NEW AND NOW
1. COSTA freedom series broadbill • $269 • costadelmar.com
The Broadbill’s polarized-glass lenses offer excellent clarity, glare reduction and scratch resistance, and the large frames provide good coverage. Even better— as part of the Freedom Series, a portion of the proceeds goes to support Freedom Fighters Outdoors, which is dedicated to providing veterans with experiences on the water.
2. HOBIE itrek 9 ultralight • $2,199 • hobie.com
For a fun way to get off the boat, check out the versatile itrek 9 Ultralight. At only 20 pounds, this inflatable kayak/stand-up paddleboard can pack away in its own duffel and is easily launched by one person. Use the included seat, Miragedrive pedals, and rudder for a kayak experience, or grab the paddle and use the board as an SUP.
3. THE BOAT GALLEY ship’s log • $36 • theboatgalley.com
Designed by cruisers, for cruisers, this handy book features five sections: ship’s log; cruising log; vessel inventory; maintenance, repairs and upgrades; and fluid changes and fills. Each tabbed section is easy to navigate and features detailed lists and intuitive organization. The PVC cover is waterproof, and the lay-flat binding makes it easy to use
4. HELLY HANSEN hp foil light jacket • $250 • hellyhansen.com
Perfect for on the boat or off, this jacket features Helly Tech Performance fabric and breathable materials in a two-ply construction, as well as adjustable cuffs, two-way stretch and a packable hood. Sailing in warmer climes? This jacket is perfect for lighter days on the water to block out the wind, while keeping you comfortable and dry
5. PATAGONIA PROVISIONS packaged food • $5 and up • patagonia provisions.com
Long a mainstay in the outdoor-gear category, Patagonia has recently started offering a variety of sustainable, organic, shelf-stable foods that would liven up any boat’s provision stores. Offerings include creative soups and chilies, snack bars, dried fruits, buffalo jerky, and even smoked salmon, mackerel and mussels.