Advertisement

Holiday Gear Guide 2009

As the year draws to a close and friends reconnect, we offer an inspiring selection of gift ideas sure to foster a warm glow at holiday time.

November 19, 2009
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

ytgnov18gift525a.jpg

| | |

Guarding The Guardians

****The Coast Guard Foundation has helped support the United States Coast Guard for 40 years, by providing scholarships for students, and support for the families of servicemen and women. The foundation’s administrative team helps raise the money and disburse the funds. Seen here are (clockwise from left): Jennifer Crowley Fyke, director of advancement, wearing the Gill i4 arctic jacket ($95; www.gillna.com) and Sperry Top-Sider’s cloud tee ($25; www.sperrytopsider.com), in her lap she holds a sea turtle plush toy from the Oceana Adopt a Creature program. Standing is Anne Brengle, president of the Coast Guard Foundation, wearing a Façonnable safari jacket ($450; www.faconnable.com) and a scarf from Nautical Silks (starting at $75; www.nauticalsilks.com). Also standing is Jean Brown, director of special events, wearing a blue Façonnable sweater ($185) and a 14-karat-gold Turk’s-head four-strand bracelet from AGA Correa & Son ($5,500; www.agacorrea.com). Seated is Brad Sisley, director of annual giving, wearing a red Vineyard Vines wool cashmere cable crewneck sweater ($265; www.vineyardvines.com) over a navy-and-white Dunning Performance Woven gingham shirt ($125; www.dunningsportswear.com), the Corum Admiral’s Cup GMT 44 watch ($4,800; www.corum.ch), and a pair of Sperry’s Billfish 3-eye boat shoes ($100). Also seated, Kathy McCarthy, development associate for the foundation, wears a navy Vineyard Vines Sherpa fleece vest ($125) over a white Façonnable Polo ($95). Other great gifts for yachtsmen seen here are the Canon PowerShot G11 digital camera ($500; www.canon.com), the Atlantis quartz clock with black dial and colored flags from Weems and Plath ($310; www.weems-plath.com), and the Kena Kai DRI welded seam duffel ($78; www.kenakai.com).

Advertisement

The Old Mariner and The Sea

This photo was taken in the salon of the Mariner III, a 122-foot Ted Geary-designed fantail motoryacht built in 1926. Captain Sean Kennedy makes her available for charter in the Northeast, May through October, and in Florida, November through April. Call (212) 645-8813 or visit www.marineriii.com.

A Time For Giving

Advertisement

****For the yachtsman who has it all, consider the gift of a donation. Support the Coast Guard Foundation and help make sure Coast Guard personnel have the resources they need. To make a donation to the Coast Guard Foundation, call (860) 535-0786 or visit www.coastguardfoundation.org. The Oceana Adopt a Creature program is a gift that helps protect marine animals and their important habitat. To learn more, visit www.oceana.org.

| | |

Santa’s Helpers

Advertisement

****Seated at left is Utopia III’s Chief Stewardess Trisha Horst, wearing a pair of Sperry Bluefish 2-eye Shearling boat shoes in fairway navy/tartan ($85) and a Façonnable merino crewneck sweater ($155). Standing is Stewardess Leann Adubato, wearing a pair of Sperry Women’s ASV athletic boat shoes ($130) and a Façonnable multistripe cotton shirt ($75). Seated at right is Stewardess Vanessa Woodfin, wearing a Sperry tres floras tee ($25), a pair of Vineyard Vines flannel lazy pants in snow crab ($59.50), and a pair of Sperry Bluefish 2-eye plaid boat shoes ($79).

Holiday Getaway__

Utopia III is a luxurious 150-foot Trinity motoryacht. Her owner’s fleet also includes Utopia II, a 116-foot Feadship from 1970 that was refit last year. With the assistance of Merle Wood & Associates, chartering a week on Utopia II to spend with family and friends may be the best gift of all. Merle Wood & Associates, (954) 525-5111; www.merlewood.com.

Advertisement

| | |

A Festive Occasion

****Above is one of Utopia III’s deckhands, Bretton hubbard, wearing a Façonnable striped button-down shirt ($155), the Rolex Submariner watch ($10,400; www.rolex.com), and Oyster Belt Company’s namesake offering ($125; www.oysterbelt.com). Other items seen here that yachtsmen may enjoy are a Kena Kai DRI waterproof notebook computer sleeve ($45), a bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka ($25; www.titosvodka.com) or a bottle of The Macallan Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky, Cask Strength ($60; www.themacallan.com).

| | |

Deck the Halls

Laid out on the teak decks of Utopia III are some useful gadgets and fun gear. Shown here (clockwise from left) are an Atlantis Weathergear Aegis Jacket ($295; www.atlantisweathergear.com), a Hermès cigar cutter in stainless steel with natural barenia leather cover ($500; www.Hermès.com), Gurkha’s 20th anniversary archive cigars($10 each; www.gurkhacigars.com), a pair of Steiner Navigator Pro C binoculars ($400; www.steiner-binoculars.com), an engravable bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch ($220; www.johnniewalker.com), the Surefire E1B Backup flashlight ($149; www.surefire.com), McMurdo’s Fast Find Personal Locator Beacon ($299; www.mcmurdo.co.uk), a handheld Garmin GPS 72 ($130; www.garmin.com), a handheld FLIR First Mate thermal-imaging night-vision camera ($3,000; www.flir.com), and a ReSails kevlar laminate wallet ($28; www.resails.com

).

| | |

Course Corrections__

Mariner III’s pilothouse has everything for a serious cruiser: charts, radar, a VHF-even a couple of classic issues of Yachting. But we brought along a few extras to brighten a holiday on board. Seen here on the chart table (clockwise from top left) are a bottle of the Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph 1991 Scotch ($85; www.theglenlivet.com), a bottle of Louis XIII de Remy Martin cognac ($2,000; www.louis-xiii.com), a Sperry men’s Portside sailing rugby shirt ($80), Panerai’s Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante wristwatch ($17,000; www.panerai.com), the Icon Rogue 2 flashlight ($48; www.myiconlight.com), an In The Pocket compass from Hermès ($860), a pair of Bushnell Marine 7 X 50 Digital compass binoculars ($350; www.bushnell.com), a 14-karat-gold compass rose pendant with working compass ($900) and an 18-inch, 14-karat-gold pendant chain rope ($315), from AGA Correa & Son, a JP7 Jet Popper fishing lure from Williamson Lures ($15, www.williamsonlures.com), a handheld Lowrance Endura Sierra GPS ($549; www.lowrance.com), a Vineyard Vines Surfing Santa tie ($75), and a Hermès hand-folded silk twill tie ($170).

Advertisement

More Gear

Advertisement