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Expanded Harken Selection Now Available Through Landfall & The Dinghy Locker at Landfall

August, 2012 – Stamford, CT –

Landfall, the nation's leading marine outfitter and safety expert announced today the expanded availability of Harken’s innovative sailing equipment through the company's website at . Whether you race or cruise in megayachts or dinghies, one-design keelboats or sport boats, Harken’s blocks, travelers, furling systems and winches offer professional quality, reliability and durability. "Safety First has always been our motto at Landfall and having the right, working gear onboard is essential to the safe operation of sailing vessels," commented Captain Henry Marx, president of Landfall. "From the Americas Cup to the Olympics, world-class sailors recognize the Harken brand as the gold standard and we have proudly offered our customers Harken products since opening the Dinghy Locker @ Landfall three years ago. This expansion reinforces our commitment to mid-range, one-design and big boat cruising and racing sailors as well."

For 2012, Harken has unveiled an expanded line of hardware and accessories including:
  • T18™ - This tiny soft-attach block has a working load of 125 kg (275 lb), weighs only 7.2 g (0.25 oz), and is their lightest block ever.
  • Performa™ winches - Adopting the high-efficiency of Harken's Radial® winches, the new Performa™ PT (plain top), ST (self-tailing), and Quattro winches complement Harken's carbon racing line with a lower-cost alternative in smaller sizes. The Performa features a sandblasted drum optimized for halyard and sheeting applications using smaller high-tech line

  • For more than 25 years Landfall has been the leader in marine safety and outfitting. In 2008, Landfall opened the Dinghy Locker @ Landfall to focus on the needs of competitive dinghy sailors. Throughout the year, Dinghy Locker’s Mobile Support Center is on-site at many junior regattas, including The USODA Optimist Nationals, and Team Trials The USODA Optimist New England, Atlantic Coast and Mid-Winter Championships The Coral Reef Yacht Club Orange Bowl Regatta and Open Orange Bowl Regatta.

    "Our continual embrace new technology and marine products, help position Landfall and the Dinghy Locker to better serve the demands of our offshore, coastal, inshore and dinghy racing and cruising sailing enthusiasts.” added Capt. Marx.


    About Landfall and Dinghy Locker
    Landfall, formerly Landfall Navigation, is the nation’s leading specialist in offshore outfitting, navigation and marine safety. Dinghy Locker @ Landfall was launched in 2008 to focus on the needs of small boat sailors. The company’s retail store, website and catalog offer a broad selection of gear from leading marine suppliers. Through the Marine Training Center (), Landfall offers a comprehensive curriculum of classroom courses for recreational and professional mariners on topics of boating and seamanship. For more information, visit Landfallnav.com, Dinghylocker.com or call 1-800- 941-2219.

    About Harken
    Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes distribution in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).


    Landfall Expands Harken Selection