Even though we still haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving yet, it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas and, even in a time impacted by the pandemic, also thinking about what to give to our favorite boat owners. Here are some fresh ideas from West Marine that they say are the “Five Top Gifts for the Boater Who Has Everything:”
Magna Newport 2 Gourmet Series Gas Grill (pictured at top): Designed for the marine environment, the grill has rounded edges and a dynamic combustion system that keeps the grill lit even in heavy winds. It’s made with a double-walled case with corrosion-resistant, polished stainless steel, and has folding legs so it can fit almost anywhere in your boat. A push-button electronic ignition makes it easy to light, and you can see what’s cooking inside – burgers, steaks, chicken breasts, veggies – through a tempered glass viewing window. Price: $439.99.
Garmin quatix 6 SmartWatch: The quatix 6 series of smartwatches have specialized marine features so you can connect with compatible Garmin chartplotters and other devices to provide autopilot control, data streaming – speed, depth, temperature and wind – and much more. They support optional BlueChart g3 coastal charts and LakeVü inland maps. They have satellite navigation and tracking functions with a 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter. Price: $699.99.
Shakespeare Stream Wireless Booster for Internet: Designed for boats of all sizes, the Stream uses Shakespeare’s state-of-the-art marine cellular booster technology to amplify weak cell signals along inshore, coastal and other popular cruising routes so you can use data on your cell devices more reliably and bring the internet on board your boat. It is compatible with most cellular devices and major cell service providers in the U.S. and Canada. Price: $699.99
Malibu Pedal 12’ Ocean Kayak: The 12’ Malibu pedal-drive, sit-on ocean kayak is easy to use and is completely maintenance-free. The PDL drive mounts in seconds, and the docking station lets you tip up the drive easily in shallow water or while launching and retrieving the kayak. It’s stable and can turn on a dime, and opens up the world of kayaking to people of any age or skill level. Price: $1,899.99.
Fujinon 14×40 Image-Stabilizing Binoculars: The Fujinon Techno-Stabl 14×40 binoculars have twice the magnification (14x) of most standard marine binoculars, and the 40mm objective lens provides remarkable light transmission, even in dim conditions. It’s waterproof, and operates on four AA batteries or a 12-28V DC external power source (sold separately). Price, including strap and waterproof Pelican case: $1,299. Read more: