You sit there wondering what the best gifts for yachtsmen might be this holiday season, well wonder no more. We have compiled the best 57 gifts for the yachtsmen in your life this holiday season, 29 this week and 28 next week! Stay tuned for part two next week and we wish you the best this 2021 holiday season! Also be sure to check out our merchandise store for even better apparel gifts!
Picking a unique, well-chosen present that will really make an impact under the Christmas tree is always difficult, but it can be even more so for yachtsmen.So we put our heads together and created a list of 29 perfect Christmas gift ideas for yachtsmen.
We covered all areas of the yachting world and our list includes gifts both large and small. We have something for everyone, from novice yachtsmen to seasoned sea dogs. So ditch the pre-Christmas stress and choose your gifts at leisure.
Our top picks, guaranteed to please every yachtsman
1. Solar panel and charger or solar power bank
Electricity and charging can be a problem on a boat, maybe because we are taking more and more electronics on board. Solar-poweredsolar panels are a fantastic solution. Choose a durable and ideally waterproof panel to use when yachting. A cheaper pocket-sized version of a solar panel is a solar power bank. It displays battery status and can be also be charged via AC socket, so it can be used all year round. Also read about our solar panel test on board a boat.
2. Flashlight and power bank in one
An LED flashlight that never runs down can prove a lifesaver in many situations. Plus it can even be used as a power bank! It charges using the solar panel or via USB. Best of all, you can recharge it using a hand crank, so you are completely independent of an electricity supply or even sunshine.
3. Mobile applications for yachtsmen
A mobile app with advanced functions is guaranteed to elicit smiles around the Christmas tree. We recommend Navionics nautical charts, which even those with the most well-equipped GPS plotter will happily stick in their pocket.
4. Gift voucher for a yachting°com cruise
Not sure what to get and worried you’ll make the wrong choice? A gift voucher from yachting°com is an ideal solution. We can make it out for any amount and the recipient can use it for whatever they choose.
5. Wallet made from old sails
Recycling is in right now and there’s nothing better than owning a wallet or bag upcycled from of old sails that have already served their time at sea. Various original designs can be found, for example, at etsy.com. We like Olde Dog the most.
6. Waterproof socks
Have you heard about waterproof socks yet? This year’s tourist hit will be loved by yachtsmen alike. How do they work? The sock is usually made up of three layers. The outer nylon layer protects the middle layer with a membrane and the bottom layer of merino removes moisture and keeps your feet warm.
7. Yachting knife
A real man always carries a knife, but with yachtsmen this is doubly true. You can choose a sturdy knife specifically designed for yachting, or a Swiss Army knife-type tool. This has the advantage of containing general tools which can be used off the boat as well – pliers, cross-head and slotted screwdrivers, knife, wire stripper, bottle opener, toothpick, tweezers, punch, wire cutter and, of course, a corkscrew.
8. Handpresso portable coffee machine for delicious espresso
Coffee lovers yearn for a good cup of proper espresso when yachting Why not get them one of the popular handpresso machines under the Christmas tree? They can heat the water on the stove and their strong Popeye the yachtsmen man muscles will take care of the pumping up to 15 bars.
9. Photo canvas prints
Do you take photos while yachting? Then get a canvas print or large format print made from your own photos.
10. Remote control yachts
How to keep a yachtsmen occupied when he can’t go to sea? Get them an RC model yacht. Choose a kit, a wave jumping racer or a nice wooden retro model.
11. Multifunctional yachting watch
Yachting watches are generally designed as multisport watches, so the person you’re buying for can also use it when running or cycling, for example. The watch can be paired with marine plotters or an autopilot, has a built-in ‘Man overboard’ function, or even an anchor watch alarm. They can also be paired with mobile phones, which provides tidal data for the current geographical position and a host of other information.
The sun is really strong at sea, so high-quality sunglasses will make a great gift. Maybe consider some made from recycled plastic. Polarized glasses are ideal.
It’ll shine and keep your hands free on board and on land. Yachtsmen appreciate being able to rely on a high-quality light when things go wrong on the boat and during nighttime trips.
14. Books about yachting and yachtsmen
There are so many books about yachting and yachtsmen. You can choose educational books, on meteorology for example, or one with tips on how to be a better helmsman. Yachtsmen can be inspired by novels or real reports from expeditions and voyages around the world. For little yachtsmen choose a children’s book on the subject.
15. Nautical maps, pilots and guides
You can’t go wrong with a nautical map or pilot with detailed information on a favourite destination.
16. Prepaid subscription to a yachting magazine
When a yachtsman can’t be at sea, he can look forward to monthly news from the world of yachting, yachting skills and boat tests, photographs and reports.
17. Ship logbook or a nice yachting book
Delight your yachtsmen with a new logbook or yachting book.
18. Undersea atlas
Lovers of snorkelling and diving will enjoy an atlas of the underwater world. Choose one that is specific to a particular location or their favourite animals.
19. Lecture for yachtsmen
Unique yachting lectures by experienced captains are perfect for every helmsman. Choose a quality yachting school nearby and try it out. Yachting lectures are packed full of practical experience and focus on all major boating topics.
20. Functional underwear
Clothing made from merino wool is a great choice. It’s natural, functional and antibacterial. It helps regulate body temperature and keeps you warm even when wet. It wicks away moisture and even though it’s wool, it’s really soft and light. You can choose light underwear for summer or thicker, warmer outer layers.
21. Scarf and hat for the boat
Every sea dog values a good-quality and original hat or scarf for protecting them from the wind and cold weather. You can choose a stylish and practical cap for the summer and a thermal, waterproof hat will keep a yachtsman warm in the winter.
A windbreaker is the perfect partner in bad weather. They are breathable, very tough, windproof and waterproof. Even the waterproof zip, stitching, high collar and adjustable tight cuffs will keep out the elements.
23. Yachting gloves
Unprotected hands will take a real battering when working with ropes every day. Whether you end up choosing gloves for everyday use or gloves for cold or extreme conditions, always choose ones made from quality material which fit well and have reinforced grip patches. The shape and flexibility they afford is also important.
24. Yachting shoes
Why does a yachtsman need shoes for yachting? They’re made from material which dries quickly or is waterproof. And the sticky, non-slip, non-marking sole ensures you get around the boat safely.
25. Yachting boots
For fans of more extreme weather, choose yachting boots. They keep feet dry, comfortable and don’t slip.
26. Clothing with UV filters
A Lycra T-shirt with UV filters will protect yachtsmen both big and small on board and in the water. They feel pleasant and breathable and repel moisture.
27. Voucher for a yachtsmen clothing store
A voucher is a great choice if you’re not sure of the size or are worried it won’t suit.
28. Gadget to warm you up when the rum runs out
Warm layers and a jacket are great, but why not get something even better? We have a great tip for you – charcoal hand warmers, commonly used by hunters. They are perfect whilst waiting in a fresh breeze. Choose from other gadgets to help you warm up on board, to keep those icy winds at bay.
29. Large poster of the sea, lighthouse or boat
A stylish poster with a nautical theme brings a piece of the sea right to your home or office. Don’t forget to get a nice frame. Even kids will like the poster, or you can decorate their entire bedroom with original nautical paintings or stickers.