Barton Marine sponsors British Marine’s Women in Marine Industry drinks reception and celebrates Drascombe Boats’ 50th anniversary at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017

As part of its Boat Show line-up, Barton Marine – leading global supplier of marine deck hardware – is proud to sponsor British Marine’s annual Women in Marine Industry drinks reception at this year’s TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017.

The company will also support one of its valued boatbuilders, Drascombe by Churchouse Boats, as it celebrates 50 years of business with a drinks party, on stand A018 on Friday 15 September from 16:15.

Barton Marine is proud to support long-standing, British boatbuilder, Drascombe by Churchouse Boats, as they mark 50 years of business at the show. Dating back to the early 1960s, Founder John Watkinson, built himself a boat for his family, based on the desire for a daysailer capable of being trailed, safe and stable. This, the first Drascombe Lugger, was an immediate success and over the years more models were created: Dabber, Longboat, Coaster and Gig, which are still built by Churchouse Boats today.

Barton Marine has supplied Churchouse Boats for years, currently supplying Barton’s Victory Wooden Blocks to enhance the classic design of these traditional sailing yachts.

Sharon Geary-Harwood owner of Churchouse by Drascombe Boats, comments, “We are thrilled to celebrate 50 years of our fantastic business!  Everyone is welcome to attend our drinks party, raise a glass to our incredible history and toast the next 50 years. We thank Barton Marine for their continued support.”

Chief Executive of Barton Marine, Suzanne Blaustone, adds, “We are very proud to be supporting Churchouse by Drascombe Boats as the company celebrates 50 years. It’s a great achievement and testiment to the many years of design, development and innovation within the firm. We wish Sharon and her team the best for the next 50 years!”

Barton Marine is also pleased to sponsor British Marine’s Women in Marine Industry drinks reception, as the perfect networking opportunity. Taking place in the British Marine Members & Exhibitors Lounge, sponsored by PKF Francis Clark, on Tuesday 19 September, from 17:30, Barton Marine is sponsoring the event and is pleased to welcome two guest speakers. The free event welcomes British Marine members and is well attended by woman from every marine sector. To book, please RSVP via email to leagle@britishmarine,co,uk.

Fiona Pankhurst, Past President of British Marine, comments on the event, “British Marine’s Women in Marine Industry drinks reception is a rare but welcome opportunity for women to meet together and network with others within our great industry. We actively encourage everyone to join us, regardless of the business size, location or age.”

Barton Marine will showcase a selection of their products at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show thorugh trusted chandleries: TCS Chandlery on stand J200 and Jimmy Green Marine on stand J338. Suzanne adds, “It’s important for us to support our partners during the busy boat show season, and we look forward to another successful show with TCS Chandlery and Jimmy Green Marine!”