England 60 years ago: Tony and Glen Allen set up a company to manufacture sophisticated sailing equipment. Their first developments were originally only intended for their own racing boats, but the high demand was reason enough to go into series production. Allen has since become a major manufacturer and exporter selling high performance sailing equipment worldwide. A large part of the research, prototyping and tool making is still done at the Allen factory in Southminster, Essex, UK. more information
Mastslider Type 1
Lug Type 2
Type 3 Track Slides
Screw-on Shakles for Type 2 Sliders
Inspiration for further developments often comes from the Allen team of professional sailors, who compete with many British and European sailing teams. This is especially true in the high performance classes such as the 49er and the Olympic NACRA 17 Foiling Catamaran. Feedback from the sailing professionals provides the basis for the next generation of innovative sailing products from Allen. SVB has Allen deck accessories for sailors in its range: Track slides and screw on shackles in various designs and sizes as well as fairleads.