Barton Marine's Sales Manager Christian Brewer recently visited the Annapolis Sail Boat Show, supporting our Barton USA marketing team, Ocean Marketing. The setting for the show was the pretty town of Annapolis which boasts beautiful architecture with a very English feel mainly due to its routes as an English settlement dating back to 1651.
The show takes place in the dock area located at the heart of the town, with a set up much like our own Southampton Boat show with mostly on water exhibits and dockside tenting, but much more compact.
The Barton team were on hand to offer advice and tips on our range of Barton hardware, with many visitors to the Ocean Marketing booth remembering the brand from the days when Barton used to export hundreds of Tufnol winches to the U.S. We received lots of enquiries for our line tamers, winchers, rope clutches and T-Track accessories with many potential customers impressed by the large choice on offer, which seems to be much broader than anywhere found in the U.S.
There were some truly fantastic yachts on display including the stunning new Sensei 9m Yacht, which is owned by Barton boomstrut customer Aykan Semizer. The innovative daysailor has already been nominated for three magazine awards and was resplendent at the show in battleship grey with contrasting teak decking and black spars. Christian's favourite boat of the show was the beautiful Friendship 40 that incorporates classic design with gorgeous lines and not a single lifeline in sight!