I have a dedicated Dive/Swim/Boarding platform built on the stern of my boat...some think it is hideous looking...me thinks some guys wife's are as well..
..so to each his own...
Anyway you could copy it or make something similar for just about any non sugar scooped equipped boat in your price
range for less then 500.00...Mine is all aluminum
with a section of removable neoprene as non skid and rump skid protection.
slats are spaced apart so water will flow through it so if needed you can even lower it past horizontal in a more vertical position greatly reducing the danger
of getting hit or injured by it in a seaway for use as a ladder or even a crane to assist in MOB
In the horizontal it is 6" off the water..a bit lower say 3" would have been perfect.
I have reriged it to use blocks further forward of the ones shown in this picture off the dingy davits
so it Stowe's near vertical up against the transom..thereby still making the dingy davits
useful for there intended purpose...I intend to electrify both operations as well so a 5 year old can raise or deploy either dingy or platform if needed.
Another use I intend to incorporate into the design is for it to function as my cassette holder for my emergency rudder
...I plan on running the control cables
right through the transom so they can hook directly to the steering
quadrant, maintaining wheel/auto pilot steering
capabilities of the emergency rudder
.....WAY down the project
list right now .
OH...In case your wondering...yes that is a hot/cold pressure shower head
plumbed out the Stern...so I guess its an outdoor shower
stall as well...nice fish cleaning
station or a dangle your toseys in the water privet get-a-way spot on the boat too..
...Sometimes my dog house..