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Learn a Knot a Day Book
Learn a Knot a Day Book
Sale price£3.95
Knots & Splices
Knots & Splices
Sale price£4.99
Flip Cards - Lights and Shapes
Sold outFlip Cards - Rule of the Road - Arthur Beale
Flip Cards - Buoys - Arthur Beale
Sold outSplicing Modern Ropes : A Practical Handbook
Sold outRYA Personal Logbook - Arthur Beale
RYA Personal Logbook
Sale price£16.49
Knot Know-How
Knot Know-How
Sale price£9.99
Flip Cards - Sound and Light Signals - Arthur Beale
Sold outLogbook for Cruising Under Sail
Flip Cards - Meteorology - Arthur Beale
Flip Cards - Meteorology
Sale price£10.95
Sold outEssential Knots Kit
Essential Knots Kit
Sale price£19.99
Sold outCelestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation
Sale price£11.99
Sold outReeds Skipper's Handbook
Reeds Skipper's Handbook
Sale price£8.99
Sold outDes Pawsons Knot Craft and Rope Mats - Arthur Beale
Sold outSimple Boat Maintenance
Simple Boat Maintenance
Sale price£15.00
Sold outThe Whole Fish Cookbook : New ways to cook, eat and think
The Complete Yachtmaster 10th Edition
A Seaman's Guide: Pocket Book of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Sold outThe Skipper's Pocketbook
The Skipper's Pocketbook
Sale price£11.99
Mayday Procedure Card
Mayday Procedure Card
Sale price£3.25
VHF Companion
VHF Companion
Sale price£7.99
Sold outThe Marlinspike Sailor - Arthur Beale
The Marlinspike Sailor
Sale price£14.99
Sold outRYA Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus & Logbook - Arthur Beale
Flip Cards - International Flags Code
Sold outHeavy Weather Sailing
Heavy Weather Sailing
Sale price£35.00
Flip Cards - Morse Pack
Flip Cards - Morse Pack
Sale price£10.95
Sold outSight Reduction Tables for Air Navigation Vol 3 (Latitudes 39-89)
Flip Cards - CEVNI Signs & Lights
Logbook for Cruising Under Power
Cockpit Cards - Sound Signals - Arthur Beale
Diesel Companion
Diesel Companion
Sale price£7.99
Flip Cards - GMDSS Marine Radio
Sold outOyster Isles : A Journey Through Britain and Ireland's Oysters
A Knot a Day: 365 Knot Challenges for All Abilities
Sold outSave 48%Sight Reduction Tables for Air Navigation Vol 1 (Selected Stars)
Sold outDinghy Sailing: Start to Finish
Sold outDes Pawsons Knot Craft
Des Pawsons Knot Craft
Sale price£10.99
Sold outMarlinespike Sailor's Knots and Crafts - Arthur Beale
Cockpit Companion
Cockpit Companion
Sale price£7.99
Sold outFirst Aid Companion
First Aid Companion
Sale price£7.99
Sold outRYA Sail & Power Logbook
RYA Sail & Power Logbook
Sale price£17.50
Sold outRYA Knots and Splices Handbook - Arthur Beale
Sea Salt : A Perfectly Seasoned Cookbook
RYA VHF Handbook - Arthur Beale
RYA VHF Handbook
Sale price£16.99
Sold outUnderstanding a Nautical Chart
The Complete Rigger's Apprentice - Arthur Beale
Knot Companion
Knot Companion
Sale price£7.99


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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.