Happy holidays, everyone! If you’re on the hunt for some great gifts for your favorite boater, we’ve got you covered. From classic boat shoes to a high-tech watch to the ultimate floating chairs, there’s something for everyone.
Let’s get gifting!
If you’re heading out for a long day on the water, you’re going to want a cooler that keeps your food and drinks at the perfect temperature—bet it hot or cold. This cooler does just that, with plenty of space, too—82 beer cans’ worth, in fact. Wheels and a handle make it easy to roll along the dock to your boat, and nonslip feet avoid sliding no matter how choppy the waves. Want to go the extra mile? Gift the cooler and a set of Yeti wine tumblers in a matching color.
$298 for two, bose.com
Partying on a sandbar? You need a great speaker for your tunes—and this bundle from Bose is a great option. Not only is the sound exactly what you would expect from Bose—that is, super high-quality—it’s easy to carry and really, truly waterproof. Seriously, you can dunk it in water and it’ll just float back up and keep playing. They’re also easy to pair with other Bose speakers and your phone, tablet or laptop, too.
Have a friend with a new boat? Gift them this handsome Captain’s Log from Weems & Plath. There’s plenty of space to document vessel specifications, spare part numbers, and log repairs and maintenance. The spiral-bound log also includes quick-reference pages on safety, weather and more. The cover is embossed and made of heavy, flexible and—most importantly—waterproof material. The Maintenance Log has an attractive, embossed cover made of heavy, flexible, waterproof material.
Prices vary, sperry.com
Classics for a reason. Sperrys were created in 1935, after boater Paul Sperry slipped on his boat’s deck and fell overboard. Inspired by his cocker spaniel’s paws, he designed the first non-slip boat shoe. Eighty-seven years later, the shoes are beloved by boaters worldwide, and there’s a pair for every boater in your life, from child to adult.
From $349, boteboard.com
Best gift ever? Maybe! We’ll let the maker describe it for you: “If you’ve ever sat on an Adirondack chair and thought: ‘Dang, this would be cool in the water,’ then the patent-pending Hangout Chair is for you. Perfect for hot days when the sun is glaring and you need to keep cool while you float, the Hangout Chair is submerged in the rear with a floating upper half to give you the ultimate in-water Adirondack-chair experience. Your bottom is supported by a PVC sling so that it never feels like a balancing act when you’re floating (looking at you, pool noodles!).” For bonus points, add a Kula Bar, which fits a Boteboard cooler and has magnetic cupholders to keep drinks from sliding around in the water. Floating in the Gulf or the bay will never be the same.
From $11.99 for a 12 oz. insulated tumbler, tervis.com
Manufactured just up the road from Cannons in Venice, Tervis tumblers are a great gift to give and receive. First of all, Tervis has been family-owned for decades—just like us. Second, the tumblers are practically indestructible. Third, they keep drinks cold or hot, depending on what you’re sipping, thanks to double-walled insulation. Win, win, win.
From $599, garmin.com
Garmin says the Quatix 7 is designed with the serious mariner in mind—but it’s so stylish that it can easily go from a day of deep-sea fishing to a formal dinner. It can hold a charge for up to two weeks when it’s in smartwatch mode, allows comprehensive connectivity with other Garmin products, offers autopilot control of your vessel, notifies you of emails, texts and more, and even offers deep-sleep monitoring. This device can do it all.
The ultimate gift: a sparkling new Grady-White! We’ve got 2024 models on our lot right now, plus a fantastic inventory of pre-owned vessels, and we can’t imagine a better gift than heading out on the water with your loved ones this holiday season. Plus, the Cannons Crew is here to help answer any questions you have, from upgrades and beyond—we can even help you plan an inaugural journey. Call us today at (941) 383-1311 or stop by the marina and let’s talk.
Happy gifting and happy holidays!