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Barrow International has been delivering cost effective, specialised, high impact marine marketing distribution results, nationally and internationally, for over 25 years. Directed by sales and marketing expert David Barrow, Barrow International has become the leading export business development agency in the commercial and leisure marine sector.

Whether you’re a fast-growing business entering the international marine market, or a mature business aiming to launch your product or service into the marine industry, Barrow International has the expertise, contacts and influence to ensure your product or service is properly launched to a global audience of influential marine professionals.

Combined with our consultancy service, Barrow International has an exclusive and unrivalled marine industry database, Web-It, which is acknowledged by industry professionals as one of the best contact databases available. Web-It includes some of the highest level decision-makers in the sector, in 25 different categories from yacht designers and manufacturers, to equipment manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, agents and retailers, and related service and equipment suppliers.

David Barrow


David Barrow is internationally acknowledged as one of the most respected and best connected individuals in the marine industry. He has over 35 years of marine industry knowledge and experience in marketing marine products throughout Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the Middle East.

Prior to founding Barrow International, David worked for 20 years as Director of Sparcraft, a world leader in yacht mast design, with an annual turnover in excess of £5.5 million. He was also Director of Sales at Ancasta Boats, with an annual turnover in excess of £9 million. As an experienced yachtsman, David has been involved in the management and promotion of a host of international yachting events, including the Admirals Cup, Cowes Week and the Source International Regattas.

David’s enviable list of connections and influencers comes from the time and energy he invests in supporting and working with the international marine industry. He sits on a number of influential boards, including the British Marine Federation Management Board, Membership and International Committees, and is active within the UKTI and the Marine Sector Advisory Group.

Click here to watch David feature in a UK Marine Industries Alliance video  

In 2013 David was awarded “Personality of the Year” by the Marine Trades Association, an award that recognises the achievements of key individuals in the UK leisure marine industry.