From£3,800€4,450Aristocrat 56 / 65 basketEnquire
Available in three sizes to match a huge range of burner frames and envelopes. These beautifully constructed baskets are of a classic construction with various top options, including Bureaucrat, Flat Top or Tucked. Made using traditional weaving method from the highest quality willow and cane. Willow is light in weight, while cane offers exceptional strength. 100% cane construction is an optional extra.
Baskets are traditional wickerwork construction, using a mixture of Willow and Cane. Floors within the Aristocrat range are woven with Kiln dried Ash or Synthetic runners bolted to the floor. The structural load is taken by twin, 6mm stainless steel wires running parallel to the 32mm Aluminium 'U' Tubes forming a continuous sling from the burner frame through the basket floor.
Longevity and strength are very important to consider when looking for the perfect hot-air balloon basket.They lead a hard life and traditional materials have shown themselves to be extremely resiliant. The woven floors help absorb shock and reduce weight.
We pride ourselves with the fact that many of our baskets are still airworthy today, after so many decades flying professionally or for pleasure.
The top of the basket is padded and trimmed with the highest quality leather or suede. The bottom edge is traditionally covered with rawhide which protects the basket from damage during landing and transportation. For those in very harsh environments, we offer a leather base at a supplementry price.
Recent additions to the options available have included Hi-Spec sides, leather handles, extra step holes and embroidered trim.
Choose from the following models to suit your balloon:
|Aristocrat 56/65||Aristocrat 77/84||Aristocrat 90/105|
|Occupants||2 - 3 Inc. Pilot||3 - 4 inc. Pilot||4 - 5 inc. Pilot|
|Dimensions (cm)||97 x 114*||97 x 137*||107 x 147*|
|Height (cm) (Approx.)
|Approx. KG||65 - 70kg||72 - 78kg||80 - 88kg|
|Basket Price||£3,800 / €4,450||£4,300 / €5,040||£4,380 / €5,130|
|Cushion Floor||£241 / €282||£254 / €298||£295 / €346|
|Sidewall Cushions||£96 / €112 each||£96 / €112 each||£96 / €112 each|
|Extra Step holes||£80 / €94 each||£80 / €94 each||£80 / €94 each|
|Leather Handles||£17 / €20 each||£17 / €20 each||£17 / €20 each|
|Basket Top Options||Aristocrat or Bureaucrat||Aristocrat or Bureaucrat||Aristocrat or Bureaucrat|
|100% Cane Weave||£989 / €1,160||£989 / €1,160||£989 / €1,160|
|Leatherbase||£211 / €247||£234 / €274||£254 / €298|
Aristocrat basket sizes are approximately wall centre to wall centre. Please note that an additional allowance must be made for external wall thickness and handles when determining the size of any trailer or vehicle that will carry the basket.
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Our reputation for hardware excellence is world-renowned. In fact, we offer the widest range of baskets, with over 200 elegant designs. Constructed primarily from willow and cane, these materials are still used today because they have proved to be extremely resilient, lightweight and easy to maintain, as well as adding to the romantic feel of ballooning.
Whatever your needs, we will have the perfect size and configuration of bottom end to make your every flight a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The criteria for selecting your new basket could not be simpler! Baskets are matched to the size of the hot-air balloon envelope. This is determined by the number of passengers you wish to carry, local conditions, including terrain and ambient temperatures. Please see our current Flight Manual in the Support Section for further details or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org - we will be glad to help.