Purchasing a boat ladder is a lot easier than you might think, and this product will provide you with quick and easy access in and out of your boat. It will be difficult but not impossible to find a duplicate ladder if your boat is more than a few years old. However, you’ll be able to order a replacement boat ladder easily: although you may need to drill new holes for mounting.
THE BEST BOAT LADDERS
Here are some of the types of boat ladders that we offer. All of our products come with full instructions, so you will be able to assemble and install the item without any hassle.
+ Transom-mounted ladders: These boat ladders can be mounted on the transom of your boat, making them suitable for older sailboats or power boats that lack a swim platform.
+ Gunwale mounted ladders: These temporary ladders hook onto the side of your boat (also known as the ‘gunwale’). They are easy to set up and don’t require any additional equipment – making them a cost-effective alternative to permanent boat ladders.
+ On-platform mounted ladders: These ladders can be mounted to the top of your boat’s swim platform. Sometimes these ladders can obstruct the swim platform significantly, so you might want to opt for a smaller, less obtrusive ladder. One of the benefits of on-platform mounted ladders is that they are extremely adaptable, and they fit the majority of boats that have a swim platform.
+ Under-platform mounted ladders: Unlike on-platform mounted ladders, these can be mounted underneath your boat’s swim platform, and are popular because they don’t obstruct the top of the platform.
TIPS WHEN BUYING BOAT LADDERS
Whether you’re replacing an existing boat ladder, or purchasing a brand new one, there are a number of factors to consider. One of these is safety; you will want the ladder to be securely attached, non-slippery, and be able to support a heavy amount of weight. You will also want to choose a product that has steps which extend below the water by at least a foot or two. This makes it easier to climb back onto the dock after swimming, snorkeling, or spending time in the water. Boat ladders that are positioned too high on the boat can be difficult to grip, and might pose a significant safety hazard. Finally, consider the material of the product. Metals like aluminum can be a popular and cost effective option, but might corrode or rust over time. Stainless steel boat ladders are your best option but tend to cost a little more than other alternatives.