When you’ve got to fix something onboard having the right tool at the right time is a huge help. And when it comes to a quick fix—tightening a screw, cutting a line, crimping a wire and whatnot—having a good multi-tool at the ready is a big help. I like the Gerber Evo. Small enough to fit in your pocket or on your belt, the tool is easy to use with one hand thanks to its “thumb studs” that allow you to access the knives (serrated and flat blade), screwdrivers, the saw, and other tools with an easy flick of the thumb (except for the pliers, which require you to open it up). The Evo is made with an anodized aluminum handle and has titanium nitride coated 440 stainless steel blades for durability and resistance to corrosion.
This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.