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Riddle of the Sands Film Showing - Plus more!

On 2nd July we will be having a tremendous evening showing the film Riddle of the Sands with Michael York. The evening will be hosted by Tim Wright and Lloyd Shepherd of the Riddle of the Sands Adventure Club - who are highly entertaining!

It will be a very special evening for anyone who loves this classic yachting tale said to be the first ever spy thriller. Book quickly as we are filling up!

Beale Park Report

If you are still thinking about going to the Beale Park Boat Show then that's tough because it is all over! Our stripey stand is all packed away and most of the goods have been put back in the wrong place at the shop. I know the show pretty well because we used to exhibit under the guise of Flints Marine but because of the kerfuffle with the take over of Arthur Beale's we decided to skip the show last year. Things have...

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Rocna Blog

Arthur Beale’s are now stocking Rocna and Fortress Anchors. Luckily our decision regarding anchor choice was very easy as all the hard research had been done a few years ago while planning a trip to the world’s most Northerly volcano on the remote Arctic Island of Jan Mayen. The island has no secure anchorage so one of the biggest dilemmas was how to leave the yacht and the anchor crew in safety whilst we climbed the mountain. The choice of anchor and chain would be crucial to the success...

Blue Trout

If you have recently been to South Dock Marina in Rotherhithe then you would have had the opportunity to rest your eyes on this lovely Dallimore yacht. Blue Trout has been moored in the dock for many years but the brightwork is normally protected from the sun with lots of blue covers so it is a real treat when they all come off! She looks quite wonderful. The designer Norman E. Dallimore had a great eye for small...

Arthur Beale Election Results. We have our winner!

Last night while all the politics was going on we were treated to a very special talk by Paul Heiney. In addition we decided to have our very own election to decide who you would most like to skipper your boat. Paul joined in the spirit of the election by cleverly suggesting Nicola Stugeron would be good, especially for those who may suffer from sea sickness. (Just in case anyone is unaware, Stugeron is a very effective anti sea sickness pill). Paul then whisked us across the Biscay, called...

Getting all excited about the Election?

No, not that one, but our Arthur Beale Captains Election to decide which Captain you would like to sail your ship. As you may have realised the Government stupidly decided to hold a General Election on the first Thursday in May. Everyone knows that the first Thursday of the month is the day Arthur Beale has their talks. Any other day would have been fine but no they choose to clash with us.

It happens that this Thursday we are...

You'll never guess what I want it for!

A gentleman came into the shop yesterday and was browsing the pad eyes and snap hooks. I asked if he wanted some help and he said "Well actually, it's not for a boat at all, you'll never guess what it's for!". I had a little hunch and said "For hanging a chair in Selfridges atrium?". He stepped back thinking he must have walked into the Astrology shop around the corner. The thing is we sell a lot of strange things to hang strange objects.

Only a few days before Sarah Campbell had...

Bullet Proof Systems

An email came through - "Thanks Steve, that wire fitted perfectly, can I have another two sent over?". Well, that would have been fine if Steve wasn't on holiday so James looked at Alex with slightly quizzical look and Alex looked to me but got no reassurance there. Then James and Alex remembered the "Database" and big smiles appeared all round.

Now, as you may imagine, the Arthur Beale Database isn't an expensive piece of...

Moving Heavy Things

A real does-what-it-says-on-the-tin book! Ideal for all those people (I count myself amongst them) who’ve caught themselves thinking “There must be a better way than this!” halfway through moving, say, a boat up a beach, or a piano down a flight of stairs. Everything about the book seems practical – it’s a nice robust hardback published by “Wooden Boat Books” in Maine, USA, who you feel must know what they’re talking about...

Worse Things Happen at Sea

​On the subject of well-illustrated unusual books – here’s another one that we at Beale’s are happy to include in our collection:. Worse Things Happen at Sea, strictly speaking, isn’t really a book at all – it’s a fold out, double sided, 130cm panoramic spread of beautiful illustrations of mythical maritime creatures, ships and the sea. It would look great on a mantelpiece, but it does come in a very nice cardboard cover with a sea-shanty printed on the inside! The level of detail in the...

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