The Best Gifts for Boat Owners - 2022-2023 Edition

The Best Gifts for Boat Owners - 2022-2023 Edition

November 15, 2022

We’ll admit it: when trying to find the best gifts for boat owners, it can be pretty tough to know exactly what we want. Many of us tend to have particular equipment we use, detailed technical information and specifications often factor into what we need, and it’s not always obvious what we have or don’t have already. Sometimes it may even seem like we already have it all.

There are still some great options out there though, like gear that doesn’t require too much research, has near-universal appeal, and provides awesome advantages throughout the fishing and boating season. For gift ideas that deliver all that and more, here’s a list you won’t want to miss.

What are the Best Gifts for Boat Owners?

Gifts that keep on giving, those are by far the best gifts for boat owners and anglers. Not only will they have a smile on their face when they start unwrapping, but great gifts will provide benefits all season long, making those fishing and boating experiences better and more memorable. With that and some guilt-free time to spend on the boat, that’s really most of what we need.

For the 2022-2023 season, here are some of your best ways to make those kind of presents a reality.

1. Performance Apparel

The term “performance fishing apparel” isn’t just a buzzword for marketing — clothing has come a long way in a short number of years and you may be surprised at the advantages provided by performance fishing apparel. Such advantages help boaters and anglers have a more comfortable and purposeful time on the water, and it enables them to do more of what they love.

Besides, regular old socks, pajamas, and flannels don’t have anything on these designs.

Looking for the Best Gifts for Boat Owners? Reel Oil that's also a great multi-use lubricant for tools and even wood accents.2. Reel Oil (that’s Not Just for Reels)

Before you scan past it thinking G-FORCE® Reel Oil products are only for anglers, don’t let the name mislead you. G-FORCE® Reel Oil lubricants and kits are helpful to have for all kinds of upkeep, including use on tools, locks, latches, hinges, winches, and even wood accent surfaces in boats.

And, of course, Reel Oil is vital for cleaning and protecting the most important tool an angler has for landing fish.

3. Star brite Boat Care Solutions

On the surface, this might seem a bit like an antic to flip the script on men who buy cleaning equipment for the lady in their life, but honestly, these boat care products from Star brite are something any outdoorsman could love.

Designed to be effective and easy to use, Star brite products help keep boats (and RVs and powersports vehicles) looking clean and running right. Best of all, they can also help foster a feeling of joy for anyone who takes pride in how their boat can be like new, every time they take it out.

Though Star brite products have been around since 1973, they are a new addition to T-H Marine’s businesses. That means we’re still adding their entire catalog to our site, but they definitely deserve a mention.

Here are some of our favorites that you can find online or at your local marina or hardware shop:

4. YakGear Products

YakGear and RailBlaza products are incredibly innovative, versatile, and helpful, so they make for great gifts. They’re most beloved by kayakers and kayak anglers, but several products are great for a wide variety of other boats, too.

For our favorite kayak products from YakGear, consider these:

  • C-Tug Kayak and Canoe Cart: a rolling cart that’s great at saving backs, and it stows away nicely, allowing kayakers and canoers to go just about anywhere there’s water
  • YakStick Floating Stake-Out Stick: a shallow water anchor that makes it easy to stay put, eliminating the hassle and noise of handling heavy, traditional anchors
  • YakGear Angler Crate: keeps fishing gear in one place and is great for mounting rod holders and other gear management equipment
  • YakGear FishStik: essential for quick and accurate fish measurements

And for our favorite RailBlaza products that work on kayaks, fishing boats, and many other boats, too, consider these accessory tracks and mounts:

  • Expanda Track: a customizable system that provides a versatile mounting spot for all kinds of gear, like those listed below.
  • Starport Tracloader: works with the Expanda track to provide a connector point between a track and gear like rod holders, cupholders, camera mounts, and more
  • Adjustable Extender: attaches to a track and also provides a pivot point for gear that can be perpendicular to a track, angled at 90°, or angled in some other fashion
  • Fish Finder Mount: helps you mount small fish finders and electronic fish attractors
  • Camera Boom: helps you mount cameras and also includes an arm that extends for wider shots and different camera angles
  • Stowpod Holder: quick access for various gear, including drinks, lures, and whatever needs a quick storage spot.
  • Spooling Station: makes quick work of putting line on a reel
  • Rod Holder: provides a convenient spot for a rod to sit

5. Top Favorites from 2021-2022

These top products were mentioned in our 2021-2022 list of best gift ideas for boat owners and they deserve mention again this year.

6. Helpful Stocking Stuffers

Don’t forget stocking stuffers! These products are the perfect size and won’t break the bank.

7. Gift Cards

Shopping for someone but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a T-H Marine Supplies eGift Card!

Our eGift card means no hassle, no need for guessing what to buy, and no need for anyone to wait in a return line. Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions for how to redeem it.

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