Father’s Day Gifts for Boat-Loving Dads

The love for boats and boating has been passed down in families for generations and fathers continue to play a key role in keeping the boating tradition alive. For many a son and daughter, boating has delivered a most special bond on the water. Whether it is time spent fishing together, sailing, fixing something, mastering a new watersport or exploring waterways, boating is a lifelong activity that creates lifelong memories.

As the special time of year is now upon us to make a big fuss about dear old dad, we’ve rounded up a great list of gifts for all the pops who love to tinker in the engine room, who say “let’s go tubing!”, and teach us the proper way to bait a hook and tie lines.

Order your gift online soon though, or you’ll miss the boat on having it delivered in time!

Sperry Topsiders Boat Shoes

A classic gift! Nowadays, there’s a boat shoe style for every skipper! This Father’s Day, help your dad rock the dock in style, and with the traction and no-slip grip he needs, with a pair of these Sperry Men’s Billfish 3-Eye Boat Shoe.

View Sperry Mens Billfish 3-Eye Boat Shoes on Amazon

Garmin Quatix 5 Multisport Marine Smartwatch

When siblings go in on a gift together, everyone gets the gold star for the best present! The Garmin quatix 5, Multisport Marine Smartwatch has features that fathers will appreciate, like punctuality and connectivity with compatible Garmin devices that make boating even better.

View Garmin Quatix 5, Multisport Marine Smartwatch on Amazon

ANGLR Bullseye Fishing Tracker

Gadgets are always good. For the angler, this affordable fishing tracker is a nifty way to record fish catches. Click once to track catches with weather, water, and location details. Click twice to drop editable waypoints with fishing notes, photos, and GPS coordinates. And there’s more – check it out!

View ANGLR Bullseye Fishing Tracker Portable Bluetooth Smartphone GPS on Amazon

Docktail Butler Marine Food And Cocktail Table

For an upgraded cockpit dining experience, get dad this mounted tray set that includes an adjustable folding rod holder mount and all the cup holders, bottle holders and accessories one needs. He’ll be left wondering how he ever ate lunch aboard before!

View Docktail Butler Marine Food and Boat Cocktail Table on Amazon

Tilley T5MO Organic Airflo Boating Hat

More than just sun protection, the Tilley brand is known for quality outdoor apparel that lasts. This durable, buoyant hat will keep dad cool with its Airflo technology, and even better, it’s washable.

View Tilley T5MO Organic Cotton Airflo Boat Hat on Amazon

Helly Hansen Unisex Crew Boating Hat/Cap

This cap will help any sailor keep their eyes on the prize! Protect your patriarch from the sun with this HH branded cap from a company that has been making professional, rugged gear that is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites around the world.

View Helly Hansen Unisex Crew Branded HH Boating Hat Baseball Cap on Amazon

Dorcy Waterproof Battery Powered Floating LED Flashlight

For the dad who has everything, make sure his most basic gear is up-to-date and working. This flashlight is waterproof and handy for when the task needs a little extra illumination plus it comes with a built-in carabiner!

View the Dorcy Waterproof Battery Powered Floating LED Flashlight with Carabiner Clip on Amazon

Ironwood Pacific DeckMate 6-in-1 Boating Tool

Is your pops practical? Then a new multi-tool might be well-received. Earning excellent reviews, the Ironwood Pacific DeckMate 6-in-1 Boating Tool is a great gift. Includes two deck keys, a shackle key, a zipper pull, a screwdriver and a hex tool.

View the Ironwood Pacific DeckMate 6-in-1 Boating Tool on Amazon

“Sorry For What I Said When We Were Trying To Dock The Boat” Coffee Mug

As boaters, most of us have been there. This mug might help smooth over the post-docking drama. Enough said!

View the “Sorry For What I Said When We Were Trying To Dock The Boat” Boating Gift Mug on Amazon

Columbia Men’s Tamiami II Long Sleeve Boating Shirt

Dress it up, dress it down – the Columbia line of Tamiami fishing shirts are a go-to staple for many boating dads with built-in sun and sweat protection. As they say, if you look good, you feel good!

View the Columbia Men’s PFG Bahama II Long Sleeve Shirt on Amazon/a>

Happy Father’s Day

Though this year may be unique in that some families are keeping their distance due to COVID-19, all of us at Boat Trader wish all dads a Happy Father’s day and that they enjoy it afloat!

Written by: Jennifer Burkett

Jenny is an avid boater who has worked in the marine industry for years. She developed a fondness for trawlers during her tenure at Kadey-Krogen Yachts and has an affinity for life-on-the-water, contributing articles regularly to Boat Trader, YachtWorld and boats.com. Originally from Chicago, she made her way to Maryland to escape the bone-chilling winter temperatures of the Midwest and to be close to the coastline. She's made Kent Island her home—a location that makes enjoying the Chesapeake Bay a part of her daily life.


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