Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show 2017

We'll be back at our favourite boat show! Save the dates now. You can visit for a day or camp for the weekend whichever way its a great start to the summer. See you there!
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:00 to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 17:00

Emergency Navigation Lights

In the past we have supplied some pretty appalling dross which describes itself as "Emergency Navigation Lights". They remind me of CATNAPs which in certain engineering worlds apparently stands for " C heapest A vailable T echnology to N arrowly A void P rosecution". Pretty much useless items. So when a friend asked me if we could supply some for her yacht I was a bit concerned. She needed to make a daytime passage but if the wind wasn't favourable and she lost the flood then it could end up...

Never Fear - Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester

Thursday 26th January 2017 18:45 We are delighted to be able to announce that Ian Strathcarron has agreed to hold an illustrated talk about the life of Sir Francis Chichester. Lord Strathcarron is the author of several travel biographies and has just published "Never Fear - Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester". It should prove to be a fascinating talk about a man who inspired many of us to take up sailing - including myself! The book is now on our shelves and perhaps the first thing that you will notice is that, just like a decent piece of hardware, it weighs a bit more than you...

Johnson and Loftus Flying 10 wins Concours d'Elegance at RYA Dinghy Show

Congratulations to Dan and Tim for winning the coveted Concours d'Elegance prize for their beautifull Flying 10. A well deserved award for their efforts. They even made the foundry to cast the keel themselves. They are off today to try to buy some "toys" for their new boatyard in Ullapool. Arthur Beale supplied the rigging with these useful roll swaged eyes perfect for the Dyneema lashings. If you need any...

The Frozen Frontier - a talk by Jane Maufe - Thursday 27th April 2017

Arthur Beale are delighted to be able to confirm that Jane Maufe will be giving an illustrated presentation about her recent experience sailing with David Scott Cowper through the most Northern of the Northwest Passages. Jane Maufe is the four times great niece of Sir John Franklin, who was lost (along with his 129 crew) trying to chart and navigate a route through the Northwest Passage in 1845. Jane and David achieved the first ever transit through the most northerly route and it was the first by a woman. Leaving Northern Ireland in August, it took them just under 20 days to reach Alaska via...