Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Boaters

Top 10 Christmas gifts for Boaters
Created on 05/11/2013

Please note: The IWA beanie hat previously listed has now sold out.

Stuck for Christmas present ideas? We have put together a list to give you some gift inspiration for your friends and family. Buy from and support IWA Campaigns.

  1. Inland Waterways of Great Britain (8th Edition) - Jane Cumberlidge  £32.50

    The long-running Inland Waterways of Great Britain is the only single volume to cover in fine detail all inland navigations in England, Wales and Scotland. This colourful new edition also gives full information on recently restored waterways and follows progress on others still under restoration.
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  2. Jigsaw - Staithes   £12.95

    In the safety of Staithes's well protected harbour on the north Yorkshire coast. By the artist Terry Harison. 1000 pieces.
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  3. Rivers of Britain - Stuart Fisher   £25.00

    Covering Britain's best known tidal rivers (the Avon, Severn, Dee, Mersey and Thames), the picturesque rural ones (the Camel, Wye, Orwell and Crouch), the industrial rivers of the Medway, Tyne and Clyde, right down to the smallest and lesser known of Britain's tidal waterways, this is a fascinating and comprehensive guide, packed with maps, colour photographs and interesting facts about the lifeblood of our country.
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  4. The Regent's Canal: London's Hidden Waterway - Alan Faulkner  £25.00

    Completed in 1820 and named after the Prince Regent, the busy Regent's Canal served industries and businesses in north London for 150 years. Although passing through a well-populated area, much of the canal was hidden in an enclosed world behind wharves and waterside buildings with little public access; only in Regent's Park was the canal more visible. Today the canal towpath is open for use by walkers and cyclists, many of wharves and the dock at Limehouse are now a feature for surrounding housing developments and the canal is increasingly used by pleasure craft. This is the first detailed history of this London landmark. The author's meticulous research will make this a definitive reference for canal enthusiasts to a well-known waterway.
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  5. Cool Canals - Britain's Great Waterways Outdoors - Phillippa Greenwood & Martine O'Callaghan  List price £19.99 £15.95

    The ultimate leisure guide to Britain's canals. Discover the slow world of canals, a haven for wildlife and people. Packed with days out, holidays and all the best things to do on the water and along the waterside. This book is a collaboration from the heart of the canals giving handpicked favourites from real waterways people who are knowledgeable and passionate - with contributions from BW (British Waterways) SUSTRANS, WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust), IWA (Inland waterways Association) and RSPB.
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  6. Aquapac - Camera Case List price £24.95 £14.95

    At last you can capture those unmissable moments whatever the weather! Thanks to the optical LENZFLEX material, you can take pictures out on the water and in the rain! It floats and is guaranteed to keep out water and sand. Invaluable for any outdoor photographer. Supplied with adjustable neckcord.
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  7. Socks - Black with Port & Starboard Writing   £4.95

    A subtle way to denote rank, and make pairing up easy! Good quality 70% cotton, 29% polyamide, 1% elastane. To fit shoe sizes 6-11
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  8. The Knot Pack- Geoffrey Budworth & Nic Compton  £12.99

    Starting with the 'Top Ten' essential knots, clear, step-by-step instructions and artwork guide you through a variety of knots, loops, bends and hitches - from the bowline to the clove hitch, the Turk's head to the Carrick bend. Perfect for the beginner, The Knot Pack contains all you need to learn and master a wide range of nautical knots.
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  9. Boules Set  £22.99

    Jeu de Boules is the beloved national beach sport of the French, played for centuries by fishermen using suitably weighted and shaped rocks. The aim is to cast one's boules towards the wooden jack, knocking opponents' out of the way, with the winner being the person who ends up with the one closest. Our set consists of four full-size pairs, each with a distinct pattern (beware undersized, over-priced imitations). They are made in the classic way from chrome-plated steel, weighing 22.5-oz (650g) each. Supplied in a tough nylon carrying bag. Astonishingly good value.
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  10. The Inland Boat Owner's Book (4th Ed) - Graham Booth 
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    £19.99 £14.50

    The fourth completely revised and updated edition of the most comprehensive guide to owning a boat on Britain's inland waterways. Chapters discuss licences, mooring, finance, insurance and maintenance, buying second-hand boats, living afloat, equipment and systems on inland boats, engines, including vintage and outboard comprehensive directory of inland waterway maintenance specialists.
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