What a wonderful evening!

On Thursday evening about fifty people turned up for our special evening presented by the Riddle of the Sands Adventure Club. Before we all watched the film, Tim and Lloyd served up some home made Edwardian grog to get us in the mood. They introduced us to the films fascinating history and showed us some dodgy tinned meats that may have been the kind of provisions on board the Dulicibella. One of the really lovely aspects to these Arthur Beale evenings are the delightful people who...

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