Best Father’s Day Gifts for Boaters

Father's Day is synonymous with dreams of new boats, gear and electronics. We rounded up the best and newest products from across the Miami Boat show and included them in this gift guide. _
Story by Daniel Harding, Jr. Photography by Kim Kuhn._

May 19, 2014

Father’s Day Gifts for Boaters: Marine Electronics

Gear companies introduced next-generation gadgets at this year’s Miami Boat Show. Take, for example, Steiner’s Commander XP 7x50c Binoculars ($1,500), which offer 7x magnification and an auto-focus feature. The ACR Kitch Kit ($50) and ACR Firefly Pro Strobe Light are invaluable gifts that provide an extra level of safety at sea. The Garmin VIRB ($400) is one of the newest action cameras on the market. ­Simrad’s new NSS evo2 Chart Plotter ($5,700) is sleek with cutting-edge navigation technology.

Best Gifts for Boaters: Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses

Oakley Frogskins ($170) offer classic looks with modern functionality — like enhanced grip and UV protection.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer

The Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture ($31,800) features a deep blue face with a brilliant rose-gold case.

Best Father’s Day Gifts: Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whiskey ($55), boasts hints of sweet cream and vanilla after aging 12 years in Spanish sherry casks.

Best Father’s Day Gifts: Olukai boat shoes

Olukai’s Honolulu Lace Mesh ($130) shoes are elegant enough for a cocktail party and comfortable enough for strolling the docks.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m GMT GoodPlanet

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m GMT GoodPlanet ($8,100) is a watch you can feel good about buying, with a portion of proceeds going to the GoodPlanet Foundation, which protects our marine ecosystems.

Best Father’s Day Gifts: Nautical Clothing from Musto

A navy blue Musto Polo ($45) rests inside a Musto Corsica Gilet vest ($140). Comfortable yet rugged, this breathable waterproof vest is a good choice for serious sailors and casual cruisers alike.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta

A Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta ($19,700) is a tough timepiece with a brushed titanium crown.

Father’s Day Gifts for Boaters: Sperry Boat Shoes

When in doubt, Dad always needs a new pair of boat shoes. Sperry Sea Kite Sport Mocs ($100) combine classic styling with athletic shoe technology for increased comfort on deck.

Father’s Day Gifts for Boaters: Balvenie Single Malt Scotch

Unlike most 21-year-olds, the Balvenie Single Malt Scotch ($207) is smooth and sophisticated with a taste of grape and honey.

Father’s Day Gifts for Boaters: Henri Lloyd Jacket

The Henri Lloyd Osprey Inshore Jacket ($200) is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The jacket boasts a fleece collar lining, hook-and-loop wrist adjusters, a hidden hood and reflective patches.

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Scubatec

The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Scubatec is the perfect watch for divers because of its bright and anti-reflective face.

Best Father’s Day Gifts: Sperry Plaid Board Shorts

Who says you can’t combine fashion with function? In Sperry’s quick-drying Plaid Board Shorts ($58) Dad will look crisp enough for lunch at the club even after a taking a little spray.

Nautical Rolex Oyster Watch

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona ($28,800) line was introduced in 1963, and has stood the test of time.

Giovanna Locatelli Ashtray

In the shape if a ship’s wheel and compass rose, the Giovanna Locatelli Ashtray is a stylish way to dispense of the ash from a fine cigar ($275,

Papa’s Pilar

Named after legendary writer and angler Ernest “Papa” Hemingway is Papa’s Pilar ($40).

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Boaters: Costa Hamlins Sunglasses

Costa’s Hamlin Sunglasses ($250) have a heavy-duty nylon frame and scratch- and impact-resistant lenses.

Milagro Anejo Tequila

Golden amber Milagro Anejo Tequila ($94) is triple-distilled for smoothness with vanilla and caramel flavors.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Boaters: Marine Electronics

Raymarine ’s Dragonfly 7 ($900) packs a lot of functionality into a small package. From a 50-channel GPS for lighting quick navigating to CHIRP sonar and DownVision, which allows you to see what’s under your keel, this will be a nice addition to dad’s helm or tender. A Vesper Marine AIS Transponder ($800), lets you to see and been seen by other AIS equipped vessels. The Fusion 600 stereo speaker ($300) serves as a waterproof iPod dock, providing the soundtrack for your fun on the water, no matter what the weather.

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