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British Isles Pilots

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suppliers to seafarers, wayfarers, vagabonds & explorers for over 500 years

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Sold outImray Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Pilot (CCC)
Sold outIrish Cruising Club East and North Coast of Ireland Sailing Directions - Arthur Beale
Sold outImray Orkney & Shetland Islands
Sold outImray Cruising Scotland, the Clyde to Cape Wrath
Sold outArdnamurchan to Cape Wrath CCC Pilot
Sold outOuter Hebrides (Clyde Cruising Club)
Sold outSolent Cruising Companion
Solent Cruising Companion
Sale price£24.99
West Country Cruising Companion
Firth of Clyde Pilot (Solway Firth and North Channel) - Arthur Beale
Sold outImray Irish Sea Pilot
Imray Irish Sea Pilot
Sale price£32.50
Imray North Sea Passage Pilot
Imray Isles Of Scilly Pilot
Imray Isles Of Scilly Pilot
Sale price£27.50
Bristol Channel And Severn Cruising Guide - Arthur Beale
Sold outEast Coast Pilot : Great Yarmouth to Ramsgate
Sold outCruising Ireland - Arthur Beale
Cruising Ireland
Sale price£29.95
The Scottish Islands - Arthur Beale
The Scottish Islands
Sale price£40.00
The West Country Pilot - Arthur Beale
The West Country Pilot
Sale price£29.99
Sold outImray Pilot Channel Islands, Cherbourg Penninsula
Sold outThe Scottish Bothy Bible - Arthur Beale
The Scottish Bothy Bible
Sale price£16.99
Wight Hazards - Arthur Beale
Wight Hazards
Sale price£15.95
Imray Shetland Islands Pilot
Sold outCruising Cork and Kerry - Arthur Beale
Cruising Cork and Kerry
Sale price£27.99
Admiralty Sailing Directions: Channel Pilot
Sold outImray North Brittany & The Channel Islands - Arthur Beale
Sold outSouthern Ireland Cruising Companion
East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion


black and white photo of The Southern Party consisting of Ernest Shackleton, Wild, Marshall and Adams aboard 'Nimrod'

Rich Heritage

With a history spanning over five centuries, Arthur Beale is steeped in tradition and expertise. Our craftsmanship and dedication to quality have been trusted by legendary explorers, from early Everest attempts to Polar expeditions led by icons like Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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At Arthur Beale, we hold a deep appreciation for traditional manufacturing techniques and a commitment to sustainability using natural materials. Embracing our heritage, we prioritize craftsmanship and quality, ensuring our products are made to last. By adhering to traditional methods, we honor the legacy of generations past while also minimizing our environmental impact. Our use of natural materials reflects our dedication to sustainability and responsible stewardship of the Earth's resources. Through these practices, we not only preserve traditional craftsmanship but also contribute to a more sustainable future for generations to come.

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Small Independent Company

By choosing Arthur Beale, you're supporting a rare independent company that's dedicated to preserving its heritage and continuing its legacy for generations to come.

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We believe in investing in high-quality, durable products that are built to last. By choosing well-made items that stand the test of time, we reduce the need for frequent replacements and minimize our environmental footprint.