Budget Marine put together their Top Ten Gift Ideas for Boaters
We know it’s a struggle finding that perfect gift! Here’s a collection of hot items to share this year.
Stand Up Paddle Boards
Don’t get left behind with this fast-growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP). It’s a fun, easy way to go play on the water. With a minimum of equipment, you can paddle anything from ocean surf and rivers—no waves required. Paddleboarding also offers an amazing full body workout and is becoming a favorite cross-training activity for many! And since you’re standing at your full height, you’ll enjoy excellent views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water!
This handy pocket-sized tool has all the features you need to get your project done, at a fraction of the cost. The handy, outside-accessible blades mean you can open the knife with just one hand and rounded handles make getting a grip around their all-new, spring-action jaws easy and very comfortable. With this stainless steel tool, Budget Marine honors the warranty. Your first choice, or handy second backup, comes with a leather sleeve and carbineer you can’t beat the value of the Sidekick.
Leatherman LED Lendser Flashlights P7
A must see, ask one of our sales representatives about a demonstration of the power of this light! The P7 is one of the most popular LED flashlights on the market today. It is the perfect combination of size, power and easy-to-use operation. The P7 flashlight has simple to remember high/low/off settings, features the Advanced Focus system to quickly cast a far-off spot, or close up spill light for reading. Extremely durable anodized aluminum casing surrounds the only four AAA batteries needed to power an impressive 175 lumens.
Lifeproof iPhone Cases
These cases are specifically tailored to the different models of Apple’s products and fit snugly around them to seal out water and weather, allowing you to swim with your device and even take photographs and video underwater. Their line is rated to seal out water at a depth of 6.6 feet for 30 minutes. Each case is pre-tested at the factory for waterproof integrity, so you can rest assured that your electronics will stay dry and dust free. All Lifeproof cases have waterproof vents on all mike and speaker outlets. Lifeproof also has an array of accessories straps, mounts, armbands, waterproof ear buds some available at Budget Marine.
Raymarine Thermal Marine Scope
See at night. The Raymarine TH series thermal cameras give every boater the power to see clearly in total darkness! These thermal cameras are lightweight, compact, easy-to-use and an essential piece of any safety kit. They generate pictures from heat, not light, to help you see landmarks, bridge abutments, and other vessels clearly in all light conditions from daylight to complete darkness. Thermal night vision improves your ability to see rocks, buoys, floating debris, and even helps you find people in the water when just a few minutes can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to safety and security these thermal cameras can detect overheating electrical connections and cables, hot running shaft bearings etc.
With a simple three button operation and a built-in LED task light, the Raymarine camera is easy to use when on the move. An internal camera (Li-lon) battery provides the power, and there is a USB cable to charge the battery when not in use.
Scanstrut iPad Cases
This iPad case is shockproof, waterproof and still provides full functionality. You can take snapshots and access your apps while you’re out in the elements. Meaning that the case is UV stabilized and tolerates a wide ambient temperature range from -20°C to 45°C while being salt water resistant and highly resistant to chemicals. The case has been tested to an IP67 rating – which means it will be fully watertight in 1m of water for 30 minutes. As a result the case is also dustproof. A must have for our savvy iPad users.
Walkerbay Air Dock
Unlike a wood dock, the AirDock is comfortable to climb on, and lounge on, with the added benefit of being compact, stowable, and low/no maintenance. Quick to inflate, every AirDock comes equipped with a high pressure hand pump and gauge so you will be on the water in minutes!
Shimano Fishing Shoes
Shimano’s latest introduction to footwear is the multiple application Evair Marine/Fishing shoes featuring ultra lightweight EVA material. After a day of fishing or any other marine activity, you will feel as if you were wearing nothing on your feet during hot summer days. These unisex shoes are 100% waterproof, is less than 9oz, the one piece molded EVA absorbs heel shock and reduces foot fatigue. Perfect for all on-the-water activities.
Maui Jim Sunglasses
See the difference! The difference is impossible to miss. Put on a pair of Maui Jims and, instantly, glare is gone. UV that can damage eyes, gone. The world’s true colors come shining through like never before. Bolder. Richer. Crisper. With more contrast and clarity. That’s patented, color-infused PolarizedPlus®2 Lens Technology at work in an optically correct, distortion-free lens.
Different Sports = Different Needs
Sol SunGuard makes smarter sun protection for active people. Smarter because each product is tailored for sport-specific environments in skin-friendly formulations. Sophisticated formulas maximize the UV blocking power of the active ingredients, which means fewer irritating chemicals on your skin. Plus, emulsion–loc™ technology is fine-tuned for different sport environments. All this results in gentle, long lasting, superior protection. So good we couldn’t pick just one!