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Jun 01, 2023

Yachting Apparel for the Summer Season Setting Sail in Style

As the yacht's anchor ascends and the summer season officially sets sail, yacht owners and their discerning crews recognize the importance of being perfectly attired for both leisurely cruises and high-stakes racing conditions. To ensure you’re prepared to embrace the lapping waves and salty sea air with unrivaled style and panache, the seasoned experts at NAVIS have hand-selected an enviable collection of the most exquisite yachting apparel from leading brands. In this exclusive guide, we invite you to navigate through the sartorial offerings from Helly Hansen, Gill Marine, MUSTO, and Zhik Marine, providing you with the ultimate roadmap to elevate your yachting wardrobe to a realm of luxury and performance.

No name resonates more powerfully with superior craftsmanship and unmatched performance in the realm of sailing gear than Helly Hansen. Their product range, expertly engineered to brave the trials of open water, encapsulates the perfect harmony of comfort and protection, making them a favored choice of sea-lovers.

The AEGIR Line from Helly Hansen is the very epitome of superior sailing apparel. Designed by the masters of the sea, for the masters of the sea, these garments fuse the most advanced materials with cutting-edge ergonomic design. The result is an unmatched level of durability and performance, allowing you to command the seas with confidence and class.

Imagine the thrill of standing on the deck, unfazed by the sea's tantrums, cloaked in the fortress of comfort that is the M Ægir Race Sailing Jacket 2.0. HELLY TECH® PROFESSIONAL 4-layer construction ensures a breathable, windproof, and waterproof shield, while the ergonomic cut promises unrestrained mobility. High-visibility, packable hood, adjustable cuffs and hem, and a protective face mask ensure that you are ready for whatever the sea throws at you. And, with a composition of 48% recycled materials, this jacket stands as a testament to Helly Hansen's commitment to sustainability.

Specially engineered for the high seas, the Men's Aegir Race Bib serves as a second skin that moves with you. Its fully waterproof and breathable construction, bolstered by Cordura fabric in key areas, withstands the harshest conditions. Functional design elements like cargo pockets, articulated knees, and a gusseted crotch add to its utility, making it an indispensable part of your yachting ensemble.

The Women's Foil Shell Jacket 2.0 is the epitome of style meeting substance. With HELLY TECH® Professional 2-layer construction and 2-way mechanical stretch fabric, this sleek jacket affords superior protection from the elements. Designed for the modern sailor, the jacket features adjustable cuffs, an articulated sleeve, and a high-visibility hood for added functionality.

The Hydropower Hybrid Insulator is a harmony of an insulated jacket and a softshell – a testament to Helly Hansen's commitment to innovation. Extra-light and warm insulation, along with a PFC-free, water-repellent treatment, makes it a cozy shield against the whims of the weather. The high collar, D-ring for a kill cord, and the jacket's articulation for maximum freedom of movement adds to its allure. A composition of 40% recycled materials further asserts Helly Hansen's pledge to sustainability.

Introducing the Men's HP Foil Match Jacket 2.0. It's not just a jacket; it's a covenant of protection and mobility, offering HELLY TECH® Performance 2-layer construction and 2-way stretch fabric. Adjustable cuffs, waist, and high-visibility details ensure your readiness for the sea, while the packable hood offers convenient storage when not in use. Made with bluesign®-approved materials.

These shorts are not just a fashion statement, they’re a blend of comfort and functionality that no yachting enthusiast should be without. A gusseted crotch for freedom of movement, cargo pockets for essentials, and belt loops for a customized fit make them a must-have for warm sailing days. With a bluesign® certification, you can sail assured that these shorts adhere to sustainable manufacturing practices, allowing you to enjoy the sun, the sea, and the wind in harmony with nature.

The HH LIFA Active Solen Series by Helly Hansen is more than just apparel. This line of versatile base layers, available as either a hoodie or a 1/2 zip variant for both men and women, offers a blend of comfort and function for every sailor.

Designed using ocean-bound recycled materials, these garments employ LIFA® Active and S.Café® technologies to provide superior moisture management and natural odor resistance. They are crafted to ensure you stay fresh, dry, and comfortable, no matter the conditions or intensity of your maritime pursuits.

Helly Hansen's dedication to innovation, durability, and sustainability shines through in this superior yachting apparel series. As you navigate the open waters, trust in the luxury and performance of Helly Hansen to enhance your sailing adventure.

With over 45 years of steadfast commitment to innovation, Gill Marine has once again demonstrated their prowess in product development and rigorous testing as they present their Summer 2023 collection.

Infusing the Race Fusion system's legacy - a beloved hallmark of breathability and protection - into their newest offerings, Gill takes the notion of sailing apparel to uncharted territories.

The Verso System by Gill is the embodiment of the next generation of sailing and dinghy sailing gear. Comprising a multifunction jacket, trousers, and drysuit, this system offers unparalleled protection, durability, comfort, and fit to those braving the harshest of conditions. As offshore sailor Conrad Colman notes, "the Verso line combines ocean-grade strength with super breathable fabrics that make for a winning combination... the Verso range's new breathable fabric allows me to work harder for longer and still has the strength to manage true ocean conditions."

Boasting a streamlined design, the Verso Jacket offers all the features needed for both adrenaline-fueled racing and more relaxed coastal cruising. Gill's proprietary XPLORE+® 3-layer waterproof and breathable fabric forms the cornerstone of this jacket, promising over 20,000mm HH and 80%+ breathability. Additionally, the XPEL® water and stain repellent treatment and fully taped seams ensure a waterproof seal. For comfort and mobility, the jacket features a packable 3-layer hi-vis hood with a 3-way volume adjustment system and a quick-dry fleece inner collar lining. YKK Aquaguard® zips on the front and pocket zips enhance the jacket's waterproof capabilities, while the adjustable outer cuff with PU inner seals and adjustable hem optimise the fit.

The Verso Trousers share the same innovative fabric and technology systems as the jacket. With a high-fit design featuring a SuperStretch comfort back panel, adjustable shoulders, and adjustable ankle closures, these trousers ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Additional features include a reinforced cargo thigh pocket with a touch-screen compatible clear front pocket and anti-corrosion YKK Aquaguard® zippers. The trousers also boast reinforced seat and knees for added durability.

The Verso Drysuit is the epitome of all-around wet weather gear. Whether you are a sailor, a paddlesport enthusiast, or a general watersport consumer, this drysuit is designed to accommodate a range of activities. Its XPLORE+® 3-layer fabric construction and Gill's exclusive XPEL® water and stain repellent finish provide complete waterproof protection and maximum breathability.

Gill's Summer 2023 collection truly exemplifies their commitment to performance-driven design innovation, taking the Verso system to the next level. By incorporating world-class fabric technology and intricate design elements, Gill Marine offers ultimate protection for every sailor.

Renowned for their pioneering spirit, Zhik consistently raises the bar in the sailing apparel industry. Merging advanced material technology, ergonomic design, and impeccable craftsmanship, they create products that enhance performance and comfort on the water. Their 2023 Technical Lifestyle Apparel line continues to push these boundaries further.

Taking fleece to a whole new level, the Zhik Tech Hoodie features breathable fabric for warmth, with additional 3-layer waterproof panels on the hood and upper sleeves for wind and water protection. With its streamlined, active fit and zippered pockets, it's perfect for deck work, tender driving, or cooler weather conditions. Available in men's and women's sizes in Black, Platinum, and Provincial Blue.

Designed with high mobility and all-day comfort in mind, Zhik's Deck Pants and Deck Shorts are ideal for everyday yachting wear. They feature a recycled 4-way high stretch softshell fabric with a water-repellent XWR® (PFC-free) coating, ensuring easy movement around the boat.

For warmth on and off the water, the Zhik Cell Vest is a must-have. Its slim-fit design features fused core baffling for increased wind and water resistance. The quick-drying Repreve® recycled synthetic insulation offers high warmth without the bulk. Available in Anthracite and Platinum in unisex sizes.

Ideal for milder climates, the lightweight INS100 Gilet is a versatile garment designed for both onshore and onboard use. The fully waterproof Vecta® Fabric Technology shell and medium-loft fleece lining offer torso warmth, while the water-resistant zips and two large side pockets ensure your valuables stay protected. Available in Black, Platinum, and Navy.

Maintaining Zhik's reputation for high-quality water sports gear, the Men's Viento 4/3mm Steamer Wetsuit is designed with the same quality of material and attention to detail. This wetsuit's minimal seam design increases comfort and reduces areas of low stretch. The seams are glued, blind-stitched, and fully seam taped with Zhik's new water-based glue formula. This sealing system prevents any water ingress, is highly flexible and incredibly durable.

Zhik's commitment to innovation is evident in their latest collection. By constantly pushing technological boundaries, they deliver high-performance apparel that meets the evolving needs of sailors worldwide. With their 2023 collection, they continue to redefine style and functionality in the sailing apparel industry. Experience the Zhik difference and elevate your sailing journey today.

After three years of meticulous research and development, Musto is excited to unveil its highly anticipated HPX Collection, representing the highest standard of high-performance sailing apparel. This comprehensive collection is designed to shield sailors in the harshest marine environments. Featuring the toughest GORE-TEX Pro fabric, advanced technologies, and intricate engineering, the HPX Collection guarantees an unmatched combination of performance and comfort.

The HPX Collection offers standout features such as GORE-TEX Pro fabric across all outer layers, a women-specific outer-layer trouser with a drop seat, GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ mid-layers, and robust base layers with reinforced elbows and knees. Developed in collaboration with the 11th Hour Racing Team, the XVR Interconnect modular collar system enhances adaptability for sailors in enclosed cockpits. Musto's

Ocean Technology seal guarantees the ultimate level of protection, combining experienced developers’ expertise and GORE-TEX's advanced waterproof membranes.

Committed to sustainability, the HPX Collection incorporates 100% recycled face fabric for outer-layers, earning it Bluesign Approval. This commitment to environmental responsibility echoes through every element of the collection. From its rugged construction to its outstanding breathability and waterproof capabilities, the HPX Collection sets a new standard for sailing gear.

Engineered to deliver exceptional comfort and warmth, this versatile, insulated jacket forms a perfect barrier against wet wind chill. Crafted with a GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ outer shell and PrimaLoft® GOLD Active insulation, the jacket is designed with functionality in mind.

Introducing the high-performance HPX GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ PrimaLoft® Middle Layer Salopette, designed to provide optimal comfort and warmth between the layers. The salopette's stretch shoulders and articulated knees ensure ultimate mobility.

This meticulously crafted jacket sets a new standard for performance and reliability. Made with Bluesign Approved Gore-Tex Pro fabric, it provides an unrivaled barrier against the elements while ensuring exceptional breathability. Its outer collar provides an additional layer of defense, allowing you to tackle any weather with confidence.

Engineered with Bluesign Approved Gore-Tex Pro fabric, these trousers are the ultimate choice for sailors demanding exceptional performance. Combine the HPX GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ PrimaLoft® Middle

Layer Jacket and Salopette for a dynamic mid-layer system, and top it off with the HPX GORE-TEX Pro Ocean Jacket and Trouser for a formidable outer layer.

As we set sail into the 2023 boating season, we see advancements in technology and design that elevate performance and comfort to new levels. The cutting-edge products we’ve explored today — from Helly

Hansen's hydro-power range, Gill Marine's exceptional offshore collection, Zhik's innovative watersport gear, to Musto's advanced HPX collection — reflect the essence of innovation, performance, and sustainability in sailing apparel. This year's line-up promises to equip sailors with robust, functional, and stylish gear, enabling them to meet the challenges of the sea head-on. Whether you’re a professional sailor, a watersport enthusiast, or someone embarking on a new nautical adventure, this year's offerings will ensure you navigate the waters with unmatched confidence and style. Set sail with these advanced gear and let your 2023 sailing adventure be the most thrilling yet. Safe and enjoyable sailing to you all!

Photos: Gill Marine Media, Beau Outteridge, Zhic Media, High Mind Studios, Helly Hansen Media, Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing, Musto Media | Words: Pablo Ferrero

As the yacht's anchor ascends and the summer season officially sets sail, yacht owners and their discerning crews recognize the importance of being perfectly attired for both leisurely cruises and high-stakes racing conditions. To ensure you’re prepared to embrace the lapping waves and salty sea air with unrivaled style and panache, the seasoned experts at NAVIS have hand-selected an enviable collection of the most exquisite yachting apparel from leading brands. In this exclusive guide, we invite you to navigate through the sartorial offerings from Helly Hansen, Gill Marine, MUSTO, and Zhik Marine, providing you with the ultimate roadmap to elevate your yachting wardrobe to a realm of luxury and performance. Hansen's hydro-power range, Gill Marine's exceptional offshore collection, Zhik's innovative watersport gear, to Musto's advanced HPX collection — reflect the essence of innovation, performance, and sustainability in sailing apparel. This year's line-up promises to equip sailors with robust, functional, and stylish gear, enabling them to meet the challenges of the sea head-on. Whether you’re a professional sailor, a watersport enthusiast, or someone embarking on a new nautical adventure, this year's offerings will ensure you navigate the waters with unmatched confidence and style. Set sail with these advanced gear and let your 2023 sailing adventure be the most thrilling yet. Safe and enjoyable sailing to you all!
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