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A Knot a Day: 365 Knot Challenges for All Abilities
Adlard Coles Book Of Diesel Engines - Arthur Beale
Sold outCreative Ropecraft : A treasure trove of knots, hitches, bends, plaits and netting
Sold outDes Pawsons Knot Craft
Des Pawsons Knot Craft
Sale price£10.99
Sold outDes Pawsons Knot Craft and Rope Mats - Arthur Beale
Sold outHeavy Weather Sailing
Heavy Weather Sailing
Sale price£35.00
High Latitude Sailing
High Latitude Sailing
Sale price£25.00
How to Install a New Diesel
How to Install a New Diesel
Sale price£14.99
Sold outLofting
Sale price£14.99
Off the Deep End : A History of Madness at Sea
Sold outOver the Top - Sailing Around the World Vertically
Sold outPacific Crossing Guide
Pacific Crossing Guide
Sale price£55.00
Sale price£16.99
Replacing Your Boat's Engine
Sailing Alone Around the World
Sold outShakedown Cruise
Shakedown Cruise
Sale price£20.00
Sold outSkipper's Medical Emergency Handbook
Solitaire Spirit : Three Times Around the World Single-Handed - Arthur Beale
Sold outSplicing Modern Ropes : A Practical Handbook
Sold outThe Anatomy of Sail
The Anatomy of Sail
Sale price£35.00
The Complete Day Skipper - Tom Cunliffe
The Complete Ocean Skipper - Tom Cunliffe
The Complete Yachtmaster 10th Edition
The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages
The Narrowboat Guide
The Narrowboat Guide
Sale price£20.00
The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guide
The Sea Takes No Prisoners Hardback
Waypoints : Seascapes and Stories of Scotland's West Coast - Arthur Beale
World Cruising Destinations 2nd Edition
World Cruising Destinations 3rd Edition
Sold outWorld Cruising Routes
World Cruising Routes
Sale price£63.00


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.