We are delighted to have lent our support to a new campaign which aims to raise much needed funds for a new boat house for the RNLI in Burnham-on-Crouch. The volunteer crew at the lifeboat station is restoring an abandoned sailboat which will be raffled off at the upcoming Tullet Prebon London International Boat Show, and Barton Marine has donated over £700 worth of products to help aid the team’s project.
Barton has supplied the restoration crew with a host of deck hardware including genoa cars, fiddle blocks, winches, T-track, traveller car and end fittings & caps. These products will go a long way to helping with the difficult task of restoring the Hunter 19 Barangoola to her former glory ready for the boat show in January.
The restoration project is part of the ‘Boating on a Budget’ initiative from the Marine Trades Association (MTA). The brainchild behind the project is MTA Committee Member David Lewin who said, “We are delighted that our campaign will be a prominent feature at the forthcoming London Boat Show. It has two simple aims, one to raise much needed funds for the RNLI’s boathouse appeal in Burnham-on-Crouch and the second is to demonstrate that anybody can go sailing, whatever their budget,” said David.
The Hunter 19 Barangoola will go on display at the British Marine Federation stand during the 2010 Tullet Prebon London International Boat Show and visitors will have the chance to win the boat by purchasing a £5 raffle ticket with all donations going to the Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI floating boat house appeal.
For further information about ‘Boating on a Budget’ and how to enter the raffle draw to win the fully restored Hunter 19 Barangoola, visit the attractions section on www.londonboatshow.com
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