All of us here at The Watercraft Journal are big supporters of towable PWC trailers – particularly the Cargo Wave – as they provide so many benefits to maximizing one’s day on the water, be it hauling out everything under the sun to set up a shore side campsite, plenty of food and toys for the whole family to enjoy a picnic, or all the extra fuel, ropes and the inflatable raft to haul your buddies around at speed. Unfortunately, many have tried to emulate the rock-solid sturdiness of the Cargo Wave and fallen short, so that’s why we’re so curious about this newly announced prototype: The Seahorse Hydro-Trailer.
Launched as an Indiegogo crowdsource campaign, the Hydro Trailer pulls a lot of its design from the watercraft it follows itself. The 65-pound, 5-foot by 3-foot trailer features a sealed, hinged stowage compartment similar to your runabout’s front bin, as well as elastic bungee straps over tacky traction mats to hold down wares on its topside, like a kayak and oars. Likewise, there is a molded rear transom that holds a pair of fuel cans. Although a proper gallon-of-storage measurement is absent, the Hydro-Trailer does boast a storage capacity of 200-pounds (which, admittedly can be eaten up pretty quickly with fuel and a cooler full of drinks and ice).
With a little bit of our inner-engineer coming through, we are curious how the rigid A-arm trailer hinge is mounted to the back of a runabout, as grainy images hint at a hook-and-eye mount needing to be attached to the rearward bondrail. Whether this is a permanent modification or not remains unexplained in either the product description or video, so we’ll have to see if further information is released. Until then, check out the Seahorse Hydro-Trailer in action and see what you think for yourself.