2018 Cruising World Holiday Gift Guide for Sailors: Gadgets and Gear

From a cool underwater ROV to a water-resistant down blanket and a tandem kayak that can actually fold up and fit in an onboard locker, Cruising World’s gift picks for sailors for the 2018 holiday season. For even more ideas, check our picks for top eco-friendly gifts for sailors.

West Marine Coastal 7×50 Waterproof Binoculars

Waterproof Binoculars

Every sailor needs a good set of binoculars. The West Marine Coastal 7×50 Waterproof Binoculars are an excellent value for a fully waterproof set of marine binoculars. They are durable and lightweight with nitrogen-purged optics to prevent fogging, have multi-coated lenses for brightness in low-light conditions and sharp optics.

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Eagle 3 Pro Quadcopter Drone with Wi-Fi Camera

Eagle 3 Pro

Want to get some cool shots of your boat under sail or in that postcard-perfect anchorage? Try your hand at drone photography. The Eagle 3 Pro has a 328-foot range, can do 360-degree flips and tricks, and can capture it all on the built-in Wi-Fi camera. Using the free app, you can watch streamed footage live and take photos. Priced under $50, it’s a good starter drone.

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