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What Boating Dads Really Want

June 13, 2017

Forget the necktie and “World’s Best Dad” mug, because we’ve netted some thoughtful and useful Father’s Day gift ideas for the Captain of the house. And if you’re a Dad yourself, feel free to “accidentally” send this list to your crew at home!

Sperry 7 SEAS Boat Shoe

Just like Dad, Sperry’s new shoe is up for anything. The 7 SEAS Boat Shoe will support him during any adventure, but especially when he’s playing captain, first-mate, and deckhand. One of the shoe’s best features may be the Intense Vent that helps keep Dad’s feet dry, which means less foot funk when he kicks back in the recliner afterward. Now that’s a gift for everyone.

Airhead T-Bag Storage Pack

Give Dad a way to keep a tidy deck by storing boat necessities overhead! The Airhead T-Bag from Kwik Tek tucks boat necessities safely and securely under your T-Top. With its durable 600-Denier nylon and UV and water-resistant polyester construction, the days of stuffing wet lifejackets into small storage compartments are over.

SeaDek Helm Station Pad

Help Dad go easy on that bad knee while he’s logging hours at the helm. An impact-absorbing SeaDek Helm Station Pad is a gift he’ll be thanking you for time and time again.

EXOXGEAR Carbon Bluetooth Speaker

For the Dad who embraces his inner DJ, the EXOXGEAR Carbon BT Speaker will keep the hits coming on the boat or at the beach. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker also doubles as a phone charger so he can stream his Jimmy Buffett fave just one more time.

Wicked Dolphin Rum

If Dad’s idea of a perfect Father’s Day includes sipping on something sweet, grab a bottle from Wild Dolphin. Distilled from Florida sugar cane, it’s perfect for those frozen drinks he won’t admit he loves. You can even take Dad to the Cape Coral distillery to see how it’s made—and maybe do a little taste testing.

Chubbies Swim Trunks

Does your Dad talk about his glory days wearing bright colors, elastic waistbands and short inseams? Let him relive that era by giving him a pair of Chubbies: “Swim trunks for the modern man – a man who needs a little razzle-dazzle to accompany his boom shakalaka.” They’re just what he needs to show off his Dad bod all summer long.

Quality Time

Whether you call him Dad, Pops, Captain, or Padre, spending time with family is definitely on his Father’s Day wish list. Get the whole gang together and make some memories at one of our many waterfront restaurants.

Don’t forget to treat Dad to something special on June 18—or you may find yourself volunteering to do some much-needed boat maintenance.