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December 12, 2017

Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Boaters 2017

Do you have a yachting enthusiast in your life? Check out our top Holiday gifts for boaters!

Owning a luxury yacht means you have achieved a certain level of success in life, and have acquired a taste for the finer things. Which could make it a little challenging for the friends and loved ones of yacht owners to buy them holiday gifts. That old cliché of “what do you get for the person who has everything,” definitely would seem to apply to a yacht owner.

But, before you panic and turn down that invitation to spend your Holidays aboard a friend’s vessel, here are a few can’t miss gift items for boat owners!


Life Preserver Wine Bottle Cover – This unique piece of nautical nonsense from Boston Warehouse will easily become your go-to centerpiece. Shaped as a traditional life vest, along with a belt and tie, it’s a perfect fit for most wine bottles. It’s an instant classic centerpiece for boat, table or home, or any time you want to go “overboard” for your guests!

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Towables – Yacht owners love toys. If anyone buys into the “he or she that dies with the most toys wins,” it’s yacht owners! And when it comes to toys for yacht owners, what better than water toys! Towables are fun and popular water toys that are easy to use, store and maintain. Especially if your yacht owner has kids, towables and tubes are a fantastic family-friendly way to amp up the fun factor of every on-the water outing.


Drones – And, speaking of toys, if there is one thing that most yacht owners dig even more than toys, its gadgets and electronics, and drones are something that combine both!


Fish Finders – If the boat owner on your list is also a fishing enthusiast, than a fish finder is a great gift. A fish finder is an electronic device, that uses acoustical waves, to see things under you boat, hopefully schools of fish!


Marine or Nautical Art – Yachting enthusiasts probably appreciate art, and in particular marine art. They may even collect the works of well-known marine artists such as Guy Harvey, or Wyland, or you may even commission an artist to paint a personal masterpiece of his or her boat!

Spirits – Nothing can get a boat owner into the Holiday Spirt, like fine wine and spirits! Your yacht owning friend or family member undoubtedly will have a favorite wine, scotch, whisky or other adult beverage they would like to share with you for a Holiday drink on the flydeck. If you are not sure what their adult beverage of choice is, you can’t go wrong with a fine Champagne such as Perrier-Jouet or Veuve Clicquot.

Barware – If you just cannot decide on alcohol, but would like to still give something in that “spirit” of giving, you could consider barware to grace the onboard décor, such as this opulent crystal decanter from Riedel or for the real player, this Linley Vice Box, which is an homage to debauchery!


Sunglasses – Boaters love and also need sunglasses. Of course there are the well-known and fashionable brands such as Ray Ban, Oakly and Maui Jim, but you also may want to check out, Hoven’s Argonaut sunglasses that are designed to float should they go overboard.


The Leatherman Tread – If the yachtsman on your list is the “do-it-yourselfer” type he has surely owned and relied on a Leatherman at one time or another. The Tread is a new spin on the old standby tool that can be worn like a fashionable, rugged looking bracelet, but also sports multitool functionality!


The Yeti Hopper Cooler – Of course, you likely have a state-of-the art kitchen on your yacht, but how about when you take your tender out for some fishing, or an off-shore excursion? This amazing and super tough cooler, can actually keep things cold for days. The leak-proof HydroLok Zipper technology was taken from survival suits, so you know it’s tough. The Yeti Hopper can hold 30 lbs. of ice or 24 cans of your favorite beer. When it’s hot and you want to keep a cold one “abominably” cold, there is nothing like a Yeti.


Bonus: Boating Safety Gifts – They may not seem as sexy, or high-end as some of the other things on this list, but nothing says “I love you” to a boat owner, more than a gift that could literally save his or her life. PFDs, EPIRBS, or other safety gear, always make a practical and thoughtful gift.


Wishing You and Yours a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

We want to wish all of our readers the very best for a happy and safe Holiday Season, and we look forward to bringing you the most reliable information on motor yachts, anywhere on the internet – now, and in the year ahead!

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