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Summer has arrived?

Summer has arrived?
We’ve installed our summer window and stocked up on shorts, Breton tops and Tilley hats although I confess last week I was still wearing Expedition Merinos and my Arthur Beale Beerenberg pullover whilst sailing up to Northumbria. Summer might have arrived but those night watches can get mighty chilly! We have lots of great kit to help you enjoy your boating no matter what kind of boat you have. How about some top-quality compact gear that you can use onboard or ashore? How about this...
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Stripy Week - Saturday 8th June until Sunday 16th June

Stripy Week - Saturday 8th June until Sunday 16th June
Don't miss this unique opportunity to get something stripy at a real bargain price! If its got stripes then it will 20% cheaper between 8th and 16th June! Take this Saint James Levant Short Sleeved Top reduced from £45.00 to just £36.00 And it's not just our fantastic Saint James Breton Tops that are going cheap! It's anything with stripes! Yes, flags with stripes too! But don't try crosses, they won't get through. The Slip-On Yachtmaster Shoes are a bit border line but they do have some...
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Take a look at the brand new PlanKform!

Take a look at the brand new PlanKform!
Plan K form I think you will love our brand-new trestle design. So handy in the boatyard but they have endless other uses too, and, unlike most trestles, they are very compact to store and easy to transport. Not just a trestle but a complete work station. Use them for: Rigging Benches – bolt on wire cutters and crimping tools. Drill holes for your fids, add hooks to hang on your palms and knives. Mast storage - the wide surface is gentle on softwood spars and provides somewhere handy to rest...
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Tony Curphey - the oldest person the sail solo non-stop around the world!

Tony Curphey - the oldest person the sail solo non-stop around the world!
Tony has arrived back in Hampshire after 30,000 miles of sailing in his 32 ft yacht Nicola Deux (a Nic 32). Apparently he is looking forward to a King Prawn Curry from his local take-away. I confess that after a long sea voyage the desire for a curry was high on my list, coupled with a beer and a shower. Deciding which pleasure to have first is one of the hardest decisions to make. A beer in the shower might be possible but the curry simply wouldn't work. Tony has accomplished a truly amazing...

Change to opening hours!

Change to opening hours!
We are making a minor change to our opening hours. From 2nd May we will be closing at 19:00 on Thursdays. We used to stay open until 20:00 but it proved rather quiet so we decided to make the change at least until the Christmas season when we will probably open longer every day. So we are now open until 19:00 every day except Sunday when we close at 17:00. We are having a day off on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. The Arthur Beale Team.

Arthur Beale - Great for all your varnishing gear!

Arthur Beale - Great for all your varnishing gear!
If you are getting those varnish and painting jobs sorted out ready for the new sailing season then Arthur Beale has a fantastic selection of top quality gear to cover all your maintenance tasks. We prefer to stock top quality equipment rather than cheap brushes with hairs that fall out or masking tape which leaves a tenacious residue on your fresh paint. So if you need antifouling, varnish, abrasives, yacht enamels, Coelan, brushes or masking tape we are the place to visit! Everything we stock...
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Classic Boat Awards

Classic Boat Awards
Last night I was invited to attend the Classic Boat Awards Ceremony by Michael Wright, the proud owner of Carlotta a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built in 1899. Carlotta had been nominated in two award categories, as the “Best Restored Sailing Vessel Over 40ft” and also “Centenariun of the Year”. Arthur Beale were proud to have supplied various bits of chandlery, charts and a tender and outboard for Carlotta. We were almost as pleased as Michael was when the boat not only picked up the Best...
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New Maiden Film

New Maiden Film
A highly recommended film to watch, although if you are a male yachting journalist of a certain era then you may prefer to stay at home! If you are in London, we saw it at the Curzon in Brunswick Square which was very civilised and the nearby Lamb pub in Lambs Conduit Street serves up a good pint. Here’s what the press release says: MAIDEN is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the...
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New Hat from Tilley

New Hat from Tilley
This seems to be just what you have been asking for - only a little bit better! We frequently get asked for hats like the ones the French Foreign Legion wore which protect the back of the neck from sunburn. Now Tilley have come up with a brilliant solution with a sun shield cape that folds out from a pouch hidden in the brim. So it is there when you need it...
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Get kitted up ready for the new season

Get kitted up ready for the new season
Gill have tweaked their popular OS2 Offshore Jackets with a new colour and some extra visibility features. The new high vis yellow strip around the hood plus high vis features on the zip pullers and the hanging loop at the back will all prove handy in the dark. The fabric remains the same. Gill have 40 years of experience developing fabrics. They don’t use proprietary brands but continue to perfect their own material. The OS2 jacket is a triple layer fabric which will withstand a 30,000 mm...
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