If you recently purchased a Jet ski, chances are you will need a trailer to tow it from one place to another.
The cost of a Jet ski trailer is often overlooked and many people forget to add it to the total cost of owning the Jet ski.
Not all Jet ski trailers are the same, and the prices will vary based on factors like age, materials used, size, features, dealer, etc.
Although if you are not towing the Jet ski around, you will not need a trailer and won’t have the additional cost.
Knowing what the expected trailer costs are can be very helpful when planning your purchase.
Here are 9 things to know regarding Jet ski trailers and cost.
What is the cost of a new Jet ski trailer?
Jet ski trailers have a wide price range and can vary from $800 to $8000. Some higher-end 4 place trailers can cost around $9000.
A single Jet ski trailer will cost can be anywhere from $800 to $1500.
A double Jet ski trailer can cost between $2000-$3500.
A 4 place jet ski trailer can cost between $5000-$8000.
Average Jet ski trailer cost chart
|Jet ski (PWC) trailer size||Average cost|
|Single trailer – steel tubular||$1,087|
|Single trailer low profile – steel tubular||$1,490|
|Double trailer – steel tubular||$1,962|
|Double trailer – narrow width steel tubular||$2,378|
|Double trailer with tandem axle – steel tubular||$2,927|
|3 Place trailer – steel tubular||$3,599|
- These are sale prices from directboats.com and are subject to change at any time. Aluminum construction trailers will cost more.
How much is a used Jet ski trailer worth?
Used jet ski trailers will cost less than new ones. The average cost for a used single trailer in good condition will be around $600. A used double trailer will cost around $1200.
If you can get a used jet ski trailer that is in great condition, then used is the way to go. But if you have the extra money, buying new might only cost $400 or $500 more.
One of the biggest concerns when buying a used trailer is the effect that saltwater has on the trailer. If the trailer has been used a lot and has spent time in the water, chances are it will have rust as saltwater can cause many problems with trailers.
Are all jet ski trailers the same?
No, there are many different types of jet ski trailers and they have different costs. Single trailers will be cheaper than double and 3 or 4 place trailers. Trailers can also have different weights and towing capacities. Aluminum trailers are of better quality than steel trailers and will cost more.
Double Jet ski trailer cost
Some people will buy a double jetski trailer even if they only have a single jet ski. it’s no problem to tow 1 jet ski with a double trailer. It is recommended to buy a double trailer instead of a single if you have plans to buy a second jet ski down the road.
Double jet ski trailers hold their value better than a single and it will save you from selling the single trailer before upgrading. Although the double trailer will cost more to buy upfront, it can be in your favor when it comes time to sell or upgrade.
Plan to pay around $2,000 for a new double jet ski trailer for the lower-end models.
Can you rent a Jet ski trailer?
Yes, it is possible to rent a jet ski trailer. If you are moving your jet ski from point A to point B, you may not want to buy a trailer for just one move. You can get a daily rental for this purpose.
if you are renting a jet ski, chances are it will include the trailer for towing.
Does a new Jet ski come with a trailer?
When you purchase a new jet ski, it does not include the trailer in the purchase price. This will need to be bought separately.
Jet ski trailer prices tend to go up every year but can vary from dealer to dealer. Depending on where you buy the jet ski, you may be able to work out a deal on a package for both the jet ski and the trailer.
What is the cost to maintain a Jet ski trailer?
Depending on your location, jet ski trailers will need to be licenced and registered with the DMV to be legal and safe on the road. This is a small yearly expense that is around $15.
Regular maintenance is very minimal and you may need to have the trailer inspected which can cost around $20.
Unless the trailer needs unexpected repairs, the cost to maintain one is minimal.
Cost of aluminum vs steel Jet ski trailers
As mentioned earlier, the cost of an aluminum jet ski trailer is the most expensive. Steel tubular trailers are the cheapest but with jet ski trailers, you get what you pay for in terms of quality.
Expect the aluminum trailers to be higher quality and longer lasting. Aluminum trailers have significant advantages.
A single jet ski steel tubular trailer may cost around $1000 where the same trailer made with aluminum can cost $1300 -$1500.
Do Jet ski trailers go on sale?
It’s not common for jet ski trailers to go on sale. They generally hold their price and tend to go up every year. Some dealers will put on a sale from time to time but it won’t be a significant sale.
There is not a huge markup in jet ski trailer cost so it’s rare to find a big sale.