2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Great holiday gift ideas for your favorite yachtsman.

December 8, 2014
Gill‘s Floating Knit Beanie ($29) is acrylic and polypropylene, making it water-repellent on your head, warm even when wet and floatable if it goes overboard.
A tasty cocktail is great way to end a day of cruising, and The Real McCoy‘s rums can help. Whether you prefer an aged rum of three, five, or 12 years, The Real McCoy offers a taste for every palate.
Superwarm Socks from Zhik ($49) are water-repellent with a reflective thermal layer on the outside and fleece on the inside, keeping toes toasty.
The Single Cleat Appetizer board from Soundview Millworks can be customized with your yacht’s logo. Pricing starts at $70.
Bison Knit Gloves from Filson ($98) come in full- or half-finger designs. They’re water-repellent, machine washable and hypoallergenic.
The Timex Adventure Series Tide Temperature Compass ($170) gives you time, tide information, compass heading and a whole lot more.
Costa‘s Hamlin Sunglasses ($250) have a heavy-duty nylon frame and scratch-and impact-resistant lenses.
Fujifilm’s FUJINON 7 x 50 WP-XL binoculars ($270) are a handy tool for any helmsman. These waterproof binoculars weigh less than two pounds, offer 7X magnification and 18-mm eye relief.
Boaters appreciate functional design, like the way (top to bottom)  Maui Jim Five Caves ($279) have large wraparound lenses that block sunlight reflected off the water, or the way the frames fit snugly to your face, even in choppy seas; its scratchproof lenses are a nice option too. Designed for U.S. Army Air Corps pilots in World War II, aviator-style sunglasses found widespread popularity in the 1960s and are still a crowd favorite today. Scheyden‘s Albatross ($309) sunglasses pay homage to that style with a modern, titanium frame and glare-resistant lenses. Italian craftsmanship is present in the boats and sunglasses built there, like Oliver Peoples‘ Lou 54 mm ($405) glasses, which also boast an elegant shape and brilliantly colored lense options. The evolution of hull construction has taught us that modern build techniques are a good thing. This is also the case with Burberry‘s Trench Collection ($260), featuring lightweight acetate frames that are comfortable on your head during long days at sea and can be painted in a range of colors.
The Ricoh WG-M1 ($300) is just plain tough. Waterproof to a depth of 32 feet after attaching the lens protector, it’s shockproof and said to withstand falls from a height of 6 feet. It’s also impervious to dust, cold and heat, ideal when filming your next passage.
With a ruby-red color and rich blend of flavors, the Macallan Rare Cask ($300) pairs well with time on the water.
The  Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS comes loaded with shooting modes including low light and microscope. It can be equipped with a telephoto or fisheye lens.
Keep warm on watch with the Vineyard Vines Captain’s Coat ($325). The 90% wool, 10% cashmere coat has a whale line interior lining and two side pockets.
The Ion Air Pro 3 ($350) proves you can’t judge a camera by its size. Measuring just 4 inches long, the high-definition camera’s metal screw barrel lets you mount it in the harshest locations, like on the bow of your boat or perhaps on your new hoverboard.
GoPro‘s newest iteration, the Hero4 Black ($500), has a processor that is twice as powerful as its predecessor’s, allowing for higher-quality video and the ability to snag 12 MP still images from the video.
The Henri Lloyd Offshore Elite jacket ($649) is reportedly 30 percent lighter and 20 percent more breathable than its predecessors, but still able to withstand the elements with layers of Gore-Tex windproof and waterproof fabric.
The Cabochon international wallet from Cartier ($690) keeps your documents organized while you’re out cruising.
Maruman‘s Majesty Prestigio Super7 is a lightweight club with a heavy head that generates a high trajectory with optimal spin.
Need to pack a bag before going to the marina? The Washburn Weekender ($1,400) is spacious and stylish.
The John Paul concierge service allows members to make restaurant reservations, book hotels and secure tickets to sold out shows 24/7.
The iPhone 6 is old news, but an iPhone 6 plated in 24-karat gold? Now that’s new! It sells on for $3,872.
The Buben & Zorweg Vanguard Safe features gorgeous wood inlay, croco-look leather and VdS I safety classification.
From the anchor in its logo to the nautical color scheme, Ulysse Nardin‘s Marine Diver ($8,500) is as salty as it gets.
Finnpower‘s mountain bike features a carbon fiber frame in a variety of colors, as well as numerous high-quality components.
We’re not sure which is bolder, the 55-year-old Macallan Single Malt Whisky or its crystal decanter ($12,500).
The face of the Rolex DeepSea ($13,000) fades from bright blue to dark black, mirroring the ocean itself.
The Must de Cartier sunglasses ($27,845) from Cartier are limited and numbered, and feature 18k gold, polarized lenses and stylish red accents.
The FACTOR001 is one of the most technologically advanced road bicycles with a LiPo powered on-board computer that monitors over 100 channels of bio-metric data, hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano Di2 shifting system.
Jaguar is offering a Bremont watch that matches its Lightweight E-type. Are matching yacht watches coming soon?
Queen of the World has created a line of carbon-fiber luggage ($300 to $43,000) that is both strong and lightweight.
Orphiro‘s electric motorcycle uses five lithium-ion batteries and a 72V motor to produce a top speed of 75 mph and a range of 60 miles.
For those rainy days aboard a megayacht, Samsung‘s curved 105-inch TV ($120,000) fulfills all your cinematic needs.
Part board game, part fine jewelry, a Charles Hollander chess set ($600,000) is made from 14-karat white gold.
At 5.5 feet tall and 7,650 pounds, the Triton 1000/3 ($3.15 million) can take three people to depths of 1,000 feet.

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