Marlin’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Perfect choices for those hardest to shop for on your list

November 11, 2020

As the 2020 holiday season approaches, let’s look at the wish lists of those hard-to-shop-for boat owners, anglers and captains.

Tag Heuer Ladies Watch

Tag Heuer Ladies Watch on a white background.
Tag Heuer Ladies Watch. Tag Heuer

Inspired by shades of the ocean, the famed Swiss watchmaker has introduced green-dialed Aquaracer models in men’s and ladies’ styles. Features of both models include water resistance to 300 meters, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown, luminescent hands and markers, double security clasp, and sapphire crystal.

Passing Front Original Artwork

An art piece of a marlin leaping from the water.
Passing Front Original Artwork. KC Scott Art

By filming the fish in their natural underwater environment, marine artist KC Scott develops a unique relationship with each species. That understanding is communicated through his artwork, which combines that natural environment—in this case, a South Florida cold front—with a leaping sailfish. Passing Front is a 24-by-48-inch original oil painting on canvas, and it is available.


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Men’s Hook Bracelet

Vanmark Jewelry's Men’s Hook Bracelet
Vanmark Jewelry’s Men’s Hook Bracelet. Vanmark Jewelry’s Men’s Hook Bracelet

This large, 14-karat yellow gold bracelet is a very handsome, heavy piece of jewelry. Each link measures 1 inch long; the bracelet weighs 74.6 grams and comes in a standard 9-inch length. It also uses a special custom shackle clasp with a thick, locking screw-down pin for extra safety and added security.

Back “R” Down

A Back “R” Down offshore photography book
Back “R” Down. Richard Gibson

Explore the world of big-game fishing through the lens of longtime Marlin contributor Richard Gibson. With 202 beautifully printed pages, this coffee-table book features amazing marlin, sailfish and fishing photography, and is a must-have for any bluewater enthusiast. A limited number of signed and personalized copies are available via email.


Spirit of the Sail Bronze Sculpture

Spirit of the Sail Bronze Sculpture
Spirit of the Sail Bronze Sculpture. Geoffrey C. Smith

Based in Stuart, Florida, marine artist Geoffrey C. Smith captures the movement and grace inherent in gamefish like this twisting sailfish. Spirit of the Sail is a limited-edition bronze creation that would be a welcome addition to any collection.

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Mount Gay 1703 Master Select Rum

Mount Gay 1703 Master Select Rum
Mount Gay 1703 Master Select Rum, Mount Gay Rum

The year 1703 marks the founding of Mount Gay rum on the island of Barbados by Sir John Gay Alleyne. A perfect gift for any rum connoisseur, the master blender personally identifies the finest rums in a given year, sets them aside, and blends them together for this exclusive, limited-production rum that carries the soul of the sunny Caribbean with every sip.


Marlin University

A group of women on the deck of a boat.
Marlin University. Marlin University

More than just a fishing trip, Marlin University visits some of the finest destinations in the sport, where participants fish aboard the best vessels alongside highly experienced instructors who can help you become a more confident angler, no matter your level of experience. In 2021, Marlin U will host sessions in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Australia, as well as a ­ladies-only trip to Costa Rica.


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