When shopping for a cruising sailor there are certain aspects of gifting to take into account. Space is often limited on boats, especially those sailed for a lengthy period of time. We have selected practical, space saving gifts that will fit into the nautical lifestyle. Many gifts in this section are capable of crossing over into other types of sailing as well.
Fair winds, calm seas and gorgeous sunsets - that’s the gift we all wish we could give our favorite cruising sailor. Alternatively, if that gift idea doesn't pan out, turn to APS. From practical to fun, these are our Top 5 gift ideas for the cruising sailor in your life
GSI Nesting Wine Glass
This GSI Nesting Wine Glass is great for the cruising sailor who enjoys wine but would like to save space in their cabinets on board.The unique stem design of this GSI Wine Glass unscrews and allows the base to be compactly snapped into the bowl for easy storage. Throw in a bottle of their favorite vino and you've got a great holiday treat for any sailor, or party person on the go.
The gift of safety is always appreciated- give your sailor exactly that with the 2 Clip Cow Hitch Safety Line by Spinlock. They are 50% lighter than conventional safety tethers so the user can move safely about the boat with ease.
While fun and relaxation is number one, make sure they have a proper PFD to turn to when needed. The lightweight Spinlock Deckvest LITE is a fantastic choice for a cruising sailor. It is a US Coast Guard approved inflatable life jacket. It's contoured design and low-bulk allow for a comfortable sailing experience with top of the line safety protection.
This book, Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 67th Edition is a great knowledgeable resource for cruising sailors- making it a thoughtful and practical gift for the sailors on your list. Chapman has remained the most trusted and widely used maritime reference in the world for almost a century now. Includes information on weather, tides, and navigation, as well as how-to maintenance tutorials for many types of engines and transmissions.
Now that you've set your sailor up for a bon voyage, make sure they're ready for anything. The Henri Lloyd Wave Jacket provides top of the line protection from the elements. The shell fabric is fully breathable to make those trips in even the nastiest weather a comfortable one.