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Sailing Gifts – Thoughtful Nautical Gift Ideas this year

Not sure what to get the sailor in your life this year? 

We’ve pulled together five great gift ideas to suit a range of budgets that takes the guesswork out of sailing presents. 

As specialists in Smart Boat technology, VirCru know that it’s all about functionality with sailors. 
That’s why we’ve focused on boat accessories with enough durability to handle the high seas.  

Weatherproof Hammock – Starting at £50

Man using smartphone on hammock and another on bow of boat in Croatia

Boats are all about relaxation. What better way to achieve this than getting a hammock onboard?

Simplyhammocks focus on fast drying, weather-proof materials ideal for a life at sea. Their website offers some great options with free UK delivery included in the price.

https://www.simplyhammocks.co.uk/collections/ell-tex-hammocks-waterproof-hammocks

VirCru Launch Bundle – Hardware Starting at £150

Every boat owner wants to know their vessel is safe.

Give them peace of mind with a VirCru Smart Boat System.

The VirCru Launch Bundle alerts your phone instantly if anything onboard goes wrong. Yacht owners get a boat tracker, boat security system and boat monitoring system all in one. 

While most marine alarm systems are expensive or complicated, VirCru aims to keep things simple and offer sailors great value. 

Utilising a range of wireless Sensors (each with a battery life of ten years), the System allows owners to monitor batteries, bilge pumps, vessel location and much, much more.

Keeping the system going costs less than £10 a month – roughly the same as a Netflix subscription. 

Anker Power Banks – Starting at £22.99

Boat owners have all manner of items to charge, but it can be tricky finding places to do so when out at sea.

A durable, fast charging power bank is the perfect gift for any boater (and something they may not consider buying themselves). 

Anker’s website offers a range of sizes and colours, including wireless charging options. 

DJI OM 5 – Starting at £100

Owning a boat is all about creating memories out on the water – but getting great footage in choppy conditions can be a challenge. 

This DJI Gimbal allows the user to capture smooth, professional looking footage when out at sea. 

The 5th generation comes with 3-axis stabilisation and is compatible with most smartphones on the market – a perfect sailing gift for the family photographer!

Yeti Wine Tumbler – Starting at £30.

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Broken glass onboard is a risk many boats would rather not take. 

Crafted from stainless steel, the Yeti 10oz tumbler is an attractive solution for life on the open ocean. 

Utilising a double wall vacuum insulation system, these tumblers keep your drink refreshing for long periods and eliminate without a world of stress.