Father’s Day Gifts for Nautical Dads

Jessica Watson
Posted August 25 2016

This week I have a public service announcement. For those who weren’t aware, Father’s Day is fast approaching. You have a little over a week to find something special to spoil Dad, and with this list of nautical ideas there’s absolutely no excuse for socks and ties.

Boat shoes by Crocs

Like it or not, there’s plenty of Dads who love their Crocs. And buying your Dad a pair of these surprisingly stylish boat Crocs is a win for Dad and for family members who have to be seen with him.

Personalised crew gear from Grotty Yachty

Dad is sure to love a T-shirt with his boat name and maybe even a photo on it, and with their Design Your Own feature and no minimum order Grotty Yachty make this possible.

Sailing watches

There’s plenty of good marine watches available, but Garmin’s Quatix 3 GPS Smartwatch is sure to impress Dad with features like a three-axis compass, barometer and marine apps covering local tides data, anchor watch, sail racing data and fish catch counter.

Cruising Helmsman subscription

A magazine subscription is of course the gift that keeps giving all year. Covering destinations, boats, equipment and maintenance, Cruising Helmsman is a great option. Digital-only versions are also available for tech savvy Dads.


A good quality pair of binoculars is something Dad will keep for life, and BCF offer a few different options to suit your budget. If you wanted to make the gift extra special, why not take it down to the local engraver and have his name or boat name etched on.

A canvas print of his boat

What Dad isn’t going to appreciate a picture of his own boat printed on a large canvas. So head in to Officeworks or over to their website and design Dad a print.

Sailing socks

Actually, I take back my comment about the socks! Any boating Dad would be thrilled with a pair of extra snug seafaring socks.

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