Motor Boat & Yachting Christmas gift guide

From secret Santas to serious boating blow-outs: presenting this year's selection of Christmas crackers to give (or get)

Christmas gift guide

Blackfire Clamplight, £22, Amazon
Far and away the best-value waterproof torch we’ve come across. The built-in clamp and dual-axis swivel head means you can attach it to anything like grab-rail or engine hose, leaving your hands free to work on whatever it is that needs illuminating. Contact

Blackfire Clamplight

The LED light should last 26 hours with three AAA batteries

Latitude Kinsale 3D charts, from £350, Latitude Kinsale
This family business creates bespoke charts of your favourite cruising destination by painstakingly cutting out and layering every depth contour to build up a beautiful three dimensional artwork which you can hang on your cabin bulkhead or make into a coffee table for your boat’s saloon. Contact

Latitude Kinsale

Handmade bespoke charts from Latitude Kinsale

Garmin VIRB XE action camera, £350, Garmin
Offering impressive value for money compared to rivals like GoPro, the VIRB XE has some excellent features useful for boaters. Via Wi-Fi you can use other Garmin devices (like a chartplotter) as a viewfinder and see what it’s seeing, as well as starting and stopping recording through the plotter, too. It’s a quality bit of kit, too, that shoots HD video and stills. Contact

Garmin VIRB XE

A top quality camera and great value, too

Lumishore Lumi-Cam Thru-Hull camera, £849, Lumishore
Ever wondered what’s happening on the seabed under your boat? Now you can see for yourself with this super tough thru-hull HD camera. Using the same flush fit technology as Lumishore’s acclaimed range of underwater lights, the camera can be mounted anywhere on the hull or transom to send a live video feed to your boat’s MFD. Contact

Lumishore Lumi-Cam Thru-Hull camera

See the sea bed like never before without getting wet!

Leatherman Tread Bracelet Multitool, £139.95, Leatherman
Finally some man jewellery you may want to wear because like all Leatherman products it’s actually a multi-tool, albeit one that’s disguised as a stainless steel bracelet. Each of the 10 links has multiple functions totalling 29 different tools held together by a secure clasp. You can even customise it with additional links to suit your needs. Contact

Leatherman Tread Bracelet Multitool

Man jewellery at its best

Lifeproof Nüüd iPhone 6S Plus case
One of the few waterproof phone cases that is also thin enough to leave on all the time. Unlike most it doesn’t have a screen cover, relying instead on rubber seals that clamp onto the phone’s existing screen so as not to affect its sensitivity. It takes a while to trust it but we’ve tested it in the sea and it seems to work just fine. Contact

Lifeproof Nüüd iPhone 6S Plus case

Keep your iPhone safe afloat

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