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    Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks - Often imitated but tough to beat

    Wichard MXEvo on boom

     

    Wichard’s expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list.

     

    This is evident in the Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Block range, but it is the simple, functional design that makes this piece of hardware stand out from the crowd.

    Antal Barber Block – Impeccable Design

    Fendress Fenders – No Compromise Inflatable Yacht Fenders

    inflatable-fender

     

    Started 15 years ago in the French riviera, Fendress are specialists in inflatable yacht fenders. These fenders are designed to be light, strong and ultra-resistant. Plus, they look great!

    How to Choose a Spinlock Deckvest & Accessories

    Volvo Ocean Race © Ainhoa Sanchez

    © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

     

    Lifejacket pioneers Spinlock are renowned for their sleek, comfortable to wear, high-spec lifejackets. In a previous blog, we introduced the full range of Deckvests and took a look at the features and benefits of each, but how do you chose the right one for your needs?

    Best Sailing Boat Blocks in 2021

    Sailboat Mastbase blocks

     

    In this blog we take a quick look at what is new and/or interesting in the sailing block world in 2021.

    The C-Tech SnuffAir - Lighter than Air!

    Snuffair jesusrenedo

     

    With large sails, strong winds and small crews, even the most experienced sailors need some extra help. The C-Tech SnuffAir snuffer allows larger sailboats to more easily manage spinnakers in a safe, controlled way.

    Antal Roller Cleat – A Sleek Solution for Mooring

    Antal Roller Cleat On Deck

     

    Italian manufacturer Antal produce a lot of cool products that we find are hugely popular on Upffront.com. From their blocks to their winches, Antal products seem to strike the perfect balance between cost, quality and innovation.

    Choosing the right shackle – Where do I start?

    Soft solution for shackles

     

    Many shackles and connectors are functionally very similar, so it can be difficult to know exactly what shackle is best for each application. That’s why we have put together this blog to walk you through all of the types of shackles available at upfront.com and tips on where to use them.

    Harken Electric Winch Range Explained

    Harken Electric Winch Range Explained

    Photo © Marjolein Rueter via Harken

     

    Harken have long been a popular choice for winches due to their quality, with their winches aboard everything from the smallest sportsboats to the largest mega yachts.

     

    When it comes to electric winches, Harken have an excellent range for both cruisers and racers with varying features to choose from, including 1, 2, and 3 speeds, horizontal, vertical and compact motor configurations, ‘shaped grip’ or ‘sandblasted grip’ and a rewind feature.  

     

    Introducing the Spinlock Deckvest Range

    Deckvest spinlock sailing

     

    When it comes to safety, we know you want the best for yourself and your crew. Just launched on our website ‘Safety’ category are Spinlock Deckvests – the world-renowned go-to lifejacket for hobby sailors, offshore cruisers and racers alike.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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