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Best Christmas gifts for sailors: 39 top picks in 2023

  • Toby Hodges
  • November 8, 2023

Stuck for gift ideas for the sailor who has it all? Yachting World is here to help with dozens of great ideas as we list our best gifts for sailors all selected by our expert editorial team

Are you wondering what to get the sailor in your life for their birthday, for Christmas or for any other celebratory occasion? Here is our pick of the best Christmas gifts for sailors that would make a perfect present for the keen boater in your life.

We appreciate everyone is on a different budget, so we’ve sectioned this piece by price. Hit the links below to jump straight to the price bands.

Best gifts for sailors under £25 Best gifts for sailors £25 – £100 Best gifts for sailors £100 – £200 Best gifts for sailors £200 – £500 Best gifts for sailors £500+

Editor’s choice Christmas gifts

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Hattiers Premium Reserve Rum

Synonymous with sailing since the mid 17th Century, rum continues to be the yachtsman’s favourite tipple.

This south Devon firm, which currently sponsors our Letters pages and has also teamed up with Spirit Yachts, produces some dangerously good sipping rums. A personal favourite is its premium reserve blended Egremont rum – wow!

Buy it now on Amazon

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Gerber EZ-Out Rescue knife

This is a single blade with a rounded tip and no other tools or features. Although the blade remains safely sprung closed, it is easy and safe to open one-handed.

The 7.8cm-long blade is serrated, but not so heavily that the knife grips a rope when it should be cutting it. We found the EZ-Out Rescue the most effective cutter in our test. Whether faced with the tough Dyneema halyard, the webbing or the awkward polypropylene line, this blade scythed through in a few seconds at most.

The blade locks well and is easily returned via a push point on the rear. At 73.7g, the EZ-Out Rescue is very light and there is a lanyard point as well as a pocket clip.

That bright yellow, reinforced thermoplastic handle is mottled for grip and Gerber has boosted this with a raised black rubber lip on each side. The overall unit is relatively thin but perfectly comfortable to use.

This knife comes with a lifetime warranty.

Standard Horizon HX210E

This affordable 6W waterproof and buoyant handheld VHF is compact yet feature packed. The lithium battery-powered radio has chunky keys, a bright backlit screen, a water-activated strobe and an integral FM radio.

Looking for more options? Check out our guide to the  best handheld VHFs .

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Sealskinz Bacton waterproof

Keeping your head warm and dry is vital to enjoying winter sailing. This waterproof Sealskinz beanie looks like the ideal way of achieving that. It is water and stain repellent, with a three layer construction for warmth, durability and waterproofing. The waterproofing will keep your head dry, breathability will keep you warm even when working hard.

Looking for a different style? Check out our guide to the best sailing hats on the market.

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Red 40lt Kit Bag

This waterproof bag is stylish and lightweight, with smooth zips designed not to snag, and the best part is that it’s made out of recycled plastic bottles (TPU). And the zips and seals really work too. We tested a selection of waterproof bags and this was our favourite blend of style and practicality.

Buy it now from Red Original

Best Christmas gifts for sailors under £25

For those of us with land locked loved ones in our lives that are keen to take to the high seas Meg and Christopher Clothier may have the gift for you. Sea Fever is a book stacked to the gunnels with interesting facts, practical advice and esoteric seaside lore – once you’ve read it, you’ll never feel like a landlubber again.

Buy it now from Amazon

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Creative ropecraft: a treasure trove of knots, hitches, bends, plaits and netting.

the updated edition of Creative Ropecraft: A treasure trove of knots, hitches, bends, plaits and netting by the late Stuart Grainger.

Now in colour for the first time, this compendium of all things knotty is a great collection of practical nautical knots and decorative rope work.

The Nautical Puzzle Book

How much do you really know about the oceans? The National Maritime Museum has packed this book with hundreds of questions and a mix of maps, world games and trivia. Available in hardback or Ebook form this stocking filler is designed to suit veteran sailors and armchair navigators alike.

Sugru Mouldable Glue

Sugru is a new material that feels like play dough but acts like superglue and sticks to most objects and surfaces. It’s very user-friendly, highly malleable and waterproof and comes in 10 bright colours. It’s ideal for both fixing things and giving items a new lease of life as it sets like silicone rubber (flexible and insulated) – it’s also surprisingly fun to apply.

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Rick Tomlinson Calendar 2023

Any office/home study would look bare without a wall hanging calendar – particularly one that inspires dreams of getting afloat. One of our favourites is from Cowes photographer, Rick Tomlinson who consistently takes great sailing images and his annual calendar is always guaranteed to be chock-full of great snaps.

Best Christmas gifts for sailors £25 – £100

Spinlock essentials chest pack.

Spinlock’s Essential Packs are snug fitting solutions for keeping accessories like a mobile phone, VHF, or personal EPIRB to hand on the water. They are available as belt, side or chest packs that attach with Velcro tie-downs, and neatly compliment Spinlock’s Deckvest 5D lifejacket.

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C-monsta wetsuit hangar

This odd looking hanger is designed especially for your wetsuit and its accoutrements like the gloves and boots. It’s lightweight, so easy to bring with you and strong enough to take the extra weight of soaking wet neoprene. The design also helps your wetsuit dry quicker and reduces wear and tear.

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Reeds Nautical Almanac 2023

This year sees the 90th-anniversary edition of the Reeds Nautical Almanac. An annual compendium of all the navigational data you might need to plot a course around the Atlantic coast. It includes the UK and Europe all the way from Denmark to Gibraltar.

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Gill Deckhand Sailing Gloves – Long Finger

The Gill Deckhand gloves have been my go to glove for years now. For a while there was a women’s option available which was a much better fit than the unisex version.

The way the glove is tailored to the curve of the hand makes them easy to wear and easy to grip lines and other control surfaces. They do get a bit soggy to wear when wet and I keep a few pairs to be able to swap out while the others dry off. They usually last me a season and need replacing but I keep buying the same gloves because they are so comfortable to wear.

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Arthur Beale Riggers bag

Arthur Beale’s all natural oiled wool pullovers are the company’s signature item today, but it also has dozens of gift ideas, including this Rigging Tool Bag. Made from canvas and leather it features 24 external and 18 internal pockets plus practical handles and lanyards.

Buy it now from Arthur Beale

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Gill Tarp Barrel Bag

All sailors need a decent kit bag. This 60L no-nonsense barrel bag is made from durable waterproof tarpaulin and features a two-way zip and padded shoulder strap.

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Carboteck bracket and bezel

An upgrade for the dinghy sailing enthusiast in your life. This forged light and impact resistant carbon bezel is designed for use with a Velocitek Prism or a Raymarine Tacktick Micro Compass. The forged carbon is created by mixing paste fibres with resin, then squeezing the material into the desired shape.

Buy it now from Carboteck

Spinlock Lume-On

Spinlock Lume-On lights

The simple ideas are the best. These compact LEDs stick to the underbelly of each bladder, which uses the large fluorescent surface like a diffuser to maximise the visibility of the flashing light.  Once activated, the Lume-On provides up to two hours of intense flashing light. It adds very little extra weight, has a smooth profile so will not chafe the bladder, and is very simple to retrofit to most lifejackets.

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Boatworld Free Wheeling Outboard

This Australian innovation blends rowing with outboard motors to produce a clever lightweight solution for your tender. It uses a 3:1 gear ratio contained in the collar by the handle, driving a high-pitch propeller to provide a smooth, silent and fuel-less means of manual propulsion in either direction. Time to ditch the outboard, oars or both?

Tacking Master


Race tactics involve decisions based on the wind direction and trends, gleaned from the yacht’s compass. This Danish TackingMaster helps make wind shifts quick and easy to gauge using a watch-style wrist mount.

Once the wind direction and course to the mark have been set, you can track any shifts by using its inner course dial. So you can easily see how a shift may affect the next tack or leg and keep track of the average wind trend.

Buy it now from Tackingmaster

Restube Beach Float Buoyancy Aid

Anyone who partakes in extreme watersports will know there are times when wearing a lifejacket is simply not practical afloat. And others may simply want the comfort of a personal flotation device without the bulk, perhaps when taking a swim away from an anchored yacht.

The Restube is a personal lifebuoy developed by a kitesurfer that stows into a small bum-bag like pouch. It uses a vertical or horizontal belt attachment, and a sports model is available with a harness mount.

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FlexSafe by AquaVault

Keeping keys, passports, wallets and electronic gadgets safe when travelling can all too often be a challenge. The FlexSafe is a lockable bag made of slash-proof materials that cannot be cut open with a knife and incorporates a piercing 110db motion sensing alarm. When on shore simply attach the bag to a convenient tree, your folding bike, the dinghy or any other suitable structure.

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Gill Stealth Timer

Stealth Timer If you’re late to the start wearing this watch, there’s no excuse! As well as the large, super clear display, modes include a digital compass and course shift as well as the ‘stealth’ feature of a silent countdown so you can outsmart the opposition on the line.

Best Christmas gifts for sailors £100 – £200

Yeti rambler 36oz.

When two fishermen brothers couldn’t find a robust icebox/cooler, they started Yeti, which produces coolers you can stand on, throw around a boat and that will keep ice cold for days.

The drinkware range looks just as practical, whether water bottles, the ramblers to keep your coffee hot, or the wine tumbler to keep your Côtes de Provence ice cold.

The Rambler gallon/half gallon jugs make a lot of sense for day sailing racing, either for warming soups hot or keeping your Dark’n’Stormy fresh!  See Stones/Yeti for options

Buy it now from Yeti

Shakespeare emergency inflatable VHF antenna

If you’re planning a trip a little further out to sea or just want the safety of a powerful emergency antenna without cluttering up your deck this could be the low space answer for you. The Galaxy®-INFL8 VHF 3dB is an inflatable antenna that can be rapidly deployed via a CO2 cartridge to 5ft (1.6m) to offer a full 3dB antenna with a range of up to three times greater than any existing helical emergency antenna.

Sealey SPB160W 31200mAh Lithium AC Power Pack

This lithium ion power back offers a potential solution to the problem of keeping gadgets charged while on board. It’s compact and weighs only 1.5kg, but has a 31,200mAh capacity that’s sufficient to deliver half a dozen full charges for a smart phone, or to fully charge a typical laptop twice.

Oakley Split Shot

Wearing a good set of UV-protected sunglasses with polarised lenses year-round can help protect against serious eye damage. But it can be painful and expensive if, like me, you are prone to losing glasses over the side. Oakley’s Split Shot glasses come with Prizm lenses and provide a detachable lightweight and ultra thin wire leash attachment to its wraparound glasses to suit watersports in particular.

Looking for a different style? Check out our guide to the best sailing sunglasses on the market.

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Dubarry Commodore XLT

YM editor Theo Stocker has been putting Dubarry’s Commodore XLT moccasin boat shoes through their paces for a few months now.

He believes they represent a happy medium between traditional moccasins and their sporty competitors.

Theo says: ‘Their key selling point is that they are, as the name suggests, extra light. In fact, they are roughly half the weight of my previous boat shoes.

‘Despite this, they still have a good degree of cushioning in the sole and are firm enough to give my foot some support, with the three-hole lacing keeping them secure on my foot.’

For more options, from deck trainers to leather moccasins, check out YBW’s guide to the best boat shoes available right now.

Buy it now from Robinsons Shoes

Exposure Weatherproof Head Torch

This compact, lightweight double-ended torch shines a powerful white beam from one end and a red light from the other. Both can be operated simultaneously for a variety of uses from onboard, to the tender ride or cycle home.

Accessories include a headband that allows either colour to shine forwards, a reflective neck lanyard, plus stanchion, helmet and magnetic mounts.

Fizzics beer tap

Fizzics portable beer tap

Sailors are discerning types with quality tastes. So why not ship a portable beer tap for draught-tasting beer with the perfect head? The founders of Fizzics have really delved into the science (or ‘fizzics’) of beer drinking, and created a device that they say will deliver the perfect pour, creating an ‘ultra dense, long-lasting foam head’ from any standard size beer can or bottle – and all beer types from lager and ale to stout.

It’s strictly for those who take their drinking seriously – I’ve asked Santa for one.

Best Christmas gifts for sailors £200 – £500

Ocean Signal rescueMe MOB1

Ocean Signal rescueMe MOB1

The more portable personal rescue devices are, the more likely they will be worn or carried. Ocean Signal’s new MOB1 is 30% smaller than competitor AIS MOB devices .

It can alert any AIS-equipped vessels in the vicinity to the precise location of a casualty in the water, and it will fit on any inflatable lifejacket’s oral tube. It also includes DSC alerting so can both pinpoint a MOB location via AIS, plus trigger the yacht’s own VHF alarm.

Decathlon Tribord Sailing Jacket Offshore 900

This French company develops and retails its own brand products, but doesn’t change its ranges unnecessarily merely to suit the whims of fashion. The result is long-lasting gear at very competitive prices.

This is the firm’s top-specification offshore jacket, made from a three-layer fabric with four times the waterproofing rating of typical inshore products.

It also has a high collar, adjustable hood with rigid visor, double sleeve seals and two hand warmer pockets. In addition, there are two cargo pockets and a further secure and drier pocket under the storm flap.

Buy it now from Decathlon

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Garmin Virb Ultra 30

If your choice of action camera is more defined by durability, audio and picture quality, consider Virb cameras. Garmin continues to upgrade its rugged and waterproof (to 50m) Virb cams with increased resolution and a variety of mounting options.

Buy it now f rom Garmin

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Spot X satellite messenger

A neat two-way satellite messenger, with communication via SMS or email. The Spot X has a Qwerty keyboard, can be linked to Facebook and Twitter accounts, and has tracking and SOS functions. Satellite coverage is via the Globalstar system. Note that you will require a subscription to use this on top of the purchase price.

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Garmin Instinct 2S Solar

The Instinct 2, launched in February 2022 is Garmin’s all-round watch, which they call their outdoors watch. Features that are particularly relevant to sailors include GPS positioning on charts; barometric pressure and a compass.

It has smartphone connectivity, receives emails and texts, and can control music via a phone. This watch also has an inbuilt thermometer and heart rate monitor.

The Garmin Instinct is available in no fewer than 20 different styles and colours. It’s actual diameter is 47mm (1 13/16” in) but the viewable face is 32mm (1 1/4”). The Instinct is 16mm (5/8” in) thick and weighs 53g (2 oz).

For racing sailors, it also has multiple start sequence options. We have an indepth review from long term testing of this watch coming soon.

The Garmin Instinct watch is a good alternative for anyone seeking a more moderately priced alternative to the Garmin Quatix 6 .

Best Christmas gifts for sailors £500+

Quench manual watermaker.

Hydro Wind Energy is aiming to produce 100 million Quench Sea desalinators in the next seven years! This unit has triple pre-filtration and a small state-of-the-art reverse osmosis replaceable membrane rated for the production of 18,000lt of fresh water. It weighs 0.7kg and produces 2lt of water an hour.

Note: the first units aren’t scheduled to ship until October 2021, but a voucher for one could be welcomed as a Christmas gift with a difference.

Buy now from Quench Sea

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Swellpro Spry+ Plus Waterproof Dron e

Swellpro made the first fully waterproof quad copter that also floats. This new drone is an update to that ‘splash’ model and has many of the same great features including the ability to shoot 4K video and 12MP images. It also has a payload release feature for carrying and releasing items, including safety gear. SwellPro has released the 3 rd  generation of the SplashDrone, with improved features, including a ‘follow me’ mode. Use it to capture some unique footage of your yacht, take a beer to a friend, or even drop a life-ring to a casualty in the water.

Bluefin Cruise inflatable paddle board

The Bluefin Cruise is very stable for paddling and has a fair amount of buoyancy thanks to its width and depth. Of course this does also mean it is more affected by wind and waves than other, smaller designs.

I like that the grip runs almost all the way to the tail of the board, meaning you still have grip to stand on if you have a heavy dry bag strapped to the attachment point on the nose of the board – or a small child – both of which would see you stand much further back than normal

This model excels in versatility and manoeuvrability, making it well-suited for most novice or occasional paddlers.

Garmin Quatix 6 sailing watch

The latest generation of Garmin’s sailing smartwatch adds optional Bluechart g3 cartography enabling it to function as a standalone plotter. It also gains a larger 1.3in always-on screen and a MOB detection feature. As with previous generations, it can be used to interface with Garmin chartplotters and instrument data, as well as controlling autopilots and on-board entertainment.

If your budget quite won’t stretch that far, read our guide to the best sailing watches available right now.

Best Christmas gift ideas for sailors

If you didn’t find anything in this list that’s perfect for the sailor in your life, you might want to browse some of the options below for a whole range of sailors’ favourites. And if you’re still stuck, there’s always the good old gift card…

Best watches for sailors Best handheld VHF radio Best gloves for sailors Best binoculars for sailors Best stand up paddle board Buy Gael Force Marine gift vouchers Buy Bass Pro Shops gift cards

The Atlas Heart

57 Top & Best Gifts for Boaters Who Are Always on the Water

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TL:DR: The best gifts for boaters are the Magic Fisherman Soap , Marine Bar Caddy by Docktail , and the Commissioned Watercolor Painting of Their Boat . Here’s why:

  • The magic fisherman soap scrubs away that awful fish smell—yay, no more date-night stink!
  • A marine bar is functional and exciting for anyone who enjoys sipping a drink on the water.
  • These one-of-a-kind watercolor paintings are thoughtful gifts that they’ll treasure forever.

Let’s be real; die-hard boaters love spending time on the water more than anything else. That’s why the best way to a boater’s heart is through boating accessories and items with a nautical theme. 

If you feel a little stuck, I’m here with some great ideas to help you find the best gifts for your favorite boaters.

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I grew up slathering on sunscreen and jumping off the back of speedboats every summer. Aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents lounged on floaties day after day. Meanwhile, my sister and I dove for fishing lures and lost sunglasses. 

We spent late nights peering over the side of the boat as garfish appeared from the depths like monsters from horror films. 

At around 11 pm, dad turned the ignition, and we sped back to the dock. My sister and I wrapped ourselves in towels and fell asleep, dreaming of another day to come.

I’ve based this list of boat gift ideas on my personal experience and hours of research on boating blogs. 

Whether you’re searching for the best father’s day gifts for boaters or the best Christmas gifts for boaters, this list is sure to have just the thing. 

Best of all, you can order most of these gifts online and ship them directly to the recipient’s door.

Note: this post contains affiliate links, which help run this site at no extra cost to you so I can keep providing free travel advice and tips.

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Short on time? Here are my top three gift ideas for boaters

My Three Top Gifts:

  • Magic Fisherman Soap
  • Marine Bar Caddy by Docktail
  • Commissioned Watercolor Painting of Their Boat

#1 Captain’s Hat

captain's hat

The most crucial boat accessory gift is a captain’s hat. 

Okay, maybe this is the third most important thing after life jackets and first aid kits. But you get the point. 

Captain’s hats are funny gifts for boat owners with a sense of humor or, on the flip side, for captains who take their leadership role a little too seriously. These captain’s hats are one size fits all.

#2 Boat Guest Book

boat guest book

Guest logs are a great gift idea for boat owners who love welcoming new crew members aboard for parties or excursions, and they’re my favorite Amazon gift for boat owners. 

This guest log is hardcover and has lines for a name, date, and short description of the outing. Your favorite boat captain will feel official handing this book to their guests and can look back at all of the happy memories.

#3 STRIKER Fishfinder by Garmin

striker fishfinder by garmin

If the special boater in your life is more dedicated to fish than humans, they will love this fish finder. 

Using high-frequency pitches that echo back to the boat, the STRIKER fishfinder maps out marine life so that fishers can see where the fish are biting.

The STRIKER also has GPS and Waypoints for making personal maps of the best fishing spots. Fishfinders are best for lakes and rivers.

Unlike some boat accessories, this is so compact that kayak fishers can carry a STRIKER in their vest pocket. 

I also suggest checking out the STRIKER Cast fish finder, which is a floating bobber that runs off of a cellphone app. It’s even more compact but not good for people with a history of dropping their phone in the water.

Whatever style of product you go with, high-tech fish finders and chart plotters are the ultimate luxury gifts for boaters.

Looking for more Garmin products? Check out our list of the best Garmin watches .

#4 Boat Scuff Erasers

boat scuff erasers

Another set of must-have boat accessories are boat scuff erasers. They work like Mr. Clean erasers but are stronger and better at pulling up tough dirt, mildew, and stains on boats. 

Scuff erasers are a handy tool that makes great gifts for boat owners who want to spot-clean before heading out. Boat scuff erasers activate with a little bit of water. They don’t have bleach and are safe to use on vinyl, leather, and Gelcoat.

#5 Boat Cover

boat cover

Once the boat is clean, maybe it’s time to invest in a new boat cover. Covers protect the furnishings and electronics in a boat from direct sunlight and rain. 

Vessels without covers are exposed to the elements and age rapidly, lowering their value.

#6 Spare Battery

spare battery

I listened to a TedTalk recently about a professional fisherman whose boat died and left him stranded in the ocean as a storm rolled in. 

No one looks or feels good stranded in a storm. A spare battery to store under the seats is a practical gift for new boat owners and weathered seamen. 

It’s crucial to find out what battery their boat uses. The best way of doing this without ruining the surprise is by learning the make, model, and year. Then stop by a boating store and ask for help finding the correct battery. 

And if you aren’t up for detective work, buy them a prepaid $100 Visa to help pay for the battery.

Who knows, you could save their life in an emergency.

#7 Waterproof Pack

Sea to Summit dry bags

Sea to Summit dry bags make the best birthday gifts for boaters. This 20L dry bag is 420-denier nylon fabric reinforced with thermoplastic polyurethane. 

In other words, wildlife photographers can feel confident packing camera equipment on their next kayaking trip. 

This bag is known to keep contents dry despite dips in the lake and accidental drops from the boat dock during loading and unloading.


#8 Reef Safe Sunscreen

reef safe sunscreen

All boat captains need sunscreen, but whether or not they remember to buy it for themselves is another question. That’s why this sunscreen by Thrive should be on your gift list. 

It’s reef safe, and the packaging is plant-based to reduce plastics. Reef-safe sunscreens don’t contain Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, and other harsh chemicals that contribute to coral bleaching. 

Plus, the antioxidants in this sunscreen derive from ingredients grown on Costa Rican farms that work to replenish the soil with its natural nutrients.

#9 Ray–Ban Sunglasses

ray ban sunglasses women’s

Sunglasses are excellent gift ideas for boaters. 

I find broken sunglasses on river banks and ocean beaches all the time. Just last month, I lost my favorite pair of sunglasses while paddleboarding on the Columbia River. 

Gift your favorite boater a new pair of polarized Ray–Ban sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses reduce glare and water reflections so boaters can see through the water’s surface while fishing or anchoring.

#10 Wine Cooler Tote

wine cooler tote

Items that help to get the party started make excellent gifts for boaters. 

With this wine tote, your friends can chill their wine at home or pick up a bottle at the store and chill it in the bag. The seams and insulated lining are leakproof. 

No need for a bulky ice chest. This adorable bag has a cross-body strap for secure carrying. 

The blue and white stripes with leather details are a classic combo that looks cute on the boat or while picnicking at an open-air concert.

#11 Wine Glass Charms

Wine Glass Charms

These nautical wine glass markers are great boat-warming gifts for keeping track of whose glass is whose late into the night. 

Offer these as a host gift when you stay at a friend’s lake house or spend an evening on their boat. 

I like this set of charms in particular because each boating flag is a different color, meaning that there’s no need to squint at tiny words on the charms. 

You can create personalized boating gifts by beading your own charms with a jeweler’s wire.

#12  Nautical Whiskey Decanter

nautical whiskey decanter

If wine isn’t their thing, how about whiskey? 

This glass ship-in-a-bottle decanter is the perfect gift and talking point for boat owners who regularly entertain at home. It will add a nautical touch to any study.

Looking for more bourbon whiskey gifts? Read our bourbon-themed gift guide .

#13 Charcuterie Board

charcuterie board

Maybe you need a Mother’s day gift that combines her love of boating and entertaining. Charcuterie boards will bump her display game up a notch. 

Serving tools tuck into an internal drawer, compact for carrying onto the boat. This set has two ceramic bowls that fit into the corners and hold dipping sauces like olive oil or hummus. 

Bamboo is also more sustainable than hardwoods because it grows back quickly, and the water resistance makes the board sure to last for years to come.

#14 Spill Proof Tumbler

spill proof tumbler

Sun tea, anyone? Anything spill-proof makes a great gift for boating enthusiasts—no more worrying about spilling the tea on dad’s precious boat. 

When you take the straw out, a spring closure on the underside of the lid automatically seals the straw hole. 

The user gets the convenience of a water bottle and the satisfaction of drinking from a reusable straw . I don’t know about you, but I think it feels weird to drink smoothies and coffee from water bottles. 

This tumbler is the perfect container for making boat sun tea. Drop a few tea bags into a tumbler full of water, screw the lid on, and set it in a sunny cup holder. After a couple of hours, stick a straw in, and Voilà.

#15 Eucalyptus Oil for Cleaning

eucalyptus oil for cleaning

Boating and fishing can be messy, and sometimes the best gifts for boaters are practical cleaning supplies. 

It’s a little-known secret that eucalyptus oil will help clean sticky messes and fishy residue. 

Eucalyptus is a natural essential oil, and the smell also helps freshen the cabin of a boat after sitting all winter.

Essential oils are great gifts for a new boat owner who wants to remove scents from previous owners.

Looking for more green gift ideas? Read my guide to the best eco-friendly gifts .

#16 Fishing Pole Organizer

fishing pole organizer

Alright, this is a gift for anyone with “too many” fishing poles. You will also be helping out their loved ones who are tired of tripping over the fishing equipment. 

This fishing pole organizer requires no wall attachments and can easily tuck it into the corner for easy access.

#17 Square Drain Plug Wrench

square drain plug wrench

Looking for a practical gift for someone with a bad memory? This drain plug, wrench, and plug holder is bright orange. 

It attaches to their keychain as a reminder and convenient tool for draining and replugging the bilge so the boat doesn’t sink.

#18 Deodorizing Fisherman Hand Scrub

Deodorizing Fisherman Hand Scrub

Organic soap is always a great gift idea, but this fisherman soap is specifically for cleaning hands before and after fishing.

Fish absolutely love the scent of anise—which is similar to the smell of black licorice. Washing hands with this soap attracts fish by replacing human odors before touching any lures. 

Anise soap also makes a great gift for him to use after fishing. The anise fragrance cuts through fishy odors without using bleach or other harsh chemicals.

And if he still smells fishy, give this hand scrub a try. It’s lemon-scented and known to cut through odors.

#19 Floating Key Fob

floating key fob

Alright, this one is for the friends who are bound to drop their keys in the lake. Do some damage control by gifting them a floating key fob. 

It comes in 9 different colors with a cute nautical emblem like an anchor or a palm tree. 

Turn this into the best floating gift for boaters by personalizing it with the person’s name or a personal message. I might write a silly phrase like “Don’t Lose” or “Keep Swimming.”

#20 Bait & Filet Table

bait & filet table

The design of this filet table drains the fish guts directly into the water. It mounts on a fishing rod holder and swivels over the boat’s edge. 

Any angler who prepares bait or fish on their boat will be eternally grateful for the easy cleanup and convenience.

#21 Cut Resistant Glove

cut resistant glove

Let’s keep all of those fingers intact. Pair the filet table with a cut-resistant glove. These gloves come in packs of one, so order two for a set.

#22 Survival Kit & First Aid Kit

survival kit & first aid kit

When you need it, you need it. 

This kit contains the minimum necessities for marine emergencies: a 60-foot throw rope, stainless steel 12-in-1 multi-tool, water-resistant LED strobe light, survival whistle, thermal blankets, and a first aid kit.

The storage bag is the size of a school backpack and can easily slide under a seat.

#23 Life Jackets

life jackets

While we are on the topic of safety, make sure that the new boat owner in your life has a set of life vests. 

Traditional orange emergency life jackets are cheaper, but people are less likely to use them unless it’s a true emergency. 

I recommend investing in this sportier, more comfortable set of 4 Stohlquist vests. These are suitable for water sports like stand-up paddleboarding and staying afloat with an afternoon cocktail.

Keep in mind that new boaters with small children need child-sized life vests. Here is a comprehensive Coast Guard-approved video explaining the proper life jacket fit:

#24 Nautical Sundial Compass

nautical sundial compass

Go retro and gift a boating enthusiast this nautical sundial compass. This compass is brass and fully functional–-even though most people will use it as a decoration.

Is the boating enthusiast in your life less retro and more high-tech? Get them a handheld GPS device instead.

#25 Marine Bar Caddy by Docktail

marine bar caddy by docktail

Who’s ready to party? Docktail marine bar caddies are the perfect gifts for boat enthusiasts who like to show off their drink-making skills. 

This caddy mounts into standard fishing rod holders and folds flat when not in use. 

The caddy has six cup holders and bottle cutouts. It also has a cutting board insert for slicing limes and preparing snacks.

#26 Bungee Dock Lines

bungee dock lines

Simplify the docking process with a set of 4-foot bungee dock lines with a boat loop on either side. 

The bungee is concealed inside the rope and has a tension strength of 2,150 pounds, meaning it is rated to withstand just over 2,000 pounds of force. 

To tie up using this dock line, thread the boat loop up through the chalk of the cleat. Then fold the loop over the top of the cleat and secure it under the left and right points of the cleat.

#27 Portable Spotlight

portable spotlight

LED spotlights are awesome gifts for boaters who enjoy a relaxing evening cruise.  

Growing up, my dad used the boat spotlight to anchor in the dark, avoid underwater tree stumps, and catch the attention of other boaters. My sister and I mostly pointed it into the water and tried to catch minnows.

I particularly like the BUYSIGHT light because it has a 10,000-lumen high beam, an S.O.S. strobe for emergencies, and a flood lamp for eating dinner in the dark. The light is compatible with universal tripods and serves as a battery pack for recharging phones.

#28 Boat Tote Organizer

boat tote organizer

The boat tote organizer is a popular gift for boaters that will come in handy for the boating enthusiasts in your life. 

The tote fits over any gunnel with a maximum width of 2.5 inches; it comes with cup holders, fishing rod holders, predrilled holes for mounting fishfinders and chart plotters, and a magnetic plate for organizing lures.

#29 Custom Classic Life Preserver

custom classic life preserver

This nautical decor is a United States Coast Guard-approved flotation device. Customize it with the boat name for a perfect custom gift for a new boat owner.

If you are looking for a good laugh, customize the text to something funny like “Don’t Let Go” or “Retirement Fund.”

#30 Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Never show up to a party empty-handed. Gift wrap a bottle of wine in this adorable reusable pouch. The materials are an eco-friendly blend of recycled fabric.

Looking for an experiential gift? Take your friend wine tasting in Santa Cruz or pick up a bottle to enjoy on deck.

#31 Personalized Buoy Decor

personalized buoy decor

These cute wooden buoy decorations bring a casual nautical touch to beach and lake houses. Each buoy is handmade with custom longitude, latitude, and house number.

#32 Personalized Anchor Towels 

Personalized Anchor Towels

Need a nautical holiday gift idea for your favorite boat captain? Have their boat name embroidered on this set of 100% cotton towels.

#33 “I Love You” Nautical Flag Decor

“i love you” nautical flag decor

These oyster shells read “I Love You” in the universal language of nautical flags. Too cute. 

This gift is a meaningful piece of art for a desk, dresser, or bookshelf. Gift it as an earring holder or candy dish.

Each shell is hand-picked from Cape Cod Bay and hand painted. The edges have gilded gold rims, and the inside is finished with multiple layers of a top coat.

#33 Sun Hat

Sunday Afternoons Havana Hat

This hat is an all-around friend to anyone who spends time in the sun. The cute leather drawstring will keep it from flying away as the wind picks up. It has a nearly 3-inch brim and offers UPF 50+. 

No matter how much sunscreen we slather on, sunhats add that extra layer of protection for noses and cheeks. Give this hat to a loved one who always comes home sunburned.

#34 Etched Nautical Stemless Wine Glasses

etched nautical stemless wine glasses

Nautical-themed etched wine glasses make fun boat gifts for couples tying the not. Stemless wine glasses are less likely to be knocked over in tight quarters. 

This set uses dishwasher-safe plastic that looks and feels like glass. Plastic is a safer option for boaters who don’t want to worry about cleaning up broken glass.

#35 Nautical Porthole Clock

nautical porthole clock

Consider some decorative boat accessories if you’re looking for a great gift idea for a new boat owner.

Give your favorite boater this nautical porthole clock for their study, or hang it in a marine-themed bathroom. The clock is brass with a glass window.

#36 Nautical Leather Bracelet

nautical leather bracelet

This leather bracelet with anchor and loop closure adds a touch of personality for dinners at the yacht club. It comes wrapped in an adorable gift box, ready for birthdays, valentines day, and anniversaries.

#37 Custom Flag

custom flag

Custom flags are another fun holiday gift for the family. When I was a kid, my aunt and uncle always had colorful flags flapping in the wind behind their boat. 

Let your boat name or family name fly high with this flag that spells out words with nautical symbols.

#38 Portable Folding Boat Chair

portable folding boat chair

Compact folding chairs make a useful birthday gift for a daughter who enjoys reading on the boat.

Instead of laying out flat on a beach towel, she can sit in the cushioned comfort of this waterproof folding chair.

#39 Clippy Battery Fan

clippy battery fan

Boating in the heat of summer is fun when you are in the water or speeding along. Once anchored, these clip-on battery-powered fans will keep the boat deck cool. 

There are no cables, and the fan can hang from a pole overhead.

#40 Monogrammed Yeti Tumbler

monogrammed yeti tumbler

Help your boat lover seas the day with a to-go coffee mug. Each mug comes with a laser-etched helm design and personalized name. 

These monogrammed Yeti tumblers are the perfect gift for a captain or first mate. 

Yeti mugs have insulated walls for hot or cold drinks so that the crew can drink their coffee or rum and coke on the go.

This mug will fit in a cupholder when the favorite fisher in your life needs two hands to reel in a big one.

#41 Rothy’s Shoes

rothy’s shoes women’s

A good pair of shoes can make a perfect gift for a boater.

Rothy’s are 100% machine washable and made from recycled plastic water bottles. How’s that for a party trick? 

These aren’t your average boating shoes or water shoes. Your sweetie can look stylish and feel comfortable while networking on the yacht deck. 

Then they can toss their Rothy’s in the washing machine for a “straight out of the box” look again and again.

#42 Inflatable Solar Lamp

inflatable solar lamp

Planning a romantic anniversary on the water? String these color-changing solar lamps to the side of the boat or let them float as you skinny dip and sip wine. 

Afterward, deflate the lamps, slip them into the glove compartment, or set them in the dash to recharge when the sun comes up.

#43 Biodegradable Boat Soap

biodegradable boat soap

Growing up, my uncle cleaned his boat obsessively. My dad always commented on the number of harsh chemicals that were flowing into the lake where we swam. 

Gifting eco-friendly products is a gentle way of encouraging sustainable habits. Help someone avoid harsh chemicals and use biodegradable soaps like Star Brite. 

Just like sunscreen, it’s also vital to choose phosphate-free washes. Phosphates inhibit water oxygenation processes and lead to the suffocation of healthy marine environments.

#44 T-shirt

lake life

It’s hard to go wrong with T-shirts. If you know the person’s size, order them a T-shirt they can enjoy on and off the boat. 

The first shirt I’m linking to says “Lake Life” in cursive lettering with a sketched heart. 

It’s simple for throwing on over a bathing suit or dressing up for a casual dinner in town. I like that this shirt comes in an assortment of colors and cuts. The navy V-neck is my favorite.

Looking for a good laugh? My second suggestion is for all of those sexy pontoon boat captains.

Dad will get a kick out of this one and wear it with pride weekly. This shirt is 100% cotton and comes in S – 2XL.

#45 Deck of Waterproof Playing Cards

deck of waterproof playing cards

I carry a deck of playing cards on every adventure. These waterproof cards are the perfect gift idea for anyone who hangs out around the water. They’re a thin plastic that is easy to shuffle. 

Drop a deck into Dad’s stocking so he can play Go Fish when he can’t go fishing.

#46 Remote Control Speed Boat

remote control speed boat

This remote control boat reaches 20mph. Yeah, it’s pretty cool. My uncle had a model speed boat that zipped back around forth across the lake. 

These boats have a range of 120 meters from the remote control and a recovery mode for flipping the boat right side up if it rolls. Get two for the family and hold speed boat races at the lake house.

#47 Underwater Camera Drone 

underwater camera drone

Check out the underwater marine environment with this remote-controlled underwater camera. We can all look up at the sky, and now we can look under the water with “Dory.” 

This underwater drone is the perfect solution for viewing deep-water fish from the safety of the dock. Dory’s tether is 49 feet long, giving her plenty of room to explore. 

If someone already has a flying drown, they will love adding an underwater drone to their collection. On the flip side, this is one of the best gifts that you can give a kid–marine–biologist.

#48 Floating Swimming Platform

floating swimming platform

As someone who grew up on the lake, giant swimming platforms are one of my favorite gifts for boaters. The kids have their island to play on while the parents talk and relax.

My dad used to tie a floating pad to the back of the boat while anchored. My sister and I played King of the Mountain for hours without running back and forth on the boat. 

Swimming pads are also good gift ideas for people with disabilities or injuries who need reliable floaties.

This swimming platform is made of 1.5-inch thick foam and has straps to roll one end into a pillow. Trust me, don’t bother buying the 9-foot pad. 

Go straight for the 18-foot pad and enjoy your private island.

#49 Columbia Rain Jacket

columbia rain jacket

Every boat owner needs a good rain jacket when the clouds roll in. 

These Columbia raincoats have waterproof seams for lightweight protection in heavy rains, and the inner mesh lining prevents the material from sticking to damp skin on humid days.

When the sun is out, simply stuff the jacket into a pocket for easy packing.

#50 Suction Cup Organizers

suction cup organizers

Suction cup organizers are the perfect gift for anyone who cooks or sleeps overnight on their boat. 

These suction cups are water resistant and keep clutter off of the countertops. Buy two sets; one for cooking utensils in the kitchen and another for toothbrushes or shampoo in the bathroom.

#51 Boater Education Card

boater education card

Boaters in California must pass a boater safety exam and obtain a Boater Education Card. Gift a new boater an online course to prepare for their boater safety test. 

Anyone over the age of 16-year-old can take the test. Law enforcement can ask to see a boater’s card at any time, just like a driver’s license.

#52 Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener

corkscrew wine bottle opener

Don’t mess around with novelty openers when opening a nice bottle of wine. Let me introduce you to the “waiter’s key.” 

A waiter’s key is ergonomic and simple. It has all the necessities: corkscrew wine opener, bottle opener, and serrated edge for cutting foil. 

Pick up a premium quality wood-finished handle for your cousin’s yacht. Save the day at an upcoming bachelorette party with wine openers for everyone.

#53 Portable BBQ

portable bbq

Portable grills are a popular gift for boaters. This magma BBQ mounts to the fishing rod holder. It swivels and is easily adjusted to take up space on a small boat. 

The handles have a protective plastic coating, and the lid opens on hinges to prevent it from blowing off. When it’s time to start the grill, the chef can adjust the lighter valve so it is out of the wind.

#54 Waterproof Binoculars

waterproof binoculars

Binoculars are a handy tool for wildlife-watching and excellent gifts for boaters. They’re perfect for figuring out what that UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) is up ahead. 

I like these binoculars because I don’t have to worry about splashing water on them. 

Kayakers can easily toss them into a daypack or carry them on a lanyard around their neck. Give a pair of binoculars to someone going on a cruise so that they can spot dolphins and whales.


Balance practicality and style with this perfect gift for her. 

These gloves will keep her hands warm and look fashionable as she sips a hot cup of mulled wine. The rubber grip on the palms and fingers means that she can keep a firm grip on glasses, cell phones, and metal railings. 

The pointer fingers are touch screen compatible, so using her phone doesn’t mean having cold hands.

Is your friend a fan of winter boating? Check out our recommendations for the best heated gloves .

#56 Commissioned Painting of Their Boat

commissioned painting of their boat

Still haven’t found the perfect gift for him this holiday season? Commission a custom painting of the family boat. Each watercolor painting is made to order. 

Simply email the artist a picture of your loved one’s boat and special requests for background elements. 

Consider surprising the gift recipient by hanging it on the wall on Christmas morning. Then see how long it takes for them to notice.

#57 Boat Maintenance Log

boat maintenance log

Every captain needs a maintenance book, whether they have a big boat or a small boat. 

This boat maintenance log has four sections: Parts List, Vessel Information, Engine, Generator and Battery Specifications, and General Information. 

Boat logs are one of the best gifts for boaters because they’ll no longer have to scrounge through years of loose papers. Now they can write down everything and leave notes for the future.

Plus, an organized maintenance log makes selling the boat easier because it’s clear how the boat was cared for. 


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The 21 Best Gifts for Boaters of 2024

Any hardcore boater or angler will love these gift ideas

By Travis Smola | Updated Jan 4, 2024 10:12 AM EST

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It can be overwhelming to find the perfect present for the boater in your life. After all, there are thousands of boating accessories and gadgets out there—and chances are your giftee wants almost all of them. But how are you to choose? To help, our experts narrowed down all the best boating gifts this year below.

We covered everything from Costa sunglasses and Free Fly hoodies to Yeti coolers and Xtratuf deck boots . You’ll also find more practical gift ideas, like a weather radio and super powerful spotlight. Most importantly, most of the recommendations have been personally tested by the Field & Stream staff for quality and reliability. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong with any of the best gifts for boaters on this list.

Best Gifts for Boaters

Free fly elevate hoodie.

A blue Free Fly Elevate hoodie on a black and white gradient background.

The Elevate has quickly become one of my favorite sunshirts. The UPF 30+ sun protection is perfect for someone who burns as easily as I do in the sun. It is light and airy and includes a hood and sun cuff to protect the tops of your hands.

Yeti Tundra 45

YETI Tundra 45 is the best boat cooler overall.

The Tundra impressed me in my rotomolded cooler test earlier this year after holding ice for six days in hot and humid conditions. It will easily keep drinks or a fresh catch of fish cold all day until it’s time to head in for dinner. This cooler is durable, too—I threw it off the top of an 8-foot ladder more than a dozen times with hardly any signs of wear.

Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boots

Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boots

A good pair of deck boots is essential when you’re at sea. These Xtratuf ankle deck boots are arguably the most popular pair out there—and for good reason. They’re lightweight yet heavy-duty, with a slip-resistant sole for traction and a breathable lining that keeps your feet dry for hours.

Bajio Sunglasses

A black framed pair of Bajio sunglasses with green and blue lenses on a black and white gradient background.

I’ve been a fan of Bajio for years due to their comfort, durability, and versatility. The fishing sunglasses come in a variety of frame styles and lens colors to cover just about any type of water and cloud conditions. I love the clarity and enhanced colors that I get with the Bales Beach style.

Helly Hansen Crew Sailing Vest

Helly Hansen Crew Sailing Vest on gray and white background

If you’re shopping for a sailor, chances are they’ve been coveting some Helly Hansen gear—like this Crew vest, which is one of the brand’s most popular pieces. Our tester loves how wind- and waterproof it is, keeping them warm and dry on the water. We also like that the wool lining is soft yet breathable.

Adventure Medical Sportsman First Aid Kit

An Adventure Medical First Aid kit on a black and white gradient background.

The Sportsman Series from Adventure Medical is outfitted with nearly anything one could need in an emergency. There are more than 400 pieces in this first aid kit for treating everything from small cuts to burns and other traumatic injuries. It’s great peace of mind and a must-have for every boat on the water.

Orion Safety Flare

An Orion Safety Flare in the package on a black and white gradient background.

Speaking of safety, an emergency signaling system is a great gift, and Orion makes some of the best flare systems today. This 12-gauge launcher comes with four red aerial flares that burn bright red and produce thick smoke for signaling emergency responders.

Nebo Luxtreme

Nebo LUXTREME SL100 is the best flashlight for fishing.

This 780-lumen light is water-resistant and features multiple lighting modes for different scenarios on the water. The magnetic base is extremely helpful when you need light in a tight space and have nowhere to set the light down.

Free Fly Latitude Pants

A pair of grey Free Fly Latitude pants on a black and white gradient background.

The Free Fly Latitude pants are shockingly light and airy, keeping your legs protected from the sun during hot days on the water. I wore these pants all summer and was always amazed with how comfortable they are even during the most humid of conditions. I also like the waistband, which stays secure without digging into my skin.

Engel HD20 Heavy Duty Soft Cooler

A red, black, and gray Engel HD30 soft sided cooler bag on a black and white gradient background.

After testing the Engel HD20 soft cooler, I was impressed with its excellent ice retention capabilities and stylish looks. Incredibly rugged and well-insulated, it’s capable of holding ice through an entire day on the water. It’s a great option for the friend or relative who’s in desperate need of a new way to keep drinks cold on the water.

Oru Inlet Kayak

The black and white Oru Inlet kayak on a black and white gradient background.

Kayaks are great fun on the water. But the storage of a huge chunk of plastic is not practical for many people, especially if they don’t have a garage. The Oru Inlet folding kayak solves that. It folds up into a compact package that easily slips under a bed or in a closet. It’s a nifty little craft that’s great for casual paddlers looking for an easier method of storage and transport.

Givoust Weather Radio

A green and black Givoust weather radio on a black and white gradient background.

We dubbed this weather radio the best we’ve tested. It blew us away with its 8,000-mAh battery that can allow it to run for literally days. Throw on some extremely bright lights for safety and this is a great boating safety device for monitoring conditions before and during a day out on the water.

Malone Clipper TRX Kayak/Canoe Cart

A red and black Malone kayak cart on a black and white gradient background.

Nothing can mess up the hull of an expensive kayak quicker than dragging it on the ground. Trust me, I learned that the hard way! Help protect your friend or relative’s investment with this stellar kayak and canoe cart that makes it easy to move and launch kayaks up to 200 pounds over practically any terrain.

JBL Clip Waterproof Speaker

A black and grey waterproof speaker on a gray and white gradient background.

There’s nothing quite cruising around the lake on a hot summer day with your favorite tunes going. This waterproof JBL clip Bluetooth speaker is a perfect boat companion. It’ll play for up to 10 hours and is compact enough to easily stow away when not in use.

BOTE Wulf Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

Three BOTE stand up paddleboards and paddles on a black and white gradient background.

Stand up paddleboards continue to become more and more popular every year, but storage space is a problem with the big ones. The inflatable 10-foot Bote Wulf collapses down and fits in a small 20-pound bag for easy transport and storage when not in use. It’s also rather affordable as far as SUPs are concerned.

Yeti LoadOut GoBox Gear Case

Yeti Loadout Gobox 30 Gear Case is the best boat storage accessory.

Both freshwater and saltwater can be harsh on sensitive gear. A waterproof solution is a must for any boater. That’s where a rugged case like the Yeti LoadOut GoBox comes into play. Dust-proof and shock-resistant with a removable cargo tray, it will keep all their gear safe, organized, and most importantly, dry.

Salt Life Gaffer Lightweight

A blue Salt Life Gaffer hoodie on a black and white gradient background.

The Gaffer is an incredibly comfortable hoodie that layers extremely well in the transitional times between seasons when temperatures are rising or falling. I’ve found myself reaching for this fleece hoodie quite frequently this fall as temperatures start to drop here in Michigan. While it is great for fishing, it also works for other activities like hiking and biking.

Magellan Outdoors Pro Fishing Boating Shoes

A black and blue Magellan fishing shoe situated on a black and white gradient background.

I recently wore these shoes on a trip to Texas and found them to be extremely comfortable while inshore fishing. The mesh uppers are breathable and ideal for hot climates. The slip-on nature of the shoes makes them easy to put on and take off. Just cinch the cord to tighten the fit.

Costa Fantail Sunglasses

Costa Fantail Sunglasses

The Costa Fantails are another comfortable sunglasses option that’s perfect for just about any angler. Costa offers dozens of different lens color options. These glasses are built with a higher fit that’s perfect for anyone who has the bridge of their nose higher than their pupils.

Toadfish Non-Tipping Can Cooler

A teal and black Toadfish non tipping can cooler on a black and white gradient background.

This can cooler from Toadfish is one of the coolest we’ve ever seen. Mainly because the unique suction technology helps it stick to almost any surface, keeping your drink secure against spilling. It’s great for boats and other vehicles that don’t have built-in drink holders already. And a double wall of vacuum insulation keeps it cold for hours.

Humminbird Helix 7

Humminbird Helix 7 Chirp Mega SI GPS G4 is the best GPS for fishing.

The Humminbird Helix 7 is one of the best fish finders available today and is a perfect upgrade for any angler with aging gear. The size of this finder is perfect for everything from the largest bass boats to kayaks. We love the dual spectrum Chrip sonar. I use it all the time on my kayak because it’s super clear and makes spotting big fish quick and easy. This finder also comes at an excellent, affordable price point.  

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Travis Smola is a Staff Writer with Field & Stream. He spent eight years writing about all things outdoors with Wide Open Spaces before looking for a new challenge with Field & Stream in 2023. Contact the author here.

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Do you have a family member or friend that is passionate about boats and seamanship?

Giving meaningful gifts to boating enthusiasts is a pretty hard task, especially when it involves someone close to us. What if you give the wrong gift or something that is totally unusable for the recipient?

We know the struggle. There are so many sub-niches to consider when talking about boating that one can easily go wrong when trying to understand what to give on a special occasion. That’s exactly why we decided to write this article.

Whether you want to offer a gift to a young yacht captain, an inexperienced deckhand, a sailing enthusiast, or a prestigious yacht owner, we’ve got you covered! In the next few chapters, we list the best gifts for boaters, across all budgets and interests, to help you get more ideas.

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In this section, we share some of favorite gift ideas for sailors. They are more focused on the crew of a vessel (deckhand, 1st Mate) and others that are more actively involved with the day to day maintenance of both the interior and exterior of the ship.

Arc’teryx Squamish Hooded Jacket (For men)

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Arc’teryx is known as one of the most popular yacht clothing brands and the Squamish hooded jackets are a staple among boaters. They are lightweight, windproof, and built especially for weather shifting conditions. This specific jacket is considered to be one of the most popular options for men and comes in many different colors. So next time someone isn’t sure what to wear on a yacht, especially when working outside, you will have a great gift idea.

Price: $159.00

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Gill Crew Sport Lite Jacket (For women)

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Speaking of windbreakers for sailors, the Gill Crew Sport is considered to be essential outerwear for women onboard. It is built with anti-pill polyester fabric that makes it both waterproof and very comfortable. Aside from the obvious, the jacket also features a thermal collar,  pockets to warm up your hands, and an internal pocket to protect your valuables.

Price: $143

Boat Name Embroidered Hats

best hat for boaters

The most unique gifts for sailors are obviously those that are personalized. And while there are many options to benefit from custom-made items, a simple hat can already go a long way. Not only is it great for the crew of your boat, but it also makes a budget gift with sentimental value for those that decide to head over to their next adventure. There are many options when it comes to the customization of such hats, so make sure you check what works best for you.

Price: Starting from $22.99

OLAS Guardian Wireless Engine Kill Switch

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On the other hand, if you are looking for some cool gifts for sailors, you might look for something that is both usable and somewhat “techy”. That’s exactly what the wireless engine kill switch from OLAS is. The gadget is built to stop the engine of a vessel automatically, in case of falling overboard, and creates an alarm sound to inform the rest of the crew. It is the best gift for boaters that operate in rough weather conditions.

Price: $323

OLAS Float-On

Another very useful gift that any experienced boater should have is a compact floating torch. The OLAS float-on is a multifunctional safety-aid that has both a strong alarm system and a water-activated strobe. It connects with a native app to control all aspects of its performance and is useful during rescue situations.

Price: $136

Best yachting magazines - Annual Subscription

best yachting magazine

Are you looking for a great gift for sailors that still fit within a reasonable budget? Then an annual subscription to their favorite boating magazine might be the answer. Note that it might be hard to give this if your friend or family member spends most of the year on sea since delivery is made to a single address. However, in situations where they have to remain stranded for longer periods of time, it makes for a good present.

Price: Varies

Are you visiting a friend’s yacht for a party or a short holiday? Do you want to thank your hosts for choosing you are their captain? There are many reasons to browse gifts for boat owners. We tend to believe that (super)yacht owners are very versatile in their preferences, which is why we chose gifts along with all types of budgets. Let’s delve in!

Best sailing hat - Tilley LTM6

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Tilley hats are certainly not a budget option, but they are well known within the yachting industry for their durability during all sailing conditions. The hat is specifically made for seamen and comes with many features, such as UPF 50+ scores, water resistance, floatation, and a strap to protect from windy weather conditions. The top of the hat is also built to not sit against your head, which adds to its breathability. The hat itself comes with lifetime insurance and its manufacturers claim it is the last hat you will ever buy.

Personalized wooden board sign

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If you are looking for something more personalized while still remaining on a budget, then you might want to offer a wooden board sign with an inside joke about the owner, the name of the vessel, or anything else that comes to mind. The size of the board is 21cm x 11cm, and that includes the 8mm natural jute rope which “frames” the wooden canvas. Overall, it is one of the best yachting gift ideas if you wish to give a pleasant surprise to the owner of the vessel.

Custom-made Yacht painting

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One of our favorite yacht gift ideas (especially for proud boat owners), is a custom painting of their vessel. This type of gift is very thoughtful and makes a perfect present for people who celebrate the purchase of their yacht. Note that the drawing is custom made but needs to be downloaded as a digital product and printed on high-quality paper. You will also need to purchase the frame separately, which may add to the cost.

Exotic hardwood backgammon board

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Board games are an excellent onboard activity for yacht owners and their guests. And since the interior of most yachts is most often decorated with wooden elements, it might be a good idea to consider a matching gift. And who doesn’t love backgammon? The board of this set is made of solid woods that include oak, maple, Sapele, Padauk, and Peruvian walnut. Its price is in the “mid-range” of our recommendations.

Price: $390

“Arcachon” Oyster Knife

luxury gifts for captains

Another elegant yet unusual gift idea for yacht owners is an oyster knife. This specific model has a natural cocobolo wood handle that hugs a stainless steel blade. It is named after one of the most popular oyster capitals in the world and produced by Larusmiani.

Price: $570

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

gift for a boater

If you want to give a high-end gift that speaks to yacht owners, then you might want to consider the Portugieser Yacht Club watch. The marine-colored watch comes with a rubber strap, perfect for humid weather conditions, is water-resistant to 6 bar (60 meters depth), and offers a sporty look.

Price: $14.700

Yacht captain gifts

Choosing gifts for boat captains is probably one of the hardest things to do, as there are many different options to consider. For the sake of this article, we will focus more on young captains, possibly those recently promoted, who are mainly responsible for (super)yachts.

Best sunglasses for boating - Cinder Cone Hero

gift for yachtsman

Polarized, lightweight sunglasses make one of the best gifts for yacht captains. They are not only aesthetically pleasing but more so essential for sunny weather conditions. The Cinder Cone Hero is all that and more. Weighing less than one-third of normal aviator-type sunglasses and comes with a titanium frame, which makes it extra durable. The pair also comes in different shade colors.

Price: $299.99

Best waterproof binoculars - Steiner Bluhorizons

Another very important yet often overlooked essential for captains is a pair of good binoculars. The Steiner Bluhorizons is one of the best options thanks to their lightweight, small size, and water resistance. They are a great addition to a captain’s basic equipment and surely make one of the best gifts for boaters.

Price: $270

Straight Razor Set

best gifts for a yacht captain

One more essential for captains is their shaving equipment. While most will choose to shave with safety razors, you could take things one step further, gifting a straight razor with all its necessary additions. The A.P. Donovan set offers the highest quality in the market. The blade is made from Japanese steel which is incredibly sharp, and the handle consists of Mahogany wood, making the razor well balanced. The shaving brush is equipped with badger hair, while the leather strap is made from Kazakh cow skin which sharpens the blade better than grindstone.

Price: $189.95

Funny t-shirt for captain

gift for a yacht captain

What about some less expensive boat captain gifts? There are many options to consider, but if you want to have a good laugh, consider giving this funny t-shirt with a word twist. It is a great gift idea for new captains, and will certainly make for a memorable moment.

Stone Island Sweater

best gift for a captain

The high-end fashion brand is an excellent choice when trying to find appropriate clothing for yacht captains. This particular sweater comes in marine tones, is made of navy wool, and illustrates a symbol that represents the cardinal directions, an important element for captains.

Price: $678

Tiffany 1837 Makers silver compass

captain luxury gifts

This is probably the best gift for captains from all the options on this list. A compass is an essential item for captains, and this piece from Tiffany’s takes things to the next level. The branded compass is made from sterling silver which makes it both an elegant accessory and an investment piece.

Price: $1000

Rolex Yachtmaster 42 

gift for yachtsman

Of course, one of the most high-end gifts you can give is a Rolex watch specially made for “yacht masters”. This beautiful timepiece comes with an Oysterflex strap for extra durability, water resistance (10 bar), and a rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel which can be used, among others, to calculate the distance between two buoys. It surely makes one of the best gifts for boaters, but comes at a very high cost.

Price: $27.800

Best gifts for boaters - Other options

In the final chapter of this article, we will show you some alternative boating gifts. We showcase cool boat accessories and gadgets, as well as other types of essentials you might need while onboard.

Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter

gift for yachtsman

Electric scooters seem to be the new trend within big cities, and for good reason: They are easy to carry, small in size, and very practical for those that want to get around. This is exactly why they are one of the best gifts for boaters. From the moment you dock, this handy electric scooter can get you around in style, while saving time and money.

Price: $546

The Superyachts 34

gift for yachtsman

The Superyachts 34 is a high-quality hardcover book showcasing the world’s most prestigious superyachts, ranging from 37 to 136 meters. This collection of illustrations makes a great gift for yachting enthusiasts and can be given on any occasion, but its price is considered to be above average and thus not a budget solution.

Price: $200

Deck Boss Ankle Boots

gift for yachtsman

While discussing the best gifts for boaters, we should also mention our favorite footwear. The Deck Boss ankle boots are built to accommodate the needs of those that spend a long time on the water. They feature thick insoles that provide shock resistance, razor siping which improves the boot’s grip on wet surfaces, and a natural gum rubber outsole to maximize water resistance. Whether you are looking to buy these books for a deckhand, captain, or yacht owner, it is a gift that will improve daily life at sea.

Price: $99.99

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35+ Gifts for Sailors: Practical & Useful Sailing Gift Ideas

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Are you on the lookout for the perfect gift for the sailor in your life? Our life aboard has given us many great ideas for practical sailing gifts.

Sailboats present a unique challenge, being compact vessels with limited storage space, and they contend with the harsh elements of the sea – salt, sun, wind, and humidity. Therefore, the ideal sailor’s gift must be not only functional but also durable.

Crew on the bow of a catamaran under sail

Sailors prefer gifts that are:

  • Versatile and multi-functional
  • Easy to manage without requiring extra resources like water, power, or storage space
  • Crafted from top-quality materials, engineered to withstand the demands of a marine environment

With the above in consideration, the perfect gift for sailors is one that brings an element of convenience or luxury to their lifestyle , perhaps something they wouldn’t ordinarily purchase for themselves.

Whether you’re seeking Christmas gift ideas around the holiday season, something for a special occasion, or just a gift that says ‘thank you’ – below are 35+ of the best gifts for sailors.

Gifts for Sailors Under $50

Dive into a treasure trove of sailing gift ideas under $50. From handy gadgets to sustainable swaps, these affordable presents make perfect additions to any sailor’s lifestyle without straining your wallet.

1. Solar Luci Light (Multi-Color)

Many sailors invest in the white solar-powered Luci Light. But what they typically don’t spring for is the multi-color version.

These lights offer a rainbow of color settings to set an ambiance for happy hour or dinner in the cockpit. They also feature an easy snap-on handle to attach to the sailboat bimini in the cockpit or to a lifeline.

inflatable Luci light on cockpit table at night

The multi-color solar lights are inflatable and waterproof. Pick one of the eight color settings or set to rotate colors. They are easily recharged by the sun for 8-hours of use.

  • Lights up in 8 different colors
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 6 hours
  • Durable, lightweight, and even waterproof

MPOWERD Luci Color: Solar Inflatable Lantern

The Luci Light checks all the boxes for being easy to store , easy to use , and durable in a boat environment. It’s one of our favorite sailing accessories (we have two)!

As a bonus, you can set these to the red light setting, which is ideal for nighttime sailing.

You might also want to check out the Luci String Solar Lights that are ideal for decorating the cockpit.

2. Lightweight and Quick-Dry Towels

Quick-dry towels are ideal for living on the water, making them the perfect present for sailors and boat owners alike. They’re great for drying off after a dip or for lounging at the beach.

towel held out in the breeze over the water

The towels fold down to a small size for easy storage or packing for a shore excursion. They also come with a nice storage bag. The sand shakes right off of these towels, so you can avoid bringing a mess back to the boat.

  • Absorbent, quick-dry, and sand resistant
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Great for travel, swimming, camping, and more

Dock & Bay Beach Towel for Travel - Lightweight and Quick-Dry

These towels are sailing essentials that we always pack when we head out in the dinghy! Any sailor would be happy to unwrap them as a gift.

3. Tervis Tumbler

For sailors who need a good quality insulated cup, these Tervis tumblers are right at home on a boat.

Tervis drinking cup on table

Tervis is known for its glassware made from BPA-free plastic. If these topple on the boat, you won’t have to worry about breakage. They even have a lifetime guarantee that covers everything but normal wear and tear.

For sailors who prefer a straw, the lid opening is the perfect size for most reusable ones. (We use these glass straws and highly recommend them.)

Tervis features customizable options on its website. For a unique gift, add a boat name or logo to a glass!

With the amount of time spent on the water, dry bags are great additions to a sailboat. From rides on the dinghy to kayaking and standup paddleboarding – these waterproof bags can even double as a beach bag.

We like to have various sizes of dry bags on the boat, and a large backpack or cross-body style bag is a good idea to have for shore excursions.

dry bag backpack in boat cockpit

We always have enough space in our dry bag, and it’s easy to transport. The front pocket makes it easy to store your phone or wallet. Larger items can be secured in the main compartment.

  • Featuring a large main compartment with roll-top closure
  • Front zippered pocket keeps gear dry during kayaking, boating, and more
  • Includes waterproof phone case
  • Available in four sizes (10L, 20L, 30L, 40L)

Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag

Our Quiksilver dry bag is no longer available. However, the Earth Pak version is similar. You can find more options at REI .

Lighting on board is crucial for living, moving, and working on the boat. We use this rechargeable lantern in the cockpit, the bilge, or to signal other boaters.

lantern on cockpit table

At 1000 lumens, the Blazin Fireball lantern will illuminate a large space. It has three brightness settings plus an SOS setting.

  • Rechargeable USB lantern
  • 1000 lumen light
  • Can also use as a power bank for phones and other devices

Blazin Fireball | Bright, Dimmable LED Lantern

As a bonus, you can charge your phone or tablet off the power bank if you’re in a pinch.

6. Audible Subscription

Long days underway on a sailboat go a little faster with the right entertainment. One of the best sailing gifts you can give is an audiobook subscription.

Audible app open on mobile phone

Listening to your book of choice is a great way to pass the time at the helm, in the galley, or while working on a tedious task.

Premium Plus gift membership includes:

  • The Plus Catalog: the all-you-can-listen catalog including thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and originals
  • One credit a month, good for any title to keep forever
  • Available for 'gift' purchase for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months

Audible Membership

We go through lots of Audible books onboard Sunnyside, but it’s never a problem since we don’t need to store them physically.

7. Sun Bum Clear Zinc Sunscreen

On a sailboat, you’re always in the sun, making skin protection a big part of a sailor’s everyday life.

Sun Bum sunscreen on cockpit table

We love the consistency of Sun Bum’s clear zinc sunscreen. It goes on light and smooth. SPF 50 provides ample protection on the most intense days in the sun when you’re on the open water.

  • Clear zinc sunscreen
  • Vegan and reef friendly, Octinoxate and Oxybenzone free
  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with vitamin E
  • 1 oz containers, pack of 2

Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 50

This product is ideal for the face and ears . It’s also the perfect travel size for boat life!

8. Stainless Steel Clothespins

There are always wet items for sailors to deal with on a boat. From kitchen and bath towels to bathing suits, laundry, and even foul-weather gear, items are constantly being hung out to dry.

We depend on clothespins to keep our favorite towels and clothing from flying away, preferably without damaging them. That’s why these clothespins are an ideal gift for yacht owners .

clothespin holding towel on lifeline of boat

These are the Ferrari of clothespins. (And they’re Italian as well.) Made from top-grade stainless steel and hand-painted – they are guaranteed against rust, stain, rot, and breakage.

  • Highest quality stainless steel clothespins (made in Italy)
  • Rustproof, fade proof, will not get hot in the sun
  • Special design allows these clothespins to not lose grip, even in strong winds
  • Available in various color options

Henry Berry & Dairy Extreme Color Clothespins - 20 Pack - Various Colors

Any sailor will appreciate a set of these clothespins that will last a lifetime. Style bonus – these come in 15 different colors. We love these so much that they also made our list of sailboat essentials .

9. E-Cloths

Sailors are always looking for ways to limit single-use products that take up space. Paper towels require storage and create unnecessary trash.

person using a microfiber towel to clean a counter top

These microfiber towels are a sustainable addition to this gift guide and allow sailors to skip the paper towels and clean twice as fast with just water.

  • Microfiber cloths that are perfect for cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, and more
  • Cleans with water only
  • 300 wash guarantee
  • 5-pack also includes a window polishing/cleaning cloth

E-Cloth Starter Pack, Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, Assorted Colors, 5 Piece Set

The E-Cloth brand is known for its high-quality and long-lasting products. We’ve had our E-Cloth set since we moved onboard and continue to use them daily.

If you like these, check out our full list of zero-waste swaps .

10. Sailing Log Book

A must-have for every sailor, this logbook helps document your nautical adventures.

Captain's log book on navigation station in sailboat.

It provides space to record vital information, like weather conditions, course details, and notes about each voyage, making it an excellent tool for both beginners and seasoned sailors.

  • Plastic protective cover and 100 durable pages
  • Fillable pages for logging routes and routine checks
  • Size 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Wire-O binding

Ship Captain's Log Book

It also serves as a delightful memento of your sailing journeys and adds a touch of enjoyment to documenting your route information compared to using a plain old notebook.

We received our logbook as a gift. It’s not something we’d typically purchase, yet we really enjoy recording in it every day.

11. Eco-Friendly Solid Dish Soap

Stay environmentally conscious while sailing with this eco-friendly dish soap.

Woman washing dishes at RV sink with solid dish soap and rag.

This soap is solid, compact, and biodegradable, making it an eco-conscious choice for keeping your dishes clean on board.

  • Plastic-free solid dish soap is equal to four liquid plastic dish soap bottles
  • Heavily concentrated formula (5 oz. container)
  • Made with organic essential oils for an eco-friendly scent

Claryti Solid Dish Soaps

I love that this soap is low-sudsing, so it also saves water when rinsing dishes. The Claryti solid soap above is also made by sailors!

12. Sailing Adventure Tee

A classic and versatile addition to any sailor’s wardrobe, our “Get Lost” Tee is more than just apparel – it’s a statement of passion for adventure!

Get Lost t-shirt

Our adventure-inspired logo tees don’t just look good – they’re 100% ring-spun cotton, making them super comfy!

Shop all our logo design t-shirts and sweatshirts that inspire a love for wanderlust and nomadic lifestyle.

Luxury Gifts for Sailors

With this curated collection of luxury sailing gifts, we set a new benchmark for the standard of living aboard. From premium outdoor accessories to high-end sailing gear, these items elevate the sailing experience to a new level of comfort, convenience, and exploring on a sailboat.

13. Inflatable Kayak

An inflatable kayak is an excellent addition to a cruising boat. It is ideal for sailors who want to easily explore nearby beaches or get out for a little exercise.

inflatable kayak on beach in front of grass dunes

The Intex kayak is a two-person inflatable kayak that can hold up to 400 pounds. It’s a good option for sailors who don’t have room for a traditional kayak on deck.

  • 2-person inflatable kayak with aluminum oars
  • Includes high-output air pump
  • Maximum weight capacity 400 pounds

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak

We like that this kayak allows us to take a solo morning paddle or an evening joint adventure. And that we can pack it away when it’s not in use. It also works as a backup for short trips to the dock if the dinghy has issues.

14. Power Banks

Sailors often have a lot of electronics but not always the power to charge them.

The Anker power bank is by far our favorite option for charging portable electronics. We’ve had our Anker pack for almost six years, and it’s the go-to choice to keep tablets, mobile phones, headphones, and more charged on the boat.

different options for battery banks on table

This model has three ports for charging multiple devices at once. It also has a dual input port to recharge the pack twice as fast.

  • External battery pack with 3 USB ports (charge 3 devices at once)
  • 26,800mAh of power charges most phones over 6 times (tablets at least 2 times)
  • Dual input port that supports recharging twice as fast

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger

These Miady battery packs are our second choice. They aren’t as beefy and long-lasting as the Anker, but they are a great buy for the price.

15. Hammock

As something many sailors might not splurge on, a hammock is the perfect sailing gift.

We actually received our hammock as a Christmas gift! It was exciting to get something to enhance our downtime on the boat. Especially an item that wasn’t a priority for us to buy ourselves.

woman in hammock on sailing catamaran

The ENO hammock folds up into a very compact and lightweight ball, making it easy to store on the boat or take ashore for the day.

  • 1 to 2 person camping hammock
  • Compact and lightweight, 19 ounces, fits into an attached storage bag with packed dimensions of 5 x 5 inches
  • Unfolded dimensions, 9' 6" x 6' 4"

ENO DoubleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock

The hardest decision you’ll make with this hammock is picking the perfect color for your favorite sailor.

Check out more options for the ENO DoubleNest hammocks .

16. Inflatable Paddleboard

An inflatable paddleboard offers the perfect blend of adventure and convenience for sailors.

Paddleboard on a lake shore in the Colorado mountains.

Designed for versatility, inflatable SUPs are highly portable and store more easily than the hardboard version.

This makes them an excellent choice for boat owners with minimal space who still want to explore serene coves, enjoy a little exercise, and take their on-water adventures to the next level.

  • All-around paddleboard (extra wide for balance and beginner-friendly design)
  • The Pioneer model is 10'6" and weights 24 pounds (for riders up to 285 lbs)
  • Includes paddle, leash, hand pump, and travel bag

ISLE Inflatable Paddle Board

I really like the stability and durability of my ISLE paddleboard which is rare feature in an inflatable. It’s been a great board for exploring!

17. Soft-Sided Cooler

Sailors will love this hands-free cooler for keeping drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours.

Woman with soft sided cooler on her back looking out at a sweeping view of a mountain lake.

The ICEMULE’s portable design, insulation, and waterproof construction make it ideal for picnics on distant shores or day trips.

  • Soft-sided cooler, 24+ hours of cooling
  • Hands-free, two padded and ventilated straps
  • 100% waterproof and buoyant
  • Available in 9 and 15 liter (holds 6-15 cans + ice)

ICEMULE Jaunt Small Collapsible Backpack Cooler

This cooler is available in various sizes – the 9L is ideal for a couple (it’s what we have), while the 15L is better suited for families.

18. Waterproof Duffle Bag

Sailors can protect their gear from the elements with this waterproof duffle bag.

Its durable construction and waterproof seal make it an excellent choice for storing clothes, electronics, or any items that need to stay dry during maritime adventures. Of course, it also packs down easily for storage on a boat.

  • Features backpack straps
  • Duffle bag is waterproof (note: seams aren't sealed)
  • Available in 45, 65, and 95 liter
  • Available in three colors

Sea to Summit Duffle Bag

I love the versatility of this bag! This would be a great gift for a sailing trip or charter.

19. Lightweight Beach Chair

This portable chair from Helinox is a sailor’s best companion for relaxing at the beach.

The splayed legs keep it from sinking into the sand, and its collapsible design makes it easy to stow away on a boat. If you’re not familiar with Helinox, these chairs are extremely compact!

Woman sitting in lightweight foldable beach chair under a small beach tent.

The chair’s lightweight and compact construction ensures it can be easily carried in the dinghy or paddleboard for shore excursions.

  • Helinox low-profile, compact, and collapsible beach chair
  • Features integrated pockets
  • Compact and lightweight (18.5 inches when packed and 3lb 7oz)
  • 320-pound capacity

Lightweight Collapsible Beach Chair

With sturdy materials that hold up to 320 pounds and comfort in mind, this chair is perfect for enjoying a day at the beach or sunset by the water.

20. Gourmet Nesting Pot Set

Sailors can save precious space in the boat galley without sacrificing quality with these nesting pots from Magma .

magma nesting pots in stacked position

Their compact design and stainless steel construction make them ideal for sailors who prioritize cooking delicious meals onboard.

  • Works with gas or induction, plus oven-safe
  • 18-10 Marine Grade Stainless Steel with encapsulated Tri-clad bases
  • Set stores in less than 1/2 cubic foot of space
  • Also available in non-stick and a 10-piece set

Nesting Pot Set with Removable Handles by MAGMA

My Magma cookware is by far my favorite thing in the galley. They are a pleasure to use and are incredibly easy to store.

21. Outdoor Blanket

Sailors will stay warm and cozy on chilly nights at sea with the Rumpl puffy blanket.

This versatile, packable blanket is perfect for cuddling up on deck, in the cabin, on the beach, or even for stargazing on a calm evening. When it’s not in use, it packs down incredibly small , so you don’t waste space.

  • NanoLoft® recycled synthetic fibers
  • Ideal for traveling, camping, picnics, beach trips, and concerts
  • 75 x 52 inches, packed size is 6 x 14 inches
  • 1lb. 12.8oz.

Rumpl NanoLoft® Indoor Outdoor Puffy Camping Blanket

We now have two of these, an Original Puffy and a Nanoloft Puffy. The Nanoloft packs down even smaller, but both are equally warm on a cold night!

22. Stainless Steel Wine Glasses

One of the challenges on a sailboat is the constant movement, making things more likely to fall and break.

These glasses were gifted to us when we first moved onto the boat, and they’ve become indispensable in our sailboat galley .

stainless steel wine glass on boat deck with sunset in the background

Stainless steel makes these glasses very durable for sailboat life. They are unbreakable and sturdy while still comfortable to use.

  • Stainless steel tumblers, set of four
  • Unbreakable and shatterproof, 18 oz.
  • Great for camping, boating, and other outdoor activities

Stemless Metal Wine Glasses - Stainless Steel

These glasses are our go-to choice for serving a chilled glass of wine or refreshing cocktail when it’s time for sundowners!

Sailing Gifts for Him

Whether he’s an intrepid captain steering through life’s challenges or a first mate on a never-ending quest for adventure, this section offers a range of rugged gear, personalized tools, and functional accessories for life on the open water.

23. Borescope Camera

This is one of our favorite tools on the boat . Perfect for self-reliant sailors who do their own boat maintenance, and it makes for a creative gift.

The WiFi-enabled borescope lets you see inside all the small nooks you can’t get into on a boat. You can retrieve cables and other objects with the hook and magnetic attachments.

borescope inspection camera and iPad

The waterproof camera with LED light connects to your tablet or phone. It provides a live view of the area you are investigating.

  • IP67 waterproof
  • WiFi accessible via Android and iOS Smartphone, iPhone, iPad, Samsung
  • 11.5 foot snake camera cord

DEPSTECH Wireless Endoscope / Borescope

You can also get the borescope with a built-in screen, but we typically connect it to our iPad.

24. Tilley Sun Hat

Sailors practically live outside. A reliable, comfortable sun hat protects your skin on every sailing adventure.

Many sun hats are available, but after trying a few different brands, Tilley is our favorite high-quality sun protection for your head. Ross absolutely loves the breathability and UPF protection of this hat.

captain at helm wearing wide brim add

Tilley hats have the maximum UPF 50+ protection, are water-resistant, and will even stay afloat on the water.

  • Great for hiking, camping, sailing, and other outdoor adventures
  • Dual drawstring closure

Tilley Endurables Airflo UPF 50+ Sun Hat

This is a great choice if you want to gift a long-lasting hat with sun protection and adequate ventilation.

25. Bamboo Performance Shirt

Elevating function and fashion on a sailboat, the Free Fly bamboo hoodie combines style and sustainability in one comfortable and eco-friendly garment.

Man standing on broadwalk of marsh in lightweight fabric shirt.

The Free Fly bamboo hoodie is UPF 50+, breathable, quick-dry, and lightweight – making it ideal for the sailing lifestyle.

  • Quick dry, breathable performance outdoor shirt
  • Sun protection of UPF 50+
  • 68% Viscose from Bamboo, 29% Polyester, 3% Spandex

Free Fly Men's Bamboo Shade Hoodie

Ross loves the relaxed fit and breathability of this shirt, which make it an excellent addition to any sailor’s wardrobe.

26. Marine Binoculars

Marine binoculars are an essential tool for travel on the open seas. The ability to spot hazards, landmarks, and other vessels at a distance is critical for safe navigation.

Sailor on sailboat using marine binoculars at the helm.

Marine binoculars are specially designed to withstand the harsh marine environment and include a compass for accurate charting. These also work great in night conditions.

  • 100% waterproof binoculars
  • Built-in compass
  • Includes floatation neck strap

Fujinon Mariner 7×50 Porro Prism Binocular

A high-quality pair of binoculars can also enhance the overall sailing experience, allowing sailors to view marine wildlife and enjoy the scenery from a distance.

27. Headlamp

Lighting is so important on a sailboat, so this is the second illumination device on this list.

A quality headlamp is key to everyday living on a boat. Sailors will find it useful for everything from working in low-light areas to investigating lines in the dark.

headlamp on cockpit table

The Fenix headlamp below has a respectable output of 1600 lumens. It has five brightness levels and a red light mode to preserve night vision.

  • Rechargeable USB-C LED headlamp, 100 hours of runtime
  • Neutral white light with five brightness settings and auxiliary red light
  • IP68 w aterproof and dustproof

Fenix Headlamp, 1600 Lumen Rechargeable

Sailors will love the rechargeable battery – with up to 100 hours per charge. This headlamp is also waterproof to six feet. It’s helpful for investigating boat props, thru-hulls, and other underwater boat areas that might cause issues.

NOTE: The Fenix headlamp above is an updated version with an increased 1600 lumens and a better waterproof and dustproof rating than the previous model.

28. waterproof bluetooth speaker.

Sailors can bring their favorite tunes on board with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker from JBL.

With excellent sound quality and a rugged, waterproof design, it’s perfect for sailors who want to add a soundtrack to their sailing adventures.

  • JBL FLIP 5 Bluetooth speaker
  • IPX7 waterproof rating (up to three feet)
  • 12-hours of play time
  • Available in 14 colors

Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The compact nature of this speaker also makes it ideal for days spent on the beach or on a kayak. We take this thing everywhere!

29. How to Sail Around the World Book

For the aspiring circumnavigator, this comprehensive guide from Hal Roth is a treasure trove of knowledge. 

It offers valuable insights and tips on planning, navigation, and managing long-distance sailing , making it an indispensable resource for future bluewater sailors with dreams of exploring the world’s oceans.

  • Hardcover, 480 pages
  • Information on blue water sailboats, passage planning, single-handing a small boat, and more.

How to Sail Around the World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail

MORE GIFT IDEAS:  Check out our complete list of the best sailing books for gift inspiration suitable for sailors of all levels, from novices to liveaboards.

Sailing gifts for her.

This selection features gifts for women sailors that merge fashion and function. These stylish yet practical clothing and accessories are tailored for a life on the water.

30. Waterproof Bag / Purse

When you’re constantly in or around water, protecting your personal items, such as your money, cards, and phone, is essential.

Whether you’re paddling to an island or going for a dip from the beach, sailors don’t want to leave their valuables unprotected or unattended.

Woman in the water wearing a waterproof bag around her waist.

These 100% waterproof belt bags allow you to store items safely while still allowing easy access to your essentials. They are fully submersible and can be worn around the waist or as a crossbody bag.

  • 100% waterproof, one meter underwater for 30 minutes
  • Dedicated interior phone pocked with clear window
  • 7.5" width x 4.7" height x 1.5" diameter

Booe Waterproof Belt Bag Fanny Pack for Phone & Accessories

Booe is one of the only brands that makes waterproof, airtight bags with a zipper. I also recommend checking out their other waterproof bag options, including totes, backpacks, and duffel bags .

31. Hair Wrap

For the lady sailors, these comfy hair wraps provide the perfect way to keep wet locks out of the way on a sailboat.

Crew member applying tinted moisturizer

The wraps are quick-dry and straightforward to use. Just twist your hair up in the wrap and secure the elastic over the button in the back.

  • Great for home, travel, or the beach
  • Absorbent and quick dry head towel
  • Available in various colors

Dock & Bay Turban Hair Towel

It makes the perfect sailor gift since the hair wraps are both functional and stylish!

32. Coolibar Cardigans

Sun-protective sailing clothing is a must on the water. It helps sailors minimize sunscreen usage and provides top-notch sun protection.

sailing lady on bow of boat with wearing sailing friendly clothes

This Coolibar sun wrap is UPF 50+. It’s comfortable and lightweight, and after countless washes, it feels and looks like the day I bought it.

The materials are meticulously selected to make this superior wrap that is soft, breathable, and long-lasting.

  • Coolibar's ZnO fabric is soft, lightweight, and cool, thanks to a blend of cotton and bamboo.
  • UPF 50+ will block 98% of UVA/UVB rays
  • Material: 52% Cotton, 43% Viscose from Bamboo, 5% Elastane

Coolibar UPF 50+ Women's Marietas Sun Wrap - Sun Protective

Lady sailors will love this wrap. I may or may not have four different colors onboard!

Unusual Gifts for Sailors

This section is full of unexpected and unusual gifts for sailors. From unconventional sailing gadgets to eco-friendly and boat galley essentials, these presents will leave even the most seasoned sailors pleasantly surprised.

33. Scrubba Wash Bag

This innovative wash bag makes doing small loads of laundry on board a breeze.

Scrubba wash bag full of clothes being rubbed back and forth to launder them.

Its compact and efficient design is perfect for smaller boats without space for a washing machine. The built-in washboard gets clothes clean using minimal water.

  • Foldable hand washing bag with built-in washboard
  • Light and compact eco-friendly laundry bag for washing clothes
  • Fully extended size 12"D x 12"W x 21"H and 6-liter capacity

Scrubba Portable Wash Bag

My favorite thing about this wash bag is how compact it is. This feature really makes the Scrubba great for all forms of travel!

34. DJI Osmo Mobile

One of the best gift ideas for sailing vloggers and Instagrammers is the DjI Osmo Mobile. They will be swooning over this luxury tech gift that will allow them to capture all their memorable moments at sea.

DJI Osmo mobile camera device

The Osmo mobile stabilizes smartphones with a handheld gimbal for shooting high-quality video. Use it with iPhone and Android devices for capturing video, especially on rocky seas.

  • Portable and foldable design to take the Osmo anywhere
  • Smooth and seamless Object Tracking follows subjects
  • Snap a selfie or begin recording by signaling (front and rear cameras recognize Gesture Control)
  • Built-in extension rod for high and low angles

DJI Osmo Mobile 6 Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones, 3-Axis Phone Gimbal

From panoramas to time-lapses, the DJI Osmo Mobile provides a step up to a sailor’s videography.

Check out the  DJI OSMO Mobile 6 . (We have a previous generation Osmo. The mobile 6 has many new features and a folding design for compact storage, which is great for smaller boats.)

35. Stick Blender

A stick blender is a practical addition to the boat galley. It takes up little space compared to similar tools like a blender or food processor, making it ideal for small boats. It also requires a much smaller amount of wattage to operate.

stick blender blending chili in large pot on stove

The KitchenAid models are high-quality blenders built to last. They come with multiple settings.

Use to blend soup or sauce in a pot or make hummus or salsa in a jar.

Immersion Blender Options

KitchenAid 3-Speed Hand Blender with Accessories

Our stick blender has been so versatile onboard that we also included it on our list of sailboat galley essentials .

36. Baggu Reusable Bags

Not having access to a car makes provisioning a challenge for cruising sailors. These reusable bags from Baggu are handy on a grocery haul or when you’re on a shore excursion and stumble upon a store.

reusable bags folded up and stored in individual small pouches

The bags come stored in a 5×5 inch pouch that easily fits in a purse or small bag, so it’s always with you.

The Ripstop nylon fabric can hold up to 50 pounds. You’ll never feel like you’re overloading them.

  • Ripstop nylon grocery tote or lunch bag
  • Folds up into a 5" x 5" pouch, totes up to 50 pounds
  • Machine washable and line dry

BAGGU Standard Reusable Shopping Bags (Set of 3)

These are also machine washable and a green way to shop. I love the compact nature of these bags that makes them so accessible. I now have four of them!

These bags are becoming harder to find on Amazon, but you can check out many of the available patterns on baggu.com .

Finding a Gift For Sailors

Hopefully, you have found some helpful gift ideas for the sailor friends in your life (or maybe even for yourself).

At the end of the day, you know the sailor you are shopping for the best, so use your intuition when picking the perfect gift for them, and you can’t go wrong.  Happy shopping!


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30 best gift ideas for every sailor

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Do you have a passionate sailor at home or in your circle of friends, and are not sure what to get them for their birthday, Christmas or another special occasion? Practical sailing gear or nautical-themed  accessories  are the perfect gifts for those of us who live for the smell of the sea, the sound of the wind in the sails and relaxing on the deck with friends or family. Whether it's a seasoned seafarer, captain, crew member or beginner sailor, we've got the perfect gift for them.

Practical gifts for a comfortable and trouble-free voyage

Handheld radio and ship's radio.

When sailing on the open sea or in challenging conditions, it is critical to be able to communicate with surrounding vessels and have access to up-to-date information. This makes a handheld 1. VHF radio is an invaluable aid . Choose waterproof devices with illuminated display and keypad, belt clip and automatic channel scanning.

A good quality radio is an essential piece of equipment on a yacht

A good quality radio is an essential piece of equipment on a yacht

Charging and power sources

Electricity sources are sometimes in short supply on boats, yet the number of devices that need to be charged on board is increasing. As a result, it is worth relying on alternatives. The ideal solution is being able to  recharge using solar power , which is plentiful at sea during the summer. A sailor would appreciate, for example, a 2. Rechargeable solar panel or 3. Solar flashlight with a hand dynamo. A 4. Power bank , which isn't just handy on the boat, will not go amiss either.


You can't do without electricity on a yacht

Multi-function sailing smartwatch 

A sailing watch is a practical tool for any sailor. It is usually a 5. Multi-function sports watch with traditional indicators such as time, date, countdown, stopwatch and so on, supplemented with unique sailing functions. Some of them can also be connected  to a smartphone or other smart device, providing location, weather, tide and other useful data.

Sailing gloves

The skin of a sailor's hands takes a beating from the humidity, salt water, wind, cold and the strain of handling masts and rigging. 6. High-quality sailing gloves   provide  effective protection against the weather . Depending on the type of sailing, there are gloves available for both competitive and recreational sailors, which should fit snugly over long or short fingers and be made of waterproof but quick-drying materials.

Sailing gloves protect hands against discomfort

Sailing gloves protect hands against the rigours of sailing

Yachting knife

7. A sailing knife should be carried by at least one crew member at all times or kept within arm's reach on the boat. In an emergency, it can be used to cut a snagged rope, saving equipment and even lives . Plus, you can always find a use for the other multi-tool attachments, such as a screwdriver, pliers, bottle opener and tweezers.

Opening knife with additional attachments, multifunctional tool

Always be prepared

Sailing theory, practice and knowledge: gifts for beginners and sea dogs

Give the gift of a skipper's licence.

For many sailing enthusiasts, becoming a captain and cruising the coastal waters of the Adriatic or the high seas would be a dream come true. And it only takes a few steps,  practical and educational , to become a skipper. Yachting.com organises a variety of  8. Captain courses  for the prestigious RYA skipper's licences including 9. SRC radio courses , which is mandatory for sailing in some countries. Isn't the idea of such a course appealing to you? You can still become a captain — you don't need a license to operate a houseboat . Take a look at our range of boats and popular houseboat destinations and give yourself the gift of a 10. holiday together .

Sailing itself is always a pleasure

Do you know someone who is passionate about sailing or wants to improve their sailing skills ? Our staff at yachting.com can arrange a tailor-made cruise for you. You can get a voucher, rent a boat or sign up for the   11.  Refresher course   on both a sailboat and a catamaran.

Fun and education

Sailing is a popular topic and there are a wealth of books dedicated to it. 12. A book is always a nice present and is the perfect gift idea for any sea lover to relax with on deck whilst still learning a lot of interesting facts. Choose from educational publications  on navigation or meteorology, biographies or travelogues of notable sailors, as well as  fictional works about sailors .

Folded paper boat and book

Books about sailing and sailors

YACHTING.COM TIP: For some inspiration, check out our article on the 5 best books about sailing the seas . You'll find a selection of specialised literature, true-life adventures of intrepid sailors and fiction.

Stylish trinkets and elegant accessories for sailors

Home decoration.

Bring a touch of the sea or your own sailing memories to your house or office with a variety of home decor. Interesting gift ideas for sailors include 13.   L arge-format posters  of ships, harbours and lighthouses, 14. Nautical chart prints  and 15. Model boats/ships .

Wooden boat on the ocean map

Unforgettable sailing memories

Home comforts on board

Conditions on board a boat don't have to be austere. In fact, you can enjoy a luxury holiday comparable to the comfort of a five-star hotel. Even if you're sailing on a small yacht, the cabin can be brightened up with all sorts of nautical touches  providing some home comforts. Such ideas include a 16.   T hermos , 17. Nautical-themed mugs  or a good quality 18. Rum . Find out what else sailors traditionally drink .

Bottle and glass with whiskey or rum

Toast for calm seas and a good wind

YACHTING.COM TIP: If you're looking for more inspiration and ideas, check out our 57 perfect Christmas gift ideas for sailors . 

Stylish sailing gear

There are certain rules and customs associated with recreational and competitive sailing. Sailors and racers alike are expected to know the rules of sailing, how to handle a boat and sailing etiquette . On shore, this lifestyle is associated with a certain kind of dress and style that is characterised by understated elegance, comfort, combinations of blue and white and accessories with nautical motifs. For example, 19. Jewellery with anchors or a boat can make a great gift for yachtswomen.

A lady or lady sitting on the bow of the boat in a white shirt and wind

Casual elegance on a boat

Original and unusual gifts for boating and leisure

Gift ideas for sailors can come from many areas. A welcome and practical gift will always be 20. Functional sailing  clothing that is suitable for the harsh conditions at sea and for leisure time in port or at anchor. Other practical gifts include items that come in handy for the actual sailing, such as various electronics and other essential sailing gear and equipment. Sailing fashion, accessories or decorations are a whole category in themselves.

YACHTING.COM TIP: Sailing gear must be able to withstand challenging conditions. That's why you need to choose not only on how things look, but also on the function of each piece, durability and the quality of the materials. Check out  our guide to choosing sailing clothing .

With a little imagination and inspiration, you can gift your loved ones or friends something to match their lifestyle, interests and other favoured activities. Just think about what is close to their heart, combine it with sailing and they'll have a truly unique personalised gift.

Sailor — ecologist: Gifts made from recycled materials, such as a 21.   Bag handcrafted from old boat sails , or why not make a donation in their name to   22. M arine conservation organizations , such as those trying to rid plastic from the oceans ?

Sailor — gourmet: If they are also a lover of good food and drink, and never miss the opportunity to sample the local cuisine or produce, they are sure to enjoy 23.  A guided tour of a local winery   or 24.   A  voucher for lunch at a renowned restaurant .

Sailor — diver : A yachting vacation is also a perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of the underwater world. Ideal gifts include diving equipment, 25. An underwater camera ,  26. An atlas of the underwater world   or  27. A diving course in which they can learn to clean the keel, untangle a line from the propeller or dive down to check the anchor.

Sailor — athlete : This type of sailor is not simply satisfied with the physical activity demanded on board but loves to work out or exercise after reaching the marina and the shore. For these sailors, the ideal gift is a   28. Folding scooter , 29. Inflatable paddleboard   or a 30. Inflatable kite .

Already equipped for sailing? Take a look at the sailboats on offer:

I won't be able to help you choose a suitable gift, but I can help you choose a boat or a skipper's course! Get in touch.

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Need help picking Christmas presents this year? Let us inspire your festive shopping list with our selection of the best luxury gifts to buy for Christmas 2021, from watches and tech to fragrances and footwear...

Silver martini glass

Whether they prefer their martini shaken or stirred, make sure they sip it in style with this martini glass made from handcrafted English sterling silver.

£1,950 theofennell.com

Men’s Aquanaut watch ref 5168G-001 

This Patek Philippe is water resistant to 120m and features a white gold and blue embossed dial, subtly gradated from black to night blue with gold-applied numerals and luminescent coating.

£33,700, patek.com

Horizon light up Speaker

Inspired by the Toupie handbag, the new wireless Louis Vuitton Horizon light up speaker is adorned with the House logo in leather and metal, offering a colourful lightshow when in use that synchronises to the beat of the music.

£2,320, louisvuitton.com

The Superyachts: Volume 35

The Superyachts is the book of choice for owners and yachting enthusiasts like ourselves and a statement piece on any coffee table. Filled with stunning photographic details, deck layouts and insights into the world's most beautiful boats, Volume 35 delves into 18 remarkable launches including Motor Yacht of the Year Artefact, Lady Moura , IJE , Ragnar , and more.

€165, boatinternational.com

Oud Seven eau de parfum

This new unisex perfume by Matiere Premiere features fragrant and musky ingredients, with a base of Bangladeshi agarwood oud combined with notes of Indonesian patchouli oil, Egyptian violet leaf and Balkan tobacco.

£190 for 100ml, matiere-premiere.com

Happy Sport The First watch

A reinvented version of the original 1993 model, this 33mm automatic ladies' watch by Chopard features a diamond-scatted face and pebble-link bracelet.

£15,200, chopard.com

Eagle sunglasses 

Designed in an Aviator style, the Eagle sunglasses by Stefano Ricci are the perfect accessory to bring on board. 

£900, stefanoricci.com

Beoplay H95 headphones

For music lovers, gift these Beoplay H95 headphones by Bang and Olufsen, designed to provide exceptional sound quality through customised titanium drivers combined with an active noise cancelling function.

£700, bang- olufsen.com

Talisker 43-Year-Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge 

Aged for 43 years, this scotch whisky has been finished in casks that included wooden staves from the yacht on which renowned adventurer and Talisker founder James Aiken once crossed the Atlantic. Offering notes of of sea salt and spiced apples, only 1,830 bottles of this rare whisky have been released in honour of the founding date of the Scottish distillery.

£3,500, malts.com

Submersible Carbotech watch, PAM00960

Designed for divers, this sporty submersible watch by Panerai is constructed from an advanced carbon fibre material and is water resistant to 300m below the surface.  To help see in the dark depths, the watchface also features illuminated Super-LumiNova coating.

£15,100, panerai.com

Attessa turntable

The Attessa turntable by Roksan combines heritage with modern tech, allowing for an advanced listening experience with vinyl records.

£995, roksan.com

Cannage candle

Presented in a festive, gilded jar, the Cannage candle by Dior is perfectly scented for the holiday season with notes of cardamom, ginger, juniper berry and cedar.

£180, dior.com

Slim Eclipse watch

This visually striking watch by Graff is crafted with an all-black, titanium and carbon 6.95mm case that is both lightweight and scratch resistant, finished with a black diamond-tipped crown.

£14,000, graff.com

TL2 silver anodised camera and lens

To help capture memories from festive holidays, the Leica TL2 camera offers a Maestro II series image processor with a new high-resolution APS-C sensor plus an improved continuous shooting function with up to 20 frames per second and 4K videos shooting. Pair with the APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for the highest quality shots.

Camera, £1,720 and lens, £2,175, both store.leica-camera.com

Velvet loafers 

These cosy yet stylish velvet embroidered loafers by Giorgio Armani are an ideal addition for his wardrobe this holiday season.

£530, armani.com

Burn off the Christmas calories this winter with Technogym's connected jump rope. 

£70, technogym.com

Albemarle Abstract diamond bracelet

Treat the lady in your life with this 18ct white gold bracelet from the Albemarle Abstract collection by Garrard, set with round white diamonds.

£29,000, garrard.com

Celestial Black Diamond serum

Combining the natural powers of liquorice root and quebracho wood, this unisex skin serum helps to improve firmness and elasticity by encouraging collagen and elastin production, at the same time also treating hyperpigmentation, discolouration and uneven skin tone.

£360, 111skin.co.uk

Richard Mille RM 028 diver’s watch

Featuring a titanium case and black rubber strap, the RM 028 automatic winding diver’s watch by Richard Mille is water resistant to 300m and has a power reserve of 55 hours. 

110,000 CHF, richardmille.com

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41 Fantastic Gifts For Boat Owners That Will Make Them Happy

Looking for the best gifts for boat owners in your life? This post will give you ideas of practical boating gifts they’ll love and actually use!

If you know any boat owners, you probably already know how crazy they are about sailing. That’s why they’ll always appreciate getting some sailing-themed or boating gifts.

However, picking the perfect gifts for boat owners can be tricky, especially when you don’t understand anything about sailing yourself! Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place; we’ll give you some pointers.

Gifts For Boat Owners

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First, avoid buying boat engines or expensive pieces of equipment unless they ask you to.

Otherwise, you might accidentally spend hundreds of dollars on something that’s not actually compatible with their boat. Second, try opting for things they may need but currently don’t have!

Still confused? Don’t worry! Here are 41 amazing gift ideas for boat owners that will make them happy! So, let’s check them out!

Best Gifts for Boat Owners

Gifts For Boat Owners

From useful items they can use while boating to trinkets that will remind them of their favorite activity, here are our favorite boat gifts ideas in no particular order!

1. Premium Boat Scuff Erasers

gift for yachtsman

Finding scuffs and dirt can be a nightmare for new boat owners. That’s why every boat owner needs to have a scuff eraser in their boat cleaning and detailing kit!

As the name suggests, this eraser can quickly remove any scuffs, dirt, grease, and stains from the boat’s body, deck, seats, and more!

They only need to add water to the eraser, scrub a bit, and everything will be as good as new!

2. Boat Cover

gift for yachtsman

Heavy-duty boat covers are excellent gifts for boat owners. They’re essential for maintaining and keeping the boat in tip-top condition.

Made of PVC-coated canvas fabric, this boat cover is waterproof and UV resistant, so it can keep the boat protected all year round.

It also comes with elastic cords, buckles, and straps for easy installation. The best part? It’s universal so it can fit boats up to 14ft-16ft long with no problem.

3. Explorer Compass

gift for yachtsman

Every boat owner needs a compass to navigate the water. This mountable explorer compass will be perfect for the job!

With built-in compensators, they can easily adjust it for deviations. It also has internal green light illumination, so they can still use it even when it’s dark outside.

4. Survival First Aid Kit

gift for yachtsman

Safety first! Every boater needs a first aid kit on deck. Show your boater how much you care by giving them this 250-piece survival first aid kit .

It doesn’t just include regular medical aids, but it also contains survival necessities, such as a tactical flashlight, a multifunctional paracord bracelet, glow sticks, rain ponchos, and more. It will help keep your boater safe, no matter the situation.

5. Waterproof Dry Bag

gift for yachtsman

Dry bags are a must-have for anyone who spends a lot of time on the water. They can help keep their items safe and secure, even in the worst weather.

Featuring a built-in IPX8 certified waterproof phone case, this dry bag is guaranteed to keep their smartphone dry no matter what.

Plus, the bag is made of waterproof and durable PVC, so it’s guaranteed to be a reliable sailing partner for years to come!

6. Binoculars

gift for yachtsman

Binoculars may not be an essential sailing accessory, but they will certainly elevate your boater’s adventures!

These compact roof prism binoculars will allow them to bask in the beauty of mother nature.

Additionally, they come with a smartphone mount, allowing them to take better pictures and videos for their social media accounts.

7. Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio

gift for yachtsman

This is the perfect gift for boat owners who love tuning in to the radio every day.

This marine radio is a traditional AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity. So, aside from listening to the radio, your boater can also use it to listen to streaming services and even answer phone calls!

8. GPS Fish Finder

gift for yachtsman

If the boat lover also loves fishing, then this fish finder will be the perfect boating gift for them!

This ingenious gadget will help them navigate the water to find nice fishing spots.

Featuring Clear Vu Sonar, this gadget will give them near-photographic images of their surroundings, allowing them to spot fish easily.

9. Fishing Lures

gift for yachtsman

And of course, anyone who loves fishing will appreciate extra lures!

This set contains various baits, including crankbaits, spinning lures, plastic worms, and more!

Everything is packed in a convenient double-layer box, making it a perfect gift for fly fishers who are also boaters.

10. Bimini Top Cover

gift for yachtsman

Even though everyone wishes for blue skies and perfect weather every time they go sailing, nature doesn’t always comply.

Every boat owner must be prepared for any weather, which is why this bimini top cover is essential!

Made of marine-grade polyester canvas with PU coating, this bimini top can protect the deck from the scorching sun and unexpected showers alike!

11. Boat Cleaning Kit

gift for yachtsman

The idea of cleaning a boat might not seem very appealing to new boat owners but it’s essential to maintain the boat’s condition. After all, no one wants to sail on a dirty, grimy boat, right?

That’s why they need this boat cleaning kit ! It contains everything they need to clean the interior and exterior of the boat, such as mesh sponges, cleaning cloths, and more!

Plus, everything can be stored in a compact storage bag, perfect for small boats with limited space.

12. Marine Tool Set

gift for yachtsman

The number one rule of becoming a boater is to always be prepared. Keep your boater ready for every situation with this versatile marine toolset .

This 125-piece tool set contains everything a boater will need on a voyage, including screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and more!

Even better, everything is water-ready! All the tools are water and rust-resistant. The carrying case can also float, so your boater can easily retrieve it if they accidentally drop it in the water.

13. 10-in-1 Boat Tool

gift for yachtsman

Sometimes, a boater might prefer to pack light for short weekend trips. And that’s where this handy 10-in-1 boat tool comes in!

Instead of bringing a huge and bulky toolbox, they can just carry this gadget in their pocket.

Featuring a survival whistle, a flat top drain plug tool, a fishing line cutter, a bottle opener, and more, this gadget has everything they need!

14. Solar Power Portable Charger

gift for yachtsman

Some boaters have power plugs available onboard, but some aren’t that lucky so it can be difficult for them to keep their devices powered during their voyages. That’s why they need this solar-powered portable charger !

Armed with a solar panel, it can charge itself during the day and provide plenty of juice for smart devices later on! It can be a lifesaver during emergencies!

15. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

gift for yachtsman

Everyone loves to relax and hear the sounds of nature cascading all around. But after a while, it can get kind of dull. Keep your boater entertained with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker !

With powerful stereo and crystal clear sound, they can enjoy their favorite jams no matter where they are.

It also has an  IPX7 waterproof design, so they don’t have to worry about water damage.

Equipped with a 1000mAh high-performance lithium battery, the speaker has a long battery life, so the party can keep going for hours on end!

16. Hand Warmers Rechargeable

gift for yachtsman

The weather can be unpredictable when you’re out on the water. Sometimes, it can be scorching hot, and sometimes, it can be freezing cold.

These hand warmers will keep your boater toasty and comfy during those cold spells since they can heat up within seconds.

They also have three different heat settings so your boater can adjust the heat to their needs.

Better yet, these hand warmers also double as an emergency power bank to charge their devices!

Small yet incredibly useful, these are some of the best gifts for boaters.

17. Wacaco Minipresso

gift for yachtsman

Even though there’s no premium coffee shop in the middle of the ocean, that doesn’t mean that your boater has to settle for lousy instant coffee during their trips. Not when they have a Minipresso!

This portable espresso machine can provide them with the perfect cup of joe no matter where they are! It doesn’t even require any battery or electricity!

They just need to add some ground coffee and boiling water, apply slight pressure to the gadget, et voila! They have the perfect shot of espresso to start their day!

18. Portable Outdoor Coffee Grinder

This is one of the yacht gifts for the fancy coffee connoisseur who expects nothing less than premium, freshly ground coffee!

With 50 grind settings, this portable coffee grinder will precisely prep their beans to perfection.

So, even if your boater is on a month-long journey in the Pacific, they can still have delicious freshly ground coffee on the go!

19. Portable Liquid Propane Gas Grill

gift for yachtsman

Take your boater’s adventure to the next level with this portable gas grill!

Designed for on-the-go grilling, this grill is sturdy, convenient, and compact, perfect for small boats with limited space.

With this grill, your boater can have amazing BBQ parties despite being in the middle of the ocean!

20. Waterproof Cellphone Dry Bag

gift for yachtsman

Everyone dreads having their phone water-damaged while sailing. That’s why every boater and their passengers need to have this waterproof cellphone pouch !

Being IPX8 certified, this pouch offers waterproof and weatherproof protection for any smart device with a size up to 7″ diagonally.

With clear windows on both sides, the recipient will still be able to use their phone and take pictures while using this pouch!

21. Heavy Duty 2 5 QT Cooler

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Every boat owner needs a cooler! After all, no sailing trip is complete without some ice-cold beer!

This heavy-duty cooler can keep everything inside cold for up to four days, perfect for weekend escapades and short trips. It also comes with four tie-down points and non-slip corners to keep it secure on deck.

Psst, there’s a built-in fish ruler inside, so it’s perfect for boaters who love fishing as well!

22. Non-Tipping Can Cooler

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Imagine setting your newly opened beer can on the deck only to have it tip over. Thankfully, you can give your boater this fantastic non-tipping can cooler !

Unlike regular can coolers, this one has a powerful suction cup at the bottom, so it will stay put even on a rocky boat.

With a double-wall insulation system, this can cooler will also keep their drink cool and refreshing even when it’s unbearably hot outside!

23. Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Notebook

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Some boaters love to keep a log of their journeys. But a regular notebook won’t do! What they need is this weatherproof notebook !

The paper can repel water to avoid losing their logs even if the notebook gets drenched.

Plus, they don’t even need any special writing tool; a regular pen or pencil will work just fine!

24. Portable Hammock

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Nothing feels better than lounging on the deck under the blue skies. Well, unless they have a hammock!

A hammock can instantly make their excursion even more enjoyable. Lightweight and easy to set up, your boater can have this hammock ready within a few minutes, so they can immediately relax and enjoy the sun!

25. Power Boating For Dummies Book

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Power Boating for Dummies is a must-read book for new and experienced boat owners alike.

This educational book contains everything a boater needs to know about sailing and owning a boat.

The book will walk them through everything, from purchasing their first boat, maintaining it, handling emergencies on the water, and more!

26. The Boater’s Cookbook

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Cooking on a small boat is completely different compared to cooking in a spacious kitchen on land. But that doesn’t mean that your boater has to settle for bland instant meals!

The Boater’s Cookbook contains some of the easiest, most delicious, and sailor-approved recipes to cook onboard.

With this cookbook , your boater can enjoy a full 3-course meal despite having a cramped galley.

27. Storing Food Without Refrigeration Book

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Not every boat is equipped with a good refrigeration system, which can be a problem when your boater wants to go on an extended sailing trip.

But with some planning and a little help from this book , they can store various food items onboard without the use of a refrigerator.

That way, they can still whip up delicious meals without having to install a heavy fridge or freezer on their boat.

28. Kindle Paperwhite

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Boaters with a penchant for reading might find themselves worrying about not bringing enough books on their month-long journey. Also, what if water splashes damage their favorite book?

Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect solution for their problem. With this Kindle , they can access thousands of amazing books just with a single touch. And since Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, they won’t have to worry about water damage either!

Hey, if you’re feeling generous, why not include this Kindle subscription as well? That’s guaranteed to keep your boater entertained on longer trips.

29. Custom Flag

Every boat has a unique name, and it brings a sense of pride to the owner. And what better way to display it than with this custom flag ?

Available in a variety of sizes and colors, now your boater can proudly display their baby’s name wherever they go!

30. Engraved Compass

Yes, we did list a compass before, but this one is different. With an elegant vintage style, this handmade brass compass will be a lovely keepsake for your boater.

You can get their name, initials, or even a short message engraved on the back of the compass to make it even sweeter.

Creative and useful, this is one of the personalized gifts for boat owners that they’ll hold dear for years!

31. Captain Hat & First Mate

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These cute sailor hats will be excellent gifts for new boat owners and their loved ones!

They’re guaranteed to feel like actual sailors with these on! Besides, the matching captain and first mate hats will make any sailing pics thousand times more adorable!

32. Anchors Personalized Whiskey Glass

This personalized whiskey glass is the ideal gift for boaters who love a touch of luxury in their lives.

This elegant, nautical-themed whiskey glass will be a wonderful addition to their minibar.

33. Nautical Personalized Pillow Cases

Cool and stylish, these embroidered cushion cases are the perfect gifts for yacht owners.

Simplistic yet charming, these cushion cases will look amazing on deck or on their living room sofa alike!

They’re the perfect gifts for sailboat owners who are also obsessed with the nautical-themed decor!

34. Sail Patent Patent Blueprint

If your boater also happens to be a boat nerd, then they’ll adore this wall art !

It depicts the patent blueprint of the Catamaran 1956, one of the most iconic boats in the modern world.

This patent blueprint will look super cool hanging on their living room or office wall!

35. Unisex Boating Shirt

If you’re still unsure of what gifts for boat lovers to buy, then this boating t-shirt will save the day.

Designed with a boat sailing on a heart bit, your boater will be happy to show off their love for sailing with this t-shirt.

Plus, it’s 100% cotton which makes it soft, breathable, and comfortable. It also comes in various colors so you can choose what they like.

36. Mariner Cheese Board

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Does your boat owner love cheese? Then they’ll love this boat-themed cheese board . Unlike ordinary cheese boards, this one is made to look like a boat steering wheel!

The board also comes with pullout cheese tools that safely fit in the board including cheese knives and forks.

Every boat owner who loves cheese will be happy to receive this gift.

37. How To: Knots Coffee Mug

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Mugs are usually considered boring gifts but not when they’re as cute as this one.

Besides being cute, this mug describes the different ways of knotting knots with vivid pictures printed on it.

They’ll not only be able to enjoy a good cup of coffee but they’ll also learn a great deal from this cup.

Fun yet educational, this is one of the funny boating gifts your loved one will appreciate.

38. Row Boat Serving Bowl with Wood Serving Utensils

Help them bring their favorite toy to the dining table by giving them this cute row boat serving bowl .

Designed to look like a rowboat, it also comes with serving spoons which are replicas of the real rows.

Now your favorite boat owner can sail away even in the house. And since it’s made of aluminum, it’s sturdy enough to carry even on the sea as they go on water excursions.

39. Rowboat Serving Bowl with Napkin Holder

This rowboat serving bowl with napkin holder is too cute we just couldn’t leave it out!

As the name suggests, this dish is made to look like a rowboat while the napkin holder part looks like the masts of a sailboat.

It also has various compartments so they can use it to serve various fruits or vegetables. You can be sure that it’ll be a hit among boat owners.

40. Personalized Sailing Rug

This sailing rug is one of the cool personalized boat gifts for new boat owners! The rug won’t only make a statement at the entrance of their boat but they can also use it to decorate their home.

Made of strong and durable synthetic fabric retains, this rug can withstand any weather conditions regardless of where they end up using it.

Plus, it can be customized with the boat owner’s name or any message to make it extra special.

41. Personalised Watercolour Boat Sketch

Boat owners will love nothing more than having their boat hanging in their living room or even their bedroom!

But since it’s not possible for the actual boat, you can gift them this personalized watercolor sketch of their boat and they’ll be over the moon excited.

All you have to do is to send the artist a high-quality picture of their boat and they’ll do the rest.

The piece will also be personalized by adding the name of the recipient to make it extra special.

Beautiful and thoughtful, this is a cool gift for a boater!

Final Thoughts on The Best gift ideas for boaters

That wraps it up! We hope this list has helped you find the best gifts for a boater in your life.

If you’re still unsure about what to buy, make sure to find out what the recipient needs, likes, or wants.

Don’t forget to do more research about their taste, personality, and style. Do your homework, and you should be fine on your gift hunt!

Otherwise, happy shopping, and good luck!

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Yacht Crew

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Christmas 2019 Inspiration for the Yacht Crew, Seafarers and Sailors in your Life

It can be really tough to pick the right gift for yacht crew… With limited space on board for personal items, there’s not much room for anything that doesn’t bring true joy, satisfaction or functionality.

These are some of our top choices from our Christmas Ideas for Yachties list.

10 Floating Sunglass Strap

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Aka Croakies – these ones from Ukes come in 17 fun styles and will prevent sunnies from slipping away to never be seen again. Both functional and fun, they are a great stocking stuffer gift for under $20.

9 Audible Subscription

Subscriptions are a great idea in general, but for those who live a life at sea with not a lot of space to store books – audible is a great way to circumvent that issue. With nearly half a million Audible books – your favorite seafarer can listen to their hearts content. Get Two Free books and a Free Month .

8 All in One Tool by Lever

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At just 1.6 ounces, this lightweight stainless steel money-clip-slash-all-in-one tool will take your favorite deckhand from work to play with built in wrenches, beer bottle openerr, removable money clip and more… $39.95 on Amazon

7 Packing Cubes

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In keeping with the practicality theme… Packing up your life into one collapsible bag can be quite daunting but these organizers make it easy to sort, organize and compartmentalize your life for going to and from the boat. They easily collapse and can be stored along with your luggage (in whatever deep dark bildge they live in). Another great gift for under $20.

6 Overnight Backpack by Bange

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Speaking of luggage options, these bags from Bange fit perfectly for Carry-on. $59.99

5 Lavender Sleep Mask

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Having a sleep mask is essential. Working shift hours, doing watches, and sharing a bunk can all lead to lack of hours of rest. Avoid disrupted sleep with this hypoallergenic lavender mask that comes with a free gel mask. $17.50 on Amazon

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Speaking of essentials – walking on marshmallows? Yes please. Every superyacht is always ice cold on the inside – owning a great pair of slippers are a MUST. These faux fur breathable moccasins have a durable bottom and cozy inside. Great for on watch and doing rounds. They sell  for about $20 , what is not to love?

3 Cashmere Travel Set

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If you feel like splashing out – send your favorite sailor home in style with a 100% Cashmere plane set. The carrying case even doubles as a pillow. $360 by JetBo

2 Sound Cancelling AirPods Pro

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Wireless everything? Yes Please. No more unrecognizable knots to deal with… These things are life-changing. Cut the cord and be free already. A great gift for anyone

1 New Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS)

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With GPS, Walkie-Talkie, messenger, phone calls, and apple music & podcasts all on their wrist, it’s easier than ever for your yachtie to stay connected. The built in activity monitor and workout partner comes with personalized coaching and the ability to challenge their friends.  $384 Apple Watch Series 5

Bonus: Stocking Stuffers for under $10

Foot glide – anti-blister balm $8.

Taking care of our feet is paramount. We don’t have time to suffer from blisters when we spend the day on our feet. This top rated foot glide is not only great for preventing blisters from work shoes but does double duty to protect against wearing in your new heels at new years.

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Keratin Gloves & Socks All-in-One Treatment $10

Your secret Santa will thank you for this one. Formulated with 100% vegetable active ingredients derived from renewable sources – Keratin rich socks & hand masks strengthen nails, moisturize feet, soften cuticles, and perfectly prepare nails for polish application. Treat yo yachtie.

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Beard Grooming & Care Kit $9.99

For those off-charter days or vessels that allow men to keep a groomed tidy beard. This compact kit includes everything you need to keep from having itchy scratchy unkempt beardness. 

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Somebody’s getting thrown overboard for this one.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are on vacation this week, so they’ve been re-airing old interviews from “Live with Kelly and Mark.”

But it seems someone wasn’t paying attention when they picked out the videotapes — because on Tuesday they aired an episode from June 2023 in which Ripa fawningly begged for an invitation to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ yacht.

Meanwhile, the rap mogul’s homes were raided last week as part of what appears to be a sex-trafficking investigation.

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Making matters worse, the show tried to cover its tracks by pulling the clip off YouTube after Page Six reached out about the gaffe.

On the rerun, the TV couple complimented guest Mary J. Blige on a photo of her looking fabulous in her bathing suit while posing on a yacht.

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“I was in Capri, and I was actually visiting my big brother Puff’s boat,” Blige said.

An eager Ripa replied, “Next time you go on Puff’s boat, we’d like to!”

The tides have clearly changed for Diddy since that interview first aired. In fact, he was still perceived as a respectable hip-hop mogul back then and MTV even honored him with the Global Icon Award that September.

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But in November ex-girlfriend, Cassie Ventura filed a bombshell lawsuit with shocking claims of rape, physical abuse, and sex trafficking .

Diddy adamantly denied any wrongdoing but ended up settling with her within 24 hours .

Homeland Security then raided his Los Angeles and Miami mansions last week as part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation. Diddy was not arrested and his lawyer called the search a “witch hunt.”

Diddy’s A-list pals — including Blige — have not publicly come to his defense.

A rep for “Live” didn’t get back to us, but the online version of the video showing Ripa and Consuelo asking for a spot on Diddy’s luxurious yacht sank without a trace after we got in touch!

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