No matter the size of the boat or what season it is, there are always a lot of gifts and gadgets that a new boat owner might need. Even though the holiday season is right around the corner and we are seeing the last months of boating season, you can still find some great gifts to get that special boat owner!
Here are a few:
Captain’s Hat: What does every boat lover need? A captain’s hat! Buy your captain this yachter’s hat made of 100% cotton and comes in navy or white. It will make any boat owner look official!
Marine First Aid Kits: Every boat should have one of these! For about $30 you can buy a basic medical kit designed for four or fewer people on a two-day trip, and a reasonably-equipped first aid kit for the same number of folks on a day trip costs even less.
Basic Book on Boat Repair: Remember, if it can happen; it will happen! A great book to have on board is ‘Know Your Boat’ by David Kroenke.
Boating Log Book: BOATING SUITE is a professional and full-featured app for iOS that is designed to help you manage all aspects of your boating life. But it’s not just a boating app. It’s the first and only app designed by boating enthusiasts, for boating enthusiasts.
Handheld GPS: Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator is a rugged handheld navigator with preloaded worldwide relief basemap and 2.2-inch color display – WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix and GLONASS support for fast positioning and a reliable signal – Compatible with topographic, marine and road maps.TOPO U.S. 24K, BlueChart g2, City Navigator, etc.
Wind Meter: Speedtech Instruments WindMate 200 Hand-Held Wind Meter. These handheld wind meters are very accurate and can make the difference between a pleasant sailing day or a day when one is caught in small craft warning seas. Just point into the wind, press a button and the readout will give your favorite boat owner a reading of wind speeds from 0.5mph to 99mph. These wind meters also float which is helpful when one blows overboard
Marine Radio: Cobra MR HH125 Compact Waterproof Marine Handheld VHF Radio with 1 or 3 Watts, All Weather Channels, and Weather Alert. It is imperative that every boater be alerted to inclement weather conditions and small craft advisories. This marine radio will do just that.
Onboard Storage: BoatMates Organizers! It doesn’t matter if the boat you’re supplying is a 15 foot with a Cutty cabin or a mini-yacht, there is never enough storage space on a boat. The storage containers included below may not be the sexiest gift for a new boat owner, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be welcomed onboard!
What’s your favorite Boat Gadget? Share it in our comments section below!