The RIB Ladder maintains an outward angle, supports more than 400 pounds and mounts on the surface, while rubber standoffs help protect the pontoons, according to the manufacturer. The marine-grade stainless-steel ladder telescopes and folds down for storage. Retail prices range from $519.99 to $624.99. The mounting hardware is sold separately and comes in PVC and Hypalon-compatible versions. Armstrong Nautical Products, Stuart, Fla. Phone (772) 286-7204. www.armstrongnautical.com
This article originally appeared in the Home Waters Section of the March 2010 issue.