A boat is not complete without a boat ladder to allow you and your guests to re-board after being in the water. There are several different types of boat boarding ladders, and the type you need depends upon your boat, the type of activities you will be performing while in the water and where you want to board the boat.
For a boat with a square stern, consider a ladder that mounts to the transom; there are boarding ladders that mount to flat, angled or curved transoms. Climbing over the side is the most common method for boarding a boat from the water, and there are many different boat ladders that hook over the gunwale for easy boarding; lightweight hook models are also ideal for emergency situations.
If one of your primary activities when boating is to go swimming, then a specialized platform and ladder is just the ticket for customizing your boat to your favorite water activity. There are also specialized ladders for diving that support extra weight to accommodate scuba gear as well as a unique step design for finned feet. There are also, ladders and ramps specifically designed for pontoon boats. These boarding ladders attach near the gates while the ramps slide under the deck. Finally, there are ladders that attach to a dock or seawall for easy access to dry land. So, however you pass your time on the lake, there is a boat ladder that'll make re-boarding quick and easy.