The 10 Best Boat Grill Mounts
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in July of 2018. As enjoyable as cruising the waters on a sunny day is and reveling in the wind and the sea spray, it can be hungry work. Rather than taking along a few soggy sandwiches, you can use one of these grill mounts to safely cook hot meals on your boat. We've included models for both round and rectangular barbecues, many of which offer a convenient, tool-free installation and removal. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 19, 2020:
Adding a grill to your boat so you can enjoy fresh, hot food rather than cold sandwiches or soggy fried chicken from a cooler can take a good day, and make it in amazing one. Of course, you can't just add any old BBQ to your boat. It must be a marine grill that can stand up to constant exposure to moisture without rusting, and even then you need to make sure to secure it in place, which is exactly what these boat grill mounts are for. We would be remiss if we didn't offer a quick note on safety before getting into some of the choices on our list. Though some of these items may boast they keep a grill secure enough to use while underway, we highly recommend you only use them when at anchor, moored, or docked, since one unexpected wave can send hot food, or worse, a sizzling hot grate, flying. Also, before selecting any of these models, you need to do your own homework to make sure it is compatible with your particular grill, since they are not all universal.
When it comes to convenience, few options are better than those that slip right into an existing rod holder on your boat, such as the Magma T10-355 and Magma Power-Grip A10-175. In addition to ease of use, we especially like the Magma T10-355 for its versatility. While many others allow you to rotate a grill into different positions, this is one of the few that also allows you to adjust the angle for the most comfortable cooking position.
Clamp-on models will be the next easiest to install. These include the Kuuma Quick Release, Magma A10-080, Arnall's Pontoon 37924, Magma Dual T10-690, Kuuma Stow N' Go, and Magma A10-240. Of course, some clamp-on models will be more convenient than others. For example, the Magma A10-080 features a large lever that allows you to attach it and remove it from a rail without the need for any tools. Plus, it offers the versatility to be mounted on vertical or horizontal rails. The Magma Dual T10-690 is another model that allows for tool-free installation. It is worth noting that, while these offer tool-free installation to the boat, they do require tools for the initial attachment to the grill. This, however, can be a one-time process. The Kuuma Quick Release takes the opposite approach and offers tool-free attachment to the grill, but requires tools for installing it on the boat. Many users will appreciate the quick-release feature it is named for that allows you to remove the grill in seconds, though it does leave the actual mount still attached to the boat.
If you don't mind drilling into your gunwale, deck, or the side of the hull, you can also consider the Magma A10-126, Magma A10-240, Pedestal T10-185. You may have noticed that we mentioned the Magma A10-240 as both a drill-in and clamp-on model. This isn't a mistake. It can actually be installed in either method. While the initial installation process can be trickier with these, some may feel more confident with their ability to stay securely in place through rough seas, wind, and other inclement conditions.
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