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Top ten holiday gifts for boaters in 2013 gift

Electronics keep getting smaller and lighter and stronger, giving us plenty of choices for great gifts for the boating enthusiast. There are loads of apps out there targeting the boating market so we are not going there in this list, but we’ll do a top 10 apps update shortly.  Here is a list of our favourite gifts for boaters.  We’re a bit heavy on the safety side, but there have been some dramatic improvements in safety equipment recently.   What are you asking Santa for this year?

10. ACR 3768 AUTO HEMILIGHT 2 HL8-10 USCG SOLAS LSA ($17.99)

9.  Surefire Rescue Light ($124.99)

8. Cyalume Personnel Markers ($18.99)

7. GoPro Camera ($449)

6. Laser flare (Greatland Rescue Laser Flare $109.95; Odeo Flare £138.50)

5.  Baltic SL 150 Life Jacket (recommended BEST by PBO) (£240)

4.  Crewsaver Ergofit Ocean 290N Hammar Lifejacket with Sprayhood & Light (£255)

3. TeamO  Life Jacket Harness with back pull technology (£220)

2.  rescueME PLB from Ocean Signal  ($300)

1.  Happy Hooking. The Art of Anchoring. ($29.95 print, $9.95 Kindle)

And for the sailor who has everything and can afford it…

1.       The TAG Heuer Smartwatch for Sailing 

2.       The TAG Heuer Android Smartphone ($3700)

3.       The Tag Heuer splashproof Eyewear


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