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Our deck hardware range is being displayed at the Paris International Boat Show, 3rd – 11th December. Customers can find us on the Navimo stand in Pavillion 2.1, Stand B 1 - 71. We will kick start the New Year by exhibiting at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, 6th-15th January.
MINI TRANSAT - TOP LADY!
Pip Hare, sponsored by Barton, recently completed the epic Mini Transat from France to Brazil and was confirmed as the first female finisher.
FITTING THE BARTON SINGLE LINE REEFING SYSTEM
UK magazine Sailing Today recently included an in-depth feature with Barton’s Christian Brewer on preparing and fitting the Barton single line reefing kit.
METS 2011 - MEET THE BARTON TEAM ON STAND 01.440
This year's METS trade show takes place November 15th- 17th in Amsterdam.
NEW PRODUCT CATALOGUE
The new 2012 Barton catalogue is being launched at this year's METS, featuring a fresh new design and easy to use colour coded index for ease of product selection.
NEW SERIES 0 CHEEK BLOCK
This month, we are launching the brand new Series 0 Cheek Blocks, which are ideal for use on dinghies and dayboats.
RE-DESIGNED LIGHTWEIGHT SWIVEL BULLSEYE
We have taken a Barton favourite and brought it right up to date. Featuring a newly designed swivel and profiled swivel arm, the Swivel Bullseye is now fitted with a unitary bullseye leading to a Kevlar K Cam and top fairlead.
ANNAPOLIS REPORT 2011
Barton Marine’s Director Paul Botterill recently attended the Annapolis Boat Show helping with enquiries on the Barton US stand. The US sailboat market appears to be on the mend with Barton retailers Defender, Sail Care and Bacon Sails reporting good sales at the show.
BRITISH SAILING LEGACY EVENT LAUNCHED AT PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
L-R; Rob Stevens (Chief Executive BMF), Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE, Paul Botterill, Alan Morgan (President BMF) © BMF
Our production director Paul Botterill is also Chairman of British Sailing, which recently hosted the 2012 Legacy Event at the Southampton Boat Show. The event highlighted how businesses belonging to BMF members can get the most out of the Olympic legacy and how the industry can get more people out on the water.
Highly acclaimed yacht designer Andrew Wolstenholme recently submitted a review to Water Craft magazine on Barton fittings he fitted and tested on ‘Coot', his beautiful cat rigged 11'3" dinghy.
PIP STARTS THE MINI TRANSAT
The Mini Transat fleet started its epic trans-ocean race on September 25th. 79 tiny 6.5 metre singlehanders departed from Charente Maritime in France to embark on a 4,200 mile route to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, tackling the infamous Bay of Biscay and the Doldrums along the way.
PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2011
Barton is delighted to be a part of this year’s Southampton Boat Show, being held between the 16th - 25th September. This is a must see outdoor show with on- water displays and plenty of opportunities to view and purchase products.
UNIQUE BARTON MAST BASE ORGANISER LAUNCHED
We are pleased to announce that the Barton Mast Base Organiser (the product number is 81550) is now in full production following a summer of extensive testing.
FITTING TOWABLE T TRACK CARS
If you’re planning a winter project, take a look at our new technical article on the fitting of towable Barton T Track cars.
X ONE DESIGN CHARITY AUCTION
Barton is participating in this year’s Cowes Week charity auction, run by the XOD class which will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of this venerable class.
BARTON BLOCK BEATS THE REST!
Here at Barton, we are proud of the strength of our products and the great value they offer.
RESULTS FROM THE MEDWAY SERIES - SPONSORED BY BARTON MARINE
In July we sponsored the first Wednesday Evening Open Series hosted by Medway Yacht Club.
CLAMSEAL™ GOES OVER THE TOP!
Denman Marine, the Australian distributor of Barton products has provided ClamSeal™ systems to the crew of the Honda Over the Top expedition.
ROB LARKE - BACK ON FORM!
A couple of years ago we reported on Rob Larke and Victoria Gregory's J/80 ‘Joystick' which sported a specially modified Barton Boomstrut designed for the J/80. The Boomstrut has since become the ‘must have' accessory for serious J/80 contenders.
BARTON MARINE APPOINTS CARINE EQUETER FOR FRENCH MARKET
We're pleased to announce that we have appointed Blue Blanc Red's Carine Equeter to manage Barton sales in France.
BARTON BLOCKS - GREAT VALUE AND PERFORMANCE
Here at Barton we are proud of the performance and great value of our products, and wanted to share the magazine block test report snippet with you.
In the March issue of French sailing title Voiles et Voiliers, the magazine reported on a Barton size 3 plain bearing block and a size 3 ball bearing block which were rigorously tested against similar specification blocks from many other brands.
PIP HARE GEARS UP FOR MINI TRANSAT 650
We're delighted to announce that we have teamed up with solo sailor and 2010 double-handed Round Britain and Ireland winner Pip Hare in her quest to win the Mini Transat this year. Pip has already completed the gruelling 1,000 mile qualification course and has been building up some more mileage in the Royal Western Mini Fastnet race.
WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?!
Absolutely nothing to do with sailing, but it made us smile! Get a load of this advert from Bakers Complete® showing some wiley characters dodging fearsome guard dogs to get to their favourite snack. Taking starring role, well that’s our opinion, are some Barton aluminium sheaved upright blocks; helping our hero down to the ground.
SAILING FOR CHARITY AT THE MARINE INDUSTRY REGATTA
The 10th Marine Industry Regatta was recently hosted at Sunsail in Port Solent on the UK’s south coast. The event encourages the UK marine industry to compete at a relaxed and friendly race day plus raise important funds for the John Merricks Sailing Trust, an inspiring charity that sponsors talented young sailors who require financial backing to compete.
W17 TRIMARAN - HOT SAILING AROUND THE PHILIPPINES
The brand new W17 Trimaran from the drawing board of Canadian designer Mike Waters is primarily for home built completion, with an impressive 52 plan sets now sold into 12 countries.
BARTON'S UNIQUE ANODISING SYSTEM EXPLAINED
We are proud to say that we are the only marine deck hardware manufacturer to utilise a unique metal protecting process to give a particularly smooth, superior finish to our products, as well as improving longevity so you can enjoy time out on your boat with greater peace of mind.
KITE FLIES WITH BARTON
Equipped with Barton fittings, ‘Kite' is a new 5.7m pocket cruiser from renowned UK designer Andrew Wolstenholme of Wolstenholme Yacht Design and boat builder Colin Henwood of Henwood & Dean.
PRE-SEASON DECK HARDWARE CHECKLIST
With spring just around the corner, it's time to check your deck hardware for signs of wear and tear, especially mast sheaves and blocks before you re-step. A little time spent now can save a lot of grief and aggravation in the sailing season and save you money in the long run.
To download our pre-season blocks, sheaves, mainsheet traveller & genoa cars checklist, click here.
JOHN AND ALEX SEND WISHES EN-ROUTE TO THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
We have been following Barton customers, John & Alex as they continue on their adventure into the Atlantic Ocean aboard their Halberg Rassy Ketch, ‘Free Spirit'. After making their way to the Cape Verde Islands, they sent us their latest diary entry.
SEE BARTON AT BOOT DÜSSELDORF
This month plays host to, what we think is one of the best shows on the planet, boot Düsseldorf, where many of the industry's top brands all come together under one roof.
We're exhibiting alongside long-term distributor Robert Lindemann, which has been selling Barton products in Germany since 1972.