Great Gift Ideas for Boaters

Great Gift Ideas for Boaters

Holiday crunch time is upon us and gift ideas are like gold.  If there’s a boater on your gift list, we’ve polled our staff and gotten some ideas from Boating Magazine for gifts that he or she will love!
Kelvin K36 Multi Tool
Billed as an urban tool kit, we think the Kelvin 36 is a perfect on-board accessory for quick fixes without dragging out the complete tool kit. Kelvin managed to pack 36 of the most commonly used tools and features into a compact, rugged, and stylish design that fits in the palm of your hand. The cast aluminum body, and rubber touch handle are ergonomically integrated to act tough and feel good.
$49.99 at www.amazon.com
The 2018 Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book
The yellow Eldridge book has been “the most trusted guide for East Coast waters since 1875.” Filled with information about tides, currents, navigation and nautical history, this is both an on-board resource and a good read.
$15.95 from deb@kingmanyachtcenter.com (shopping local)
Stanley Fatmax FL5W10 Waterproof LED Rechargeable Spotlight
This rechargeable waterproof spotlight is submersible up to 6 feet and floats in the water pointing upward. It’s 50 percent smaller than a typical spotlight, provides a very bright 500 lumens, and runs for up to 10 hours on a full charge.
$34.97 at www.amazon.com
Engel 30-Ounce Insulated Cup
This tumbler is treated with Cerakote, a ceramic coating that adds durability and resistance to corrosion, chemicals and UV light to the stainless-steel cup. A rubberized base prevents slippage, but if your mug does take a tumble, the Ketch-It lid ensures a liquid-tight seal, even when holding the cup upside down. It comes in various colors.
$49.99 at www.westmarine.com or deb@kingmanyachtcenter.com (shopping local)


Yeti LoadOut Bucket
Every boater knows you need a good bucket on board. The sturdy polyethylene Yeti bucket is meant to be a workhorse for handling cast nets, rubbish, bait or whatever gear you want. 
$39.99 at yeti.com
Icom Handheld VHF Radio
The M93D handheld VHF radio from Icom packs the features boaters need, including exclusives such as Float and Flash, Aqua Quake, and active noise canceling, which have proven themselves in use during dozens of Boating photo shoots. It also includes built-in digital selective calling.
$299.99 at www.westmarine.com or deb@kingmanyachtcenter.com (shopping local)


Weego Jump Starter 44 Portable Charger
Never be stuck offshore with a dead battery again. This Weego portable charger jump-starts gas engines up to 7L, as well as 3.5L diesel engines. You can also use it to charge all your portable electronics devices. 
$149.99 at www.myweego.com
Beacons save lives and may be the best gift you can give. The ACR GlobalFix V4 is a floating EPIRB with GPS for ultimate precision and operates on the 406 and 121.5 MHz frequencies for up to 48 hours. Available as Category I (hydrostatic) and Category II (manual).
$500 and $400, respectively at www.acrartex.com