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Needlepoint America Hat

Needlepoint America Hat

The Smathers & Branson America Hat may be the most well made cap you will ever own (plus it’s a great way to proudly show your support). 100% hand-stitched needlepoint American flag is on the front panel, ventilation holes in each panel to keep you cool and comfortable, rich blue color. Experience the quality of skilled artisans and unmatched style with a hand-stitched hat by Smathers & Branson. Find it at Amazon…

Recycled Flat Rope Mats

A few years back the government banned float rope because of whale entanglement issues, forcing lobstermen to make a switch to a different kind of rope (sink rope). This resulted in an abundance of used float rope that was headed for a landfill. The Cape Porpoise Trading Co. turns this flat rope into usable products, like these ruggedly handsome entry mats. Doing good by recycling old rope is a noble goal. Support a good cause, a good business and Maine lobsterman. Buy a handmade mat today…

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Fortress Boat Anchors

Fortress Boat Anchors

In test after test, no anchor in history has been called “The Worlds Best Anchor” by more boaters and marine experts than Fortress. Fortress weighs only half as much as heavier steel anchors and yet outperforms them all. Precision-machined from high-tech aluminum alloy that is as strong as steel, but only half the weight. Will set faster and penetrate deeper into common sea bottoms for incredible holding power. Can be disassembled for storage. Excellent as a spare or storm anchor. Easy to store. Free replacement of any damaged anchor part, forever. Find it at Amazon…

Real Jellyfish Tank

Real Jellyfish Tank

The Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium provides the perfect entry to the fascinating world of jellyfish keeping. Utilizes only one moving part, a small DC pump. This means the tank is almost silent when in operation. Unlike most mass produced aquarium products the Orbit 20 is assembled and polished by hand in small batches ensuring a finished product of the highest quality. Comes with a built-in LED lighting system which is controlled by an IR remote control, allowing you to change the light color, set the tank to scroll or flash through various colors or change the brightness from anywhere in the room. Visually fascinating and an amazing experience of ocean wonder. 15″ tall. Moon Jellyfish are sold separately. Find it at Amazon…

Sailor Jerry Tee Shirt

Sailor Jerry Tee Shirt

Sailor Jerry is an American icon. In his younger days, he hopped freight trains and practiced tattoo art on drunks brought in from Skid Row (true). He worked as a skipper out of the Hawaiian Islands on a three-masted schooner, toured the world, and played saxophone in his own band. Later on in life, his artwork became well-known and highly sought after with bold illustrations of booze, snakes, the infamous “Aloha” monkey, birds, motor heads, pistons and pin-up girls. His brand lives on in this handsome dark blue Sailor Jerry T-shirt. Find it at Amazon…

Yeti Hopper Cooler

Yeti Hopper Cooler

The Yeti Hopper Cooler is amazing and super tough. We have found it can keeps things cold for days. The leakproof HydroLok Zipper technology was taken from survival suits, so you know it’s tough. Holds 30 lbs. of ice or 24 cans of your favorite beer. Liner is resistant to mildew for easy cleanup and storage. When it’s hot and you want to keep a cold one icy cold, Yeti is your best choice. Expensive yes, but well worth the money. “We really love this thing.” -Editor, Yeti Hopper 30 quart available in field tan or fog grey. Find it at Amazon…

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…