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    Looking for the perfect gift for a sailor? Upffront has you covered!

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    Are you looking for a Christmas gift for a keen yachtsman? Or are you writing a Christmas list of your own? We have plenty of Christmas gift ideas to please every sailor.

     

    Picking a unique, well-chosen present that will really make an impact under the Christmas tree is always difficult, but it can be even more so for yachtsmen. So, we put our heads together and created a list of 8 perfect Christmas gift ideas for sailors.


    What's New in 2021: Sailing Hardware and Rigging

    METS DAME Awards 2021

     

    The biggest marine equipment trade show (METS) is about to take place in Amsterdam later this month and they have just announced the 2021 DAME Design Award nominations, for what's new and exciting in leisure marine equipment. An independent panel of experts consider the expected impact on the marine industry of the entries, their suitability for intended purpose, the level of innovation, cost, ease of use or installation and environmental impact, in a number of different product categories.

    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?

    Sailboat Deck Organisers – Let’s get organised!

    Sailboat deck organisers. Credit Antal

    Credit: Antal

     

    Deck organisers are a key piece of sailing hardware, designed to lead / divert lines across the deck and they come in many shapes and sizes. In this blog we look at the options available and what factors might guide your product choice.

    Spinlock’s XTX - the latest innovation in rope holding

    Spinlock XTX on a boat

    Credit: Spinlock

     

    Widely known as experts in rope holding, Spinlock is the go-to solution for many sailors when it comes to clutches and jammers.  

     

    We’ve been looking forward to the launch of their new product, the XTX Clutch ever since we got our first look at this sleek and modern design at METS 2019.

    Spinlock Clutches and Jammers - Remote Operation

     

    spinlock clutches on a boat

    Credit: Spinlock

    A simple and reliable rope holding solution, everyone is familiar with spinlock’s range of clutches and jammers on the coach roof. But, did you know that Spinlock sells upgrade kits for remote control operation?

     

    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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