6 Boating Accessories to Add to Your Holiday Wishlist

By November 28, 2022Captain's Tips

You’re making a list, checking it twice, and now it’s smooth sailing ahead to the holidays! The crew at Snag-A-Slip has a few playful gifts for the boater who has everything – from high-tech hacks to a snuggly bed for your pampered pup. 

Captain’s Log: Star Date 2022.12


Destination…unknown! But before you cast off, be sure to jot down the GPS coordinates and plot where you’re going on your trip in your nautical log. You’ll run a tight ship with an easy-to-use waterproof captain’s log that keeps track of your departures and arrivals, windspeed and direction, temperature, fuel, engine hours, crew and more. The spiral-bound hardcover book lets you record every bit of vital information you might need in an emergency. Whether you’re heading for fair weather or foul, track the waves and sky, all the while detailing your voyage in the BookFactory Captain’s Log Book available on Amazon. 

Calling all sea dogs!


Your best friend will sail down a river of dreams in this comfy boat-shaped bed. The four soft walls and warm poly fill keep your fur baby feeling safe and content even if the going gets choppy. Your pooch will snooze the night away in this cozy bed from Martha Stewart and PetSmart. 

Ten Tools in One


Whatever floats your boat, Country Living suggests taking along the Boat Gadget 10-in-1 boat tool that puts everything right at your fingertips. This pocket-size device is like an endlessly versatile Swiss Army knife for boaters, including a beer bottle opener, corkscrew, survival whistle, fishing line cutter, drain plug tool, canvas snap opener, and much more.


Lights, Camera, Action, Splash!


You’ll be everyone’s hero with the GoPro HERO11 camera with front and rear LCD screens and 24MP clarity. Shoot stunning ultra-HD 5K video, capturing every detail while zooming in on a pitching deck. Take crisp, pro-quality photos of a breaching humpback whale or snap action shots on the go. You can even live stream your boating adventures on social media with this rugged waterproof camera.

Name-Your-Boat Ornament


Even if your boat is moored for the winter, evoke memories of summer with a decorative pontoon boat ornament for your Christmas tree or hang it in a snowy window to remind you of good times. Personalize your ornament with the name of your boat to create a unique keepsake from Pofily.


ZOLEO Global Two-Way Satellite Communicator


Don’t leave port without it! You’ll never feel alone with a GPS location-aware and Iridium satellite-based device that links with your smartphone or tablet to keep you in touch with family and friends. Seamless cellular, Wi-Fi, and SOS messaging spans the globe on the lowest cost network available. (Monthly subscription required at additional cost, ranging from $20 monthly to $50 (for unlimited messaging). ZOLEO includes a dedicated SMS text number and email address so people can message you directly.

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