Commercial Trailers


Our commercial grade kayak trailers and canoe trailers are designed and built with usability and durability the primary considerations. We use only 1/8" or 3/16" welded steel tubing and channel. The only components that are bolted on are the lights and ABS fenders. We offer canoe trailers in capacities from 4 to 30. Our most popular size is the 8 place. For the sake of clarity, by "place" we mean the capacity to place one average sized canoe (16') per "place". Our trailers are often used to transport kayaks but it is not possible to rate the capacity in terms of kayaks because of the variety of sizes. The user can make a determination once we have given them the dimensions of the trailer which they have in mind. A pretty good rule of thumb is that you can substitute two kayaks for one canoe.


All of our commercial grade trailers have the following basic specs:
15' long: 7' between trees and an 8' tongue
3/16" channel frame with a 3" x 2" x 1/8" tube draw beam
2" coupler
safety chains
handle on tongue for ease of movement
standard four prong connector DOT lighting and reflective markings
2000# Dexter torsion suspension with EZLube hubs (largest spindles available)
13" bias tires
rack system is 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" tubing: 36" horizontal and 18" vertical spacing


Upgrades available:
13" radial tires
electric brakes
LED lights
horizontal surface padding
fold-away jack
open top box
tree dimension changes


We also offer a unit which is designed to haul kayaks only. The trailer is built using the same materials and fabrication techniques as the units above. The design of the tree system is such that the load bars are on a 10% incline toward the center to facilitate one person loading and unloading. The unit is typically used in a rental operation where a quick turnaround time for up to 12 kayaks can be accomplished with a minimum of personnel. 


Maine Portage is willing to talk about any needs which you may have, we are not locked into any preconceived ideas about your operational requirements. We may have some spec trailers on hand but we usually build to order. This arrangement allows the customer to get what they want and need within 3 weeks (typically). We occasionally have used kayak trailers and used canoe trailers for sale.


We require a 30% deposit on most orders and a 50% deposit on some custom orders. Checks are preferred.

Maine Portage
59 Main Road  .  Carmel, ME 04419  .  207-848-9991  .  maineportage@msn.com
Terry McAvoy  
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