As a former prep-schooler from Connecticut, I've got a thing for monograms. On totes, sweaters, sheets—I love them all. That's why I was excited to see these embroidered fender covers from Cape Hatteras Custom Marine. While they certainly speak to my inner preppy, they're practical, too. Made with "Ultra-V-Tex," an abrasion- and UV-resistant fabric, these fender covers promise to be gentle on your boat's surfaces. Preps and nonpreps alike will appreciate these handsome, functional accessories. Prices start at just $19.95.
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Is there anything sweeter than kicking back with a good glass of wine after a day on the water? How about sipping from a bottle created just for you, by you? Northwest Cellars bottles and sells wines with custom-designed labels. Choose from a selection of varietals, then personalize your pick with an eye-catching label—perhaps your boat's name or even a photograph. The best part is, every time you take a sip, you'll know you're enjoying a true one of a kind. The minimum order is one case; prices range from $140 to $290.
Why outfit your staterooms and heads with just any old toiletries when you can opt for custom ones? Nautical Soaps designs private-label bath products for yachts. Guests will delight in your attention to detail as they lather up with shampoos and soaps emblazoned with your boat's name. The company offers a variety of product sets and baskets with prices ranging from $20 to $80, so whether you're buying for yourself or in search of a gift for a yacht-owning friend, they've got you covered. Now go ahead and fill your boat with her very own bath goods and make a statement that is all you.
Whether nibbling on caviar or chomping on a greasy burger, there's something special about a meal served on custom china. Just imagine how smart your boat's table would look set with plates, bowls, and cups bearing her name or image. China Concepts is an award-winning design company that helps clients create personalized china patterns to suit their tastes and boats' decor. It's created custom tableware for trains, planes, and yachts and will help ensure that your settings are beautiful and distinctive.
This article originally appeared in the November 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.