Wondering what to get the boater in your life this holiday season? Here’s a list of top picks from Wexford Dockmaster, Warren Holland.
Docktail Butler Family Food & Beverage Caddy
The Docktail Butler Family Food and Beverage Caddy is a must-have for whatever type of day you’re planning on your boat – whether you’re spending the day at the sandbar, cruising around the sound or just sitting on your boat while docked in the harbor. The Docktail Butler Family Food and Beverage Caddy’s cup holders can hold two liters, your favorite tumblers, red solo cups or even your yeti rambler without a problem. It also has a large flat area for hors d’oeuvres, lunch or dinner, prep for the grill, or just cutting lemons and limes. This caddy also has two areas on each side that can hold your phones, wallets, trash bags and anything else you would need for an afternoon of entertaining on the water. Docktail boat tables are compatible for all rod holders and have a locking bar underneath.
Yeti Panga 50 Dry Duffle
Yeti’s done it once again! I have always had a battle finding a good waterproof bag for the boat that doesn’t leak around the seams or the zipper…until the Yeti Panga 50 Dry Duffle. It is almost too good to believe until I saw it with my own eyes. Any sailor, cruiser or fisher can agree that a water tight dry duffle is a must-have. For all you offshore boaters, this dry duffle is the perfect ditch bag. The Yeti 50 Dry Duffle has multiple different strap set ups and wide cushioned straps that make it easy to get from the house or car to the boat. Durable thick skin nylon shell on the Yeti Panga gives it a long lasting lifetime.
Siren Marine Monitoring Tracking and Control (MTC) Device
Siren Marine has set the standard for boat security and monitoring for years and this year is no different. Their new MTC device has every base covered to make sure you can be at ease while being away. The device has an eternal antenna for cellular and GPS connectivity. With the entire accessory package you can do everything but drive it off the dock. Choose from monthly, seasonal or annual plans to put everything from checking your bilge levels, monitoring your shore power and battery levels, motion and pressure sensors and even turning on and off the A/C units all on your favorite device.
Garmin Quantix 5
If you have Garmin devices on your boat then you need to have the Garmin Quantix 5 on your wrist. This next generation smart watch caters to your every need from sailing to motor boating. It is compatible with all Garmin devices to stream speed, depth and wind. Onboard and connected and not at the helm, you still control where you are going with its autopilot feature that also allows you to add and course waypoints. Even when you’re not on the boat the Quantix 5 can improve your lifestyle with fitness tracking. Download the Garmin app to your phone and receive and send text, check your calendar, and check emails. The list of this watch’s capabilities goes on and on! I recommend checking out the details for yourself.