Local boat trailer manufacturer

G'day All,


Had grand designs on getting a Tezza's Trailer built from my 18 foot glass boat. As he is shut down now, any ideas on who can do a good job and build me a C Channel or I beam trailer in Perth or WA in general. I'd prefer Galvanised Steel, not ALI.

It's a 18 foot Chivers Formula 1800 (Chivers Sportsman)

I want to go dual axle for long distance reliability (had a dual axle trailer on my last boat, which was the exact same model of boat)


Any ideas greatly appreciated...





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 We just recently got one

Sun, 2022-02-27 17:20

 We just recently got one made by south west trailers for our 19 foot swiftcraft.  Galvanized c channel.  Looks great and rides well. A decent price too. Took a few months as they make to suit the boat


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I'll send you a private

Sat, 2022-03-26 09:17

I'll send you a private message Russ.




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 We have recently purchased a

Mon, 2022-02-28 05:07

 We have recently purchased a trailit trailer 

original trailer on our big was a trailit and it lasted 12 years with little attention 

Good pricing and fitted with it useful extras 

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Mon, 2022-02-28 16:45

 Trailit is one of the last left, make sure that you ask for Wayne the owner.

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Check out Duratow. They are

Mon, 2022-02-28 21:30

Check out Duratow. They are locally made C channel trailers. 

I strongly considered one of these for a new boat build that is about to start but decided to go with the custom ali trailer made by the boat builder instead. If I was going steel, Duratow would have been my preference.


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 Just a question, why would

Tue, 2022-03-01 10:04

 Just a question, why would you want galvanised steel and not aluminium?

I'm considering replacing my trailer and thought that aluminium C channel was the best, interested to hear why you prefer steel?


I don't know much about this so would love to hear your thoughts.

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it's hard to change...I don't

Sat, 2022-03-26 09:38

it's hard to change...I don't like the look of the off the shelf ALI ones getting around. Have had trailer boats for over 20 years, and the trailers have lasted well (I maintain mine every winter religiously)

Those custom made ones are 10k plus to suit my boat (not viable) and the bolt together ones worry me a fair bit (Galvanic corrosion aside)

A well maintained Gal steel trailer will last ~30 years. I havent seen a 30 year old ALI one yet (someone prove me wrong)


If weight is a huge factor for your tow vehicle/GCM, then I understand the choice of ALI. If not, for me the Aussie built steel trailer is the go. You can buy chinese made for cheap (have even seen some painted ones getting around) but I know I'll be keeping this boat at least another 10 years- So why buy twice?


that saying comes to mind "The poor man buys twice" If it works and has proven itself, why change :)




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