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The Classic Hobie 14

The Classic Hobie 14

For nearly 50 years the Hobie 14 still thrills! From day one in 1968, this cutting-edge catamaran design was an instant revolution and the fast ride an adrenalin rush. The classic Hobie 14 will put a smile of delight on your face, no doubt about it. Having spent countless relaxing and exhilarating hours on this exact sailboat we can personally attest to its greatness. The Hobie 16 is outstanding too and more versatile. More at Hobiecat.com

The TackingMaster

The TackingMaster

Hardcore sailors use The TackingMaster to visualize their most important main bearings in order to be better prepared for the next wind change – and learn exactly when to tack and jibe. TackingMaster is an award-winning tool for learning, understanding and perfecting your tactical skills in the world of performance sailing. Precision made in Denmark. A fun and interesting gift for the sailor. Find it at Amazon…

Lume-on Lifejacket Light

Lume-on Lifejacket Light

Going overboard in the dark can be a lonely ending if the crew or rescuer can’t see you. Once installed, the Lume-On Lifejacket Illumination Light is a simple, convenient way to be spotted. A pair of water-activated LEDs with an adhesive back attach to the underside of the bladder in any inflatable lifejacket. If you go overboard, it activates automatically, shining through the bladder and turning the lifejacket into the appearance of a lantern. Increasing your chances of survival at night could not be much easier or cheaper. Ships from Spinlock in UK. Lume-on Lifejacket Light…

Chums Floating Keychains

Chums Floating Keychains

Grab the 2-pack of Chums Floating Neo Keychains and attach to your keys, pocketknife, sunglasses and more. You’ll find lots of uses for these floating keychains (we did). Made of soft closed cell foam filled neoprene, like koozie or wetsuit material – which makes them comfortable to keep in your pocket. Bright and visible yellow or red with split ring. “Smaller, lighter, softer and better than other floating keychains. Bravo!” -Editor Floats 1.4 ounces (about 3 keys). Made in the USA. Find it at Amazon…

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Note: These keychains are 5.5″ tall (including ring) and won’t easily get lost.

The Perfect Dual Console

The Perfect Dual Console

We’ve been wanting to write about the luxurious Pursuit DC 295 for quite some time – since it may be the perfect dual console for many boaters. The Pursuit DC 295 builds on an award winning design with top style, performance and amenities. There is an integrated hardtop, a crystal–clear laminated windshield, convertible seating arrangements and thoughtful storage. Paired with dependable Yamaha outboards, the DC 295 conveys a message of superior design, engineering and construction synonymous with the Pursuit brand.

Classic Nautical Watch

Classic Nautical Watch

The Jack Mason Nautical Watch is classic, nautical and patriotic in design. The 42mm case is stainless steel. The dial is classic white. The red and navy band give a casual summer feel. The dial is detailed with Super Luminova markings and hit with a subtle red, white, and blue marking on the second hand (look closely and you will notice), another tribute to the American flag. A great gift for the boater. Find it at Amazon…

Hinckley Yachts Book

Hinckley Yachts Book

If you love American nautical history the legendary work of handcrafted Hinckley Yachts is showcased in this beautiful 240 page coffee table book. This book features the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of both Hinckley’s sailing yachts and jet boats from 1928 to today, from World War II boats to its integral role in the fiberglass revolution and on up to the classic Hinckley Picnic Boat. Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon is a must have gift for any boat lover. Go ahead and dream. Find it at Amazon…

Propeller Cufflinks

Propeller Cufflinks

Mr. Cuff Propeller Cufflinks make a handsome gift for the boat lover who needs to be well dressed for Christmas, graduation, wedding or other event. While not sterling silver (and not the high price), this set has a solid silver chrome feel with long lasting construction. Comes with deluxe presentation gift box and a 30 day, no reason return policy. Find it at Amazon…

Classic Nautical Tie

Classic Nautical Tie

John Williams makes a good tie at a price that won’t make you feel guilty.  If the boat rocks and she accidentally spills her wine (while you rescue her from falling overboard) or the sea spray inadvertently comes over the bow (and drenches you both) you don’t need to fret about a prissy $200 tie. There’s the old saying – the ocean is unpredictable. This classic sailing man’s tie comes in a handsome sheen of blue and white, features a desirable but understated nautical flair, and is 100% pure silk (extremely soft) and is sewn by hand. Find it at Amazon…

Boaters Emergency Bracelet

Boaters Emergency Bracelet

The Gecko Brand Paracord Bracelet is one of the best stainless steel paracord emergency bracelets that we have come across. It uses 7 inner strand paracord which can be used for shelter, snares, fishing, netting and other emergency uses. It’s load rated to 350 pounds, comes with a lifetime warranty, available in black on black or Army green. A bargain price. Find it at Amazon…

Best Soap For Boaters

Best Soap for Boaters

We use the little-known classic Campsuds earth-friendly biodegradable soap for everything aboard our boat… hair, face, hands, dog, dishes, showering, clothes, grease – you name it. The best part is that it works really well in cold water, hard water and salt water too! It’s concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Fresh, clean, mild, natural pine scent. Perfect all-around soap to keep clean on the boat. Find it at Amazon…

Best Deal Marine Radio

Best Deal Marine Radio

“Simple, small, with super clear sound” are a few ways we describe the Fusion MS-RA205 Marine AM / FM / AUX / USB / Weather Band and VHF Receiver / iPod / iPhone / SiriusXM Ready Marine Stereo. This full-featured compact marine stereo delivers powerful, clear and dynamic sound. Powered by the advanced ARM-9 Processor offers quick and intuitive audio control. iPod interface allows navigation of the iPod menu structure and offers selection of songs by artist, song, playlist, album, genre or composer. Sirius ready, iPod dock ready, 4x50W output, + 3 Year Limited Consumer Warranty. “For the price, this marine radio is hard to beat!” -Editor  Find it at Amazon…

Our Favorite 2016 Sailboat

Our Favorite 2016 Sailboat

The Dehler 46 may be the perfect balance between comfort and sailing performance. With handsome clean lines (inside and out), character and versatility that allow you to enjoy sailing to the fullest – from regatta racing to weekends of fun with a small crew. The Dehler 46 is loaded with intelligent functionality and features sure to delight every sailing enthusiast. More at Dehler.com

Best Basic Handheld VHF

Best Basic Handheld VHF

The Uniden MHS75 Submersible Handheld Two-Way VHF Marine Radio is the best selling handheld VHF for good reason. It’s submersible, rugged, easy to use and the battery life is long (up to 12 hours, maybe more). Every boater going more than a mile off shore needs a two-way VHF radio, and you really can’t go wrong with this Uniden. Okay, no built-in GPS, but check out all the other features (up to 5 watts, submersible, dual scan, weather alert, etc.). “This waterproof handheld radio is everything a recreational boater should need to boat safely” -Editor Find it at Amazon…

Best Cut Resistant Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut aboard a rocking boat, filet a fish, slice up bait, chop chum, shuck oysters… without worry! The amazing NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves protect your hands like nothing we have ever seen. These are “level 5” cut resistant, which means 4 times stronger than leather. The fit and feel are light and snug, so you can wear them comfortably while you work. Machine washable too. “Highly recommended for tackle box, galley or home.” -Editor Find it at Amazon…

The Hammerhead Opener

The Hammerhead Opener

The Umbra Hammerhead Bottle & Wine Opener is both art and functional utility in one. The handsome chrome opener looks like a sculpture on the counter but also serves two purposes – the removable head is a classic corkscrew wine opener and the mouth opens pop-top bottles! This makes a great gift for the boater, sailor or ocean lover in your life. Find it at Amazon…