If you’re like most boat owners, you’re fanatical when it comes to maintaining your boat. There’s not a tool, tip, or technique that you won’t try. But bear this in mind: Your vessel’s not the only thing that takes a beating while you play. You do too. That’s why it pays to redirect a bit of that feverish devotion to all things maintenance and focus on keeping, well, you in mint condition. Here are a few of the newest offerings on the market—from protective hats to polarized glasses—to help keep you ship shape.
New for ’09, the Inshore Lite jacket is breathable and waterproof. Perfect for staying cool and dry. ($145; www.gillna.com
Proving they have indeed thought of everything: the Sombriolet hat has UPF 50+ and a foam-stiffened brim so it’ll float if it ever flies off. ($36; www.outdoorresearch.com)
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Aftco’s new Bluefever Release gloves keep fishing buffs’ fingers protected. ($36; www.aftco.com)
Keep your peepers safe with Costa’s brand new, 100-percent polarized Howler shades. ($129-219; www.costadelmar.com)
This article originally appeared in the March 2009 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.