Gift Guide for the Mate in Your Life

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite mate? Take a look at this offerings in Southern Boating’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.





The Burano Wheel by Stella is a head turner that can enhance any boat’s decor. Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s new offering is suited for cruisers, runabouts, ski and wakeboard boats, and upscale pontoons. MSRP $275;




Coastal Art Maps capture the befisherman's_is_virginia_beach_revJL2
auty of the shoreline on hand-drawn maps. Take your pick from 28 maps or send in y
our custom order. MSRP from $110;






Designed in the shape of a sailboat, RHINSHU creates unique sounds to mimic acoustic wooden instruments. Enjoy hours of music with positive therapeutic benefits. MSRP $2,950;






Tucket-Giller-Cognac-Vanilla-diagonal-side-view-HIREZJL-copy2JLDon’t get wet feet! The Giller Men’s Shoe from Tucket Footwear is named for the “gills” on the sides and outsoles, which allow water to drain instantlly. MSRP $60;


Smathers & Branson introduces their holiday line that includes boating inspired hand-stitched and needlepoint products such as these iPhone cases. MSRP $39.50;






Moisturize your first mate’s sun-drenched skin! Jindilli’s Hydra-Opulence body lotion is a unique formula combining macadamia oil and aloe vera. MSRP $29.99;





ipad-Frogsuit-with-chart-cropped-and-title-fixedJL2Protect your personal electronics with their own wetsuit! Gulf Marine Technologies’ FrogSuits are waterproof, brightly colored and well-padded. They float if they go overboard but include a lanyard to secure it to your boat. MSRP from $30;




Playa-HoneyTortoise-PY51-GREEN-10x10JL2The shade you need for fun under the sun. Pawleys by Costa feature a combo of high quality Monel metal and nylon. Pictured: Retro tortoise with blue mirror. MSRP $259;







Sling it over your shoulder for hands-free carrying! The IceMule is a portable, soft-sided ice bag that’ll keep ice frozen for up to 24 hours. MSRP starts at $49.95.




DSC_0298JL2Show your love for the ocean with one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry from master inlay artist Craig Lavin. Custom orders are welcome. MSRP contact company;






REACTOR introduces its limited edition Ionic Poseidon, replacing the monochrome look of most watches with an iridescent, color changing finish using a process borrowed from the knife industry. MSRP $1,250;





Bucket-Mariner-Collection-5-colors-Reduced-Size-v1.1-copyJL2Nautical Scout‘s silicone, collapsilble cookware saves space on board. Choose kettles, pots, pans, steamers, and more!  Seven-liter bucket MSRP is $31.99;




Dream-Cruising-DestinationsJL2Most yachtsmen dream about cruising to an exotic destination. Turn dreams into plans with Dream Cruising Destinations: 24 Classic Cruises Mapped and Explored. MSRP $25;





PrintThe Matador Droplet wet bag is the ideal compact solution for aprés-swim garments and towels! It fits on a keychain and expands large enough to hold a whole outfit or a dripping wetsuit. MSRP $14.99;


DCIM999GOPROExplore the underwater world with your personal drone. Deeptracker’s easy to use robotic camera can take you to depths up to 450 feet. MSRP contact company.



FullSizeRender3JL2Take your pick among this limited edition of Hand-Beaded Nautical Pillows from MMDesigns for a simple and chic decor that reflects your passion for the ocean. Available in eight different patterns. MSRP $150;



product-page-whiteJL2Spice up your onboard meals with this selection of unique aromas from faraway lands. RawSpiceBar is a subscription box that delivers freshly ground, exotic spices that aren’t available in most grocery stores. MSRP $6/month;



Expand your boat with an inflatable, terrace platform that extends your entertainment area— and fun! ProPad is a new portable platform that extends around the transom and motors and is available in several sizes. Contact seller for MSRP;



by Nathalie Gouillou, Southern Boating Magazine December 2015