PDB's Holiday Gift Guide

Ideas For The Boater In Your Life

Published in the November 2023 Issue November 2023 Feature

Though many boaters spend the winter months with their boats stowed securely on the hard, the holidays are still a great time to spark enthusiasm and anticipation for the coming year with its fresh, new boating season. There’s no better way to do this than with a thoughtful gift carefully chosen for your favorite boater. We’ve selected some of our favorite gift ideas for boat lovers, guaranteed to put some pep in their step and warmth in their cheeks as they dream of clear, sunny skies and fun times on the water.

OCOEE DRYBAG (Starting at $133)
The smallest of its popular duffel-style submersible bags and shown here in its new royal purple color, the Ocoee drybag is designed to fit in tight places such as under the seat of your boat. Great for a few pieces of extra clothing, lunch, a first aid kit, etc., you can accessorize your drybag with the Ocoee padded liner, divider set, and a shoulder strap to make a great waterproof camera bag.

The clever Stowaway Folding Fillet Knife combines the high-end performance and ergonomics of a full-length fixed knife with the safety and versatility of a folding knife. A perfect gift for the angler in your life, the Stowaway fits easily into boat boxes, tackle bags, or travel packs without the need for a bulky sheath.
The Stowaway Knife features titanium coating on the high carbon stainless steel blade and all internal stainless steel components to provide superior, salt-tough corrosion resistance for harsh saltwater conditions.

STACKABLE TUMBLER (Starting at $25.95)
The Pirani Insulated Stackable Tumbler is a great gift for any boater, especially those who prefer the look of the infamous red solo cup, but don't like being wasteful with disposable cups. Designed with Skinny-Wall Triple Insulation and stainless steel, it's basically the combination of your typical solo cup and your favorite insulated cup. These attractive tumblers are designed to keep drinks ice cold for 12 plus hours or hot for up to six hours and with limited space on board it's nice that they're stackable too.

Here's a great gift for both the boat as well as the off-season. Xtratuf ADBs have been crafted specifically for sport and recreational fishermen. Anglers are athletes and they need proper footwear to help them perform at their best. The lightweight silhouette has the same XTRATUF non-marking, slip-resistant Chevron outsole as its iconic Legacy boot. This version features new vintage colors with nautical rope-inspired pull tabs.

Give the gift of safety this year with First Aid Plus, a fully equipped kit that features a waterproof shell, molle attachments and several tools including a multi-tool, flashlight, chem lights, stormproof matches, duct tape and anti-bacterial wipes.
The first aid kit (that could also be considered a survival kit) is designed to easily stow on your boat and is a must-have when you’re headed away from the docks to help keep you safe.

Take food and beverages on the go with the Magellan Outdoors Pro Explore 75 Liter Icebox Marine Cooler. Perfect for an extended fishing trip, the cooler features insulated walls and enough storage space for all your favorite treats. Sturdy latches ensure a tight closure and weighing in at under 40 pounds, the molded plastic walls of the hard cooler with vacuum insulation make for a great gift that will easily fit on your boat.

The Elite Carbon Series offers you advanced and durable materials creating a perfect balance of power and sensitivity. All parts and components on the Elite Carbon Series Combo are Toadfish custom designs and patents that have been meticulously crafted with the avid angler in mind.
Ideal for the angler on your list, the reel is paired with a powerful, responsive rod that is built to last with rugged salt-proof components and a revolutionary ergonomic handle that won’t chip, tear, or weather. The reel's IPX5 Sealed System is strategically placed on the drag, rotor, and body to keep water out and years of fishing magic in and the carbon rotor's state-of-the-art materials ensure unmatched lightweight strength.

FIN-NOR Lateral Line Low-Light (L4) Sunglasses offers a high-contrast plastic lens designed for those hours when sunshine is scarce. Further evolving the Lateral Line lens technology, the L4 lens maximizes visible light by enhancing contrast without causing color distortion. L4 is ideal for dawn, dusk, and overcast conditions, but versatile enough to be worn all day. Those on the receiving end of this gift will appreciate the stylish Sportfisher line of sunglasses that combines function with fashion.

Music and the outdoors are natural companions, but no one wants to expose a mobile device to rain, dirt, dust or the accidental drop. With the waterproof JBL Click Bluetooth wireless controller from ProSpec Electronics, it's never been easier to add fingertip control to a tablet or smartphone that's safely stowed away.
The JBL Click has an adjustable silicon strap that quickly mounts to virtually any steering wheel and can be easily removed. At only 1.3 ounces and the diameter of a quarter, the single turnable and clickable knob is intuitive to use. With it, users can adjust the mobile device's volume and play/pause/next track control. If the phone rings, the call can be rejected or accepted and terminated. It works with Android and iOS Bluetooth-enabled devices.

For the women on your shopping list, this lightweight jacket from Helly Hansen is sure to be well-received. Its proprietary Hydropower windbreaker technology is windproof and water-repellent, and although it’s incredibly lightweight, the technical double-weave fabric is built to stand up to the elements. It’s also responsibly made with the certified bluesign textile manufacturing process, which reduces waste in every step of the clothing supply chain.

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