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Why buy a boat when you can just borrow one?

2019-01-29T18:39:38+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Features, Life Afloat|

There's a cultural move towards sharing that is just beginning to take hold. The idea is that from quite soon, a decade some say, we won't own a car, but like bike racks in municipal spaces we'll track one down on our smart phone and unlock it, drive it and pay for it – all [...]

The Magnificent Sixes by Tim Street

2018-12-17T11:19:44+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Books|

  A Century of Six Metres Since 1907 the Metre Boats have both fascinated and challenged the very best designers of each age to produce boats for the very best helmsmen and crews to compete in the most prestigious international events. As a development class, the Six Metres have been the test-bed for innovative designs [...]

Den Phillips 2019 Calendars

2018-12-13T14:19:35+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Go-To News|

East Coast photographer Den Phillips' large black and white calendars are a great wall feature with their evocative images of classic craft in their element. They also make an excellent Christmas present. The East Coast Calendar (above) is in it’s 31st year and features evocative images of Thames Barges, Fishing Smacks, Classic Yachts and Seascapes [...]

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

2018-12-05T07:03:55+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Go-To News|

It's busy times at Arthur Beale preparing for Christmas... You may have noticed in recent weeks the shop window updated to depict a rather fishy scene which has gone on to inspire the choice of film for our Christmas Screening (see above). We've had lots of compliments so far, and it's certainly London's quirkiest Christmas window [...]

Setting a square sail on a yacht

2018-11-21T19:29:23+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Features, Seamanship|

   by Will Stirling There are many ways to set a square sail on a sailing boat; this is one of many; simplicity is a virtue. The following method has four ropes and a halyard. Two of these ropes are sheets – which it would be difficult not to invite to the party; without the [...]

Falls of Clyde returning to Scotland

2018-11-21T19:30:17+00:00 November 21st, 2018|News|

The world's last iron four masted ship, Falls of Clyde, built in 1878, has a date for returning to Scotland for restoration, but desperately needs a funding campaign to take off in order for that to happen. Save Falls of Clyde, a Glasgow-based non-profit group have a date of February 3 2019 for Sevenstar's lift [...]