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Good Gift For Boat Lover

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…

Nautical Silk Tie

The Pink Octopus Tie

Say goodbye to boring. The Octopus Tie by Josh Bach makes a statement that you’re an ocean lover and a nature lover. Octupi are some of the most amazing and intelligent creatures on the planet (check out the new 2020 movie called My Octopus Teacher, the story and filming are both mind-blowing). The tie is made of 100% pure silk and hand finished in New York. The tiny octopi are more of a blue than purple. Comes in a tin can for easy gifting. Find it at Amazon…

Boating 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

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

“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…

Best 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

Handheld Marine 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

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…

Bottle Opener For Boaters

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…

The Life Aquatic Hat

Get the hat from The Life Aquatic, similar to the hat worn by crew and Captain Zissou aboard his ship the Belafonte. The hat is 100% high quality wool and stretches to fit most heads. It’s the perfect hat to wear out on your boat or private island. Now all you need is the Speedo (optional). If you’ve not seen the movie, it’s recommended especially if you like Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. Note: Klaus’ hat has a pom pom. Ned’s has a stoplight logo. Bill’s is plain. Debate rages on color – red or orange? Rent HD at Amazon or watch the official trailer at Youtube. Made in USA Zissou style hat. Find it at Amazon…

Gecko Grips

On boats, stuff slides around! Gecko Grips solve the problem with superior nonskid pads that also allow air to circulate underneath. On board they have lots of uses both in the galley nd elsewhere too, plus they’re food safe silicone and heat resistant to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. On the boat you can use to place under your stereo, TV, iPad, or laptop. The bumps keep objects where they should be – without permanent affixing. Made in USA. Find it at Amazon…

Bote Paddleboards

Bote Paddleboards feature cool and useful features like; the Paddle Sheath™ which allows the paddler to insert the blade end of the paddle into the slot freeing up the hands for other activities, the Thru-hole opening from the deck for using a “stake” into the mud or sand so your board can stay anchored in place, an integrated bottle opener, a place for your favorite beverage, and Tackle Rac which has 2 rod holders and attachment points for 3rd party accessories like GoPro® cameras. Visit BoteBoard.com or check out the highly rated Drift by Bote…

Best Value Rain Jacket

Like most Helly products, the quality and styling of the Helly Hansen Seven J Rain Jacket is superb. This simple, light-weight, well-tailored jacket keeps you dry (and with layering warm too). Breathable and waterproof with TechPROTECTION 2ply construction featuring quick-dry mesh liner and storm placket. One main zipper, deep pockets, draw string hood, no frills. Best part is the value. Find it at Amazon…

Flameless Candles For Boats

These are a beautiful gift for the boat or yacht owner! We love ours. The SELS LED Real Wax Flameless Candles are made from real wax and give a real candle look – without the flame. Included is a multi-function remote to change the mood and atmosphere at the touch of a button. They are clean, romantic, safe and elegant without any mess or hazardous flames. They flicker and glow just like traditional candles and look beautiful and authentic. Exceptional decorating effect for boat interiors or evenings on the boat! Find it at Amazon…

Best Binoculars for Boaters

Captains and mariners agree, Fuji Techno-Stabi High Power Image-Stabilized Binoculars are invaluable, rugged, and reliable. “You really can look at the moon in rough seas and see individual craters.” -Editor Dual piezo-vibration sensors and gyro position sensors, computer linked to direct drive motors, help lock on to subjects, even if you and the subject are in motion. Instant stabilization – no lost time waiting for a gyro to “spool up.” Phase-coated roof prisms for sharper, more highly defined images with greater contrast. 100% waterproof, fog-proof, dry nitrogen purged. Editor’s Choice. Find it at amazon…

Soft Dock Bumpers

Montauk Supply Soft Dock Bumpers absorb & diffuse the shock to your boat and dock because the interior is constructed with soft, high-density foam material (unlike traditional bumpers which store kinetic energy and can give your dock a beating). These bumpers reduce the force of impact and the risk of damage like scuffs, dents, and markings on your hull. The exterior is extremely rugged UV-resistant material that is tear-proof, rip-proof, and weather-proof. Watch the video… almost impossible to cut! Easy to install, 3 year warranty, 18 years in business. Details at Montauk Supply

Best Pocket Knife

Best New Pocket Knife

A legend reborn. The SWIZA swiss pocket knife is the swiss knife reinvented – brand new take on the classic Victorinox. Soft rubber grip makes it easy to hold, the swiss cross logo doubles as a depressible button knife lock. The knife blade is amazingly easy to draw by using the slotted thumbhole. About 3 inches long, a perfect size for most everyday cutting tasks. All models include an awl punch and tweezers. This model also includes a screwdriver, bottle opener and a corkscrew to allow you to open wine at a moments notice – an important skill every sailor must possess. Comes in red, blue, black or white. Find it at Amazon…

10 Gifts For Boaters

Top Ten Gifts For Boaters 2016

BOATERS LIKE GIFTS that are fun, thoughtful and useful (just like us). Boaters spend time in and around water, salt, weeds, mud, sand and sometimes fish. We have bought lots of boating gifts, plus we have tested many other boating products too. Here’s our list of TOP TEN GIFTS for BOATERS…

Shark Deterrent Device

If you swim in the ocean like we do, you really can’t get better peace of mind from a shark attack than the Sharkbanz 2 (new model for 2019). As a shark approaches a person wearing a Sharkbanz, magnetic waves coming from the band disrupt its electro-receptors and it quickly turns away. It has been tested by marine biologist to deter many shark species through its patented magnetic field (the band will actually attract metal). Wear it on either your ankle or wrist. No batteries, no charging, and it’s always on. See why Popular Science called this “Best Innovation Of The Year”. Waterproof to 330 feet, comes in black or white. Great gift for the diver, kayaker, surfer or anyone who swims at the beach. Find it at Amazon…

Hydrofoil SUP

“Flying downwind with the Malolos (Flying Fish). My perspective of the ocean has been changed completely. SUP Hydro foiling downwind is the future! A huge thanks to Alex Aguera at Go Foil, and Naish for making this dream a reality.” -Kai Lenny, Pro surfer, SUP racer, windsurfer, kiteboarder

Gift For Boater

Bonefish Multi-tool

The Exclusive Urban Operators Bonefish is a tool designed by Crux Blades Adam Martinez. This lightweight but robust tool is made from titanium and features 7 tools in 1: Bottle Opener, Flathead Screwdriver, #2 Phillips Screwdriver, Pry Tool, Staple Puller, Box Opener, Earbud Cord Wrap. Comes with pouch. “…a cool and useful keychain.” -Editor Find it at Amazon…

The Quick Cleat

The Quick Cleat is the fast, easy way to secure anchor lines, boat fenders, mooring lines and more! Its unique design and rugged construction allows anyone to quickly secure a braided line in seconds — without knots! Just drop a good quality braided line in the rope slot and release. It’s that easy! No-knot design is quick and easy, rotary cam keeps the rope secure and locked-in, low profile will not tangle nets or gear, ideal for boat fenders, drift socks, or anchors. Black ABS or chrome. Find it at Amazon…

The Submersible Avatar

The oil-filled humanoid is designed to go places that might be too deep or too hazardous for people — like doing maintenance on an oil rig— so that the humans can stay safely on the surface.

The Fisherman’s Ring

The ring that cuts fishing line! The Line Cutterz Ring is a sleek, adjustable ring with double-sided blade perfect for quick and efficient cutting of mono-filament and braided fishing line (up to 200 lb. braided). Tough ABS plastic and velcro attach to your stainless rigging, your rod end, and of course your finger. Cuts up to 50 lb. braided fishing line. One-size-fits-all velcro finger strap fits any finger or fixed object. Surgeon-sharp twin blades on either side of a hard plastic protective head. Clean cuts at just the right extra length of string, always at your fingertips right when you need it. No more fumbling for a knife or snips. Unmatched stainless-steel blade quality that will cut 200-lb Muzzy braided nylon bowfishing line repeatedly! Great for all types of fishing including kayak fishing, surf fishing, chartered fishing and ocean fishing. Find it at Amazon…

Best Boat Shoe For Women 2020

Best Women’s Water Shoe

Looking for a boating gift for your wife or girlfriend? Try the highly rated Women’s The Wake, which combines long-lasting comfort with innovative water technologies. From rocks to docks to decks, The Wake is versatile and advanced enough to tackle every boating adventure. Featuring a rubber outsole, ventilation cutouts, single layer breathable mesh and midsole drainage. Comes in three colors. Find it at Amazon…

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