The Best in Boating Maintenance Holiday Gift Guide

A collection of great gifts to help with boat maintenance from our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

DIY boaters rank among the most difficult people for whom to buy gifts, according to a survey sponsored by the Institute for Nautical Knowledge (INK). Actually, we made the survey bit up, but it is true that buying a gift for a boater can prove challenging. Well, all boaters need to maintain their boats, as the experts at Boating can attest. Consider giving one of these gifts to your mighty and masterful DIY boater.

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Boat Bling Stimulus Package

Whether tackling waterspots, dirty vinyl or struggling to get a good shine, boaters can always use maintenance help. Boat Bling packages everything needed-plus additional gallons of Hot Sauce and Vinyl Sauce (not shown). $150Boating Magazine

Leatherman Skeletool

Leatherman's latest, the Skeletool, folds compactly, safely securing pliers with a wire cutter and stripper, a razorsharp blade with serrations for cutting dock lines and four screwdriver blades. Tuck it in your pocket or hang it on a belt loop with the snap hook that doubles as a bottle opener. $84.95Boating Magazine

Leatherman Signal

Signal is Leatherman's mac daddy for boat camping. It's got a belt sheath, a pocket clip, and a belt hook that doubles as a bottle opener and a hammer. There are pliers, replaceable cutters, a serrated knife, saw and two screwdrivers. For the intrepid, there is a fire-starter steel and striking flint. $114.95Boating Magazine

Ontario Knife Strike

Boaters need a good knife. Designed by renowned custom knife-maker Bob Dozier, the OKC Dozier Strike is the perfect everyday knife for the boater on your list. It features an elegantly shaped G10 handle, AUS-8 stainless steel drop-point blade, and a narrow profile for easy pocket carrying. $50Boating Magazine

MegaWare SkegGuard

We could go on and on about the many ways in which an outboard or sterndrive gearcase skeg can get broken or damaged, but we'd rather not talk about them. The MegaWare SkegGuard solves this common oopsie for the boater or your list in easy DIY fashion. Made from polished, marine grade 316 stainless-steel, SkegGuard not only repairs broken skegs, its rugged, durable and good looking, too. Installs with common tools in just a short time. Available in sizes to fit most sterndrives and outboards. The warranty period is three years. $100Boating Magazine