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Boomerang Tool Super SNIP Fishing Line Cutter

Crafted with precision and durability in mind, this nifty tool from Boomerang Tool Company is designed to effortlessly cut through fishing lines of all types with ease and efficiency. Its compact and ergonomic design fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, ensuring a firm grip even in wet or slippery conditions. Equipped with a durable stainless steel blade, the Super Snip delivers clean and precise cuts, making it indispensable for on-the-water line management. Whether you’re retying rigs, trimming excess line, or freeing your catch from tangled messes, the Super Snip offers both convenience and reliability; add it to your tackle box STAT. $22.99 // boomerangtool.com

RevolveTec Rollable Boat Hook

Upgrade your onboard toolkit with this indispensable accessory from RevolveTec. This boat hook features a unique rollable design that allows for compact storage without compromising on functionality. Crafted with high-quality materials, including a sturdy aluminum shaft and a durable hook head, the Rollable Boat Hook ensures reliable performance in any marine environment. Its extendable design enables easy reaching and retrieval of lines, buoys, and other objects, while the ergonomic handle provides a comfortable grip for precision handling. Whether you’re docking, mooring, or navigating tight spaces, the Rollable Boat Hook is a trusted companion to have onboard. $95.99 // revolvetecusa.com

Norcross Marine Hawkeye DepthTrax Handheld Depth Finder

Set sail confidently this spring with the Norcross Marine Hawkeye DepthTrax Handheld Depth Finder, which is designed to provide accurate depth readings at the touch of a button, and thus ensures smooth navigation in shallow waters, unfamiliar territories, or while angling. Its compact and portable design makes it a perfect companion for boats of all sizes, from kayaks to yachts. Equipped with features like auto-ranging and adjustable sensitivity, the DepthTrax offers versatility to suit various boating needs, whether you’re exploring new waterways or fishing in your favorite spots. $79.99 / Available via West Marine, westmarine.com

ProMariner ProSport Cup Holder Power Inverter

The ProMariner ProSport Cup Holder Power Inverter has emerged as an indispensable accessory for any watercraft. This innovative device seamlessly integrates into your vessel’s cup holder, providing convenient access to AC power while on the go. With two built-in AC outlets and dual USB ports, it charges and powers various electronic devices, from smartphones to laptops, ensuring connectivity and convenience during your maritime adventures. Boasting a sleek and compact design, the design fits neatly into standard cup holders, keeping your cockpit clutter free, and ensures you stay connected and powered up throughout the journey. $39.97 // Available via Fisheries Supply, fisheriessupply.com

Gill Harness Rescue Tool

Engineered by Gill, a trusted name in marine gear, this rescue tool is designed to provide essential functionalities in emergency situations. Featuring a compact and lightweight design, it easily attaches to your harness or life jacket for quick access. The tool incorporates a serrated blade for cutting through harnesses or lines in case of entanglement, while the integrated shackle key and bottle opener add versatility to its utility. Its high-visibility orange color ensures easy identification in challenging conditions. A crucial piece of safety equipment for any sailor, the Gill Harness Rescue tool offers you extra peace of mind, whether you’re cruising coastal waters or embarking on offshore passage. $29.95 // Available via Landfall, landfallnavigation.com


Steiner Military-Marine Commander Binoculars

Next up, equip yourself with a pair of Steiner Commander 7×50 Marine Binoculars, a soon-to-be boon companion during your adventures at sea. These binoculars are specifically engineered to withstand the rigors of marine environments. Boasting a magnification of 7x and a large 50mm objective lens, they deliver exceptional clarity and brightness, ensuring sharp and detailed views of distant objects, whether you’re scanning the horizon or observing wildlife. The Steiner Sports Auto-Focus system ensures quick and easy focusing from 20 yards on out, allowing for seamless transitions between different viewing distances. With features like nitrogen-filled housing for fog resistance and a durable rubber armor for a secure grip, the Commander offers reliability and performance in any varying weather conditions. $1,867.99 // Available via Fisheries Supply, fisheriesupply.com

SiOnyx Nightwave Marine Navigational Camera

Illuminate every excursion with the SiOnyx Nightwave, a night vision camera that can capture unforgettable moments on the water after the sun sets. With its ultra-low-light sensitivity, the compact and lightweight Nightwave transforms darkness into vivid, full-color imagery, revealing the hidden beauty of nocturnal marine life and scenery. Whether you’re stargazing from the deck of your yacht or exploring secluded coves under the moonlit sky, the Nightwave records stunning high-definition videos and photos, preserving your nighttime adventures for years to come. Featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and an intuitive mobile app, it also enables seamless sharing of your nocturnal escapades with friends and family. $1,895 // sionyx.com

Sea-Dog Line Aurora LED Pop-Up Table Light

Set the mood: this sleek LED light from Northwest brand Sea-Dog features a pop-up design that seamlessly integrates into your boat’s table, providing adjustable illumination wherever it’s needed. Its efficient LED bulbs offer bright, glare-free light while conserving energy. With a simple touch-sensitive switch, adjusting brightness levels is effortless, allowing you to create the ideal atmosphere for any onboard activity, such as illuminating evening meals or late-night card games on deck. $212.32 // Available via Fisheries Supply, fisheriesupply.com

GoPod Marine Grade Clamp-On Spot Light

As boating season begins to blossom, boost your maritime adventures with the GoPod Marine Grade Clamp-On Spot Light from Black Oak LED. Engineered to withstand the rugged conditions of the region, this spotlight is the perfect companion for navigating the Pacific’s dynamic waters. Its marine-grade construction ensures durability against saltwater corrosion, while the adjustable clamp-on design allows for easy installation on any vessel, from sleek yachts to sturdy fishing boats. With its powerful LED bulbs, the GoPod illuminates the surrounding waters with brilliant clarity, enhancing safety and visibility during twilight cruises or late-night fishing expeditions. $246.50 // blackoakled.com

Hototools Flashlight Power

With its durable construction and waterproof design, Hototools’ Flashlight Power model can handle the unpredictable weather and rough waters commonly encountered during the spring shoulder season. Equipped with powerful LED bulbs, the multi-functional design delivers bright and reliable illumination, ensuring visibility during twilight cruises, late-night fishing expeditions, and emergencies on the water, also boasting built-in window breaking tool and safety belt cutter. As an added bonus, its compact size and lightweight design make it easy to store and carry on board. $74.99 // hototools.com

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Sailrite DeckMate Tool

As spring unfolds its sails across the boating scene, ensure smooth sailing with the DeckMate Tool from Sailrite. This one is a multitasker: the Deck Mate simplifies a range of onboard tasks, from canvas work to rigging maintenance. Its ergonomic design fits comfortably in hand, offering a firm grip for precision handling. With features like a fid for splicing lines, a wrench for tightening fittings, and a shackle key for adjusting hardware, the Deck Mate Tool streamlines onboard operations across the board. $23.95 // sailrite.com

Mission Titan Inflatable Boat Bumpers

Safeguard your vessel with these inflatable boat bumpers from Mission Outdoor that provide protection against dock collisions, rough waters, and unexpected impacts. Crafted from rugged materials and featuring a reinforced design, the lengthy Titan bumper offers reliable defense for your boat’s hull, preventing scratches, dents, and other damage. Its inflatable construction allows for easy storage and deployment, making it a convenient and versatile addition to any boater’s gear arsenal. $299 for 18’-long design; $349 for 24’-long design; boatgear.missionoutdoor.com

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