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Busy October On Tap

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With Newport over we shift our focus to a busy schedule of shows in October. Up first is IBEX in Tampa from the 4th – 6th. The Bainbridge team will be on hand in booth 2124 with an array of products for supply to the OEMs including coverguard temporary floor protection, safety equipment, compasses and other hardware. If you're involved in boat building, design, repair, maintenance, sales, or other professional marine industry segments there's something for you at IBEX.

We’ll be pulling double duty that week when we head to Annapolis. Running from Oct. 6th – 10th the United States Sailboat Show is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and oldest in-water sailboat show in the world. Booths M6-7-8 will represent the best we carry for the sailing industry – Karver, watt&sea, Plastimo, & AIRX, as well as showcasing the US launch of new SPX premium sailcloth.

Be sure to visit with our expert team at one of these upcoming shows!

 

We’re gearing up for Newport!

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New England’s premier boating event, The Newport International Boat Show kicks off a busy fall season for the Bainbridge team. This year our booth will be bigger than ever, filled with more products, more show specials and even new video screens helping to showcase the ever-expanding variety of premium brands that we represent!

Come and see, touch, feel (tap, hit, tip, splash water on…) many of the Plastimo compass models we carry on our interactive display. In addition, man-overboard essentials like Dan Buoys, Rescue Slings and Safety Ladders along with industry leading Lifejackets & Life Rafts from Plastimo will also be on hand.

A new rope display will get you all tangled up in the strength, quality and selection Yale Cordage has to offer. Come and see the range available – all of it is made in the USA!

For those wanting to learn about the value of a Hydrogenerator for producing sustainable energy at sea - we have a great Watt & Sea display, and an even better team of experts to answer your questions.

Considering a windlass? Anchor yourself to our booth and see what Italwinch has to offer in both vertical and horizontal varieties of this stylish product range.

We will have the latest products from Karver Systems on display as well. Their manufacturing technology is constantly turning out some of the lightest, strongest, (and best looking) hardware available for your boat. Make the same choice as the world’s greatest sailors!

Rounding out the product lineup for this year’s show is the U.S. launch of SPX, the new premium woven polyester sailcloth available now from Bainbridge. Available in both Balanced and Strong Fill varieties, new SPX sets the standard.

As if all this was not enough, we will also be kicking off the centennial celebrations for our 100th Birthday at the Newport Show!  Bainbridge started on the Boston waterfront in 1917 and has continuously offered only the very best marine products for one hundred years. Stop by the booth, wish us “Happy Birthday” and you could be the one going home with a birthday present from our Grand Centennial Draw.

We will have all this excitement packed into booths 26-27-28 in tent A, from September 15-18th and look forward to seeing you there!

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Check out this high profile application of Sattler 745/FR!

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Now available in 3 new colors. Call our sales team to learn why this fire retardant, digital printable, PVC-coated polyester represents the answer to your next commercial awning application or visit Sattler's website for more information.

 

Sattler 745 color samples

After 13 days, 13 hours, 29 minutes and 17 seconds, Daniel and the crew on Talanta-95 have arrived in France, finishing the 2,897 nautical mile Transat Quebec/St-Malo ocean race!

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The passage was completed on a Class 40 sailboat with 4 total crew. This is a boat Bainbridge supported during the recent Atlantic Cup by supplying a Karver KSF2 overnight, splicing new furling lines and replacing the Watt & Sea Prop. This Transatlantic race is the way that many of the European boats head home after competing in events on this side of the ocean for the year.

Happening every 4 years, this race was started in 1984 to commemorate the 450th Anniversary of the explorer Jacques Cartier’s voyage from St. Malo to Quebec in 1534, claiming Canada for the French. It remains a huge cultural event in both Quebec and Levis and in St. Malo with festivals, concerts and nightly parties in the race village engaging the general public. This strong relationship between France and Canada really works toward helping Bainbridge achieve great things bringing the technology of the French brands we represent into the Canadian market.

The boat was powered by several products Bainbridge supplies. It is completely equipped with Karver furlers, top swivels, blocks and jammers. They generated their own power using a Watt & Sea 600W Cruising unit combined with solar panels built into the boat, and Yale Ultrex was aboard for repairs, lashings and soft shackles. All this gave Daniel the opportunity to do nearly 3,000 miles of product testing.

Before heading home to the states Daniel will be traveling to Honfleur to meet with Karver at their offices and do some technical training. Check back for full debriefs of the race and what he learned.