It is not uncommon for boats with lots of freeboard to have boarding ladders. The question always is: "Where do I put this thing when I am not using it?" It is not an easy question to answer.
Eolian's Previous Owner (and I give him all the credit here) came up with a wonderful idea:
But best of all, we don't have to store them, and they are always ready for use.
Christian asked for additional detail on the steps - The best I can do here Christian is to put up this engineering sketch for the steps which was in the ship's papers: