Arrigoni Design
Clinton, CT
Phone: 1-800-235-2628, or 860-669-6637

For over thirty years, Arrigoni Design has been the industry leader in designing quality boating accessories. We offer Hi Low Tables , Helm Seats , Leaning Posts , Cockpit Pedestal Tables , Teak Rocket Launchers and so much more. Whether you're looking for an Inset Locker, Step Box or Pedestals we have a full line of products to fit your needs. Strength, durability and style are the primary factors underlying the fabrication of our entire line of custom products. Call or email us today to order a special gift for your boating "honey"!

Aw Shucks!
Sherry & Larry Schneider
Phone: 207-592-4775 (office) | 207-592-9775 (cell)

Our mission at AW SHUCKS! is to provide an injury free oyster opener allowing more people to enjoy those sweet, salty, succulent bivalves without the worry of a routine visit to the Emergency Room. Allow us to introduce the Aw Shucks Oyster Shucker ... a revolutionary, "wicked good", stainless steel oyster opener!

Blu Water Scuba
Franklin, TN
Phone: 571-379-7000 | Email:

Blu Water Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center recognized for our stellar Instructor Development Courses, and kids program. We operate the largest privately held scuba dive training pool and offer more morning, afternoon and evening classes than all the other dive shops in the Washington DC Metro Area. Need Tec training we got you covered, Interested in diving? We'll take care of all your training needs from learning to dive through teaching others to dive!

Essex, CT
Phone: 860-767-8765

We are dedicated to boat friendly items for all boaters. With over 60 years of boating experience, Boatique USA offers a wide range of products included fitted bedding which are guaranteed to fit. A large selection of drinking ware that is unbreakable, lightweight, attractive and practical for all boaters, along with high end of non-breakable dishware, and stainless steel flatware. Also nautical decorative pillows made from Sunbrella, assorted Brass clocks and barometers, and other boat friendly products for your boating necessities.

BOE Marine
Stevensville, MD | Kent Island
Phone: 866-735-5926

BOE Marine offers the absolute best advice, selection, and prices for nautical gifts and marine electronics. Please contact BOE Marine to get the perfect gift for the boater in your life. For this season check out the Boat Command - Vessel Monitoring System. This system easily installs in any boat with a 12V battery and will give you useful information like Battery Voltage, Bilge Alarm, GPS Position, outside Temp and more right on your iphone or smart device. Just $299 to buy and $8.99/month for the service. Check it out here!

Annapolis, MD
Phone: 410-757-1311

An Annapolis, Maryland icon, Cantler's waterfront restaurant and crab house has been serving the area's freshest seafood to watermen, boaters, and land lovers alike for nearly four decades. Sheltered in the quiet waters of Mill Creek, Maryland and just minutes from Annapolis City Dock, Cantler's serves the finest of fresh seafood and steamed Maryland blue crabs 7 days a week, all year 'round. Come as you are to Jimmy Cantler's Riverside Inn, where the watermen gather - the atmosphere is reminiscent of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay heritage.

Cape Hatteras Marine
Costa Mesa, CA
Phone: 800-896-3796

Cape Hatteras Marine offers the newest and most innovative boating products and accessories at the lowest prices. From high tech gadgets to classic personalized items, we've got you and your boat covered. We specialize in personalized and custom boating products and apparel allowing you, your boat and your crew to cruise in style. Many of our custom items make the perfect gift for any boater!

We have hand picked the best performing and best value products available. We only offer the best of the best in each category and product type. Our staff of experienced boaters has put all our products to the test and we stand behind everything we sell. It's all about product performance and value. Looking good doesn't hurt either!

CHART metalworks
Portland, ME
Phone: 207-221-6807

Located on Portland's working waterfront, CHART metalworks handcrafts custom jewelry and accessories using your meaningful location.

Choose from beautiful sterling silver, bronze and pewter earrings, necklaces, bracelets, cuff links, key rings, belt buckles and home accessories.

This holiday deck the trees with their most cherished coordinates and an added dedication on back. Introducing our Archipelago Ornament, the perfect holiday gift.

Options for men and women, young and old available. Order online or call. Engraving and gift wrap available.

Chesapeake Submarine Service, Inc.
Edgewater, MD
Phone: 410-271-2693

For over twenty-five years, Chesapeake Submarine Service, Inc., has been offering submarine piloting instruction near Annapolis, Maryland to those looking for a unique on-(and under)-water adventure.

Upon completion of the half-day class and open-water dive you'll be awarded a framed K-350 submarine piloting certificate. We want to create a memorable experience for individuals or family groups. Students are encouraged to take all the photos and video they wish, and after several qualifying dives are permitted to take down friends and family as passengers. Contact Chesapeake Submarine to give the gift of adventure!

Ella Vickers Sailcloth Collection
Wilmington, NC
Phone: 910-350-8878

Ella Vickers Recycled Sailcloth Collection pieces are made from authentic recycled/reclaimed yacht sails. They are Green/Eco Friendly, Urban Chic, and Ocean Durable. All items are handcrafted in the USA using yachts sails from around the world. Overall saving 20 thousand yards of sailcloth from the landfill each year. The durable and sophisticated designs reflect the nautical lifestyle with crisp white Dacron Sailcloth and hi-performance Kevlar Sailcloth. Experience the spirit of the sail reborn into fresh shapes for a new adventure!

EZ Hang Chairs
Franklin, TN
Phone: 615-477-2230

EZ HANG CHAIRS was established in 1998 and has evolved into a five partner enterprise that provides quality hanging chairs all over the U.S. EZ HANG CHAIRS is driven with the quest to provide the best quality chairs on the market with unmatched customer service. We do not believe in taking shortcuts. Rest assured that when you buy an EZ HANG CHAIR, you are getting the best product available. It's gotten us to where we are today and will propel us into the future as the nation's top seller of HANGING CHAIRS.

Fortress Anchors
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Phone: 800-825-6289 (USA)

Fortress Anchors are precision-machined from an aluminum alloy, which insures faster setting and deeper penetration in common sea bottoms compared to heavier steel anchors. In holding power tests conducted by the US Navy, the Fortress anchors held 200-300x their weight, which was far superior to the performance of the competitive steel anchors in this test.

Additionally, during recent Chesapeake Bay soft mud tests, a 21 lb Fortress anchor out-performed 10 competitive steel anchors weighing 35-46 lbs by a significant margin.

Freedom Boat Club
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 443-758-0240

Freedom Boat Club, the oldest and largest boat club in the country, has a new location in Annapolis! To celebrate our first Christmas at Port Annapolis Marina, we are offering a half price special on our one-time membership fee. Give the gift of a lifetime and save $2,750! Snow birds can start right away and use our 25 clubs in Florida or begin your membership in April 2016. Hassle free boating is here!

George's Bloody Mary Mix
Berlin, MD

GEORGE'S® BLOODY MARY MIX was born in a small bar in Annapolis and cultivated over the years on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Whether you want to spice up your tailgate party, cure a hangover, or host a Sunday Brunch, we are proud to offer you a one-of-a-kind Bloody Mary Mix. No additions needed, simply add your spirit of choice, garnish with a celery stalk, and you're ready to rock and roll! Enjoy! From our family to yours!

Harris Crabhouse
Grasonville, MD
Phone: 410-827-9500

Harris Crab House and Seafood Restaurant features the best seafood the Chesapeake Bay has to offer --Open year round with great food and water views.

Helly Hansen
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 410-990-4359

Born by the Sea, Raised by the Mountains, Trusted by Professionals, Designed by Scandinavia - Confident when it matters.

J Gordon & Company, Inc.
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 410-263-0054

Hands-on owner Marshall Larner's nearly 45 years in boating includes marina management, and extensive cruising/racing experience; which helps him effectively guide owners. Most boatyards evaluate the boat before beginning a repair job. At J. Gordon, the focus is on how, where, and how long owners intend to use their boats. The staff then lays out a plan of action to spec out minor or major projects to accommodate time and budget. Systems can be designed to be implemented in stages to fit long-range goals, and interiors or equipment can be updated without expensive do-overs. A dealer for most major manufacturers, J. Gordon is a distributor for D400 wind generators, EM-Trak AIS, and Mastervolt. Dealer inquiries invited.

Jimmy and Sook
Irvington, VA
Phone: 804-436-4108

Jimmy and Sook...The concept originated in a fine Men's clothing shop in Irvington, Virginia. This tourist designation located on the Chesapeake Bay attracts thousands of visitors annually to enjoy the area's presentation of life in a waterfront town. The Jimmy and Sook's selection of clothing epitomizes this lifestyle. The product line now includes selections for men, women, and kids....and continues to grow. All items are embroidered with the handsome, proprietary Crab.

Liz Lind Editions
Showell, MD
Phone: 443-727-9042

Sunlight, sand and surf! These elements inspire Liz's work. As a child, her family spent summers at the beach. When she paints, she is reliving those days of cool ocean breezes, hot sand between her toes and pink swirls of cotton candy on the boardwalk. These memories are always with her.

She loves to use vibrant colors to express energy and movement in her paintings. She is much more interested in how a person feels when they look at her work than in exact representation. People tell her that her art makes them happy. She couldn't ask for a higher compliment!

Mantus Anchors
Seabrook, TX
Phone: 469-878-4083

At Mantus Anchors our mission is your safety... Mantus gear: anchors, chain hook, swivels... are designed to be the most robust and dependable gear possible and brought to you at fair price. Mantus anchor can penetrate dense and grassy bottoms and set with unparalleled holding power. Mantus hook is the only chain hook that locks onto the chain and is as strong as the hi test chain of the same size. Mantus swivel is the only swivel that is stronger than the chain and can not get side loaded, eliminating the possibility of failure.

Marine Tote | Oxford Handbags
Annapolis, MD

Made of the sustainable material, cork, this tote bag is spacious, strong and can be flat folded to store. Mold, water and stain resistant, it's perfect to carrying food, beverages, clothes or electronics.

Secure zip-top closure, plenty of pockets, an excellent value for its size. And floats!

Mystic Knotwork
Mystic, CT
Phone: 860-889-3793

Our handmade nautical knots from New England are enjoyed all over the world.

We share your craving for all things authentic. We've been making the original Sailor Knot Bracelet for years. Mystic Knotwork is much more. The knots we make for weddings and home decorating have grown to be as iconic in the nautical communities as our bracelets and other wearable knots.

Every knot we sell is made by us, here in Mystic, Connecticut. Our rope and cord is custom made for us to keep the authentic look.

Our Good Dog Spot
Cumberland, RI
Phone: 1-401-533-3666 | Contact:

Original designs made for your dog in New England.

Powerboating, sailing or walking the beach, style your pup in a nautical, preppy dog collar from Our Good Dog Spot. We have the perfect nautical gift for dogs of all sizes. See all our signature designs online.

Lifestyle for dogs.

Sailor Sams
Sarasota, FL
Phone: 877-230-7353 (toll free)

The friendly staff at strives to connect customers with unique products to enhance your boating and lifestyle experience. We specialize in unique product categories including marine and RV lighting fixtures, LED replacement bulbs, anchor, dock, and mooring hardware, galley ware, marine appliances, dripless shaft seals, deck hardware, teak, and so much more. has two sister companies; & provides everything shrink wrap related including shrink wrap kits and training videos. offers boating enthusiasts excellent prices on everything marine related including marine electronics, maintenance items and everything you'll find at a local chandlery.

Santa and the Skipjack
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 443-786-0463

When Santa's sled gets stuck in Tilghman Island mud, it takes an elf from the Eastern Shore to come up with a way to solve the problem in this delightful poem about one of the Bay's most popular annual visitors.

Sirius Signal
San Diego, CA
Phone: 888-526-0005


With the SOS Distress Light, you don't have to hope, you can be sure.

Introducing the first-ever marine signaling device to comply with all U.S. Coast Guard requirements for Night Visual Distress Signals. This emergency flare device uses LED marine lights and is reliable, user-friendly and environmentally safe.

Gear and Gifts for the Angler
Nightwatch Puffy Jacket
The new Nightwatch Puffy Jacket from Grundens is like a thick fleece jacket with wind resistance, but it is much lighter, built of quilted nylon stuffed with proprietary GAGE 60-gram polyfill insulation treated with hydrophobic silicon. If a wave catches you before you get into your oilskins, the "puffy" can be wrung out and will still keep you warm.

Kiwi Camp Dry Performance Fabric Protector
$5.99; www.
I followed Kiwi's recommendations to wash the jacket, let it air-dry on a hanger and spray it down outdoors, allowing a several-hour drying time between coats and a final 24-hour drying time to cure thoroughly and lose the smell of the spray. It worked!

Onguard Industries 16-inch White PVC Boots (Model 81011)
$29.99 from Hamilton Marine;
Made in Havre de Grace, Md., have been my go-to deck boots for launching my skiff from her trailer and other shoreline duties. I've used them from May into October for the past 10 years. The Safety-Lok outsole is plenty slip-resistant, the 16-inch height is adequate for these uses, and with insoles, the boots are comfortable all day on the water. For wide feet, order one size up.

PowerPro Super 8 Slick
$19.99 for 150 yards or $34.99 for 300 yards;
PowerPro Super 8 Slick is braided under extreme tension from eight yarns of Spectra fiber, making it extremely strong for its diameter and slick for casting distance. I've fished a couple of reels spooled with 10-lb-test (diameter equivalent to 2-lb-test mono) over the past year, and it delivers on its promises, including good resistance to wind knots.

3-inch Fat Sam Mullet
15-count bag of tails costs $3.60 from
The 3-inch Fat Sam Mullet from 12 Fathom Jigs is the most flexible and active 3-inch paddletail soft plastic body I have found to date. Rigged on a short-shank 1/4-ounce jig head, it has worked well on both rockfish and speckled trout, fished alone and under a rattle float. The best colors have been Silver Mullet and Greengo Shad.

DOA AirHead
6-pack costs $5.49;
The DOA AirHead is a versatile new 5-inch jerkbait with a hollow body and a beaver tail, another product of the ingenious Captain Mark Nichols, owner of DOA Lures. The AirHead can be fished on the surface, suspended or deep, Texas-rigged or on a jighead. Nichols covers multiple rigging options in a 12-minute YouTube video available on the company's website,

4-inch Paddle Tail Shad
DOA also has a new 4-inch Paddle Tail Shad body that is anything but simple. Like the AirHead, it has a hollow, flexible body leading to a large paddle. There's a slot on the dorsal side to conceal the hook point when Texas-rigged, for which DOA recommends one of the company's 3.5/0 longneck hooks with a 1/8-ounce pinch weight. I have found that this tail swims with a seductive body roll that rockfish and even big white perch like when it's fished on a 1/4-ounce DOA jig head. The 4-inch Shad was too new at press time for price information, but it will be available at by the time you read this review.

Little Wolf Spoon
Well-balanced metal spoons are underrated choices for a variety of inshore Chesapeake fish. The Little Wolf Spoon wobbler from Mepps is a good one, especially in colors like Silver Chartreuse, Hot Tiger and Hot Green Chartreuse Pickerel and white perch like the 1/4-ounce size; try the 2/5-ounce model for schoolie rockfish and speckled trout. Both are available at

3/4-ounce Lil Bunker
The 3/4-ounce Lil Bunker from Specialized Baits has become a primary jig for working restoration oyster reefs for both rockfish and large white perch. It falls quickly with a sweet little flutter, so it is effective for ripping along the bottom in 15 to 25 feet of water. The single Siwash hook minimizes snags on shells, though it is important to keep the line tight so as to twitch it up hard the moment it touches the bottom. Try it with a Teaser Fly from Specialized Baits, rigged 12 inches above on a dropper loop. It also works well for casting to breaking fish.

Spike-It Scent Markers
$6.65; www.
Why do Chesapeake fish like garlic? Hard to say, but there's no denying that "hot-rodding" a soft plastic lure body with bright, contrasting colors can turn fish on. Enter the value pack of Spike-It Scent Markers, garlic-flavored in red, orange, blue and chartreuse. The pack makes a great stocking stuffer. I recently used the chartreuse marker to color the back and tail of a pearl white DOA 4-inch Shad, and rockfish jumped all over it.