Our long heritage began when Alan Bax and Ian Pinnell became partners in 1985.
They moved to Northampton in 1986, and very soon sailmaking and Pinnell &
Bax - P&B to its friends - became firmly established in Talbot Road.
Success brings its own challenges. By 1997 P&B had developed into a
thriving, full-service sailing business. Talbot Road had been outgrown. That
year we moved the operation into purpose built premises in Kings Heath,
Northampton, where a new loft, larger shop space and workshop would meet the
needs of our ever growing customer base.
Two years later, in 1999, we had to expand further, creating 50% more space to fulfill
customer orders from around the world, to accommodate fully-rigged boat
preparation and to provide a new repair shop.
Throughout this development, our philosophy that we sail for you to succeed has
remained our commitment to our customers.
A Global Operation
Today P&B is a global operation, supplying customers and mounting campaigns
around the world; from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to the Far East and
Australasia, and across the Atlantic to North America.
P&B staff are respected for their sailing successes, recognised for their
technical knowledge and renowned for their service. When you buy from us we
stay with you. That's our commitment too - after-sales care, technical advice,
the attainment of boatspeed.
P&B Staff Team - Using our Expertise to your
At Pinnell & Bax, our commitment to our customers is that we sail for you
to succeed. We are active in our sport and compete successfully throughout the
world. We know sailing. We trial the products we supply, know they work well
and know they offer value for money. And Pinnell & Bax customers know they
benefit as a result.