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Barton Marine has been established and manufacturing deck hardware for over 65 years and is at the forefront of the global marine block market. Barton's products stand for performance and value which includes a comprehensive range of marine deck gear that exceeds market expectations for reliability, quality and longevity.
Barton manufacturing is in-house at its factory based in Kent in England. Quality control, continuity and service are paramount. The product range has almost 2000 SKU's, products designed to fulfill the requirements of coastal cruising, blue water sailing and class racing. Barton's modus operandi is to provide definitive style so the sailing experience is both exciting and a pleasure. The design team is obsessed with up-grading, generating and constructing new marine designs and developments that deliver sailing solutions for the evolving marine market.
Barton, a global supplier and now stocked in over 33 countries, is well known for products such as the patented Barton Boomstrut (fitted to the Beneteau Figaro II fleet), the removable mainsheet track system (fitted by boat builders such as Hanse and Jeanneau), it's high load low friction eyes and products such as the Wincher and Floating Winch Handle.
Barton's manufacturing techniques holds many unique processes such as the "Spectro" grey anodising applied to many products for a long-lasting and market leading finish. Products are manufactured using modern lightweight materials, moulded parts are made from high-grade plastics which deliver strong, light and impact-resistant products. The heart of Barton must be its unique designed plain and ball bearing blocks. Plain blocks are manufactured with a precision moulded Acetal sheave running on a large diameter brass bearing, ensuring free running under the highest loads. The Barton ball bearing block from series 0 to size 7, offers high performance with low friction due to its twin rows of Acetal balls running on a large diameter centre boss. This enables the load bearing surface to be maximised over the greatest number of bearings, giving higher performance in all directions. Barton's unique ball bearing range allows the upgrading of block systems at a realistic cost. Barton ball bearing sheaves are proven time and again to provide the best performance and efficiency in independant tests conducted by UK and European sailing magazines stating Barton is the "Best Buy" choice among the competition.
The new Barton catalogue for 2016, which is viewable below in a flip page format view or down-loadable as a PDF Document, features a number of unique offerings: