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21 Gifts For Boaters That Will Really Float Their Boat

Updated on August 4, 2020 Updated on Aug 4, 2020
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    Looking for a gift for a boat enthusiast? Check out our hand-picked list of boat accessories and nautical inspired gift ideas that are great for any boater. From party gear to boating accessories, our gift guide has some awesome gifts for boaters.

  1. Knots Coffee Mug
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    Are you a sailor, a whaler, or just a good scout? UPG will help get you ship-shape with our How to Tie Knots mug. The mug has a cleat for a handle and comes with a length of rope. As soon as you open the box, you can follow the step-by-step instructions to learn eight classic knots. So what are you waiting for? Pour yourself a hot cup of joe or chai, or cocoa, or hot buttered rum, and practice tying knots you’ll need for sailing, fishing, or earning a merit badge.

  3. Boat Erasers
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    These boat erasers effortlessly and magically wipe away marks from all over the interior and exterior of your boat. Simply add water and squeeze to activate, then wipe away dirt and stains. These sponges do not contain bleach or other harsh chemicals, making them safe on various surfaces and a perfect addition to more intensive boat maintenance supplies. A must for any boater!

  5. Cheese Board
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    The Mariner Cheese Board makes a perfect gift for boating enthusiasts with its helm-shaped rubberwood construction and four stainless steel cheese tools with rubberwood handles that fit snugly into slots on the side of the board, resembling helm handles. Tools include one each: crumbly cheese chisel knife, cheese fork, blunt-tipped cheese knife, and pointed-tip cheese knife. The best holiday gift for those who love to entertain.

  7. Sea Salt Soap
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    Inspired by simple Swedish style, made in America. This fresh-smelling Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap creates soft suds for bathing or shaving, while embedded salt flakes provide gentle exfoliation. Mineral-rich sea salts are an age-old tonic for softening and moisturizing the skin.

  9. Inflatable Kayak
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    The Intex Explorer K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. The bright yellow color and sporty graphics make the kayak highly visible in the water. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers with a friend, this Sports Series kayak is perfect for two adults. Lightweight and compact, this kayak is a snap to assemble and allows you to take the fun of kayaking wherever you go.

  11. Sailboat Salt and Pepper Shakers
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    This two-piece set of ceramic salt and pepper shakers feature hand-painted watercolor stripes, embossed “S” And “P.” Shakers, serve as boat “sails” that fit perfectly in the mango wood boat base.

  13. Garmin Fish Finder
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    This fishfinder series includes high-sensitivity GPS, you can see your position in relation to waypoints you have marked. Use the waypoint map to easily view, mark, and navigate to locations such as brush piles, stumps, and docks. It’s also a great tool for finding your way back to the boat ramp. A portable kit is available to protect and carry your STRIKER fishfinder with GPS, so it’s perfect for kayak, canoe or ice fishing.

  15. Anti-Spill Cup
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    Wouldn’t it be awesome to never spill a drink again? Yep, we thought so too. That’s why we developed the non-tip, magnetic SquidCup system. It creates a cup holder where you need it, with the power and simplicity of micro-suction cups and magnets. Whether you’re on the water or road, too few or too shallow cup holders will never be a problem again.

  17. Sailor Bags Wine Tote
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    A beautiful – and beautifully practical – way to keep a pair of your favorite bottles cool while carrying them safely to the boat, beach, or “BYO” restaurant. Super-thick insulation keeps interior cooler, longer, and protects bottles while you’re carrying them. Separate insulated sleeve included — protects bottles from each other inside the bag, works like a “chiller” outside the bag. On the outside slip-in pocket is perfect for a corkscrew. A great boating gift for the wine lover.

  19. Bouy Key Chain
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    Forget all those boring vinyl-coated floating keychains that don’t float anything and say hello to DriftFish, a high-quality neoprene option that floats a ton more and does it with attitude! This heavy-duty marine key float travels with you everywhere including watersports, boating, fishing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, swimming, sailing, surfing, kite surfing, stand up paddleboarding, jetski, or hanging in the waves at the beach.

  21. Ice Chest
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    Using the same seal technology as refrigerator, the cooler provides first-class sealing. This ensures that your food and drinks keep fresh for over 72-120 hours. With this on-top bottle holder, you will never need to worry about where to place your bottle. And with a measurement ruler on top, you can measure the size of the fish, and it also has a beer corkscrew which offers big convenience. A great gift idea for those who enjoy a beer or four while boating.

  23. Dry Bag
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    Constructed from heavy-duty 500D PVC for high performance, durability, and protection. All seams are Thermo welded shut to provide a watertight seal to ensure your gear stays protected from all elements! The outer splash-proof zippered pocket makes it easy to grab your smaller belongings without having to unroll the top main compartment. Perfect for storing keys, knives, lighters, sunglasses, wallets, or other personal items you need to grab quickly on the go!

  25. Mooring Ropes
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    With bungee cord inside and polypropylene braided rope outside, and triple stitch reinforcement these dock lines are solid and durable. These dock lines have a tensile strength of 2200 lbs and are suitable for all motorized and non-motorized PWC, as well as small boats up to 4,000 lbs. The two floats prevent the lines from sinking in the event that they accidentally go overboard.

  27. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
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    This speaker is made to be one of the toughest Bluetooth speakers. Its resiliency enables even a car to go over it without any damage insight. Certified with an IPX7 waterproof rating, it’s ready to go with you on any extreme water-related adventures. IPX7 enables this device to be fully functioning even if it is submerged in water up to one meter deep for 30 minutes. Perfect for taking to the next big boat adventure.

  29. Quick Drying Shoes
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    Design with 90% fabric, the Zhuanglin has ultra-lightweight and upper with breathable. It is because of the solid midsole that provides outstandingly lightweight and durability. Plus, the breathable ability from the open mesh in the upper provide the best convenience and airy to your feet. Additionally, it also makes these shoes a quick-drying which is a much cooler and healthier shoe environment.

  31. Nautical Bottle Opener
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    Remind that special someone to throw off the bowlines! This bottle opener comes in an adorable gift box, ready to be given away. A great gift the boat lover that is always dreaming they were at sea.

  33. Row Boat Serving Bowl with Wood Serving Utensils
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    This extraordinary dish is sure to create a splash at your next dinner. The polished aluminum bowl takes the familiar form of a rowboat, complete with “wooden” planks cast along its hull. The boat oars are a pair of serving tools, carved from Sheesham, a variety of rosewood which is renowned for its intricate, marbled grain. Whether you’re serving salad, holding fruit, or simply putting it on display, this bowl is sure to make waves.

  35. 438 Days
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    438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea. The best gift for the book lover.

  37. Boat Name Cutting Board
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    A great birthday gift for a new boat owner or a sailing or boating enthusiast with a personal touch. Display the engraved side and cut on your solid side. You get a beautiful piece of home décor and a usable cooking tool all in one. 

  39. Top-Snapper Tool For Boat Canvas Snaps
  40. gifts-for-boaters-snap-toolActive boaters know that attaching and removing a boat cover or boat tip is seldom easy. Fabric shrinks, snaps corrode, and aligning snaps can quickly become a two-person job. The Top-Snapper blade slides over the snap, allowing you to align the snap halves for easy snapping. The longer blade is for fastening snaps from the inside; the shorter blade for fastening snaps from the outside. 

  41. Whiskey In A Bottle Decanter
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    This brilliantly handcrafted decanter with an intricate ship in striking detail, the oak wooden base is made in Kentucky by master craftsmen (USA) for each decanter sold they plant a tree in its honor.