What is Black Friday?

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, Black Friday is the biggest online shopping event of the year, with huge discounts available across a wide variety of boating products.

Many boaters use it as an opportunity to kickstart their Christmas shopping and you can pick up some of the best Christmas gifts for sailors for less.

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 is officially Friday November 25, but retailers such as Amazon, West Marine and Decathlon will be offering Black Friday boating deals throughout the month of November, including Cyber Monday (November 28).

What are the best Black Friday boating deals of 2022?

Below you’ll see our full coverage of Black Friday 2022, including where to find the best deals on wetsuits, drybags, paddleboards and much more, but here are a handful stand-out offers that we’ve spotted so far:

What about boating magazines?

Yachting World and its sister titles Yachting Monthly, Motor Boat & Yachting and Practical Boat Owner are all included in the Magazines Direct Black Friday sale. New subscribers can get up to 50% off their favourite boating magazine before 10am on Tuesday November 29. For full details, head to

Top tips: How to get the best Black Friday deals

  • Make a shopping list in advance. It sounds silly, but you can get distracted by all of the “am-azing deals” and end up not finding what it was you really wanted in the first place.
  • Take your time and shop slowly.
  • Cross check prices across multiple websites. Do your homework, check those prices at more than one location.
  • Keep checking back with Yachting World as we regularly update our guides to the best deals.
  • Download a price comparison app on your phone, such as Price Runner or Price Spy, these take some of the guess work out of the bargain hunt.
  • Remember: There’s always another day to find a good deal. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, then with a little patience, you will probably find the deal later on.

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