Viking Marine has awesome gift ideas for all the sailors in your life. Whether they are only starting or ancient mariner, dinghy enthusiast or yachting fanatic, you can find everything you need in our gift guide.
We have organised our guide by the type of sailors you are trying to treat:
THE DINGHY SAILOR
The perfect layer under a wetsuit for the one who really feels the cold or on its own for the warmer days. Compatible with Rooster Pro Hike Pads. The legs are a new addition to Rooster's collection and are sure to make some happy sailors this Christmas.
These longjohn's are a great alternative to the traditional wetsuit giving dinghy sailors a wider range of movement. Hiking pad compatible, the Supertherm are part of Rooster's complete layering system (Supertherm top, Polypro liners, Aquafleece...)
These are the booties for the avid dinghy sailor. Made from 5mm neoprene, the boots have a lace up system for maximum support and comfort.
Every sailor needs to have a knife in their kit. The rescue knife is perfect for dinghy sailors with its serrated blade to cut through rope efficiently, its integrated shackle opener and safe lock mechanism.
Improve their tacking technique and help them gain some precious time while racing with the TackingMaster.
A light down jacket coated with a water repellent finish. This jacket is the perfect midlayer for under any foul weather gear or on its own as a comfy winter jacket.
Protect the sailor in your life with these ergonomic knee pads. Two sizes available to achieve a perfect fit.
Compatible with almost every inflatable lifejacket, the MOB (or Man Over Board) will send the 1st alert within 15 seconds and communicate with any vessel in the proximity. An indispensable item for any racer.
Space is always an issue in the galley. This kettle is extremely practical as it takes no space onboard. Nothing beats a warm cuppa on a cold day or night shift.
The Bible of the almanacs for safe navigation. The 2019 edition has an improved layout with 45000 changes from the previous edition. It includes harbour chartlets, tide tables, tidal streams, ...
Flares are one of those things people are sometimes reluctant to buy as, traditionally, they are pyrotechnic, (explosive), with limited life and short "burn" time, (circa 30 seconds). The Odeo Flare is a huge improvement with no flame, no explosive, 6 hour "burn" time and 10 year shelf life. The Odeo Flare is LED lights powered by Lithium batteries. A great gift for the sailor adventurer .
Make sure their sailing journey is always prepared as it should be with the Admiralty Charts Folios. Because planning the journey is half the fun.
THE OFFSHORE SAILOR
Equipped with Porro prisms, these binoculars give a strikingly clear image. Waterproof and floatable, the binoculars come with a build-in compass ensuring precise navigation.
A top of the range professional quality 170N lifejacket from Spinlock featuring the most adjustable, comfortable fit of any modern lifejacket. Suitable for offshore use including extreme conditions, heavy weather and night passages.
Dubarry's world famous sailing boots. Goretex lined, these boots are fully waterproof with great comfort, amazing grip and warmth. A must have piece of kit for every sailor. Dubarry Crosshaven offshore boots also available
A safety essential the Seago Safety Line comes with overload indicators letting you know when to replace them and 3 hooks to make sure you are always clipped.
SAILORS STOCKING FILLERS
Just like socks, sailing gloves are an ideal stocking filler. With over 20 styles to choose from we will have something to suit every type of sailor.
A little something that will always come handy. A perfect stocking filler for the dinghy sailor that already has everything. Combine with Neoprene Queen Wetsuit Shampoo for a complete care kit.
Help them protect their valuables with this sturdy waterproof cases. The Aquapac fabric lets you use your phone and camera through it making it the handiest protective case onboard.
STILL STUCK FOR IDEAS?
If you still feel that picking a present on www.vikingmarine.ie is a difficult task, play safe and buy them a gift voucher.