BOATFOLK ACQUIRES WHYBOATSHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSBOATFOLK ACQUIRES WHYBOATS20 Sep 2021EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintWhyboats will be renamed boatpoint HambleWhyboats boat brokerage has been acquired by boatfolk.Whyboats, based in Hamble, was established in 2011 as a boat brokerage focusing on sales of monohull yachts, motorboats and catamarans.After a move to Deacons Marina, it was appointed as the England, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales exclusive agent for Elan Yachts in 2016.The acquisition will see Whyboats become a boatpoint – boatfolk’s boat sales business – brokerage.The business will be renamed boatpoint Hamble and will continue to be based at Deacons Marina and will continue to be an Elan Yachts dealer.PartnershipIt will be the seventh boatpoint office, run in partnership with Network Yacht Brokers.boatfolk runs 11 marinas, including Portishead, Conway and Rhu.“boatfolk is an ambitious marina group looking to build on its success in the marina management business by incorporating an in-house boat sales business – boatpoint,” said outgoing director of Whyboats, Ian Watkins.Whyboats co-director, Andrew Hyland, will stay on and head up the new boatpoint brokerage office in Southampton. He will also join boatpoint as group operations manager.The sale was managed by First Peninsular Marine.
BARTON TO SHOW NEW CLEATS AND KITS AT SIBS
HOMENEWSPROMOTIONSSOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOWBARTON TO SHOW NEW CLEATS AND KITS AT SIBS
06 Sep 2021
Barton Marine is unveiling new products at SIBS 2021 Photo: Barton Marine
BARTON MARINE EQUIPMENT LTD
Barton Marine is launching several new products at Southampton International Boat Show 2021 on 10 – 19 September.
Alongside a selection of the company’s existing range will be three new Vang and Mainsheet kits, all making their UK and European debut. Barton technical experts will also be on hand to provide advice on picking the right deck equipment solutions.
The new kits are available in sizes 2, 3 and 5. Size 2 is suitable for boats up to 22ft and is fitted with shackle fittings and a spliced soft eye for maximum strength whist sizes 3 and 5, suitable for yachts up to 25ft and 35ft respectively, include robust snap shackles top and bottom.
Barton will also be unveiling its new 32mm stainless steel sliding cleat to replace the previous generation cast aluminium version. Acting as a mid-ship spring cleat for yachts with limited access under the side deck, the cleat is simply slid and locked on to a genoa track.
Mounted onto the push pit rail, the stanchion lead block with cleat enables cleating of the genoa furler control line with one action, doing away with the need to cleat off on the deck or cockpit coaming.
The block fits 25mm diameter tubing and has an adjustable, stainless steel securing ring and will fully rotate about the swivel head to match the pulling angle.