Custom Boat Trailers

There is a huge myth that custom boat trailers / bespoke boat trailers can cost a lot more. Here`s why this is not true for us.

At Ashton Marine Services Ltd we can very easily provide custom built / bespoke boat trailers at very little extra cost if any. We can offer this value added service as we work with probably the most flexible trailer manufacture to work with in the UK who also provide the biggest range in the UK ie Snipe, Bramber, Rapide, Mersea and have been making custom trailers for years.

A custom built trailer is not harder to produce in real terms ( apart from the drawing) than any other trailer as it is computer generated automatically creating a parts list with manufacture mostly cut/ welded by machine/ robots. This can mean very little difference in materials used enabling us to offer this bespoke service at no or very little extra cost.

Why buy a custom built boat trailer?

There are lots of reasons why people want these, some very common considerations are:

Light but long boat: As a rule of thumb for boat trailers the longer it is the more it will carry and the higher the costs. This means a long but light boat will often be quoted with a far over specified load limit and cost far more than it needs to.

Hull support:  How the boat is supported is a key consideration when buying a trailer so that you don’t stress the hull. If we  are not happy with how the boat will be supported we can either move the rollers on a standard model or simply design one with the bunk or roller system in a better place to support the boat hull.

Features:  Over the years there have been many additional features / options added to trailers from twin spare wheel brackets to additional steps on the trailer to help with getting on and off the boat.   Other requests have included bigger wheels and an extra axle due to where the trailer was going sometimes on a daily basis for example very hard to access/remote farm tracks

Best solution: Some of the reasons we get asked for a bespoke trailer/ custom built boat trailer is simply that customers want the best possible solution for their boat.


Mersea boat trailers are made in the same factory as Snipe, Bramber and Rapide  and are the UK’s leading supplier of trailers for sailing boats and dinghies. Due to this, a huge number of boat trailers are custom built to fit the boat to give it the best support due the varied hull designs.

They have been doing this for many years and hence the process has become very quick and easy to do hence why the prices are probably the best in the UK and yet you still get a custom made solution.


Our job is to give you the best road legal trailer at the best price and often these are bespoke / custom built trailers in some way and at no or a or very small extra cost. Where there are options we will always give you them so that you can establish if the small amount extra is worth it.

For more information please call 0759 563 8185