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Goods + Gear – May 2023

by Randy Woods

Fidalgo Island in Vibrant Watercolor
When traveling to Anacortes by car, most people barely notice that the town is located on a beautiful island. This colorful watercolor map is a good reminder to boaters that Fidalgo Island is truly the gateway to our beloved San Juans. Hand-drawn by Everett-based graphic artist Elizabeth Person, the map includes detailed illustrations of Fidalgo’s features, including Deception Pass, Cap Sante Park, and Lake Campbell. Surrounding highlights, like Guemes Island, Cypress Island, La Conner, and the Swinomish Reservation on the mainland, are also depicted in the Northwest’s signature aquatic blues and greens. The nautical map, complete with an elegant compass rose and USGS-accurate measurements, is the perfect gift for everyone who loves sailing the Salish Sea. Available in three sizes: 8-by-10-, 11-by-14- and 16-by 10-inches. $24-$55 // elizabethperson.com

Wrap Yourself Up in Warm Sailing Life

Boaters in the Northwest know that for every warm summer day, there are still many chilly summer nights out on the water. To ward off the breezes, this whimsical Sailing Life throw can wrap you up for a cozy evening on deck or can be tossed over a sofa in your salon or stateroom. As part of Nautical Luxuries’ Euro Coastal accessories line, the lightweight throw measures a voluminous 51-by 67-inches, providing plenty of room for cuddling. The bright, colorful sailboat designs, screen-printed across fringed white linen imported from Spain, will add a friendly nautical accent to any beach house or vessel. Be sure to grab one in time for the beginning of boating season. $65 // nauticalluxuries.com

Serving Board

Lucy in the Sea, With Almonds

Avast, ye landlubbers! Her name is Lucy and she’s not letting go of your crudités! This charming charcuterie board, from Caskata, is sure to be a hit at your next summer boating party. It features an etching of “Lucy,” the cephalopod mascot, on one-inch-thick American cherry wood, and the 20-inch-long board features warm, natural-patinated wood grain with smooth, rounded edges. It’s just the right size to serve an array of cheeses, fruits, nuts, spreads, or other canapé delectables (OK, maybe not calamari; the octopus might have a problem with that). The made-to-order boards are sure to delight your party guests, but good luck trying to pry it out of Lucy’s tentacles. She’s hungry! $80 // caskata.com

She Smokes Shellfish by the Seashore

Looking for a healthy seafood snack after a long day at sea? Or maybe you need a fresh idea for hors d’oeuvres? Taylor Shellfish Farms has the answer with this four-pack sampler of smoked shellfish delicacies. Each pack comes with smoked versions of mussels, oysters, spicy habanero oysters, and lemon-peppered oysters. Made with all-natural ingredients by Ekone Oyster Co., these three-ounce tins contain no preservatives, use the freshest high-protein shellfish, and are low in sugar, calories, and carbs. They’re also great sources of potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium, as well as polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Each batch is grown, smoked, and canned sustainably in Wallapa Bay, and is shelf-stable for up to three years. $43.50 for a 4-pack // taylorshellfishfarms.com

Rack ‘em Up, Stack ‘em Up Lowballs

The classic glass tumbler is a staple of any good cocktail party. But on board, glass isn’t exactly the safest option for guests on heaving, slippery decks. To avoid accidents and still look James Bond cool, these Rambler Lowballs from Yeti are made of durable stainless steel to handle the toughest spy missions. Made with double-wall vacuum insulation and MagSlider lids to reduce spills, these lowballs will help keep your shaken martinis cold and your hot toddies hotter. These multiuse Ramblers are perfect for cocktails in the evening or coffee in the morning. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe and stackable for easy storage and transport, on or offshore. Available in white, navy, and seafoam green. $20 // yeti.com

Goods + Gear

Helly Hansen’s Supalight Shoes Are Supacool

For those with active lifestyles involving boating or other watersports, footwear that can handle an immersive wet environment is a top priority. These new Helly Hansen Supalight shoes are not only fun to say, they also provide all the necessary arch support and extra traction needed for slick surfaces. While their light weight makes users feel like they’re barefoot, the Supalights also tread lightly on the environment, as they are made with Ocean Bound recovered plastic materials that would have likely ended up as ocean waste. Plus, the treatment with DWR water repellent will keep your tootsies “supadry” during wet activities. Available in navy, black, and “azurite” (a sporty Seahawks-style combo of blue and light green).

$125 // hellyhansen.com

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