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Gifts for Sailors

2023 November 1

SAILING’s editors pick their favorite gifts ideas sailors of all stripes

 Herreshoff style

Classic yacht lovers will enjoy the limited edition Herreshoff-branded Holebrook sweater that features the silhouette of Reliance and the Herreshoff logo on an arm patch. The cotton sweater, in navy for men and white for women, has a windproof lining and a ribbed collar. Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition sweater support educational programs at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. $225, www.shopherreshoff.org

Condition-proof cocktails


Sailors who want their cocktail made to perfection will appreciate Yeti’s 20-ounce Rambler Cocktail Shaker, which should withstand any conditions the sea can serve up. Made of 18/8 stainless steel with double vacuum insulated wall, it has a press-fit lid, built-in strainer and a twist on cap in case you need to take your cocktails on the go. $60, www.yeti.com

Portable kayak


When space and weight are the most important factors, Oru’s portable kayak makes paddling possible. The Lake+ Kayak folds down to the size of a suitcase and weighs just 17 pounds. With a weight capacity of 250 pounds and a maximum paddler height of 6 feet 4 inches, it should work for most paddlers. The kayak features a seat and back cushions for comfort. $750, www.orukayak.com

Peace of mind messaging


The In-Reach Messenger satellite communicator provides global two-way messaging and SOS messages, and the display will show when help is on the way. Powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, it offers up to 28 days between charges, and the ability to switch between Wi-Fi and satellite networks so you’re always in touch if you need to be. $299, www.garmin.com

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