I’ll be honest. My boat has a changing room and I have contemplated taking it out so the compartment can be used as additional storage. I prefer to wear a swim suit onto the boat, so there is no need to change. Further, you wouldn’t catch me pooping behind a thin curtain on a boat full of people. I’d rather make a run to shore.
Too much information? Probably, but before you get changing room envy, I want to point out that you may be better off not having one at all.
Having said that, adding a changing room to a pontoon boat is a simple project if your boat is laid out for it, and even if not, there are simple options for “potty rooms.”
If you don’t want to go through the expense and hassle of building a changing room into your pontoon boat, then a collapsible pop-up is the perfect solution.
Collapsible changing rooms can be purchased for as little as $60 and fit easily into an under-seat storage compartment in a pontoon boat.
These pop up rooms are most commonly used by photographers as a way for models to change wardrobe on-location during a shoot. This one gets really good reviews.
Option #2: Build in a custom changing room from parts
Probably the best place to find the parts for building in a pontoon boat changing room is on eBay. They have a number of ready-built changing rooms that all you need to do is slip into an enclosure on the boat suitable for fitting the changing room station.
It’s really a very simple process if you’re rebuilding or renovating a pontoon boat and don’t want to go through the hours and hours of work that can be necessary to install the hinges and springs to make your own. The cost is a little high on some of these solutions, but it will end up looking professional and functional.
A nicer-looking option than the collapsible changing room, but one that is not as easy to set up and take down is the bimini drop-down changing room.
It can be purchased for as little as $70 and is a popular option for pontoon boats that don’t have a custom changing room built into the boat, and comes in a variety of colors.
I love that the Amazon description for the product says that the bimini drop-down gives you privacy for “whatever you need.”