Barton Marine relaunches Tuphblox range

Barton Marine will be filling the Tuphblox gap after the closure of Holland Yacht Equipment (HYE), which supplied the market with Tufnol blocks for many years.

Tuphblox is the firm’s original range of Tufnol yachting blocks, which Barton first manufactured in 1948.

According to the company, there has been considerable interest from users around the world asking the team to ensure continuity. The range will be available this month.

Barton Marine were the original pioneers of Tufnol blocks and it is fitting that with this gap opening in the marketplace, we are the ones to fill it,” says Jeff Webber, Barton’s chief commercial officer. “We are in the process of manufacturing the initial batches of the most in-demand lines and will be shipping them in the near future. We are highly customer focused and it is clear that many users of Tufnol blocks are eager to source a new supplier. We are aiming to make the transition as seamless as possible.”

Barton’s Tuphblox offering will be manufactured using OEM Tufnol for maximum performance. Over time it has been improved as a synthetic resin-bonded fabric construction material to become a mainstay in marine applications alongside industrial applications for its high strength, low weight, and conductivity properties. Combined with 316 marine-grade stainless steel and brass bearings, Barton says its high-strength Tuphblox will be ultra-durable, free running and highly corrosion-resistant.

Tuphblox will be available through the global Barton distribution network.

As reported in MIN, Phil Wood was appointed as Barton’s head of sales and marketing in May 2023. He’s responsible for supporting Barton’s existing distributor and dealer network, alongside working with the wider team to push forward further growth opportunities as Barton continues its ambitious expansion plans and focuses on product innovation.

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