One of the UK's leading manufacturers of deck gear for sailing yachts, Barton Marine, has opened a warehouse and distribution center in Connecticut USA in a move to better service its growing share of the US market.
Trading as Barton U.S. with an inventory covering a wide range of the company's most popular sail hardware and boat accessory products, the new facility will speed delivery and enhance customer service for Barton's US wholesale and retail customer base.
The Barton Marine product line will be distributed throughout the US by Ocean Marketing, a leading manufacturer's representative company. David Coleman, Managing Director of Barton Marine commented, "It is important for us to have our own base in US to enable us to offer the level of service which is expected of a quality brand. We are also particularly pleased to have created the partnership with Ocean Marketing which will strengthen our sales and supply chain within the U.S. and help us grow within this important market."
Barton has developed a long standing reputation in the UK and Europe for quality, highly economical products which are both practical and innovative, winning both DAME and NMMA innovation awards in recent years for its ClamSeal inflatable repair device. Its extensive range of blocks, clutches and other hardware are used on both racing yachts and cruising boats and are standard equipment on many of the top European built production yachts.