You can give not a practical gift but rather a souvenir, an item that is associated with yachting. This can be a yachtsman’s map with the most interesting itineraries for traveling on a yacht or a ship’s bell which will be a nice decoration for a yachtsman’s house. If your friend is a girl who likes sailing the you can give her a beautiful sea bracelet.
But we stick to the opinion that it is better to give practical gifts to the yachtsman. Here is our list of the best presents.
- A logbook
A logbook is an awesome present for beginner yachting enthusiasts. This is a practical gift since every yachtsman must have such a travel diary. And if you are creative when choosing a logbook, and present a custom-made gift, then we guarantee your friend will be delighted.
- A solar power bank
As you know, you need to use electricity on a yacht sparsely, so a solar power bank will come in handy. Just charge it in the sun, and use the stored energy to charge the electronic devices that you have.
- A multifunction yacht watch
The marine watch is waterproof and has many different additional functions, depending on the model: from the compass to the «man overboard» function.
- Yachtsman gloves
This is a very useful thing on a yacht, as yachtsmen work a lot with their hands and can be easily hurt. To buy good gloves you need to know the size of the hand, so choose such a gift really carefully.
- A storm jacket
A storm jacket is one more thing a yachtsman needs. A storm jacket is strong and waterproof, it lets the air in, and at the same time protects from the wind. Any yachting enthusiast will definitely be happy to receive a good storm jacket.
- Waterproof bags, garment bags and backpacks.
Since it is never completely dry on board, it is best to store personal items in waterproof bags and cases. This is a really useful and practical gift.
- Marine binoculars
When choosing binoculars, pay attention to its parameters. Marine binoculars must have a high aperture value to make observations in bad weather, and also must be wind and water resistant. For coastal sailing, binoculars with the 7-8 magnification are suitable, and for long-distance sea or ocean travels, it is better to take binoculars with 10-15 magnification.