The MBY crew pick the products they’d most like to find under their Christmas trees this season in our Christmas gift guide

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Motor Boat & Yachting subscription from £16.99

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It’s the gift that goes on giving throughout the year.

From as little as £19.99, you can treat someone to six issues of Europe’s best motor boat magazine, delivered direct to their home, office, marina or garden shed! If you prefer to read it on an iPad or computer, digital subscriptions start at just £16.99. Contact www.mby.com/BCS7

Henri Lloyd Shadow boots £210

Henri Lloyd Shadow boots

Father Christmas himself might appreciate a pair of these on soggy sleigh rides.

The leather uppers have a four-layer breathable waterproof laminate and a fully taped integral lining to keep your feet toasty while the Octogrip outsole is designed to cut through surface water and keep you suckered to the deck like an octopus. Contact www.henrilloyd.com

Spyderco Atlantic Salt knife £110.95

Spyderco Atlantic Salt knife

A good sailing knife is indispensable and this American-made folding rescue knife is as good as they get.

Made of hardened H1 stainless steel it is immune to rust and the serrated blade will cut through the thickest and hardest rope like it’s a piece of string. Not cheap but worth it. Contact www.heinnie.com

Sealskinz waterproof socks £42

Sealskinz waterproof socks

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one pair of socks under the tree, but at least this year’s pair can be genuinely useful.

We used to think the idea of waterproof socks was a bit weird but having worn them for a few months, we wouldn’t now be without them – they’re warm, comfortable, hard- wearing and completely waterproof. Contact www.sealskinz.com

Gill Hydrophobe down jacket £125

Gill Hydrophobe down jacket

Editor Hugo is not renowned for his fashion sense but even his 15-year-old son approves of this jacket.

What does it for Hugo is the super-warm natural down filling that has been treated with a water-repellent coating to stop it losing its warmth when wet. Exceptionally cosy, light and able to pack down into a tiny case, it’s the perfect winter coat. Contact www.gillmarine.com

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