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NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCHED
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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)
MIKE BROOKE TO LAUNCH BOOK
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
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
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
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
Olivier Champeaux has sent us photos of his immaculately restored Andre Mauric designed Challenger design Quarter Tonner Red Dingue.
'DIGGER' GOES ROULETTE SAILING
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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...