The 9 Best Boat Grills
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Just because you're on the high seas (or the local lake) doesn't mean you can't enjoy some decent hot food, thanks to these marine grills. Depending on the model, they can be attached to the rails on your boat, be pedestal mounted, or simply placed on a flat surface, so you can throw the day's catch on one of these BBQs as soon as you reel it in, giving you the freshest meal possible. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best boat grill on Amazon.
September 20, 2019:
There are few things better than spending a day on the open water, except perhaps cooking yourself up a juicy steak or tossing a fresh catch right onto the grill while you are out there. That dream can become a reality with any of the models on this list. Before waxing lyrical about our favorite units, we want to start with a quick safety note. Boat BBQs should never be operated during inclement weather, when experiencing high waves, or when the vessel is in motion. Also, while many of these units don't come with mounting hardware, we always recommend securely mounting your grill before using it.
Ask any cruiser what kind of grill they recommend, and you'll probably hear Magma come up a lot, which is why it is no surprise they claimed our top two spots. With a 162 square-inch grate, the Magma Newport 2 is large enough to cook a full meal's worth of protein and veggies for two people at one time. Plus, it features a built-in thermometer and glass viewing window that make it easy to get the perfect cook on your food. If you don't need quite as much grilling space, nor any fancy extras, you can save a few bucks and get the round Magma Marine Kettle.
If you have a vessel with square rails and don't want to deal with buying or rigging your own mounting hardware, you'll want to look at the Modified Smoke Hollow 205 and Extreme Marine Cuisinart, both of which come with Arnall's Stainless Grill Bracket Set.
Those who prefer not to mount anything to their rails out of fear of scratching them, will appreciate that the Kuuma Stow and Go, Magma Kettle 3, and Magma Marine Kettle both support pedestal mounting. Also, the Kuuma Stow and Go is designed to work with both small and large propane tanks, which many sailors may like.
The Giantex OP3243, Pit Boss Grills Pit Stop, and Cuisinart CGG-306 may not be specifically marketed for marine use, but their stainless steel construction makes them suitable for such a purpose. However, you may have to put a little more work into figuring out the best mounting solution for them.