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More elaborate than a side ladder, this is the solution that came with our boat (sorry for the fuzzy pic):Recommendations for a ladder for a boat with a dinghy davit with solar panels mount on top of the davit. Any suggestions, I am not spider man anymore.
The swim platform with a ladder works great for boarding from the dinghy or kayaks. Even with the dinghy hanging from the davits, we can slip under it fairly easily to access the platform. The kids swim like this a lot.
One of the best features of this setup is the ease of entry/exit for people with fear, balance, or coordination issues. The dinghy pontoons slip perfectly under the platform, making transfer from the dinghy to the boat much easier, without the big step to or from a ladder. You can just sit on the platform with feet firmly planted in the dinghy. Calm conditions, of course.
The PO also had a step cut into the transom when he had the platform installed. This makes getting on or off the deck much easier. The telescoping ladder flips up onto the platform, and the platform hinges up against the transom. It can all be deployed from the water -- again, calm conditions.