You’ve done it. You bought the boat of your dreams. Now, how do you plan on getting it to the water? Towing a jet boat to the beach is not as complicated as it may sound when you first buy your boat. After confirming that your car is capable of towing your new boat to its launch point, you’ll need to purchase a trailer to make it possible.
What Should You Look For in a Trailer
Of course, your trailer needs to be the appropriate length and width for your boat to be able to fit securely. Less obvious may be that the “wet” weight is also incredibly important; you may know the “dry” weight from the manufacturer, but it is your responsibility to weigh the boat once it is loaded up with batteries, fuel, outboard engines, water, and any substantial accessories like removable tops.
You’ll also want to know what material you’re looking for in a trailer. Here at Rogue Jet Boats, it’s not just our namesake watercraft that show our expert aluminum craftsmanship—we also manufacture our signature Guardian Trailer from quality welded aluminum. Compared to the alternative option of galvanized steel, Aluminum trailers are significantly lighter weight and more easily maneuverable, enabling cars with lower tow weights to tow larger boats. Aluminum, which corrodes but never rusts, is also considered to be the more aesthetically pleasing option.
Other features to consider:
- LED vs. Incandescent Lights – Incandescent lights may be a cheaper option, but LEDs are more durable and longer-lasting.
- Single or Dual Wheel Tongue Jack – Single wheel jacks will only have a capacity of less than 1200 lbs, while dual-wheel jacks are able to maneuver larger boats much more easily.
- Standard ST or Radial Tires – All boat trailers require special tires (ST). Radial Tires are a type of ST with enough flex to provide more contact with the ground, improving traction and evening out tread wear.
Interested in learning more about the Guardian difference? Our team of professionals is prepared to answer any of your questions and help you find the solutions to all your boating needs. Contact us today to discuss your options.