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Great Gift Ideas for Boaters

Great Gift Ideas for Boaters

Holiday 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!
 
Garmin InReach GPS Communicator
Give your favorite boater some added safety for the next excursion. This handheld GPS is pre-loaded with maps and a satellite subscription capable of sending brief messages or an SOS to a 24/7 rescue center to call in the troops in case of an emergency. Link it to your phone to download U.S. NOAA charts or aerial maps. $349.99 at www.westmarine.com or deb@kingmanyachtcenter.com (shop local).
 
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 2019 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 (shop 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.
$24.98 at www.amazon.com
 
Yeti Rambler Low Ball Tumbler
Yeti built this 10oz. tumbler to be your all-day drinking buddy, from your first cup of joe to your last nightcap. Along the way, the double-wall vacuum insulation will keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold far longer than ceramic mugs or glass drinkware. And unlike your favorite old fashioned glass, this tumbler will never shatter on impact or leave a ring on your table thanks to its stainless steel construction and No Sweat™ Design. Taking your beverage to go? Pop on the see-through Rambler lid to avoid splashing your beverage. $19.99 at www.westmarine.com or deb@kingmanyachtcenter.com (shop local)
 
JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This wireless bluetooth speaker is waterproof to IPX7 standards and can deliver up to 15 hours of music before recharging. And in a nice touch, the carrying strap sports a bottle opener to help quench anyone’s thirst while rocking out. It’s a very cool stocking stuffer. $249.00 at www.amazon.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 (shop 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
 
Kingman Yacht Center Logo Clothing and Accessories
If the boater on your list is also a Kingman Boater, visit the Kingman OnLine Pop Up Shop for a variety of brand-name, top-quality, logo merchandise that’s not available anywhere else. Your gift keeps on giving because all profits will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. The shop is only open until December 9th, so shop early and shop often!
 
ACR EPIRB Beacon
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

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