Burnham Goes Global

Burnham prides itself on manufacturing top-quality, custom made products including boat covers, slings, and cartop rack systems that meet the demands of the Rowing and the Surfski communities. Travel, storage, and safety are an integral part of rowing, paddling, and racing. You want the best for yourself, your crews, and your athletes. You can expect only the best from Burnham!

We have been looking for a way to enhance service to our customers overseas. Five57 Sportsgear in Nottingham, United Kingdom, is a specialist supplier of quality sports clothing and equipment, primarily for the rowing and watersports communities. A fit like one of our custom made covers!

What appealed to us right away is Five57 are a family run business with a reputation for customer service and honesty at their core. They have strong relationships with the people behind the products they supply. They already represent our friends at RegattaSport which speaks volumes about their commitment to providing a personal touch to their current customers that stands out in a competitive market.

Like Peter, Five57 boss, Tom Kay, is another ex-lightweight rower. That background gives him and his team at Five57 the same kind of outlook and drive to which we all aspire, that Tom sums up along the lines of, “If you are going to do something, do it as well as you can.”

At Burnham, we are confident that Five57 will continue to develop positive relationships with our current customers and with the watersports enthusiasts who have yet to join the Burnham-Five57 family. Five57 will listen carefully to your needs. Whatever your situation – recreational or racing shell, novice or veteran, exterior or interior storage, short-distance car topping, or a full-blown racing season with regatta storage – Five57 will help you select the ideal Burnham package from the best array of products available to protect your valuable equipment.

Burnham will continue to design and manufacture our full line of products in New Hampshire only about two hours northeast of Boston. Each cover is designed exactly to fit your boat, with patterns for all the major manufacturers and models from around the world. Along with offering a custom fit cover for your boat, you can also choose from a wide range of colors, fabrics and finishes. You can even add your club logo or initials!

In the past few months, with the interruption of team boat rowing, many people have looked to their single sculls to keep rowing while social distancing. Here at Burnham, we have seen a big upturn in sales as rowers want to protect their boats from the elements and from dings in the boathouse! Whether your boat is brand new or 10 years old, it is worth taking care of.

Five57 will offer a full range of accessories for your boat including slings (trestles), rigger bags, oar bags and blade covers as well as our trademark boat covers. If you are in the UK or Europe, look to Five57 for the accessories we think you will love the most:

Regatta Slings - these are small, space saving trestles that are perfect for going afloat when you are not at the club. They fit easily into your car boot, are great value and even have an integrated tie-down strap. Much easier than searching for spare club trestles to rig your boat or having to rest it on the ground! And safer than leaving it on the trailer between races with all those other riggers just waiting to ding your shell!

Sunbrella Sculling Oar Bag - keep your expensive sculls safe from scratches and dirt in the bottom of that club trailer. The full length zip is the clincher here for easy packing and unpacking.

Sweep Oar Travel Bag - oars are a big club expense and often get a rough ride. Keep your paintwork fresher and protect grips, blades, and length adjustment from damage. Up to 4 sweep oars in each bag make for easy unloading and transport to the boat racks.

Wing Rigger Bags - one bag fits both wing riggers so no more fighting with tangled riggers in the bottom of the trailer!

Blade covers - all that effort goes into painting blades with club colors for them to get scratched and damaged on the way to races. Once your blades have had a nice new paint job, cover them in a cover and they will stay fresher for longer!

So many great ideas for you to browse so visit the UK Burnham website through the Five57 webpage at www.five57sportsgear.com/burnham-boat-bags or direct at burnhamboatslings.co.uk. Don’t forget to follow Burnham and Five57 on our social media to get some great introductory offers and spread the word that Burnham is here in the UK!


Cover the boat you love with the best!