The Barbecue Dining Boat starts a new sport

The Barbecue Dining Boat integrates a charcoal grill directly in the center of a polyethylene hulled boat. Enter competitive relaxing.

There is no losing while on board the Barbecue Dining Boat.
There is no losing while on board the Barbecue Dining Boat. Hammacher Schlemmer

Barbecuing is an outdoor activity. Some might call it a sport. There are certainly enough competitions that one could easily view it as such. Considering some of the hunks of meat that end up on the grill, it also is not difficult to see barbecuing as being a strenuous activity. Fishing is also said to be a sport (or at least it has its competitive elements). Therefore, it only makes sense to put a grill on a boat.

For those who are into either competitive fishing or barbecue, Hammacher Schlemmer has the answer to all your grill-on-the-go needs. The Barbecue Dining Boat is a $50,000 (sorry, everybody) boat that combines food and fire with a trolling motor. A 24-inch-diameter charcoal grill is surrounded by an ABS plastic table, complete with place settings and beverage holders. Seating is provided for up to 10 people, and the whole contraption floats on a polyethylene hull.

Having the required equipment is an important aspect of any sporting endeavor. For the new 2.5-mph sport of competitive relaxing, the pleasure-cruise-in-a-box that is this item is certainly required equipment. As for the framework of how these waterborne cookouts will work, that is up in the air. But with 8 hours of continuous use provided by the 30-watt electric trolling motor, it's a good bet that something will be worked out. And if not, there is always the next day.

About the author

    Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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