One of the fascinating products that I have seen in recent years is a pontoon fire pit. You heard that right; it is a fire pit that you can use on your pontoon. You can have a fire on your pontoon and not burn it down.
When pontoon fire pits hit the market a few years ago, it steered a lot of discussions. Some people thought it was the craziest thing ever invented and very unsafe. Who in their right mind would lite a fire on their boat, right?
On the other side, people like me thought it was brilliant. Watching the sunset while grilling marshmallows on your boat’s fire pit is priceless.
If the pontoon boat grill is safe, why would it be any different with firepits? The only difference between the two is that the fire pit is a bit larger, and you place it in the middle of the deck. That’s about it.
As with everything else in life, if you are not careful, you might get hurt. Keep those tinny kid hands away from the fire pit, and you will be safe.
Pontoon Fire Pit – Where to Buy Your Own
Well, here is a tricky thing. The original sellers of pontoon fire pits are gone; they do not exist anymore. I have no idea what happened to them, but they are not in business, it seems.
So why am I writing about something that does not exist anymore?
Who said it doesn’t. Just because the fire pit does not have a “pontoon” written in front of it does not mean that it can’t be used on a pontoon. I mean that because pontoon has a flat deck, and you can add almost any portable fire pit to it and use it perfectly safe. Just make sure you bolt it to the deck.
So here are some examples of “pontoon fire pits.”
Outland Living Series 401 – Propane Gas Fire Pit
This is an exquisite 35,000 BTU high-quality propane fire pit table. It will keep you warm and cozy on those cold nights. The Arctic Ice fire glass is the centerpiece of this table. It perfectly reflects flame lights to create some unforgettable memories.
Outland Living Series 401 portable fire pit is not only great looking but is built to last. The extremely durable powder-coated aluminum frame and resin wicker are weather and rust resistant and allow for effortless maintenance.
With dimensions L 44″ x W 32″ x H 23″ and 93 lbs, this firepit is not the smallest of the bunch but is one of the safest. The push-button spark ignition system offers simple and convenient control when lighting a 20lb propane tank. And to top it all off, the chrome made control valve is 100% smoke-free and allows for variable flame height.
- Perfect addition of functionality and style for your backyard patio fire pits. This stunning rectangular fire Table creates a truly unique fire feature that perfectly compliments any outdoor space that will draw the attention of your family and...
- Product dimensions – 44” L x 32” W x 24” H | Max heat – 50,000 BTU/HR | Tank (not included) size – Standard 20 lb | Clearance – (Top) 80” / (Sides) 36” | Install on (or over) non-combustible floors only, in a well ventilated space...
- The push button spark ignition system provides simple and convenient control when lighting | Chrome manual control valve allows 100% smoke free variable flame height
People are saying so many good things about this fire pit that I must believe them.
The only “complaint” that I have read is that the fire pit is heavy taking out of the box. It must be the quality of the table.
Napoleon Grills St. Tropez Portable Fire Pit
A classic looking fire pit that will match any pontoon design. The Rustic Bronze finish makes it look antique, while the linear gas burner brings in the touch of modern flair. Truly a classic masterpiece that fits every decor.
But Napoleon Grills St. Tropez portable fire pit is not only easy on the eye, but it is also mighty. It puts out 60,000 BTU’s of heat, enough to warm up everyone close to the fire pit. And what you will not see on many of these fire pits are the drainage holes on the top of the stainless steel burner, which will allow the rainwater to dissipate if you forget to put the cover on.
Easy start ignition adds to the comfort, and automatic safety shutoff provides safety for you and your family. What is great about the automatic safety shutoff is that the thermocouple valve cuts the gas off when the flame is disrupted. So not only that it provides safety, but it also saves on propane by preventing gas leaks as soon as the flame is out.
Napoleon is bigger and heavier than Series 401, coming at L 56″ x W 36″ x H 23″ inches and 105 lbs. so you might need a bigger boat. But no one said the luxury does not come with a higher price. Speaking of a price, Napoleon is almost twice the price of Series 401, so keep that in mind when you are looking to invest your hard-earned money.
The fire pit has received 4.8 stars so far, and here are some happy customer comments.
- 60,000 BTU's
- Table is all aluminum construction
- Easy start ignition
The only complaint that I hear is that turning off the gas is challenging because it is under the table, and you might have to get on your knees to do that. When doing that, you have to watch for the area under the grill, it gets scorching, and you might burn yourself if you don’t pay attention.
Tacklife Gas Portable Fire Table
If you are looking for the cheaper version, you should probably consider Tacklife portable fire pit. Just like the previous two tables, the design is elegant and beautiful in every way. What separates Tacklife from the first two fire pits is the cover that comes with it. If you are not using the fire pit, you can cover it and use it as a table.
Tacklife is a smaller fire pit, with dimensions 28″ x W 28″ x H 25, but it is right there with the big boys when it comes to power. It outputs 50,000 BTU of heat to keep you warm during the romantic boat rides. To prevent cracking and damage to the tabletop, it is made of sturdy steel, and the stainless steel burner and control panel was built to last.
With reviews that average 4.6 stars, you can’t go wrong with this fire pit.
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However, some say that even though this is a beautiful fire pit, it uses too much gas. This might be true due to the control ignition switch. For some reason, both the burner and the gas pipe have air in them. When you turn the rotary switch, it releases the gas for about 20 seconds to discharge the air, and only when it tries to ignite the flame. I guess you can’t have the price and efficiency in the same package.
Fire Pit Conclusion
I know that some of you might still be skeptical of the idea of having a fire pit on your boat. It is reasonable considering the danger in case something goes off.
However, as I said earlier, there is no difference between having a grill and having a portable fire pit on your boat. They are pretty much the same risk. They both have an open flame.
So my question is, are you ready to take your life to the next level by purchasing one of the pontoon fire pits. Or are you going to continue resisting the urge to have the best time of your life?