Current News From Barton Marine ..
PRODUCT REVIEW - THE DO550 ROPE CLUTCH
Introduced in 2008, the DO550 is proving to be a rugged and reliable design with some 4,500 units to fitted to boats all over the globe and in industry as well.
THE LONDON BOAT SHOW 2015
Barton Marine will be attending the CWM FX London Boat Show early next year, commencing on January 9thto the18th.
DISTRIBUTOR FOCUS: PLASTIMO
Plastimo has been a long term partner with Barton Marine for over 40 years, since right back in the days of yellow oilskins and yellow wellies!
PARIS BOAT SHOW
The show runs from December 6th through to the 14th and our French distributor Plastimo will be exhibiting on booth C62 in Hall 2.1
NEW PRODUCT - CARBON TILLER EXTENSION
Tiller joint: manufactured from engineered Polymer for maximum performance 30% lighter than conventional aluminium extensions
METS 2014 - ROUND UP
Barton Marine enjoyed a successful METS show, meeting with Distributors, Dealers and Boat Builders from around the world. Very positive feedback was received for our range of new pillar fairleads, winch handle pocket and new Carbon Tiller Extensions, launched for the very first time at METS.
METS INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW
Held in Amsterdam, Holland from the 18th -20th of November, this is the World's largest Marine trade show and where the Barton team look forward to discussing business with established and new Distributors and Dealers.
ANNAPOLIS SAIL BOAT SHOW REPORT 2014
Barton Sales Manager Christian Brewer flew to out to the US Sail Boat Show in Annapolis in mid October, working with the Ocean Accessories team lead by Jeff Cox supported by Linda Frink, Jim Wallis, Kelton Kenney and Wade Dale on the Ocean Accessories stand D40.
BARTON MARINE ANNNOUNCE NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
Barton Marine, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sail and deck hardware, has announced that Paul Botterill will become Managing Director effective 1 November 2014. With experience in all areas of Barton’s production, sales and administrative departments, Paul has an impressive history with the company spanning nearly 30 years.
NEW - DISTRIBUTOR FOCUS
Over the next few months we will be choosing an international distributor on which to focus. As its September and the Southampton boat show this month we focus on the UK Market - Marathon Leisure.
SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
If you are visiting the PSP Southampton Boat Show this year there is a special treat for you. There are a number of beautiful boats on display with Barton gear.
NEW PRODUCT - WINCH HANDLE POCKET
The new Barton winch handle pocket is being launched this month, part number 21 053.
RYYC REGATTA WEEK 2014
The 157th Annual Regatta of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club was held at the beginning of August with Barton Marine sponsoring the Guy Shackles Race held on Saturday 9th August.
K CAM PILLAR FAIRLEAD FITMENT
To fit a Pillar Fairlead, introduce the correct size K Cam into the base with jaws opening towards the stainless steel hoop base, add the top cap when fitting the fixing screws.
NEW- K CAM PILLAR FAIRLEAD
This Autumn we announce an important re-design to our K Cam Pillar Fairleads. Part numbers 70 105, 70 205, 70 305.
SAILING TODAY - ROPE CLUTCHES ON TEST
Sailing Today recently carried out a rope clutch practical comparison test, see Sailing Today June issue 2014.
MEDWAY EVENING SERIES
A total of 25 different yachts took part in the 5th Annual Wednesday evening series hosted at Medway Yacht Club and sponsored by Barton Marine.
THE ULTIMATE PRODUCT TEST...
The ultimate product test...
BRENTA 24 'WILDEBEESTE IV' WINNER OF IRC 4 SCOTTISH SERIES
Craig Latimer has been very busy over the winter optimising his Italian built Brenta 24 for the Scottish racing circuit this year. The brief being to include the very latest in race boat thinking- light weight, efficient, strong so he turned to Barton when specifying his high load eye systems. We think you will agree the results are stunning and look so cool!
AROUND THE WORLD IN A MAXUS 22
Barton Marine in association with Polish distributor Aura is sponsoring a Maxus 22 with deck hardware equipment in her round the world voyage commencing later this year.
It is with great regret that we wish to announce the passing of David Coleman on Tuesday 13th May, 2014. David Francis Coleman Memorial Announcement
PBO PROJECT BOAT - DECK HARDWARE BY BARTON MARINE
Practical Boat Owner’s deputy Editor Ben Meakins and Editor David Pugh have undertaken a restoration project on Snapdragon 23 ‘Hantu Biru’ over the last two years and she is very near completion as shown in the pictures and article from the recent Beaulieu Boat Jumble where she made her debut. http://www.pbo.co.uk/gallery/34550/1/beaulieu-boat-jumble-2014.
HIGH LOAD EYES
Our high load eyes are finding lots of uses on all types of boats, from high tech. dinghies right up to top end Cruising yachts.
HANSE 320 REMOVABLE MAINSHEET TRAVELLER - OWNER'S VIEWS
Keith Garside owns Hanse 320 which he sails out of Kip Marina on the West Coast of Scotland. He fitted our Size 2 removable mainsheet traveller assembly in April 2013. He has enjoyed some lively passage sailing on the West Coast and is delighted with the performance.
YACHTS & YACHTING CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE WINNER
Yachts & Yachting Concours D’Elegance winner Mike Lennon and his International Moth kitted out with our 60450 and 60451 high load eyes for the extreme high load applications where conventional blocks fail and for the tiniest of control lines, some 1mm thick.
AIMING FOR GOLD IN RIO
Barton Marine employee David Hawkins is aiming for Gold in Rio in 2016. David is the mainsheet trimmer and tactician for 2013 World Blind Sailing champion Lucy Hodges.
HOW TO LEAD YOUR LINES AFT
At the recent London Boat Show this was the most talked about topic by visitors to the Barton Marine stand. 'How can we set up our boats to make sail handling possible from the safety of the cockpit?' and 'what advice can you offer on what equipment I should purchase?'.
HELSINKI BOAT SHOW FEB 7TH - 16TH
Held in the beautiful city of Helsinki, this Boat show kicks off the Scandinavian show season, usually in temperatures of -15c outside
STOCKHOLM BOAT SHOW FEB 28TH - MARCH 9TH
Barton distributor Navinordic will be exhibiting on stand C11:31. This new company was formed last year after the closure of Navimo and is run by Industry expert Mikael Andersson and his team. Be sure to visit their booth to see the latest range of Barton products.
RYA DINGHY SHOW MARCH 1-2ND
Held annually at the Alexandra Palace in North London, this is the ‘must attend’ event in the dinghy calendar.
NEW DELUXE SCREW HATCH COVER
Available in three sizes, the new Barton deluxe hatch cover hides the fixing holes and base ring completely, these also featuring smooth rounded edges, pleasing on the eye and practical too! They come complete with an optional securing strap.
FISHER OWNERS ASSOCIATION WINNERS 2013
Fisher Owners Association Commodore Chris Morris contacted us last year to request support for prizes for their annual awards for best log and Personal achievement award and we were pleased to accept.
LONDON BOAT SHOW - A TELEVISION FIRST!
The London Boat Show is the first European Boat Show of 2014, the event took place at Excel in London’s Docklands in early January.
2014 DUSSELDORF BOAT SHOW
Boot Dusseldorf is being held from the 18th - 26th January, attracting International visitors from all over the World, making this by far the biggest Boat Show held.
NOT JUST FOR SAILING
Sauber Motorsport Aerodynamic chief, Willem Toet, has recently installed Barton blocks in his home gym to aid recovery from his downhill mountain bike crash. Willem (60 ish!) found what he was looking for after an exhaustive research visit to his local chandlers.