Lake Eildon, in Victoria’s high country is renowned as Australia’s houseboat hotspot and the area has recently seen some significant developments that prove houseboat holidays are more popular than ever.
Big houseboats need big trailers
Just like caravans and motorhomes, houseboats have increased in sophistication and size, but what manufacturers and owners don’t always recognise is that transporting oversize equipment such as a houseboat from its place of manufacture to its end destination is going to require a specialist oversize trailer.
In order to meet the demands of the growing number of houseboat owners, Lake Eildon Marina Services commissioned Drake Trailers to custom-build a trailer for the purpose of transporting houseboats of all shapes and sizes in and out of the lake.
Fully customised design
This was a first for the design team at Drake Trailers. Not only did the houseboat trailer need to extend in width and length to accommodate the vast range of houseboat sizes, the trailer needed to cope with being completely submerged under the fresh water of Lake Eildon.
Using the latest 3D CAD software, the design team delivered a design that met the necessary requirements and included auto-steering axels with hydraulic rams, heavy-duty brakes and radio remote control to assist precise manual steering around the mountainous areas of Lake Eildon National Park. Although Lake Eildon is a fresh water lake, corrosion can still be an issue for marine transport equipment. Using only the best quality high tensile steel and welded using our state-of-the-art robotic welder, the houseboat trailer for Lake Eildon Marine Services is built to withstand the harshest challenges of the marine environment.
New facility for luxury houseboat builder
Further proof of the strength of the houseboat market in Victoria is the announcement that Status Luxury Houseboats are building their new purpose-built manufacturing facility on the shores of Lake Eildon, partly because they can now guarantee the safety and security of their luxury houseboats as they’re transported from land to lake using Lake Eildon Marine Services’ brand new custom-built houseboat trailer.
Whether you’re moving a houseboat, a wind-turbine or a combine harvester, Drake Trailers has a transport solution that will meet your unique requirements. We have been custom-designing and building trailers for over 50 years for a diverse range of customers who value outstanding product quality and exceptional customer service.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you meet your transport challenges. Call 07 3271 5888.