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Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders

These portable ladders hook right over your boat’s gunwale with a hull hugging design and ladder standoffs for added safety. They’re lightweight and fold flat for easy stowing. Plus, they float if accidentally dropped overboard! Premium vinyl covered hooks protect gunwale surfaces and are offered in two sizes. Thick non-skid steps feature an Ultra Traction tread that’s kind to your feet. Keep one accessible on board your boat for swimming, skiing and emergencies. 225lb. capacity.

  • Mounting Style: Hook over gunwale
  • Material: Heavy-duty 1" aluminum tubing, vinyl hooks and step treads
  • Dimensions: 3-step: 36"L x 15"W; 4-step: 48"L x 15"W
  • Warranty: One year
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 3 Steps, 7" Gunwale Width 9278433 85103A
In stock online.

$49.99

Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 3 Steps, 11" Gunwale Width 9278441 85103B
In stock online.

$49.99

Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 4 Steps, 7" Gunwale Width 9278458 85104A
In stock online.

$64.99

Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 4 Steps, 11" Gunwale Width 9278466 85104B
In stock online.

$64.99

Product Description

These portable ladders hook right over your boat’s gunwale with a hull hugging design and ladder standoffs for added safety. They’re lightweight and fold flat for easy stowing. Plus, they float if accidentally dropped overboard! Premium vinyl covered hooks protect gunwale surfaces and are offered in two sizes. Thick non-skid steps feature an Ultra Traction tread that’s kind to your feet. Keep one accessible on board your boat for swimming, skiing and emergencies. 225lb. capacity.

  • Mounting Style: Hook over gunwale
  • Material: Heavy-duty 1" aluminum tubing, vinyl hooks and step treads
  • Dimensions: 3-step: 36"L x 15"W; 4-step: 48"L x 15"W
  • Warranty: One year

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West MarinePortable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders
 
3.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Safe (9)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Easy to install (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (17)
  • Open water (5)
  • Large boats (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (14), Advanced (8)

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2.0

Gunwale Boarding Ladder

By Marilyn

from E. TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Portability Folds Up

Cons

  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • Small Boats

Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

Because a boat tilts in direction of the climber, it is nearly impossible to use this ladder to enter the boat (can with help)

 
4.0

easy up

By wetpaint

from NJ and Hudson River

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

      4th step make sit much easier to board than 3 step it replaced !

       
      4.0

      I would by this again

      By Chippah

      from Maine

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

        Very useful

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great value

        By bw

        from Santa Barbara, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

          This ladder works great on small boats. It is light and the mounts fold in making it easy to store.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ladder

          By Man Scout

          from Clearwater, FL

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Holds Boat Securely
          • Reliable
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

            I returned product b/c I found a SS unit online. I would have kept the West Marine product if I did find a SS unit.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            boarding ladder

            By Dennis

            from north Georgia

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

              The price is great, it folds nicely for storage

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It does the trick

              By Peppergame

              from Brigantine, NJ

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

                  I needed a way to on and off a Grady-White 20' Center Console while it was on our boat lift. It is perfect for that task. It is light, the bottom standoffs are the correct distance near the waterline, it is made from a sturdy plastic, and it secures itself over the side of the boat.

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Solution for short standoffs

                  By Seve

                  from Cape Coral Fl

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

                  The standoffs were too short making the ladder useless on our boat.
                  I purchase a piece of 1" aluminum tubing from the hardware store and replaced the original 4 3/4 inch standoffs with 10" tubes that work perfectly on our boat.
                  Instructions:
                  Dis-aseemble the origianl standoffs, examining how they are built and function.
                  Drill the two holes on each end of the new tubing. I used the holes in the ladder for my guide. Use a 5/16 drill bit.
                  Cut each end of the tubing to your length.
                  Reinstall the button clips in the newly cut tubing.
                  Reinstall the protective end caps on the end of the new tubing that presses against the hull when in use.
                  Reinstall the big rubber end caps.
                  Push the buttons in and slide the new tubing into the brackets on the ladder, just like they were originally set.
                  Your all set.

                  Basically you are just duplicating the construction of the original standoff tubes with ones you'll cut to your own length.
                  It's very simple and takes less than an hour or so....and, i'm someone who has to call in help just to change the paper towel roll in the kitchen!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  great ladder for the price

                  By speedracer

                  from Miami

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

                    light weight, sturdy, it works fine. I have the three step version- four steps might be better since it seems like it would be better with a fourth step; however, my three step works great on my Whaler. I have two ladders and I use this as a sort of emergency ladder but it works so well I don't even use my four step stainless ladder on the stern.

                     
                    4.0

                    Dive Ladder

                    By Seebell

                    from Orlando , FL

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Portable Gunwale Mount Boarding Ladders:

                    With a slight modification this ladder works great on my small whaler.

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