Best Grills for your Bowrider

Are you looking for the best grill for your bowrider? The size of your boat, the type of food you plan to cook, and the amount of space you have are some important considerations. As such, there is no one-size-fits-all grill; each boat will have different needs that different models will fill.

Bowrider grills come in different shapes and sizes. Some include propane tanks, charcoal grills, electric grills, gas grills, and even wood-burning grills.

The best type of grill is the one you can use to cook your food regularly. It should be easy to clean up after cooking and should not require too much maintenance. Let’s look at 5 of the best boat grills around today.

Magma Marine Kettle Gas Grill$289.99 – $454.99
Cuisinart CGG-180T Tabletop Gas Grill$149.99
Kuuma Stow and Go 58130 Propane Mountable Grill$239.15
Masterbuilt 205 Smoke Hollow Gas Grill$139.99
Magma Cabo Adventurer$228.56


Magma Marine Kettle Gas Grill, Stainless Steel


The Magma Marine Kettle is a popular choice gas grill designed to be used on the bow of your boat. It features an easy-to-use ignition system and a stainless steel body with a black finish. It comes with a built-in thermometer and a removable grease tray, allowing you to easily clean off any grease or drippings from cooking.


  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Durable.
  • Versatile and cooks different types of food.
  • Comes with a life-time warranty.
  • Easy to clean.


  • Food drippings may fall to the bottom of the grill.
  • Pricey.
  • Complicated installation process.

Cuisinart CGG-180T Tabletop Gas Grill


This grill has a large cooking surface so that you can prepare several different dishes simultaneously. Another useful feature is the automatic shutdown function, which turns off the burners when they’re not in use.

An adjustable flame height control is a convenient feature that allows you to adjust the heat level according to what you are cooking. With a capacity of up to 2 pounds of meat, vegetables, fish, and poultry, this grill has many inches of cooking surface, making sure you never run out of space. 


  • Great value for money.
  • Can prepare several dishes simultaneously.
  • You can use this grill to prepare food without lifting heavy pots and pans off the stove.
  • Adjustable flame height control.
  • Spacious.
  • Automatic shutdown function for safety.


  • Doesn’t grill super hot.
  • Not very stable.
  • Prone to spatter and grease problems.

Masterbuilt 205 Smoke Hollow Stainless Steel Gas Grill


This grill looks like it belongs on the set of Mad Max, but don’t let its appearance fool you; it delivers serious heat.

The mirror-polished stainless steel design makes it easy to clean and maintain, and there are no moving parts inside, so you won’t have to worry about repairs.

A powerful gas burner provides plenty of heat, a digital control panel lets you adjust the temperature to suit your preferences; and it includes side shelves, making the cleanup even easier.


  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Grills high heat.
  • Adjustable temperature.
  • Easy to carry.


  • Burner easily disengaged.
  • Imprecise burner control.
  • Drippings tray is easy to spill.

Kuuma Stow and Go 58130 Propane Mountable Grill


The Kuuma Stow’ n’ Go is a stowable grill for boats that folds up into a compact package when it isn’t used. When folded down, it measures 10 inches long x 7 inches wide x 4 inches tall and weighs just 3 pounds.

This model features a stainless steel body and lid, a folding handle, a removable drip tray, a built-in thermometer, a charcoal grate, and a removable cooking grid. In addition, it includes a storage bag.

Four sturdy legs unfold when you’re ready to use them. One leg holds the unit upright while another three hold the grill flat. When unfolded, the legs extend outwards, making the grill easier to carry. Likewise, they fold inwards when you don’t need them.

This is a great grill for entertainment. If you want to enjoy some barbecue without worrying about setting up a table on board, this is the one for you.

It’s best not to touch the lid directly because it can get hot. We recommend wearing gloves when handling it. Also, please keep it away from flammables like alcohol.


  • Compact and easy to move.
  • Easy to store.
  • Easy to clean.


  • Lid gets very hot and hard to touch.
  • Hot lid is a flammable hazard.

Magma Cabo Adventurer Electric Stainless Steel Boat Grill


The Magma Cabo Adventurer electric boat grill is designed to fit perfectly into the cockpit of your boat. This durable stainless steel grilling unit features a removable drip tray, an adjustable heat control knob, and a built-in LED light. It’s easy to operate and clean and comes with a storage carrying case.

It’s made with high-quality materials and comes with a 1-year warranty. The cordless power base plugs directly into any standard 120V outlet and requires only 15 minutes to charge fully.


  • Easy to clean.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Easy to store.
  • Quick charge.


  • Only comes with a one-year warranty.


How do I keep my food safe while cooking on my boat?

Keep it cool. Use ice packs or cold drinks to keep your food chilled. Also, avoid storing raw meat near hot surfaces.

What type of fuel should I use?

You can choose from various fuel sources, including propane, charcoal, gas, Kerosine, alcohol, etc. Contact your local authority for details.

Should I add a grill to my boat?

Grills are great for bowriders but are not always easy to use. There’s no reason you couldn’t add a grill to your boat – you need to make sure you buy one that works properly.

Most boat owners choose not to put a boat grill on their vessels because it requires additional maintenance. If you’re looking to buy a boat grill, make sure to consider whether or not it comes with a cover. This way, you’ll avoid having to clean it daily.

A boat grill is usually powered by electricity, which makes sense since many boats don’t come equipped to run a stove. However, some models include a small propane tank, making it possible to cook food over an open flame.


There is plenty of different grilling equipment available today, and each has its own set of pros and cons. However, in our opinion, the two most important things to look for in a grill are durability and ease of use.