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Best Gifts for Sailors

Shopping for a sailor this holiday season? These are the best nautical gifts that will make any sailor happy.

Montague Allston Bike

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Montague

Looking for a way to get around in port while cruising? The Montague Allston is a folding bike designed from the ground up for sailors. Some of our favorite features include the rustproof and greasefree belt drive instead of a chain; a sealed internal gear hub; and lightweight aluminum construction. The Allston is quick and simple to fold up and weighs just 30 pounds.

$1,895

 

Sealife Micro 2.0 Pro 5000

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Sealife Cameras

This full-featured camera set is designed to help underwater photographers and videographers achieve brilliant, colorful images. The set includes the permanently sealed 64-gigabyte Wi-Fi-enabled SeaLife Micro 2.0 camera, two SeaDragon 2500 light heads, two grips and flex arms, a macro lens, and a 10x close-up lens. Everything stores in a compact nylon case.

$1,500

 

Rule Number 5 Sail Messenger Bag

Rule #5 Sail Messenger Bag

$150 • www.rulenumberfive.com

Rule #5

Gentleman sailors on your gift list can keep the nautical look going even when they’re far from the dock with accessories from Rule Number 5’s sail collection. The Sail Messenger Bag includes a pocket for your laptop, a lining printed with nautical charts, and a rugged canvas outer shell.

$150 • www.rulenumberfive.com

 

Bugatchi Tropical Fish Swim Trunks

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Bugatchi

If winter plans include a warm-weather charter, or even if you’re stocking up the sail bag for next season, a smart-looking pair of swim shorts is a good place to start. Mandalay trunks from Bugatchi are comfortable to wear, quick to dry and, just as importantly, colorful and fun. A wide range of other styles and colors are also available.

$100+

 

ICOM M93D

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Icom

This new handheld VHF radio is heavy on features, with a built-in DSC receiver, active noise canceling, an internal GPS and compass, and a 2.5-inch high-contrast display. The slim unit also has a large 1500 mAh battery that provides nine-plus hours of use. Perfect for dinghy navigation, the M93D can store up to 50 waypoints.

$350

 

Magma Marine Kettle 3

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Magma

Nothing beats a cockpit cookout after a day of sailing. The newly redesigned Marine Kettle 3 now features waterproof electronic pulse ignition, a heavier gauge inner safety liner, and a new regulator that allows for more precise temperature control.

$250

 

Sailorbags Chesapeake Yoga Bag

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Sailor bags

Know someone who loves sailing and yoga (or just wants to look like it)? Check out the Chesapeake yoga bag. Its roomy design can fit any size mat, along with a towel, water bottle and other gear. The sailcloth exterior, marine-grade zippers and corrosion-resistant hardware should stand up to life aboard.

$85

 

House of Marley Chant Sport

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House of Marley

While Bluetooth speakers are nothing new, finding a secure place to put them in the cockpit is sometimes challenging. The Chant Sport solves this — it’s sized for cup holders. The water resistant design floats; is made of recycled bioplastic, silicone and aluminum; and delivers big sound.

$120

 

Waterlust Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

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Waterlust

The gear of choice for Olympic 470 sailor Briana Provancha, these unique leggings are made from recycled plastics, have 50+UPF, and help raise awareness for and fund ocean conservation and marine science. The perfect quick-drying apparel for the eco-conscious sailor.

$65 • www.waterlust.com

 

B&G Triton 2

B&G

$550 • www.bandg.com

B&G

The Triton 2 is an update to the popular Triton multipurpose sailing instrument display. This new low-profile design uses transflective LCD technology, which makes use of reflected sunlight to provide superior daytime visibility and lower power consumption. In addition to NMEA 2000 data, sailors will appreciate B&G’s laylines and SailSteer data.

$550 • www.bandg.com

 

ASA Cruising Catamarans Made Easy

If there is a sailor on your list who is keen on learning to cruise on cats, this beautifully illustrated, highly informative textbook from the American Sailing Association will be welcome on his or her shelf. The book accompanies the ASA 114 course and covers a variety of topics, including multihull designs, sail plans, safety gear and boathandling skills.

$24

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