No outing, cruise, or party on the waters is complete without good food. With the plethora of accessories that are available for pontoon boats, food doesn’t necessarily imply cold sandwiches packed prior to the journey. Modern pontoon boats can be fitted with firepits and BBQ Grills that allow freshly prepared hot food to be served in a warm and cozy setting. Most of these grills run of some sort of fuel such as a portable propane canister or the boat’s fuel system. Whether it be serving freshly caught fish or grilling some steak, a grill can come in quite handy while a firepit ensures there is warmth for chilly evenings and nights.
The Cuisinart Gas Grill comes in a variant that has feet designed to accommodate Arnall’s Grill Bracket Set. This bracket allows the grill to be mounted on railing of pontoon boats. It has a grilling area of 145 sq. in. and is rated at 5500 BTU making it suitable for even a large group of people. A spill resistant tray and a porcelain enamel coated grilling surface make it easy to clean. The grill comes pre-fitted with the Arnall bracket and can be installed on 1.25” boat rails easily. It is available in red, black, and silver colors and is priced at $164.
- Refreshment Table Fire Pit
The refreshment table pontoon fireplace from Pontoon IT is the perfect companion for cold weather while cruising on the water. This 40,000 BTU rated fireplace is high on style with a 16” fire pit integrated into an upholstered table with a 24” height, 16” width, and 39” length. It is the epitome of luxury with glass fire beads, electronic ignition, and a flame that can be adjusted with a remote control. Extra features include four cup holders and two storage compartments. A shutoff valve and a lid latch are present for safety. Handles are provided for easier maneuvering and transportation. It comes with a price tag of $1200.
The Newport Series IR Grill from the house of Magma is an ideal grill for pontoon boats. Constructed out of stainless steel, the grill has a classic look and durable design. It has a 162 sq. in. grilling area and provides 11,200 BTU of heat which is ample for cooking large amounts of food. It uses an electronic ignition with a combustion system that can withstand heavy winds along with infrared radiant screens that distribute heat evenly and prevent blowouts. A disposable 1lb. propane fuel canister may be used as a fuel source for the grill or it may be attached to an onboard fuel system. It is ideal match for people looking for a large grill and has an MRP of $520.
Springfield Grill is another product that owners of pontoon boats may invest in. It has a 12,000 BTU burner that heats up 189 sq. in. of cooking area which is sufficient to cook meals for a large gathering along with 130 sq. in. of griddle surface on top of the lid. A 29” thread-lock mounting post makes the grill easy to install without any modification to the floor. The grill can be removed from the post and used as a tabletop grill making it portable and versatile. It uses a 1lb propane cylinder as a fuel source and comes backed by a five-year warranty.
- Portable Premium Pontoon Fireplace
A second offering manufactured by Pontoon IT is the Portable Pontoon Fireplace. This mid-range offering from the brand also comes as a padded table which is 24” long and 16” wide. A 40,000 BTU rated 16” firepit is built into the top of the table and has glass fire beads to add to its attractiveness. There are handles provided on the table for portability. Features include a flame that is adjustable with a remote and an electronic ignition system. A shutoff valve is installed for transportation, emergency or storage. It carries an MRP of $850.
- Pedestal Pontoon Fireplace
For people who are looking for a more compact firepit, there is the pedestal pontoon fireplace from Pontoon IT. It is a table with 30” length and 14” width with a built-in fireplace. The table is mounted on a 32” pedestal which makes it easy to remove and store. The fireplace provides 15,000 BTU of heat and employs a 1lb. propane tank as a fuel source that typically lasts 2.5 hours. Features include an adjustable flame control, glass fire beads, stainless steel burn pan, and two cup holders. A shutoff valve and locking lid are provided for safety. This fireplace retails for about $650.
Another grill in the Newport II series from the house of Magma is the Classic Gourmet Series Gas Grill. It is quite similar to Magma’s Infrared Gourmet Grill in its specification except that this grill does not includes the glass viewing window and infrared radiant screens provided in the Infrared model. This Classic Gourmet Grill has 162 sq. in. of grilling surface with a 11,200 BTU rating, a corrosion resistant marine grade stainless steel body and an electrical ignition. The fuel source is a 1lb. propane canister though onboard fuel system are also supported. The Newport II Classic Gourmet Grill retails at a slightly lower MRP of $460.
The Magma Marine Kettle Gas Grill is an ideal choice for people who are looking for an economical option with maximum features. It is made of marine grade stainless steel which is durable and stylish. Oval in shape, this grill is specially designed to eliminate blowout in windy conditions, provide even distribution of heat for proper cooking, and maximizing fuel efficiency. A 1lb. propane tank or onboard LPG or CNG system may be employed as fuel source. The Marine Kettle Gas Grill is available in two sizes, a 15” model priced at $235 and a 17” party size that has an approximate MRP of $275.
The TT250 Tabletop Gas Grill manufactured by Smoke Hollow is great for people who are on a budget. This grill has 250 sq. in. of cooking area with a burner rated at 10,000 BTUs. It is constructed out of stainless steel and the grates, the lid and firebox are all coated with porcelain to increase durability and make cleaning easy. Features include a temperature gauge, a single burner, folding steel legs and a locking hood latch. The fuel source is a disposable 16oz. liquid propane cylinder. The Smoke Hollow TT250 carries an MRP of about $70.
The Coleman Camp Propane Grill combined with Arnall’s Pontoon Grill Mounting system can make a great addition to a pontoon boat. With a grilling surface of 180 sq. in. and a 11,000 BTU rating, this grill is ideal for having a great outing on the waterfront with a delicious meal. The grill is designed based on the patented PerfectFlow technology that provides even heat distribution and has WindBlock panels to prevent the flame from blowing out in the wind. The Coleman Camp Propane has a porcelain coated grate and removable tray for effortless cleaning. It has an MRP of $99.99 with the Arnall’s Grill Mounting System required to be purchased separately.
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