Cruising World



1. COSTA freedom series broadbill • $269 • costadelma­

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 •

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 • theboatgal­

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 • hellyhanse­

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

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.

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