The MBY crew pick the products they’d most like to find under their Christmas trees this season in our Christmas gift guide
Now the whole world has fitted underwater lights to their boats, you need something else to light up your life and these backlit speakers are the way to do it.
Designed to survive the harsh marine environment and with a choice of either blue or white illumination, they are this year’s must-have accessory. They even sound good too! Contact www.fusionentertainment.com
Coleman CXS+ 300 headtorch £31.99
This is a seriously bright headtorch with a built-in rechargeable battery and a host of different functions, including a red light for night-vision chartplotting and a sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness and beam focus to suit objects that are close or far away. Great value too. Contact www.gooutdoors.co.uk
Hands-free crew intercom £99
Calm, clear communication is the key to stress-free anchoring and berthing but it’s hard to sound calm when you’re barking directions across the foredeck.
These hands-free intercoms use a simple earpiece and voice-activated microphone to enable two-way conversations over a range of up to 250 metres without ever needing to raise your voice. And relax… Contact www.see-marine.co.uk
Scanstrut ROKK mini £29.99
This versatile mounting system combines a multi-adjustable body with a range of different bases and grips so you can attach your phone, camera, tablet or Raymarine fishfinder to anything from a windscreen to a dashboard or guardrail.
It’s secure enough to hold an iPad in place so you could use it as a back-up chartplotter too. Contact www.scanstrut.com
Garmin inReach SE Plus £399
The ability to stay in touch even when out of reach of VHF or a mobile phone signal is hugely reassuring for family and friends and could be a lifesaver in the event of an emergency.
This handheld GPS tracker allows you to send text messages and share your location via the Iridium satellite network but also has an SOS button linked to a 24-hour emergency response service. Contact www.garmin.com