How to Cook on a Boat - Superior Boat Repair
Skip to main content

How to Cook on a Boat


Boating consumes a lot more energy than most people initially realize, and it’s never very long before someone on board starts to get hungry. However, cooking on a boat is anything but easy, and not many people know how to do it at all. Thankfully, we’ve written up a ton of helpful tips below to ensure that the next time you head out on the water you’ve got a delicious meal waiting just at your fingertips! 

Helpful Tools 

If your boat doesn’t have any kind of kitchen or galley, finding a way to provide food to hungry passengers can be a bit tricky. Thankfully, there are a number of helpful tools you can purchase to ensure you have access to a hot meal while out on the water. If you’re a fan of barbecues there are a number of small portable grills on the market designed to be safely used on boats. Or, if you have access to an electrical plug, you can purchase a hot plate to cook items similar to how you would on the stove. However, until you’re ready to cook your food, you’ll need a cool place to store all your ingredients. Be sure to bring along plenty of ice and a large enough cooler to store all of your heat-sensitive food, as well as your water and various other drinks. 

Food Prep 

Cooking a meal on a boat requires quite a bit of prep. Not only do you need to be sure you’re bringing enough food for everyone on board, but plenty of utensils, crockery, and cookware as well. If possible, try to plan what dishes you’re going to cook ahead of time, and do your best to keep them relatively simple. This will not only reduce the amount of ingredients you need to bring on board but help keep cleanup quick and easy as well. We also recommend using canned or nonperishable food items when you can, as these are much easier to store and will take up less space on your boat. 

Looking for a few helpful accessories or some handy boating gear to make your next boating trip a great one? Then come visit us here at Superior Boat Repair & Sales to browse our massive stock of amazing boat parts, upgrades, and accessories! We offer two convenient locations in Rancho Cordova and Homewood, CA, and proudly serve the nearby cities of El Dorado Hills, Roseville, and Folsom, CA as well.

2024 © Superior Boat Repair & Sales


Shop Boats (916) 638-3382