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Holiday Gift Guide

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Time Keeper

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Designed by a sailor with a love of maritime traditions and history, this clock and weather instrument combo, made of PVD coated stainless steel, will grace any home. With six different gift sets to choose from, you will be sure to find a top-quality and affordable nautical combination to suit the sailor in your life. $149.95. Master-Mariner, master-mariner.com

Carry On

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Owning the right set of tools is a must if you own or operate a boat, and you also need a well-organized, sturdy, easily accessible and multi-functional place to keep them. Something like the Nantucket Bagg. The first fully reversible and convertible tool tote, this masterpiece can convert to a backpack, rigger’s bag, tool roll or tool rack. Made from heavy canvas or durable polyester with 30-36 pockets, it has so many storage options that you may run out of things to put in it. $98. Nantucket Bagg, nantucketbagg.com

Brace Yourself

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Cathy Davey, sole owner of SALTI, a nautical/surfer lifestyle brand, is a lifelong sailor and her passion has inspired her popular nautical rope bracelets. These hand-crafted, artist designed, California surf-tested bracelets can be seen everywhere from sailboats in the South Pacific to the runways of New York Fashion Week. Not only are they fashionable, they are also durable and comfortable, made to withstand saltwater wear with the same materials you would want on your boat, like stainless steel and Dyneema. $20-$40. SALTI, etsy.com/shop/saltibracelets

Eye Spy

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No matter the season, sunglasses are always in style, and Bureo’s Ocean Collection shades, made from recycled fishing nets, are not only stylish but also help the environment. The three unique frame designs—The Yuko, The Newen, and The Kayu—each offer a modern take on a classic look. The Carl Zeiss polarized lenses also boast 100 percent UVA/UVB protection, and the shades come with an organic cotton case and recyclable cardboard packaging, so all you need to do is add the bow. $139. Bureo, bureo.co

Fortune Teller

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The small print on charts can be difficult to read, especially at a dimly lit nav station. This handy crystal magnifier from Weems & Plath will save your tired eyes from possibly making a mistake. Not only does this handsome optical-grade magnifier feature a compass rose, making it perfect for reading your nautical charts, it is also scratch-resistant and magnifies up to 4x. Plus it’s such a handsome item that you will probably want to leave it out of its felt-lined box to dress-up your nav desk. $39.99. Weems & Plath, weems-plath.com

Things that go Boom

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Why do you need a cannon? Well, why don’t you need a cannon? Whether you want to sound the blast at sunrise (not recommended) or sunset, put a new spin on the dinner bell, or signal to fellow boats in your mooring field that it’s cocktail hour, a cannon is a fitting and fun addition to your boat. RBG Cannons has been handcrafting these saluting cannon since 1953 and their meticulous attention to quality and detail is exemplary. From the teak bases to your option of brass, bronze, or aircraft-grade anodized aluminum plating, you can customize this unique gift specially for the lucky recipient. $499. RBG Cannons, rbgcannons.com

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Rum Squall

Twenty Boat Spiced Rum, produced by Truro Vineyards on Cape Cod, is about to become your new tipple of choice. If the very sight of the word “rum” hasn’t already got your mouth watering, the combination of flavors including chai, vanilla bean, orange peel, and cardamom certainly will. Perfect to keep on hand for after-dinner drinks or a pre-cruise cocktail, it’s even better to offer as a token of love. We can only assume that whoever you buy this for will provide you with a taste—you’re welcome. $44.99. Twenty Boat Spiced Rum, trurovineyardsofcapecod.com

December 2016

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