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Captain's Hat, Skipper's Hat, Yachting Hat

This authentic Benford Yacht Hat
is fully lined and Proudly Made in the USA

Become part of the Benford Yacht Hat family.
Order yours today !
$249 (Visa, M/C, AMEX, PayPal)


Proud Benford Yacht Hat Owners Say:


”I just received the cap. It's a BEAUTY, just PERFECT...
Thank you very much for this pleasant, fast and excellent transaction.
Of course I will send you a picture of me wearing the cap, or in April, during my vacations in Normandy, or in July, in the Mountains... Depending the weather... Thanks again.
Best regards from France”
Jean-Philippe Gautier

“Received your hat today,  absolutely stunning and fits like a glove. A quality product I'm sure I'll enjoy for years to come.  Thanks again for the history and fine workmanship of this historic hat.” 
Kevin Hedstrom

“I can't tell you how thrilled I am with my new Benford Yacht Hat. It was everything I had hoped it would be! I can say without hesitation as someone who has worn this style hat almost my entire life (I'm 63), that your yacht hats are absolutely the best available today without question. The workmanship, attention to detail, and overall quality is equal to or exceeds any caps of the past, including my Lancasters. I would also like to add that your friendly, helpful answers to my questions and great customer service was greatly appreciated. I wholeheartedly recommend your yacht hats to anyone looking for this classic style hat. Simply put, if you love quality, you will love the Benford Yacht Hat!” Glen Rappold

"Waiting for Gilligan and the Castaways";-)  The hat arrived today and it's "the real deal", as expected.  Great quality, awesome service and right price..... can one ask for more!  Many thanks." T. Hannum

"Thank you. The hat is perfect.  And you give the best customer support. Made the entire process easy and hassle free. A hearty blessing in all your journeys."  Mike Lupo

"I purchased this cap yesterday at the St. Petersburg boat show. The quality justifies the price. The materials and construction are to a U. S. Navy uniform standard. Look closely at the gold wire insignia. The anchor ring is a different stitch from the shank, and the chain links are actually interlocked. It’s a three-dimensional miniature work of art.   You get what you pay for, my lads."   Lee Craig

"I have been thinking about my new Benford Yacht Hat and why it is important to me to have this quality chapeau. For my life experiences and fond memories were most always accompanied by me wearing one of my favorites hats and I want my Benford Yacht Hat to be part of me on my adventures.
My surviving and most endearing hats still vividly evoke the memories of past good times. Again reminding me too that I still have more roads to travel, more water to go under the keel and why I welcome my new Benford Yacht Hat to my chosen assemblage of my favored hats.  And Lastly,  most importantly I shall hope my new Benford Hat will become my most favorite as it’s the water that makes me tick and this hat fits that bill!"    Fair winds, Captain Richard C. Sturgill, Steam Launch "Gizmo"

"I have been looking for a high quality cap such as this one for several years.  I quite frankly had given up the search until I saw your link on the Woody Boat!  I just received my hat - it is perfect in both fit and craftsmanship!  As a hat maker myself (I make custom cowboy hats) I greatly admire your fine product.  Thanks for fulfilling my desire!  I shall wear it proudly and tell everyone who asks to go to Benford Yacht Hat!" Paul Hoiland,

“I just wanted to drop you a line about my hat. It's by far the best hat I've ever had! I plan on getting another one but I'm giving it some time to see how it settles in, to see if I want to go with the same size or not. I'm working with it to get the shape I like, and I'll shoot you a picture so you can see what I'm doing with it. I did take your advice about a stretcher, which I keep in it when it's not on my head. The more I wear it the more comfortable it becomes. The workmanship really is top notch! It's worth every penny! Thanks for bringing back this hat! I'll be in touch.” Mark W.

“After a workout and running a few errands today, I stopped at my mailbox. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when I found a key for one of the oversized boxes in my mailbox. And it only got better as I retrieved the box, took it to my apartment and opened it up. The hat is even more terrific than I hoped. It fits great, as I had a whisper of concern due to previous hats from other online merchants that didn't live up to their purported size. Not so here. Your product exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much for not only a wonderful hat but great customer service. My deepest appreciation,” Steve Melchin

Benford Yacht Hat has brought the
classic Captain's Hat back to market!

Own a beautifully handcrafted Benford Yacht Hat -- because you are worth it!



Classic style loved by boaters (and
non-boaters) worldwide
and worn by Humphrey Bogart,
Gilligan's Island "The Skipper",
  Clark Gable, and Elvis Presley !


The traditional crossed anchor/life ring emblem is 
Hand-Embroidered using Gold Bullion Wire,
        NOT a machine-made sewn-on patch. 

We have traced this vintage nautical style back as far as 1848.

Your black Captain's hat is available in 11 sizes for a perfect fit.
Definitely NOT a one-size-fits-all Costume Hat!

This is NOT a stiff, military looking hat, but designed for a more casual look. If you want a more military look, you can add a small thin piece of plastic inside the hat behind the crossed anchor embroidery, and secure it with a small pin in the center of the embroidery, such as an American flag
or one representing the military or a service organization.


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