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LATEST UPDATE FROM JOHN AND ALEX
Over the months we have been following two Barton customers John and Alex, who are embarking on an adventurous trip into the Atlantic Ocean aboard their Halberg Rassy Ketch, ‘Free Spirit’...
NEW BARTON HIGH LOAD PRODUCT PREVIEW
Barton High Load Eyes have been designed for genoa/jib spinnaker barber haulers and for line guides such as in the Lazy Jack Kits, furler lines and mast tidies.
SEE BARTON AT LONDON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2011
To all those planning to attend the London International Boat Show between 7th – 16th January, make sure you come by the Barton Marine stand on D40...
NEW HIGH LOAD EYES
During winter 2010, we’ll be introducing a five product range of Barton High Load Eyes, which we’ve designed for genoa/jib, spinnaker barber haulers and for line guides such as in the Lazy Jack kits, furler lines and mast tidies.
BARTON MARINE SIGNS UP NEW DISTRIBUTOR
(L-R) Jesper Cramer, General Manager for Palby Marine and Paul Botterill, Barton's Operations Director
We are delighted to announce that we completed the signing of a new distributor appointment at the recent METS 2010. Equipment distributor and wholesale company, Palby Marine joins the Barton network in Denmark and will distribute the full Barton range from its head office in the port of Kolding.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR DECK HARDWARE AT THE END OF THE SEASON
It's worth spending a little time to carry out some hardware checking and cleaning when you lay your yacht up for the winter, as this can save you money in the long run and prevent a future failure next season.
METS 2010 – MEET THE BARTON TEAM ON STAND 01.544
November 16th, 17th & 18th sees us attending the international METS trade show in Amsterdam. Here we will get to showcase our latest product range and meet with our current and newly appointed distributors.
JOHN AND ALEX HEAD SOUTH!
Barton customers and serious Blue Water sailors John and Alex have kindly sent us in a report of their new adventure into the Atlantic Ocean, sailing aboard their Halberg Rassy ketch ‘Free Spirit'. Over the coming months, we will be following their log as they journey south.
ANNAPOLIS SAILBOAT SHOW REPORT
Beautiful weather prevailed and the Annapolis Sailboat Show which took place last week was very well attended. Barton Sales Manager Christian Brewer was at the show, representing Barton USA, headed up by Connecticut based Ocean Marketing.
NEW BARTON WEBSITE WINS INDUSTRY AWARD
We have won the ‘Website of the Year' Award for bartonmarine.com at the Marine Trades Association (MTA) Party and Marine Industry Awards Evening, which took place during this year's PSP Southampton Boat Show in September.
STAYING THE RIGHT WAY UP - DOWN UNDER
Barton Marine's Australian distributor, Denman Marine has recently launched the first of its Swallow Boats, the BayRaider 20 in Kettering, Tasmania. The company builds the innovative and highly acclaimed design under license from Swallow Boats based here in the UK.
A TRUE CLASSIC AT THE QUEEN VICTORIA CUP
You cannot fail to miss the photo of a beautifully restored yacht that features on the Barton website's homepage, she is ‘Dilkusha' - a 1931 West Solent Class yacht owned and helmed by Peter Methven OBE, a long term customer and supporter of Barton Marine products.
COWES WEEK REPORT - THE 99th X ONE DESIGN RACE
Barton sales manager, Christian Brewer was once again competing in the famous X One Design class at this year’s Cowes Week. Sailing ‘Lone Star’ with eight times winner Stuart Jardine and son Mark Jardine, who is also co-owner of Yachts & Yachting magazine
THE ALL NEW BARTON HOME PAGE
We have been listening to all the feedback from our retail and trade customers’ on our current website, so at the end of last year we set in motion some ideas to make the site even more user friendly, packed full of new features with a fresh, contemporary look.
SAIL SAFE INC INTRODUCE NEW ANTI-JIBE SYSTEM
One of our American customers, Sail Safe Inc has recently developed a unique system for preventing crash jibes, using a range of Barton equipment. Like all of the very best ideas, the Anti-Jibe system is really simple yet highly effective in operation.
THE LAUNCH OF THE CORNISH CRABBER 26
We recently paid a visit to British boat builder, Cornish Crabbers based in Rock where we were lucky enough to see the first build of their newest model, the Cornish Crabber 26. She is the latest addition to Cornish Crabbers range of traditional sailing yachts from 17 to 30 foot, all built by master craftsmen to order.
‘CARTE BLANCHE’ – A BEAUTIFUL SWAN ONCE MORE
The end of April saw the world's oldest Swan sailing yacht still in use launched at Pendennis Shipyard. ‘Carte Blanche', the third 36ft Swan ever built, has been at Pendennis since November 2009...
THE BARTON G23 WINCH ON TEST
For those of you who saw the June issue of Practical Boat Owner, you would have seen their feature which tested 8 winches from the marine industries top brands, including the Barton G23 winch! Alongside the Barton winch were winches from other brands including Holt Nautos, Holmatro, Andersen, Harken Radial, Antal and Lewmar.
MARINE INDUSTRY REGATTA 2010
Barton Marine's joint team with distributor Navimo were back once again to defend their Marine Industry Sailing Regatta title, which was held in the Solent on Wednesday the 21st April.
NEW DISTRIBUTOR IN TURKEY ANNOUNCED
Barton Marine has recently appointed HOOG Performance Sailing to distribute Barton products in the popular boating destination of Turkey.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
We have been searching through the archives as we compile a new Barton history section for the web site and we have found two gems from the Barton history books for you to enjoy.
The Barton Boomstrut is one of our most popular products with thousands sold all around the world. The Boomstrut can be fitted extremely easily and offers both cruising and racing sailors a cost effective way to eliminate the hassle of boom control.
PRE-SEASON HARDWARE CHECKS COULD SAVE YOU A FORTUNE
Failed blocks and mast sheaves can cause considerably more damage and subsequent cost than just replacing them with new ones. Here, we offer some practical advice on carrying out some simple pre-season deck hardware maintenance.
BARTON FITTINGS FOR A LEGEND
Barton Marine has been chosen to supply the recently revived Varianta 18 with a range of deck hardware fittings. After a 40-year absence, the popular 18 foot sailing yacht has been reintroduced by German yacht manufacturer Dehler.
BOOT DUSSELDORF REPORT
We have just returned from another successful trip to one of Europe's most important boat shows, Boot Dusseldorf where our products had some great exposure throughout the show.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW REPORT
With final attendance figures at just 10% down, the show finished on an upbeat note with the busiest last weekend anyone can remember since the show opened at Excel in 2003.
SEALINE INTERNATIONAL CHOOSES BARTON
Sealine International, one of the UK’s most successful luxury power boat builders, has chosen Barton Marine to develop a specially designed traveller system, based on its Size 0 travellers, for incorporation in the full length convertible roof system on the stunning new SC35 sports cruiser.
BOATING ON A BUDGET RAISES £17,000 FOR RNLI BOATHOUSE APPPEAL
In our last issue we reported about a special project we have been involved in to help the RNLI in Burnham-on-Crouch raise much needed funds for their Floating Boathouse Appeal.
BARTON LENDS A HAND TO BOATING ON A BUDGET
We are delighted to have lent our support to a new campaign which aims to raise much needed funds for a new boat house for the RNLI in Burnham-on-Crouch.
NEW BARTON BLOCKS AT THE TULLETT PREBON LONDON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (8th-17th January 2010)
This year's London Boat Show will see the public launch of our new Size ‘0' Swivel Block range and our new Size ‘0' Stand-up Blocks, which were both recently seen by the trade for the first time at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam.