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NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCHED read
THE PARIS BOAT SHOW 2013 read
THE LONDON BOAT SHOW 2014 read
BARTON - THE MOVIE! read
METS INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW read
PIP HARE - WAITING FOR THE OFF! read
ANNAPOLIS SAIL BOAT SHOW REPORT 2013 read
END OF SEASON MAINTENANCE read
BARTON BLOCK IS TESTED BY PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER read
PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW read
MIKE BROOKE TO LAUNCH BOOK read
BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW read
LATEST RACE REPORT FROM BARTON SPONSORED EVENT read
YOUR INSTALLATIONS EXPLAINED – REMOVABLE MAINSHEET TRAVELLER SYSTEM read
LOW LEVEL FLYING WITH MIKE LENNON read
RED DINGUE DELIGHTS read
'DIGGER' GOES ROULETTE SAILING read
ROY DENTON'S REFIT read
THE BEMBRIDGE SWAN BOAT COMPANY HAS CHOSEN BARTON read
PAT CARTER CELEBRATES 47 YEARS WITH BARTON MARINE! read
REPLICA LASER SETS LAUNCHED read
HISWA - REMOVABLE MAINSHEET SYSTEM SHOWCASED read
THE ADVENTURES OF 'DIGGER' AND CREW read
ARTICLE APPEARED IN YACHT MAGAZIN read
JIMMY GREEN AT THE RYA DINGHY SHOW read
2013 HELSINKI BOAT SHOW read
OUT AND ABOUT IN FEBRUARY & MARCH read
SEE BARTON AT BOAT SHOWS THIS MONTH read
WE'LL HELP GUIDE YOU IN CHOOSING YOUR HARDWARE read
JOHN AND ALEX - UPDATE FROM PARADISE! read
NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCHED
Stainless steel rubbing strakes
Stainless steel rubbing strakes

By popular demand Barton Marine introduces a range of stainless steel rubbing strakes, to help prevent rope wear to deck edges and coamings. Available in three lengths these attractive strakes are easy to fit and will last a lifetime.

THE PARIS BOAT SHOW 2013

The Paris International Boat Show runs from December 6th to the 15th. Barton’s French distributor Plastimo France is presenting Barton products in Pavillion 2.1 – Stand B79 pop along and see the Barton rig display with our new super smooth finish high load eyes.

THE LONDON BOAT SHOW 2014
The London Boat Show 2014
The London Boat Show 2014

Barton Marine will be attending the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show early next year, commencing on January 4th. Barton Marine is exhibiting on stand D115, and will be showing the new rubbing strakes and wear pads for the first time as well as our new super smooth finish high load eyes.

BARTON - THE MOVIE!
Barton Marine Red Dingue Video
Barton Marine Red Dingue Video

Here is a great youtube video prepared for us by professional videographer Olivier Champeaux. Olivier re-built this classic 1960s quarter tonner ‘Red Dingue’ at home, taking it right back to bare wood. He came to Barton for his complete deck hardware requirements and here is the result!

METS INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW
Mets International Trade Show
Mets International Trade Show

Held in Amsterdam, Holland form the 19th -21st of November, this is the World's largest Marine trade show and where the Barton team meet and discuss business plans with established and new Distributors and Dealers.

PIP HARE - WAITING FOR THE OFF!
Pip Hare – Waiting for the Off!
Pip Hare – Waiting for the Off!

Mini Transat solo sailor Pip Hare is all geared up and ready to compete in the 2013 Mini Transat race from Spain to Guadeloupe, a race distance of nearly 4,000 miles and in a 21ft boat! This biennial event attracts the world's top sailors and is widely accepted as the stepping stone class into round the world yacht racing.

ANNAPOLIS SAIL BOAT SHOW REPORT 2013
Shrimper
Shrimper

Barton Sales Manager Christian Brewer attended the US Sail Boat Show in Annapolis in mid October, working with the Ocean Accessories team Linda Frink, Jeff Cox, Chris Beaudry and Jim Wallis on their stand D40. Their territories are spread across the country, looking after Distributors and their Dealer's Barton needs.

END OF SEASON MAINTENANCE
End of season maintenance
End of season maintenance

Link to our essential guide to laying up your deck hardware this winter, a little care and attention now can save hundreds of pounds in down time and breakages. In preparation here is the link to our End of Season Maintenance guide.

BARTON BLOCK IS TESTED BY PRACTICAL BOAT OWNER

In the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine, Britain's best-selling sailing magazine, our Size 3 Ball Bearing Fixed Eye came out top in a group test of blocks with 45mm sheaves

PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW

If you're attending the PSP Southampton Boat Show, UK this month (13th - 22nd September), you'll be able to find Barton products at the following stands:

Force Four (B017 & D010)
Jimmy Green Marine (G022)
TCS Chandlery (G074)
Marine Superstore (F006)

MIKE BROOKE TO LAUNCH BOOK
Mike Brooke
Mike Brooke

Our dear friend Mike Brooke is launching a book about his travels aboard his 19 foot Cape Cutter. If you pass by the Cape Cutter 19 stand B006, you can catch up with 2009 Round Britain sailor Mike Brooke.

BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Are you visiting the Barcelona International Boat Show (24th - 29th September)? There'll be Barton products on the Pronautic Booth (D 637).

LATEST RACE REPORT FROM BARTON SPONSORED EVENT
Paul Botterill presents the trophy to the winning team ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’
Paul Botterill presents the trophy to the winning team ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’

Here is the 4th annual Wednesday evening series racing report from organiser Mike Harrison:

A total of 30 yachts took part in the 4th Wednesday evening series hosted at Medway Yacht Club and sponsored by Barton Marine.

YOUR INSTALLATIONS EXPLAINED – REMOVABLE MAINSHEET TRAVELLER SYSTEM
Removable Mainsheet Traveller System © Bryan Downey
Removable Mainsheet Traveller System © Bryan Downey

Barton customer Bryan Downey recently installed our removable mainsheet traveller system onto his Sun Odyssey 32i. His previous arrangement on the coach roof meant that it was difficult to adjust the mainsheet from the helm position. The new addition gives total control when short-handed. It is also easy to remove, should you wish to free up extra space in the cockpit area when tied up for the evening.

LOW LEVEL FLYING WITH MIKE LENNON
Moth Nationals - © Hyde Sails
Moth Nationals - © Hyde Sails

Hyde Sails technical Director Mike Lennon has been in touch recently, following his great result in the International Moth's UK Championship held in Weymouth, scoring fourth overall in the huge fleet of 70 boats.

RED DINGUE DELIGHTS
Bertrand Chéret opens a bottle of fizz to  celebrate the launch - © Olivier Champeaux
Bertrand Chéret opens a bottle of fizz to celebrate the launch - © Olivier Champeaux

Olivier Champeaux has sent us photos of his immaculately restored Andre Mauric designed Challenger design Quarter Tonner Red Dingue.

'DIGGER' GOES ROULETTE SAILING
‘Digger’ - © Stephan Boden
‘Digger’ - © Stephan Boden

Earlier this year we brought you news of Stephan Boden and his epic voyages around the Baltic during 2012 aboard ‘Digger'. He created quite a stir in social media with 550,000 following his fun blog. Stephan has recently set sail again with his trusty dog Polly and is embarking on some roulette sailing!

ROY DENTON'S REFIT
Size 2 Beam track installation - © Roy Denton
Size 2 Beam track installation - © Roy Denton

Roy is currently refitting a Junk rigged 33ft cruising yacht and approached us to specify a mainsheet and mizzen traveller system.

THE BEMBRIDGE SWAN BOAT COMPANY HAS CHOSEN BARTON
Barton deck fittings chosen for latest Bembridge Swan Class day boat
Barton deck fittings chosen for latest Bembridge Swan Class day boat

Barton Marine fittings are now fitted as standard on all new Bembridge Swan Class day boats, built in the UK by the Bembridge Swan Boat Company.

PAT CARTER CELEBRATES 47 YEARS WITH BARTON MARINE!
Pat Carter (front row), then from left to right, David Coleman, MD; Stores Manager, Joyce Brown; former employee, Renee Mullaly; Office Manager, Vicki Cameron; Rob Underwood (founding partner with David Coleman); Suzanne Blaustone, David’s partner.
Pat Carter (front row), then from left to right, David Coleman, MD; Stores Manager, Joyce Brown; former employee, Renee Mullaly; Office Manager, Vicki Cameron; Rob Underwood (founding partner with David Coleman); Suzanne Blaustone, David’s partner.

Barton Marine's company secretary Pat Carter is stepping down from full-time employment, after 47 years. Our longest-serving team member, Pat joined the company in 1966 and worked for founder and original owner, Ron Barton before working with David Coleman, owner since 1986.

REPLICA LASER SETS LAUNCHED
Close up of kicker base plate with blocks
Close up of kicker base plate with blocks

The Laser® dinghy is one of the most popular One Design single hander dinghies in the world. Designed by Canadian Bruce Kirby, there are some 200,000 Lasers® built and many are still in existence, many 30 years old or more.

HISWA - REMOVABLE MAINSHEET SYSTEM SHOWCASED
HISWA
HISWA

Our brand new removable mainsheet traveller system was showcased at the recent HISWA show held in Amsterdam at the beginning of the month. The Innovation Showcase brought together the best of the brand new products launched this year and certainly created a stir!

THE ADVENTURES OF 'DIGGER' AND CREW
Polly Checks Supplies © Stephan Boden
Polly Checks Supplies © Stephan Boden

Stephan Boden has been creating quite a stir with his brilliant blog and news of his adventures around the Baltic Sea aboard his Varianta 18 ‘Digger' - equipped with Barton fittings. His blog http://diggerhamburg.wordpress.com/ was started in March 2012 and has received nearly 550.000 visitors, plus 650 followers on Facebook.

ARTICLE APPEARED IN YACHT MAGAZIN

The following article has been written by Stephan Boden and kindly been loosely translated into English language for us to include on our website.

JIMMY GREEN AT THE RYA DINGHY SHOW

The RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting magazine and Suzuki is taking place over the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd at Alexandra Palace, London.

2013 HELSINKI BOAT SHOW
Oy Maritm stand at Helsinki
Oy Maritm stand at Helsinki

Barton Marine Sales Manager, Christian Brewer recently visited the annual Helsinki Boat Show to support Oy Maritim, our distributor for Finland and Russia.

OUT AND ABOUT IN FEBRUARY & MARCH
Barton Marine Stand
Barton Marine Stand

The latest Barton sailing hardware will be on display at various boat shows over the next couple of months.

Our distributors and chandlers stocking our products are displaying a wide choice of Barton equipment at the following dates and shows..

SEE BARTON AT BOAT SHOWS THIS MONTH

This month, we’ll have Barton products at both the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show in the UK (Saturday 12th – Sunday 20th January) and boot Düsseldorf in Germany (Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th January).

WE'LL HELP GUIDE YOU IN CHOOSING YOUR HARDWARE

If you’re planning on visiting us at the upcoming boat shows, or simply want some more information before choosing a Barton deck hardware system, we’ve created an article on leading lines aft to help you with some ideas before you arrive at the show...

JOHN AND ALEX - UPDATE FROM PARADISE!
Bonaire is known for its fantastic diving. Here they were wishing their friends and family a Happy Christmas!
Bonaire is known for its fantastic diving. Here they were wishing their friends and family a Happy Christmas!

John and Alex Foord’s Barton equipped Halberg Rassy ‘Free Spirit’ wintered up in Grenada for the Hurricane Season They’re now back on board and continuing their adventures. Check out their latest update...