Get your boat ready with the right gear and prepare yourself with the knowledge you need to ensure a safe yet thrilling voyage. Choose from boating’s best selection of hardware, safety gear, electronics and more to make your cruise a success. Navigating these pages, you will also find helpful West Advisor Articles, expert tips and informative videos to keep you on course.
Safety Gear for Cruising
Gain peace of mind and help secure your crew’s safety with the latest in life jackets, life rafts, rescue beacons and more. While shopping, take advantage of this handy video and checklist for a rundown on all the safety equipment you’ll need for your adventure.
Shoes, Boots & More
Sure-footed answers for slippery decks and gloves to go with 'em.
Gear up for when you get there!
Let the Pros do it for you!
Our master riggers are ready to help with all your rigging needs. Whether you own a traditional sailboat, offshore cruiser, club racer, high-tech dinghy or cutting-edge racer, you’ll enjoy easy ordering, guaranteed quality and fast, reliable service.
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Cruising Headquarters Store Locations & Events
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- Santa Barbara, CA
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- Marina Del Rey, CA
- Long Beach, CA
- Newport Beach, CA
- San Diego, CA
- Honolulu, HI
Advice & Articles
Suggested Cruising Gear
Going cruising and leaving the dry-land world behind for weeks, months or years, is a lifetime opportunity. Outfitting your boat right is critical to passage making that is both safe and fun.READ MORE...
Selecting Line for Running Rigging
Selecting the right running rigging for your sailboat can be a challenge. There are a lot of choices, and your selection is often more a matter of taste than function. How do you decide which line is best for your application?READ MORE...
Do-it-Yourself: Servicing Your Winches
Keep your winches in top shape without denting your wallet by servicing them yourself. Regular maintenance prolongs the life of these expensive machines and keeps them functioning properly.READ MORE...
Selecting an Anchor Windlass
Windlasses can be DIY-installed by a boat owner with intermediate mechanical and electrical skills. Your choice of the right windlass depends on your style and size of boat, anticipated anchoring conditions, and the weight/type of ground tackleREAD MORE...