Yachting’s Holiday Gift Guide

We rounded up five notable Newporters to model this year's must-have holiday gifts. From the latest styles in winter apparel to the hottest new cameras and those ever-popular bottles of "cheer," there is something here for all of your favorite seafarers—and no doubt an item or two you'll want under your own Christmas tree. Read more about each Newporter in our December 2012 issue.


Brad Read of Sail Newport wears Paul & Shark khakis ($195), a moisture-wicking Woolrich Cross Country shirt ($59) and a Kokatat Gore-Tex foul-weather jacket ($339). A David Yurman Revolution 43.5 mm watch ­completes the ensemble ($6,400). He is holding a Gill life vest ($120) and sits beside a Dakine dry bag ($120). Jacket, life vest and dry bag courtesy of Team One Newport. Eddie Berman


Silk printed J. McLaughlin “Main Sail” scarf with hand rolled edges, $115. “Birr” leather tote bag by Dubarry, $349. Bag courtesy of Royal Male Newport. Eleanor Lawson


Elizabeth Tiedemann of Seascope Yacht Charters relaxes in her private library wearing a wool flannel J.Crew “Schoolboy” blazer and polka-dot scarf ($198 and $65), and an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch ($3,900). The super-soft Talbots “Audrey” cashmere sweater has three-quarter sleeves, comes in 14 colors and can be monogrammed ($139). The Vineyard Vines jacquard “Geo Fish” skirt has sailor-style buttons and comes in navy, red, and orange($118). A bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila ($125) sits next to a Nautical Boards serving tray ($125) and a sailcloth tote by Sea Bags ($225). To schedule a charter on one of Elizabeth’s impeccably restored America’s Cup class 12 Meter yachts, go to Styling by Woody Lawson. Lane DuPont


The ACR ResQLink personal locator beacon featers a high visibility strobe light, restowable antenna, and GPS receiver. At less than four inches tall, it is convenient to attach to a life vest (from $279). Powertraveller‘s solar chargers are durable and weather proof, allowing you to charge your electronics on the go. The Powermonkey Extreme model includes an external battery and multiple attachments, making it compatible for a variety of phones, tablet computers, GPS units, and more ($200). Home of the “Sweet Sloops,” Harbor Sweets has been making delicious sailboat-shaped chocolates since 1973. The 30-piece “Seaside Wrapped Gift Assortment” shown here is $28. Daniel Harding, Jr.


Jay Picotte of Newport’s Museum of Yachting leans against his prized collection of nautical books in Breton Red pants ($69), a Peter Millar shirt ($145), an Orlebar Brown Dalton blazer ($495) and a Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica watch ($8,300). A bottle of Ron Fortuna Rum ($25) and a SealLine iSeries waterproof iPhone case ($24.95) are by his side. Shirt courtesy of Island Outfitters. Pants and phone case courtesy of Team One Newport. Eddie Berman


Nothing says nautical like a classic striped Saint James sweater; shown here is the “Antibes,” ($259). J. McLaughlin‘s leather gloves are lined with cashmere for extra warmth and available for women and men ($125). The silk-blend “Captain Morgan” clutch by Tipsy Skipper, shown here in the “Riptide” print, is big enough to hold a phone, wallet and the keys to your boat. Sweater courtesy of Royal Male Newport. Eleanor Lawson


We turned our lense on Onne van der Wal inside his Newport, Rhode Island, studio. Onne sports a Musto button-down shirt ($75), a navy blue windproof Holebrook sweater ($188) and a Collared Greens tie ($85), which is paired with an Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 chronograph watch by Corum ($3,600). Next to him are a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label blended Scotch whiskey ($220), a SeaLife ReefMaster Mini dive camera ($229) and a GoPro Hero2 camera ($299). Sweater and tie courtesy of Island Outfitters. Eddie Berman


J. McLaughlin‘s “Sable Equestrian” scarf is printed silk with hand rolled edges ($115). Tipsy Skipper‘s Captain Morgan clutch is available in a variety of nautical prints, shown here in “For Sail” ($80). The Menorca deck shoe by Dubarry features grippy non-marking soles and port and starboard flashes ($149). Shoe courtesy of Team One Newport. Eleanor Lawson


David McCurdy of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation stands on the shore of Rose Island wearing Paul & Shark corduroy pants ($105), a Patagonia R1 pullover ($149) and a Musto MPX Gore-Tex foul-weather jacket ($600) to repel the strong winds that frequent this location. He carries a Mark Cross soft duffle bag ($3,495) and a Leatherman Sidekick ($46), which can come in handy during an extended weekend as the honorary lighthouse keeper. The beautiful and active lighthouse is open for day trips year-round, but to get the full experience, McCurdy recommends spending a night, or a week. Jackets and Leatherman courtesy of Team One Newport. Eddie Berman

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