Merritime Holiday Gift Suggestions for Sailors: 5 Top Gift Ideas

Renegade Sailing is getting into the spirit of things with an early Best Gifts for Sailors list. Whether you’re shopping for a mega-yacht motor-yacht skipper who (already) has it all, or a boatyard bum with a perpetual project vessel on his hands, consider this holiday shopping gift suggestions for sailors.


T-boned at the Start Line?
It wasn’t so funny when it happened, but now that the boat’s been fixed (and 100 percent fault placed on the other boat owner) you can keep grilling that racer by sporting this beefy T. Actually though, you could probably use a new 2018 season shirt. Other helmsman who see your crew decked out in this shirt may think twice about barging. Cook up your own top on the Café Press site.

A man’s version in black or white is around $19.95
Cafe Press T-shirts


Ultimate Classic Yacht 
The ultimate gift that keeps on giving—payroll to the crew, boatyard, sailmakers…Without a doubt, a beautiful classic yacht for the holidays is one gift that peers cannot easily out-do. 1902 Shenandoah of Sark is teak over steel and LOA 54.35 metres/length at waterline 32.63 metres. Once owned by a prince of Italy, she can accommodate eight guests, plus crew. “Not only her beauty, but even her motion under sail resonates with a deep authenticity.”

For €11,000,000 you too can resonate with deep authenticity. She’s listed for acquisition through Fraser (Boat International listing here), but you can experience her wealth for free on the vessel’s web site, SY Shendoah


Go Fish
Cast a line from the comfort of your armchair, courtesy a thick hand-tufted school of fishes rug that is offered in various color combos. We’re showing the wool version ‘Schooled/COR02’ in color Turtledove from Jaipur Living Coastal Resort. Like the design, but feel the listed price is still in too deep of a water? Do an image search on the Internet; knock-off versions (even done up in polypropene) can be found.

Weave: Hand-tufted
Material: 100% hand-spun New Zealand wool
Origin: India
Thickness: approx: 5/8 inch

3' 6'' X 5' 6'' discounted to $269; 8' X 11' discounted to $1,119
The Rug Studio


Overboard or Over the Rainbow with a Unicorn
Unicorns are magical—win all of your races, never get caught in a storm, attract all the hot chicks to your boat by keeping a floatie unicorn onboard. Kick back in the recessed seating with your favorite uni-ale. Sunnylife of Australia wants you to find your best blow-up companion for those long voyages, and relaxation along the shore.

Size: 63 x 63 x 51.5 inches
Material: 0.30mm PVC
Weight: 4.9 lbs.

$70 USD
Sunnylife in Australia

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Westward Ho' Young Sailor
Beer, rum—why not malt whiskey? This one claims to be a “grain-to-glass celebration of the American pioneer spirit. Made from scratch from Pacific Northwest two-row barley, fermented with American ale yeast for outstanding flavor, double pot distilled for exceptional character, matured in new American oak barrels, and never chill filtered.” We all know that before there were pioneers, there were sailors.

Made in Oregon, USA
Distiller: House Spirits
Mashbill: 100% Malted barley
ABV: 45%