With a wide range of Ball Bearing Blocks, High Load Blocks, Ratchet Blocks, Wire Blocks and more. We distribute a range of Sailing Blocks by the Allen, Antal, Barton Marine and Schaefer Marine Brands which are suitable for dinghies through to yachts as well as other applications.
Visit our Catalogues section where you can download catalogues and technical information.
Specifying the correct block - Steve's Tips
Different blocks on your boat are subject to different loads depending on the application you are using them for and where they are placed in the system.
The new A5266 Mainsheet Jammer by Allen
The new A5266 Mainsheet Jammer from Allen Brothers is an ingeniously simple solution to a common sailing problem.
The New Allen AutoRatchet
Allen Brothers will release its new AutoRatchet blocks
The new A2020XHL and its big brother the A2040XHL Available Now!
Allen set a new standard for extreme performance when we introduced the A2030XHL block in 2015.
The XHL Range has grown
The original 30mm XHL block was released by Allen at the end of 2015, the design was received exceedingly well by the sailors in the high-performance market.
2019-2020 Allen Catalogue
You can download the new 2019-2020 Allen Catalogue.
16ft Skiff Nationals - Nathan Edwards
We've just finished the 13Ft & 16Ft Skiff Nationals - hosted by Darling Point Sailing Squadron and supported by Allen.
New Plain Bearing Block Range
Allen are pleased to announce a new range of plain bearing blocks, using modern design, materials and state of the art manufacturing to ensure a more eco-friendly product, delivering enhanced performance.
Snatch Block With Additional Sheave
Brand new Allen A1375-S Snatch Block developed with an additional sheave.
New Swivelling Halyard Block
New from Antal the Swivelling Halyard Block available in two sizes. Antal's range comprises of over 350 items of deck hardware with a very wide range of sizes to choose from to suit any kind of boat.
A2360 - X2 AutoRatchet - Review by Nathan Edwards
Thanks to our Team Allen sailor, Nathan Edwards, for this fantastic review of the A2360 - X2 AutoRatchet.
Allen Nominated for a Dame Award 2019
We are proud to be nominated again for the prestigious DAME awards that will be awarded at the forthcoming Marine Equipment Trade Show (Metstrade) for our 20mm & 30mm plain bearing blocks.
More Grip, Less Slip With New Wave Ratchet
Allen has launched an additional option for their range of ratchet blocks, dubbed the Wave Ratchet, which will offer between 20 to 40%* more grip without adding any additional wear to the rope.
NEW 60mm Tii Block from Allen
The Tii range has just gained a new addition, the long awaited 60mm version.
NEW ILCA Vang Block by Allen
Introducing a new ILCA specific vang block, the A2031XHL-873 from the UK hardware manufactures Allen.
Allen Flying 11 Championship sees 3 clubs on the Podium
Mel attended the Flying 11’s representing Allen which was extremely exciting to be going as the main sponsor of their Championship. Mel had competed in a Flying 11 Nationals at RQYS so it brought back a lot of memories.
High Load Range Expands - Allen Brothers
The range of High Load Blocks from Allen is expanding with additions such as doubles, triples and Tii-On’s now available.
Which Block Do I Need?
Choosing the correct piece of hardware when making a system upgrade or replacing a broken piece of kit can sometimes be more difficult than first thought.
Allen Roller Fairlead Video
Allen Mainsheet Roller, the A.597 was developed to reduce friction on the mainsheet. Ideal for making pumping or general trimming of the mainsheet easier.
Barton Marine Signs New Distributor for Australasia
Barton Marine has partnered with DeckHardware Marine Solutions Australasia to distribute its extensive range of deck gear across the Australasia region.
Allen Catalogue Featuring Eric's Storage 16ft Skiff
10 Years ago Mel was on her way to the Dusseldorf Boat Show to meet up with Allen confirming we would be part of the Distribution Network moving forward.
Allen's Biggest Block Yet
Around the world, we are known as a company that produces small boat hardware, but this isn’t strictly true.
Celebrating our wonderful partnership with Allen
10 years ago Mel had just made her way back from England and Europe where she had spent time getting to know the team at Allen and confirming our distribution.
Blocks & Tackles
Blocks & Tackles efficiency
Allen Snatch Blocks
A snatch block is a variation of pulley that has been designed to allow quick attaching and releasing of lines.
Through Deck Block Range Expands
Allen are pleased to announce that our range of 20mm & 30mm through deck blocks is expanding to include stainless steel sheaves and recycled acetal sheaves.
New Articulating Blocks from Allen
Introducing a new concept for double and triple blocks – the articulating block range.
New 20mm Ti3 On Block - Allen
The range of soft attachment blocks is growing with the release of the new 20mm Ti3 block.
Antal Catalogue New for 2022-2023
Antal have released a new catalogue with a lot of great new technical information as well as new products.
Ratchet Blocks – Switchable Vs AutoRatchet
The ratchet block is arguably one of the most important pieces of hardware used on a sailboat, so choosing the correct size and type can make a big difference to how you sail your boat and what feedback the sails give you.