Very soon we will celebrate the New Year and Christmas! In honor of the holidays, here are 19 gift ideas for a yachting friend or yourself!
1. Powerbank with built-in solar battery
Electricity and charging are the things to save on board. And the more electronics on the yacht, the more there is a need for a portable power source. Well, a power bank with a built-in solar battery will be a great gift for a yachtsman! You no longer have to charge the power bank from another battery - just put it in a sunny place and the charge will be restored by itself.
On the other hand, a simple but capacious power bank will be a good gift. After all, not always the same sunny weather overboard!
2. Multifunctional watch
We are, of course, talking about multifunctional watches for yachting and sailing. Such watches have the ability to pair with a chartplotter or autopilot, some have a “Man overboard” function. Sometimes such watches can even be tied to an alarm on a boat.
Most modern smartwatches can also be paired with your smartphone and track location, have tide data handy (in this case, on your hand). Also, nowhere without monitoring the state of health of the yachtsman, his pulse, heartbeat, etc.
3. Yacht knife
A knife on board is a truly indispensable thing that will become a constant partner of a yachtsman. There are a great variety of such knives - knives with a fixed blade, yacht knives for specific tasks or a classic Swiss knife.
The advantage of the latter is that it is a multifunctional tool with additional options. The small case can hide pliers, Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, the knife itself, wire strippers, a bottle opener and more.
4. Portable VHF radio
A handheld radio can be an indispensable tool. Lightweight, comfortable, water-resistant and with a small but clear and easy-to-understand backlit display, it is ideal as a gift.
5. Nautical compass
This is probably the most popular attribute not only for yachtsmen, but for sailors in general. They are popular, easy to use and affordable. A good solution would be to give a shockproof and waterproof compass.
6. Nautical charts
Of course, it is better to know the sailing area of your yachtsman friend. If this is not secret information, then the purchase of the latest map of the yachtsman's favorite route will be a wonderful gift.
Such maps contain plans, contacts and specific data about ports and marinas, information about anchorages and much more. Also a good gift would be pilot supplies and maps of specific areas.
7. Manual coffee maker
The coffee lover will be crazy about fresh espresso. Especially if the form factor of the coffee maker allows you not to waste a lot of space on board. There are many types of handpresso coffee makers.
To use such a device, already heated water is used, and a miniature coffee machine takes care of the rest.
After a busy day at the helm, there is nothing sweeter than a full sleep on clean sheets. A gift in the form of high-quality bed linen will be a great addition to the interior of the yacht, as well as bring a little home comfort on board the boat.
Towels or pillows can also be included in the same category of gifts. Of course, it is better to unobtrusively find out in advance about the preferences of the person to whom the gift is being given.
9. Unbreakable glasses
A broken glass is an unpleasant, but, alas, common occurrence on board. Enough of this glass terror! It's time to give your fellow yachtsman unbreakable glasses. There are a lot of these on the market. There are even dishes that mimic glass in everything except strength.
10. Flask or thermos
Exclusively for non-alcoholic drinks!;) A thermos will help keep your drink warm, and a flask, thanks to its small size, will make it easy to have a drink on hand. And what exactly to fill the container with, leave it to the yachtsman ...
The sea is quite a harsh place at almost any time of the year. A pair of sunglasses and impact resistant goggles will help protect your eyes from UV and splashing water. There are many types of glasses, there is a size and style for everyone!
12. Unsinkable keychain
Losing the keys even on land is unpleasant, and drowning them on a lake, river, sea or ocean is even more so. And it is unlikely that anyone would want to dive for a bunch of keys in the marina ... To prevent this from happening, give the yachtsman an unsinkable keychain. Small and cute, it will definitely become a nice accessory, and it will also help not to lose the keys in the depths of the sea.
13.Waterproof/waterproof case or bag
Moisture and dampness are constant companions on any boat. So there are few waterproof bags and cases. A functional bag with a folding top will be especially useful. It can be used not only on board, but also on land when traveling.
14. Books about yachting and sailors
Needless to say, such literature exists and not in small quantities. Such books include not only the memoirs of famous yachtsmen, but also accomplices in meteorology, collections of advice to sailors, etc.
Fiction also has not been canceled. Many yachtsmen, not yet being such, were inspired by art books before going to sea.
15. Folder for documents
Few people think about it, but there is a decent amount of waste paper and necessary documentation on board. A watch log, a ship's log, documents for a boat, a charter agreement, personal documents... The list can be long.
Help a yachtsman friend with the tedious paperwork and gift a secure paper folder. This is a very practical gift that will be a great tool for organizing things and papers.
16. Waterproof socks
This is a real hit of recent years! Such socks are enviably popular with tourists and yachtsmen. These socks usually consist of three layers of fabric that protect the feet and help maintain a comfortable temperature.
17. Boat scarf/hat
A reliable, high-quality and unique cap (hat) or scarf will be a worthy gift for any sea dog. For the warm season, you can choose a practical and stylish cap, and for cold routes - a comfortable warm demi-season or winter hat. The same goes for scarves.
18. Jacket for yachting
In non-flying weather, such a jacket will be a real find for any yachtsman. These jackets are made durable, windproof and waterproof. The zip and seams are also made resistant to the elements, while the high collar and tight cuffs protect vulnerable areas.
19. Yachting gloves
Many people underestimate the damage that occurs to the hands during sailing. Working with rigging can be quite traumatic, and in the cold season, hands are also exposed to the elements and salt water more than in summer.
Well-fitting gloves made of quality materials will help your hands feel comfortable and comfortable.
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