Elevate Your Yachting Experience With These 8 Nautical Gift Ideas

Elevate Your Yachting Experience With These 8 Nautical Gift Ideas

By Caitlin Robinson   November 21, 2023

The season of GIVING has splashed! So, we are giving you this guide to help you give the best gift to your fellow owner, mermaid, barnacle boy, captain, crew, or what have you. As Christmas quickly approaches, it’s time to set sail on a journey of gifting extravagance for the yacht owner or maritime enthusiast in your life. Our curated gift guide is designed to enhance their maritime experience and make waves of joy this festive season. 

1. Personalized Nautical Gear

Start the gift-giving journey with personalized nautical gear. Dennis Friel- owner and the skilled artist of Connect by Water can help. Check out his custom boat gear online here.  

Photo courtesy of Steve Momot

2. A Magazine Subscription

For the visually stimulated yacht lover – give the gift of a Yachting Magazine subscription. Yachting enhances the boating experience by feeding your passion for the maritime industry and keeping you up to date on the latest yachting equipment and technology, renowned destinations, luxury charters, and premium yachts. Other great boating magazine subscriptions to gift are Angler’s Journal, Power & Motoryacht, Southern Boating, Marlin, and Great Lakes Scuttle Butt Magazine.

Photo courtesy of Kimberly on the HMY Marketing Team

3. Caviar Kit

Give them a taste of the finer things in life, like Caviar. Thought to be the meal of the elite, this caviar kit is the perfect gateway to all things fine dining. This set includes four different gourmet caviar samplings, insulated in a darling mini cooler gift bag.  

Photo courtesy of Lux Charters

4. Boat Decor

Boat décor can really make or break an experience on a fine yacht. Give your party something to talk about with this functional statement piece – a cleat-handled deck tray. This item is sure to catch the eye of anyone who comes on board your vessel. Nautical Luxuries have plenty of other giftable items on their site as well if this deck tray doesn't suit you.   

5. Huck Products

No more soggy wallets and ruined phones. Keep your valuables safe and dry on board your vessel with the help of these Huck Dry Bags. This is the PERFECT gift for that one person who seems to have a new phone every couple of months. Huck Bucket has a great lineup of marine products, but we would especially recommend the foundation for which the company is built on - their buckets. We gave them out to our HMY Lowcountry Cup Tournament participants last year and they were a hit. We plan on keeping that tradition this coming year. Not only are they are customizable, but they are American-made and have a lifetime guarantee. What more could you want? 

Photo courtesy of The Buckskin Billfish

6. Nautical Reads

The avid reader onboard will appreciate this gift – dive into Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History. This book is a guide to fifty water vessels that played a key role in world history and had a great impact on human civilization. Or, get the adrenaline pumpin’ with a real nail biter like A Voyage For Madmen. This story set back in 1968 follows nine sailors who set off on the most daring race ever held and never before completed: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop.  

7. Inflatables

Do you have a chartered yacht in the family? It might be time to replace that inflatable that has more patches than original material. Aquabanas has so many stellar inflatables to enjoy out on the water (or on land) but our personal favorite is this super fun Flamingo    Many yacht owners, motor yacht and sportfish alike, often have artwork on their boat OF their boat. Not only is this typically a great conversation piece that spurs the story of how you named your boat, decided on this model, etc., but it also just really adds to the aesthetic environment and overall enjoyment of your boat. Treat the yacht owner in your life to a custom metal silhouette of their beloved boat.  

Photo courtesy of Tail Lights

8. Yacht Photography

They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but now that we are in a digital age, they may be worth more! Gift the yachty in your life a professional yacht photography session. Capture the beauty of their vessel and give them the opportunity to preserve their maritime memories in stunning high-resolution images. If you ever decide to list your yacht (with HMY of course), you’ll have these images ready to go! We recommend using Yachtpics or ah360 Photography. Check out their incredible work on Instagram: @yachtpicscc @360fishingnation & @sportfishtrader.

Photo by Steve Momot

This holiday season, make a splash with gifts that resonate with the passion and elegance of yacht ownership. From personalized accessories to high-end decor and functional equipment, our luxury gift guide ensures that every yacht enthusiast's holiday is filled with nautical joy. Set sail for a season of giving that's as exceptional as the open sea itself! 


To give the gift of a pre-owned yacht, see some of our listings here.  

To gift a center console. see our preowned outboard listings here.

To gift a new day boat, check out Nimbus here.

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