Crystal Wine Glasses

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

Yes, it’s possible to use real crystal wine glasses on a boat. Royal Stabilis has created a no-slip, no tip and break resistant set to bring a touch of elegance to any boat.

Galleyware Tempered Glass Dishes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

Real dishes, made for a boat! Tempered glass looks great, resists breakage and won’t shatter the way some others can.

Starboard Collection Dishes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

A new line of dishes, designed just for boaters. Shatterproof, lightweight, easy to store, and really nice looking — I chose them for Barefoot Gal.

Stemless Wine Glasses

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Looking for nice unbreakable stemless wine glasses that will fit in a standard drink holder? Look no further!

Soda Can Lids & Straws

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

I don’t like bugs in my drinks. Especially not bees. I finally have a solution!

Nautspill Drinkware

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Haven’t found the boat wine glasses that are right for you? Here’s another option that are spill resistant and won’t tip over.

Govino Unbreakable Wine Glasses

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

The GoVino wine glasses have their good points and bad points. Are they right for you?

Vino2Go — a sippy cup for wine

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Combining a sippy cup with an unbreakable wine glass, Vino2Go is another great wine glass option for boaters!

Smaller Wine Glasses?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Trying to cut down on your wine consumption, either for health or weight considerations? Be sure to check the size of your wine glasses!

Insulated Mugs

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

A great vacuum-insulated mug will keep your coffee hot for hours, and won’t leak even if you toss it in the bottom of the dinghy or the day pack.

The Problem with Cheap Silverware

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Cheap silverware may just cost more in the long run. Why do I have to keep learning this lesson: you may not always get what you pay for, but it’s rare that you get more than you pay for!

Small Corelle Bowls

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

I use my little Corelle bowls for so many things, literally from soup to nuts . . . here’s why!

Cockpit Wine Bottle Holder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Want to keep a bottle of wine secure in the cockpit during happy hour? It will fall out of most drink holders — but this wine bottle holder is ideal!

Rail-Mounted Drink Holders

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Keeping drinks nearby but without spilling is always tricky on a boat. These drink holders work well for cans, bottles or even coffee mugs!

Water Bottles

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

What’s the best refillable water bottle? I vote for the Nalgene All-Terrain Bottle, after 12 years of using it. Here’s why.

Corelle Isn’t Shatterproof

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

In 29 years of owning Corelle dishes, only 2 have broken and just one shattered — not bad for dishes that I truly abused!

Yoebi Wine Glass Holder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

The Yoebi Stemware Holder turns any standard drink holder into a secure holder for your wine glass, martini glass, brandy snifter or other stemware.

Serving/Salad Bowl for Potlucks

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Even if it is accidentally dropped, these bowls won’t spill your salad or other foods on the way to a potluck.

Salt & Pepper Shakers

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

On a boat, with the typical high humidity, you need a salt shaker with a good seal on it. Recent design changes make the Rubbermaid ones unsuitable. My choice is . . .

Unbreakable Boat Dishes

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Most cruisers prefer unbreakable dishes for use on their boat. But there are still a number of options. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular options, along with my preference.

Wine Glasses

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

The best wine glasses for your boat? Whether you want glass stemware, unbreakable stemless or even a glass that will keep the bugs out, there are great options.