Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner

Used by professional divers for over 50 years, Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Submariner pioneered the unidirectional bezel for safe immersion time tracking. With its unique Triplock winding crown, the Submariner is waterproof to 300 metres. The Fliplock clasp features hidden extension links, which allow the Submariner to be worn over a light wetsuit. Rolex’s iconic watch is available with blue bezel and dial in steel and yellow gold, or with a green bezel and dial in steel.

Newport Jacket

Marlin says its new Newport jacket is packed full of features. The Newport jacket comes with M-Tech rip-stop fabric, thick collar protection and adjustable wrist seals. The finish is water-repellent and the seams are tape-sealed to keep the wearer bone-dry in all conditions, making this jacket ideal for even the most adventurous person on your Christmas list.
RRP: $129.

Shimano Fireblood Reels

With their dark grey bodies and red trim, Shimano’s Fireblood reels will fit right in under the Christmas tree. Making use of Shimano’s SR concept, Fireblood reels are designed to be smooth, silent, strong and reliable, no matter what fishing pressure they’re placed under. Available in three reel sizes: the 1000FA, 2500FA and 4000FA – the Fireblood series covers everything from ultra-light estuary squidgy work, right up to inshore snapper.
RRP:Fireblood 1000FA: $599; 2500FA: $619; 4000FA: $649.

Ericsson W25 Fixed Wireless Terminal

Planning a boat’s communication infrastructure is often considered a fiddly exercise, with a lot of gadgets relying on expensive satellites or underpowered data cards. But a new system from Powertec Telecommunications delivers hassle-free wireless broadband, landline telephone calls and faxing on board a boat of any size. An Ericsson W25 Series Fixed Wireless Terminal would be the ultimate gift for the skipper in your life this Christmas. Available in Australia exclusively through Powertec.
RRP:$999. or

Inflatable Fenders

Convenient, durable and innovative, Marine Solutions’ Boat Bunkers are inflatable fenders that pack up to almost nothing for easy storage and take just seconds to prepare for use. Available in a range of sizes to accommodate vessels up to over 38 feet and more, Boat Bunkers are available in a variety of colours and are perfect for boaters who take a lot of unplanned stops, but hate clutter on their boats.
RRP: S $49; M $59; L $69; XL $79. Pumps ($25) sold separately.

Sea-Doo GTX

Put more pleasure in your leisure. The stylish and luxurious GTX Sea-Doo gives you a feeling of arrival even before you’ve reached your destination, says Sea-Doo. One thing’s for sure, once you’ve opened up the throttle, you’ll be leaving all your cares behind. The smooth, efficient 155hp Rotax 4-TEC engine and convenient, ergonomic features that make this newly-styled PWC the leader in its class will see to that.
RRP: $23,690.

Arctic Penetrators

Spotters sunglasses has been around for many years and claims to have established a reputation as the best lenses to be used on the water – or anywhere for that matter. Spotters’ new Arctic Penetrators feature photochromatic lenses that adjust to the light and frames that come with a corrosion-proof hinge system – the perfect stocking-stuffer for the angler on your gift list.
RRP: $269.50.

Sperry Gold Cup 2 Eye

For the ultimate gift of indulgence, Authentics Australia says the Gold Cup 2 Eye Boatshoe by Sperry is unrivalled. Features include genuine hand-sewn construction, premium stain - and water-resistant leathers, 18K gold-plated eyelets and genuine deerskin lining. The Gold Cup is claimed to be every boating enthusiast’s footwear essential. Available in Amaretto (pictured) and Black/Amaretto.
RRP: $279.95.
Authentics Australia,
tel: (03) 8878 3000.

For him: 70 Litre Henri-Lloyd Bulkhead Duffle Bag

The male in your life should appreciate this durable and 100 per cent waterproof large duffle bag with a dry roll closure. The contents in the large compartment are visible through the transparent PVC exterior. The size can be adapted, depending on the contents. Features strong nylon webbing grab handles, with padded compression straps and an additional over-shoulder strap.
RRP: $130.

For her: Henri-Lloyd Augusta Tote Marine

Burke Marine says its summer Henri-Lloyd tote bag draws on the brand’s strong nautical heritage, with cotton web handles and cute metal eyelets – perfect for a day at the beach or out on the harbour. Available in Marine Red or White.
RRP: $75.

KVH TracVision M-Series

For the gift that keeps on giving right after the holiday season is over, consider a satellite TV antenna. For years, marine satellite TV systems were available only for large luxury cruising boats or charter vessels. But with the introduction of KVH’s new TracVision M3 satellite TV antenna – the world’s smallest stabilised marine satellite TV system – vessels as small as 8 metres can enjoy crystal-clear satellite TV.

Club Marine subscription

One gift that definitely keeps giving is a subscription to Australia’s premier marine lifestyle magazine. Those who receive a Christmas Gift Subscription will get six issues of Club Marine magazine over the next 12 months, featuring wide-ranging coverage of all things nautical. A letter, sent out the week before Christmas, informs the lucky recipient that you have purchased the subscription on their behalf. And best of all as far as value for money goes, they don’t come any better. How about just $36.30 ($A42.35 New Zealand, incl. airmail) for a year’s worth of great reading?,
tel: (03) 8591 1950.