Allen Sailboat Performance Hardware is made for high performance dinghy, skiff, sports boat and smaller yachts.
Allen Brothers Ltd has evolved over the last 60 years into a modern high-tech company and although they haven’t strayed far from their roots they are now much more than a manufacturer.
It was in 1956 that brothers Tony and Glenn Allen received their first order from Jack Holt for the aluminium die-cast cam cleats they had originally made for themselves and their friends and was the beginning of Holt-Allen’s 50 year partnership. In 2008 Allen Brothers created their own brand, adding the sales, marketing and warehousing operations to distribute the Allen sailboat performance hardware around the world.
The Allen Catalogue and Tech sheets can be found in our Allen Buying Guides.
DeckHardware is proud to be a Distributor of the Allen Range
New Allen blocks at boot Düsseldorf 2023
A fantastic video by Yachts and Yachting Online with Ben from Allen. Allen continues to release new products on a regular basis.
Roller Bearing Vs Ball Bearing Vs Plain Bearing
The three most common types of bearings found in a sailing block/ pulley are plain bearings, ball bearings and roller bearings.
New Allen Catalogue 2022
Allen has released a brand-new catalogue featuring a wide range of new products available. Allen has released a lot of new developments over the last few months so this catalogue sees some significant updates.
The TiiTAN Block
Introducing the TiiTAN Block, the latest high-performance sailing pulley from Allen.
New Product Range – DB Deck Organisers
Introducing the new range of DB Deck Organisers designed to lead or divert control lines and halyards with minimal friction.