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5 Toys You Need for Your Pontoon Boat

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Having a pontoon boat will open up a whole new world of fun for you and your family. There are many different activities that you can do on a pontoon boat, and if you purchase amazing add-ons you can add even more fun to the experience.

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Pontoon Fire Pit

Even though you can already fish, cruise, camp and ski on your boat, you can also add a fire pit.

These fire pits, fueled by natural propane, offer yet another way to relax an evening on the lake, particularly during cooler weather.

Pontoon Lighting

Lighting that can be put under the deck offers illumination for nighttime barbeques and parties. Though not something you will use every time you’re on the water, these lights create the perfect ambiance for a night ride.

The lights mounted to the underside of the boat will make the water glow with amazingly vibrant colors.

Your pontoon lights can even be used to liven up the mood the next time you have a party on your dock!

Mounted Barbeque Grill

There are numerous options for boat mounted barbeque grills. Most options offer a mounting unit with an accessory pole that fits into the same hole where you would put a drink table.

These on-board grills offer a way to cook for your family and friends without having to leave the water. All you have to do is throw some hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill while everyone is swimming!

Diving Board

Half the fun of going out on the pontoon boat is getting to swim. Why not make a splash out there by purchasing a pontoon diving board?

Boards come in various sizes, which can be securely fasted to the boat and used like a regular diving board.

Before taking the first plunge, make sure you check for debris in the water and to ensure that the water is deep enough for safe diving.

Slides

Whether you want a permanent fixture or one that you can put up and take down as you please, there is a pontoon slide out there for you.

Slides can be made of metal or strong plastic and attached to the boat itself for unlimited fun. But if some occasions don’t call for such adventure, say a leisurely cruise along the shore, purchase an inflatable attachment.

These can be blown up and used, then when it is time to pack it up for the day, the slide is deflated and can be packed away to offer more space.

 


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Glenn S. Phillips is the CEO of Lake Homes Realty. He is also an author and speaker. When not thinking about real estate and technology, he periodically plays his ugly tuba (complete with a bullet hole), enjoys exploring cognitive thinking, and prefers dark chocolate.

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Eliza Cranston December 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Thank you for sharing these fun accessories for a pontoon! I have a pontoon boat that I use mainly for fishing and cruising the lake. I think it would be really fun to add a diving board and a barbecue so that I can entertain my nieces and nephews. How easy is it to install a diving board on a boat?

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John Sims May 9, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Hi Eliza!

I was reviewing some of our previous articles and came across your comment and question. I too think the diving board and grill would be excellent for entertaining the nieces and nephews! One word of caution regarding the diving board – ensure the water depth is safe for use!

Here’s a link for the installation of a diving board on our pontoon. All brands have similar installation instructions so this will give you a good idea of the expertise needed. Depending on your comfort level, you always have the option of visiting your local boating supply shop for installation advice.

Thanks for your comment and happy boating!

John

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Ray February 14, 2017 at 10:43 pm

Thanks for the article, always interesting to see what’s out there…
We’ve got a grill, radio and lights on ours for fun and downriggers and rod holders for fishing.

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Braden Bills June 9, 2017 at 2:51 pm

I’m looking to get a pontoon boat, and I want to make sure I get all the bells and whistles. I didn’t know that you could have a mounted barbeque grill! That seems like a great way to have a convenient meal while relaxing on the waters.

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Johnny Garrett September 29, 2017 at 12:45 am

Glenn, I am building my 3rd rental pontoon boat. Was hoping to get a new idea for this boat since my insurance company adamantly says “no” to the idea of an angled trampoline off the aft deck. But check out my first build at http://www.claytorlakewatersports.com. It’s called the 30’x14′ Island. In addition to the grill, diving board and sliding board you mentioned, I installed a bathroom and 2 inflatable SUP’s come with the rental.

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pontoon boat grill March 9, 2018 at 4:31 am

I love my pontoon grill, however, I don’t know how I feel about the fire pit. Would you recommend trying those out? How safe are they?

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