Not long until Christmas - even if it may be a little different this year for some. So that the search for the right gift does not become a stress factor, we present a selection of gift ideas and maritime gifts for sailors.
SKIPPERS DAYPACK In the railing bag, a lot can be stowed within easy reach for the sailing or port day in the cockpit. It does not absorb water, is air-permeable, UV-resistant and is fastened with Tenax buttons. The bag is available in white and gray and in two sizes. Special dimensions are also possible. It costs from 46 euros
Practical for on the go: the railing bag from Swi-Tec
JEWELERY THAT DOES GOOD Every Bracenet bracelet is made from a piece of salvaged ghost net. At the side of the US Ocean Voyages Institute, the producers are also active in the fight against the world's largest garbage vortex. There are various models, a bracelet costs around 20 euros
The Bracenet - no ordinary bracelet
ON COURSE The Zet is a small steering compass * suitable for use on yachts of all sizes. It is available as a built-in or surface-mounted version. In terms of color, you can choose between black, white or polished brass. The diameter or flange of the compass is 143 millimeters, the apparent diameter of the rose map is 100 millimeters. The compass costs 510 euros
The steering compass "Zeta" >> e.g. available here *
WITH STARS TO THE GOAL The Star Globe *, which is delivered in a practical wooden box, is an aid in traditional navigation alongside the sextant and the ship's chronometer. On it, the starry sky with the constellations and fixed stars is mirrored on a sphere, so that an exact position determination is possible over several scales with angular graduation. The representation of the stars and constellations on a sphere has the advantage that the starry sky can be depicted true to nature without distortion. The sphere can be rotated according to the local hour angle and the world axis can be tilted according to the geographical latitude. The navigation gem costs 1200 euros
The star globe from Cassens & Plath >> e.g. available here *
LIMITED EDITION If you don't want to give away just any sextant, but a special, high-quality sextant, you will find it in the Ocean Blue Edition by Cassens & Plath. The "Ocean Blue" * sextant was only produced 20 pieces in total. The blue frame distinguishes the model from others. A high-quality clear view mirror is built in as well as the index adjustment. The sextant is supplied in a light plastic case and has a quality certificate. It costs 1499 euros
Limited: the sextant "Ocean Blue" >> e.g. available here *
PRIVATE FLIGHT HOUR The Power Egg X Wizzard * not only sends pictures and videos from above, but can also fly in heavy rain and land on the water. The battery lasts for 30 minutes of flight time. When landing, the drone automatically detects potential dangers within a range of 20 meters in real time and repositions itself. The Power Egg costs around 1120 euros
For great shots: the Power Egg X Wizzard drone >> e.g. available here *
FOR TOMORROW'S SAILORS The Danish manufacturer Sebrim Programm, which specializes in products without plastic, has high-quality toys for the young sailors. For example, you can choose from a wooden puzzle with different types of ships - from catboats to schooners. There are also blankets, rattles, dolls and other marine-style toys for the youngest. The puzzle costs around 30 euros
The wooden puzzle from Sebra
STORM IN THE GLASS Storm glasses * are supposed to predict bad weather fronts; the change in the liquid in the glass should provide information about this. There are various models and shapes, this flask-shaped glass on a wooden base measures 10 x 15 x 21 centimeters and costs 42.50 euros. Instructions are included
Decorative: a storm glass for the living room >> e.g. available here *
PLAY WITH WIND For sailors who call their own garden: The wind chimes from the lighthouse and sailing ship * are eye-catchers in the green and show what the sailing day might bring: calm, light breeze or stiff wind. Each wind chime is handcrafted from painted metal. It measures 13 x 36 x 142 centimeters and costs 35 euros
For the garden: wind chimes with ships and lighthouses >> e.g. available here *
THE COOK SAILS WITH YOU With the "Nayvline" placemats, you can loosen the linen in your mind even at breakfast. Eight nautical chart motifs * are available, such as the Bay of Kiel, the North Sea or Lake Constance. The sets are made of polypropylene and measure 40 x 30 centimeters. Manufacturer's note: not suitable for navigation! Price per piece: approx. 7 euros
Table set with nautical chart motif >> e.g. available here *
SOLID MATERIAL Spirits for the house or board bar can often be found under the sailor's Christmas tree. A gift like this only becomes really round if the spirits have a nautical connection - like the following three. Light, dry, yet fruity and elegant, the Start-Secco pearls on the palate, the label of which adorns a work by the Hamburg marine painter Heinke Böhnert (Cuvée made from Scheurebe and Riesling, 0.7 l, 8.90 euros; www.weinvandewiel.de)
Sparkling: the start secco
The Manöverschluck *, a fine Jamaican rum, is clearly visible on the gift table and in the bottle compartment. It is not only reminiscent of mandarins on the outside, but also has their aroma - which makes it very accessible (40% vol, 0.5 l, 39 euros; www.manoever-schluck.de). A large selection of other rum and gin tips can be found here.
For sailors: the Manöverschuck, a Jamaica rum >> e.g. available here *
The 15-year-old Bowmore *, a whiskey from the island of Islay that is distilled and stored right by the sea, has a classic Scottish taste. The basic peaty character is typical of the area. Matured in a sherry barrel, the multiple award-winning single malt develops a complexity that breaks its slight sharpness and smokiness (40% vol, 0.7l, 49 euros). More whiskeys for sailors can be found here.
Matured: 15-year-old Bowmore >> e.g. available here *
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