Custom Captain Makes the Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

Custom Captain Makes the Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

As Father’s Day approaches, you’re probably already wondering which gift items would best express your appreciation for your husband or the father figure in your life. For fathers who love or own boats, Custom Captain has made it incredibly easy for you to find a gift that strikes a personal note. 

Custom Captain makes high-quality custom boat apparel and merch for all boaters — and our presence across the country makes our services accessible to everyone. We’ve simplified the process, from designing artwork to producing every gear you order. 

You simply need to provide a good-quality photo of the boat and leave the rest to our designers. Once the boat artwork is completed, you can order the “Perfect Dad Gift” from our growing collection of exciting gifts or print it yourself after we send you a digital copy of the final approved artwork. 

Here’s How It Works

1. Upload Your Boat Photo

First, take a high-quality photo of the boat you want to feature on your custom merchandise. This could be your father’s prized possession, the family yacht, or even a favorite boat from a memorable adventure.

Then go to the Custom Captain order page and upload the image. It’s fun and straightforward — even pictures taken with your phone can work. We’ve also provided 8 simple tips to help you get the right boat image. The better the image quality, the better the artwork you get back. 

To upload the image and place your artwork order, follow the steps below: 

  • Choose Your Artwork Style: Here, you choose the kind of digital artwork you want. You can either select a Line Drawing or Full Color. Click Next to proceed. Please note that you cannot change artwork styles after sending your order.
  • Upload Your Boat Photo: Upload the image from your device. If you want, you can also select a font type and add the boat and port names. Click Next again to proceed to checkout. 
    1. Select Recommended Add-Ons: This is an optional part. You can scroll through our popular merch items and pick something fitting for your dad. You can also shop for various custom gits after you approve your design.

    2. Our Artists Turn Your Boat Into A Digital Graphic Design

    Now that you’ve uploaded a photo of your boat, our artists will start working on your photo. This typically takes a few days to complete.  We’ll transform the boat picture you submitted into a beautiful vector file.

    Our artists can create beautiful designs from any type of boat, including yachts, picnic, sportfishing, speed, platoon, and sailboats. You’ll get an email with a proof of the artwork and can request edits before approval. 

    3. Approve and Receive Your Design

    Before you approve the final design of your boat, you can request unlimited revisions. We'll be honest: getting your boat looking perfect is our number one priority. That's why we offer unlimited revisions until you are happy with the look of your boat. After all, you want to be able to flaunt it on any merchandise you order. 

    Once you approve the artwork, we’ll send you a digital copy of the high-resolution file. This artwork will be perfect for printing on any item you want to buy your husband or dad. You can also check out some of our boat designs to get an idea of how our artwork looks.

    You will also get an artwork ID unique to Dad’s design, allowing him to return anytime to order seamlessly from our merchandise store. Like Matthew, you can also use the artwork on your merch. 

    Matthew A.: “I can't say enough good things. The artwork came out amazing. The artist and the staff were very responsive and speedy. The quality of the artwork is top-notch. I had it printed and framed at a local shop, and they mentioned the high quality of the artwork several times, meaning there was no distortion or pixelation, and all the lines stayed smooth during the file transfer. I could not be happier with the final product. Big thanks to Custom Captain!” 

    4. Choose Your Merchandise

    With the approved artwork, it’s time to explore our extensive merchandise options and choose a memorable Father’s Day gift for your dad or husband. Whether you’re looking for apparel, accessories, boat gear, or home decor, we have something for every boating enthusiast. 

    Guess what? There’s no minimum order requirement and no limit to how many items you can order for him! 

    You can also opt for drinkware and decals to create a gift as unique as Dad himself. Once your order is complete, relax as we handle the rest. We’ll carefully package your merch and ship it to your door, ready to delight Dad on Father’s Day. From the moment he unwraps the gift, he’ll know it was chosen with love and thoughtfulness.

    Our Best Picks for Amazing Dads

    Check out our top Custom Captain picks for Father’s Day gifts, as well as reviews from customers who have ordered these items before:

    #1. Captain and Crew Dri-fit Shirts

    Help Dad showcase his love for boating with our stylish and comfortable Dri-fit shirts. Whether he’s out on the water for sport fishing or hanging out with friends on Father’s Day, these shirts are perfect for any occasion.

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    Kerry C.: “I ordered this for my husband for Father’s Day, and he absolutely loved it! He immediately said that our whole family had to get one, so I ended up ordering like 8 more!! It’s my husband’s favorite shirt, and he has a ton of dry-fit shirts! Thank you!” 

    These shirts look and feel great, are durable, and are ideal for young and older dads. They are also available in five colors with endless styles for displaying your boat on them. You can add Dad’s boat or boat name to the front.

    #2. Pelagic Fishing Hoodie

    Is Dad an avid angler? Our Pelagic fishing hoodie can be the perfect outfit for his fishing adventures. The Pelagic fishing hoodie is made from ultra-soft, comfortable, and lightweight nylon-stretch fabric that can make it become his new favorite piece of outerwear. It is available in blue and white, ranging from Small to 3XL. 

    Julie M.: “He loved it!!! Beautiful rendition of the new boat! He was so surprised! Plus, the UV shirt fits perfectly (XL). Nice light color, with a hood to protect and cool on these summer days!” 

    The Pelagic fishing hoodie is a performance-minded outfit for sportsmen. It is designed to offer protection from the harsh elements of the marine environment for cooling, ventilation, and UPF 50+ sun protection.

    #3. Custom Tumbler

    Our personalized crest tumblers show off his precious boat and keep Dad hydrated in style. This gift will remind him of your appreciation of him each time he’s enjoying his favorite beverage. Our custom 20 oz. tumblers are double wall vacuum insulated for optimal temperature control. So, it’s perfect for morning coffee or a mixed drink during an afternoon cruise.


    Mario B.: Love, love, love our tumblers! The artwork is beautiful and they are high quality. Keeps our wine nice and cold. Big hit! Highly recommend. Thank you!

    These tumblers come in mint, white, and stainless steel. It's a perfect gift for boaters, fishermen, and sailors, as they've been battle-tested through several seasons of salt, sun, and water by thousands of fishermen and boat owners alike.

    #4. Custom Koozies

    Keep Dad’s drinks cool out on the water and his hands dry with our custom koozies. Whether he’s enjoying a cold beer or a refreshing soda, these koozies add a personal touch to every sip. These custom koozies measure 4.25” tall, fit most can sizes, and stretch to ensure every drink is snug in its holder.

    Thomas V.: “Very nice quality. Fast order fulfillment.” 

    Besides their boats, the one thing that almost all anglers, boaters, and sailors love is their cold beverage whenever they’re out on the lake. This is why the custom Koozie is one of our most commonly purchased drinkware accessories.

    #5. Custom Shot Glass

    Raise a toast to Dad with our custom shot glasses. Add his favorite boat artwork for a unique and memorable gift he’ll treasure for years. These glasses are perfect for use around the house, at parties, or a small party on the boat. 

    Paula T.: “I ordered a shot glass and shirt for my husband, and he loved it!! The artwork was amazing, and I loved that they gave me an opportunity to review.”

    They’re also BPA-free (do not contain any traces of Bisphenol-A, so you don’t need to worry about it leeching into his drink), made of break-resistant restaurant-quality blown glass for durability, and hold 1.5 ounces each. Top secret: the custom shot is our most requested item!

    #6. Custom Camelback Water Bottle

    A custom water bottle is a fantastic way to encourage Dad to stay hydrated during his outdoor adventures. Our custom Camelback water bottle comes in a practical design with an image of his priced boat crested on the bottle.

    The Camelback water bottle is made from high-quality BPA-free plastic that is stain, shatter, and odor-resistant. It includes a spill-proof, leak-proof lid and a soft bite valve from which to drink. The comfy handle makes it easy to bring along on your next adventure.

    #7. Custom Stickers

    Our Kiss Cut and Oval Boat Stickers are a fan favorite. You can add a touch of personality to Dad’s belongings with our custom stickers. Available in three sizes, he can stick these stickers anywhere he wants!  


    Jody W.: “Love this company - all of the products we ordered are amazing quality. The stickers are great quality and don’t come off easily.”

    The Stickers are perfect for decking coolers, laptops, phone cases, boats, and boat gear and will make a statement. Fun fact: These stickers have over 300 five-star reviews!

    #8. Custom Hats

    Complete Dad’s look with our custom hats. We have something to suit every style, from classic baseball caps and bucket hats to trendy trucker hats. Personalize it with his favorite boat artwork for a gift he’ll love to wear even after Father’s Day.  

    Susan H.: “We are in love with our Custom Trucker Hats!!! High-quality hat and graphics are spot on for our boat! Well Done to the staff at The Custom Captain!”

    You can print the boat image on the front of the hat, print the boast’s name instead, or have it blank. If you're looking for a gift that is more than a one-time present, our custom hats will be a perfect pick for Dad. 

    Have Questions About the Process?

    Check out our FAQ page for answers to our customers' common questions. 

    Have more questions? Email us at to speak with a customer support officer.