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Goods + Gear – May 2024

by Randy Woods

Drinking: Not Just for Nighttime Anymore

Some of the best sailing experiences happen during summer’s ample sunlit hours, so why not celebrate with a little day drinking on the aft deck? While we’d never promote alcohol consumption by captains, here’s a fun, delicious option for guests to enjoy during boating season: Day Drinking blended cocktails and wine spritzers. Crafted by Grammy-winning country band Little Big Town, these refreshing canned beverages will cool you down while they heat up your next party. The boat-friendly Pontoon Punch mixes the flavors of orange, cherry, lemon, and pineapple with natural rum to create the perfect sunny refresher. Available in 6-packs or 12-packs, these bevvies are great pick-me-ups for some daytime boot-scootin’. $36 per 6-pack; $69 for variety 12-pack // daydrinkingwine.com


Gettin’ Jiggy With ‘Life at Sea’ Puzzle

The springtime sun takes its time to arrive in the Northwest, so be sure to have some indoor activities on hand during those May (and June) showers. This 500-piece Life at Sea jigsaw puzzle is a fun project to tackle while you stay cozy in between squalls. Made by a female-founded company, Jiggy, the puzzle features original Salmon Sisters artwork depicting hand-drawn maritime objects and marine life. Salmon, king crab, and flounder share space with trawlers, boots, and anchors in this tasteful array of fishing gear, topped with the words: “A Life at Sea Is the One for Me.” The kit even comes with a tube of glue to preserve your completed 16-by-20-inch puzzle as frame-worthy art for your salon or den. $48 // aksalmonsisters.com

Yeti Bag

Get Your Party Hopping with a Yeti Backpack

Boating season party time is back, but how are you going to carry all your drinks for day trips to the beach? This fashionable, yet practical, Yeti Hopper M12 soft-cooler backpack can carry either 20 cans of beverages, several wine bottles, or 12 pounds of ice and keeps them cool all day with Coldcell insulation, even in the summer sun. The leakproof liner and a magnet-sealed opening help contain spills, while the comfortable, padded shoulder straps give you plenty of hands-free movement. The UV-resistant outer shell also comes with attachment loops from which you can hang other camping gear, plus a secure kangaroo pouch to hold keys, smartphones, wallets, or other valuables. The Hopper M12 comes in black, charcoal, navy, and agave teal, but we’re partial to this eye-catching king crab orange color. $275 // yeti.com

Show Off Your Mussels with Jetty Home

For those seeking a nautical accent for their home or boat interior, this tasteful and delightfully understated artwork evokes pleasant memories of collecting shells along the shore. Part of Jetty Home’s Seaside Moments collection of coastal-themed furnishings, this unique Salty Mussel Shell illustration uses a simple arrangement of abstract blue-gray vertical lines to suggest the gentle curves and ridges of a bivalve shell against a white background. This elegant décor fits well with any den, galley, or stateroom, and is available in a range of sizes, from 5-by-7-inches to 40-by-60-inches. All inks use pigments that stand up well to saltwater environments and are fade resistant for up to 100 years. $20-$575 // jettyhome.com

Seas the Day, De-Feet the Dirt

When it comes to maritime décor, who can resist a great nautical pun? This Seas the Day doormat from Ruggable helps keep your boat or home free of foot-traffic filth while subtly celebrating your love of the boating lifestyle. With just a simple boat illustration and a clever use of parallel white lines, the mat depicts a V-shaped wake pattern of squiggles. Viewed against a rich slate and midnight blue ombre background, the mat creates a stunning minimalist tableau of open-sea travel. The machine-washable mat is also a two-part system: a doormat cover, with heavy-duty bristles on top, and a rubber, non-slip mat underneath. $129 // ruggable.com

A New EFOY Pro Fuel Cell to Power it All

This gear may be on the pricey side, but it packs a powerful punch. The latest fuel cell in the EFOY family, the new Pro 2800BT merges the EFOY 80 and EFOY 150 fuel cells to produce a maximum output of 125 watts and a maximum charging capacity of 250 ampere hours. Compact, quiet, and lightweight, the Bluetooth-enabled Pro 2800BT can automatically charge all 12-volt or 24-volt battery types and can run continuously for weeks or months of maintenance-free, environmentally friendly sailing. Especially useful for vessels with high energy requirements, the Pro 2800BT can be operated autonomously and compensate for low-output solar modules. In combination with the EFOY lithium battery, the Pro 2800BT can be used in hybrid operation and is also connectable to lead-acid, gel, AGM, and LiFePO4 batteries. $7,600 // fisheriessupply.com

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