Cockpit Wine Bottle Holder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Twice in the past month, I’ve been asked about a gimballed wine bottle holder for the cockpit. It turns out that there are very few available — in fact, I’ve only found one after numerous e-mails to vendors!

The problem with wine bottles is that while you may be able to set them in a regular drink holder (a regular wine bottle is actually slightly smaller than most can cozies), the drink holder doesn’t come up far enough on the wine bottle, it will be top-heavy and there’s a good chance it will fall out of the holder.

Snap-it! makes this gimballed wine bottle holder, that comes up further on the bottle to keep it from tipping out.  The rail clamp is sized to your rail, and comes in 7/8 inch, 1 inch, 1-1/8 inch and 1-1/4 inch sizes — be sure to specify when you order.

It’s only available from two sellers, and I have never purchased anything from either one (I’ve used Snap-it! products though, and been very happy with them):

And be sure to check out these ideas for wine glasses (some pretty non-traditional) and wine glass holders.

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  1. need.

  2. John Ahern on Facebook says:

    If you drink quicker, nothing will spill!!!

  3. I would like to buy one of these devices but I won’t unless I can see a picture of how it is secured to the rail and how the gimbal is constructed. Please advise your vendors of this deficiency in upfront advertising. If anyone actually owns on of these and can describe it or better yet post a picture of the mechanism, it would be greatly appreciated. I really don’t have fifty bucks to spend on a whim and a wish. At the very least they could picture two of these items with the second one shot from the back as it is hung from the rail. Thanks,

    • Carolyn Shearlock says:

      Hi Steve!

      I’ll pass your comments on to the sellers — I understand your concern. You can also contact them directly, on their Contact Us pages. And these are the only two vendors I’ve been able to find selling this, I can’t send you to a different vendor.


  4. 50$ would buy 6 bottles of table wine or a couple of the more expensive stuff 🙂 . . . . . I’m just sayen’

  5. Husband won’t let me put this one on my wish list stating “That’s a bit TOO much…”. For the sailor who has (wants) everything!

  6. Dave and I have had a few disagreements about what was “necessary” and not . . . 🙂

  7. Jennifer Dean Neumann on Facebook says:

    Great idea!

  8. I like it !

  9. yes please. 🙂

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