Sailors' Wish List

Have a sailor to shop for this season? Check out our picks of gifts that are sure to please any water lover.

Best Gifts for Sailors: Binoculars

Best Gifts for Sailors: Binoculars

With its crystal-clear high-contrast optics, rugged housing and optional illuminated compass, the new Steiner Navigator Pro 7x50 line of marine binoculars will have a welcome place aboard. The Sports Auto-Focus System allows you to focus each eyepiece only once and keeps images near and far razor sharp. $600, www.steiner-optics.com.Courtesy of Steiner Optics
Best Gifts for Sailors: West Marine Men's Endeavor Jacket

Best Gifts for Sailors: West Marine Men's Endeavor Jacket

The West Marine Men's Endeavor Jacket has a water-resistant soft shell and is made to perform both on the water and off. The shell is bonded to a soft, microfleece lining and a breathable waterproof midlayer. The exterior is coated with a durable water repellant and has taped seams. $150; www.westmarine.comCourtesy of West Marine
Best Gifts for Sailors: Chart Jewelry

Best Gifts for Sailors: Chart Jewelry

Show off your home port or favorite cruising destination in style with jewelry and accessories from Chart Metalworks. The Surfer Necklace features a leather cord and either sterling silver or bronze hardware. The pendant is customizable with your favorite location. $155 (sterling silver), www.chartmetalworks.com.Courtesy of Chart Metalworks
Best Gifts for Sailors: Lemon and Line Endeavour and Corageous bracelets

Best Gifts for Sailors: Lemon and Line Endeavour and Corageous bracelets

For a nautical look that's nice enough for an evening on the town, check out Lemon & Line's new Endeavour and Courageous bracelets. Both are handcrafted in the Ocean State - the Endeavour uses full-grain saddle leather, blue oxford fabric lining, and a solid brass fish hook clasp, and the Courageous has custom, marine grade, three strand line and a solid brass fish hook clasp. $38 each; www.lemonandline.comCourtesy of Lemon and Line
Best Gifts for Sailors: GoPro Camera

Best Gifts for Sailors: GoPro Camera

Catch all the action with the GoPro Hero4 camera. The Hero4 takes high-resolution video and photos and is waterproof to 131 feet. New night-photo and night-lapse modes allow better shooting after dark. $500, www.gopro.com.Courtesy of GoPro
DeLorme inReach Explorer Extreme Communication Kit

Best Gifts for Sailors: DeLorme inReach Explorer Extreme Communication Kit

Share your adventures with everyone at home with the DeLorme inReach Explorer Extreme Communication Kit. The kit includes the inReach Explorer, a protective flotation case and the Goal Zero solar panel and portable charger to power the device off the grid or on the go. $480, www.inreachdelorme.com.Courtesy of DeLorme
Best Gifts for Sailors: Sunglasses

Best Gifts for Sailors: Sunglasses

The You Move Me sunglasses collection from Maui Jim combines performance and art. The limited-edition glasses feature frames with colorful Hawaiian artwork and Maui Jim's PolarizedPlus2 lens technology. $400, www.mauijim.com.Courtesy of Maui Jim
Best Gifts for Sailors: Starboard Collection galley ware

Best Gifts for Sailors: Starboard Collection galley ware

It can be challenging to find high-quality dishes that fit in typical galley cabinets. Starboard Collection's line of tableware was designed with on board use in mind. The compact pieces nest, have non-skid bottoms, are spill resistant and shatterproof. They're also made in the USA. www.starboardcollection.comCourtesy or Starboard Collection
Best Gifts for Sailors: Foul Weather Gear

Best Gifts for Sailors: Foul Weather Gear

Ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities both on and off the water, the Musto Evolution GTX Sardinia jacket is waterproof, breathable and highly durable, thanks to its two-layer Gore-Tex construction. Available in six colors, the jacket also features a fleece-lined collar for comfort, and a detachable hood offers versatility. $400, www.musto.com.Courtesy of Musto
Best Gifts for Sailors: Nautical Jewelry

Best Gifts for Sailors: Nautical Jewelry

Have a special sailor on your list? The Fish Float Sphere Pendant is sure to please. Designed and made in Maine by nautical jewelers A.G.A. Correa & Son, the sphere is made from aqua chalcedony, and the 18-karat gold ropework is hand-twisted. $1,650, www.agacorrea.com.Courtesy of A.G.A. Correa & Son
Best Gifts for Sailors: Flip Flops

Best Gifts for Sailors: Flip Flops

Blow out your flip-flop? Take a look at OluKai's new Kulapa Kai women's leather sandals. With a nonmarking sole, and a comfortable full-grain leather and molded EVA footbed, these shoes offer more support than your typical flip-flop. And with the pearlized finish, they look nicer too. $80, www.olukai.com.Courtesy of Olukai
Best Gifts for Sailors: Sailing Watch

Best Gifts for Sailors: Sailing Watch

Handsome and functional, Ronstan Clear Start watches are now available in stainless steel, with two band styles. The ultra-clear, sapphire-coated lens offers maximum readability and durability, and the watch is water-resistant to 150 feet. The Clear Start programming offers multiple race timing and countdown options. $130 (stainless-steel band), www.ronstan.us.Courtesy of Ronstan
Best Gifts for Sailors: Barz Optics Cabo photochromatic polarized sunglasses

Best Gifts for Sailors: Barz Optics Cabo photochromatic polarized sunglasses

For sailors "of a certain age," switching between reading glasses and sunglasses has become a way of life. If you, or someone you know, fits this description, check out the newest offering from Barz Optics. The Cabo frames are fitted with polycarbonate, photochromatic (they get darker in bright sunlight, and lighten in low light) lenses and are available as a bifocal reader. Cool! $300; www.barzoptics.comCourtesy of Barz Optics
Best Gifts for Sailors: Nautical Scout collapsible cookware

Best Gifts for Sailors: Nautical Scout collapsible cookware

If galley space is at a premium on your boat, take a look at Nautical Scout's line of collapsible cookware. The line, which includes such handy items as a cook pot, a teakettle (shown) and a bucket, is made from food-grade silicone and stainless steel. $45 (teakettle), www.nauticalscout.com.Courtesy of Nautical Scout
Best Gifts for Sailors: Sea to Summit Dry Lite towel

Best Gifts for Sailors: Sea to Summit Dry Lite towel

Quick drying, packable, lightweight towels have a place aboard any boat. The Sea to Summit Dry Lite towel is a super-absorbent poly-nylon blend microfiber with an ultra suede finish. $37; www.westmarine.comCourtesy of West Marine