To whom it may concern:
I ordered a new boat to be built back east and wanted a quality aluminum trailer
so we could transport the boat up and down the west coast and into Mexico
without worry. After much research I decided to go with the West Coast
ABT trailer manufactured in San Bernardino and haven’t regretted that decision
for a minute. When the boat was completed a week early and I had to have my
trailer build expedited, Alex put everything else aside and stepped
up to the plate and delivered it the day the boat arrived! The trailer was setup
exactly how it needed to be to accept the boat. Alex did a great job; he built the
trailer from the boat manufacturers specs with a couple of phone calls and emails
to the factory. The trailer bunks fit exactly to the hull. We drove the boat directly
from the dealer, right onto the trailer and didn’t have to make one adjustment.
After I picked up the trailer from the shop and took it to San Diego you wouldn’t
believe how many compliments I got on the trailer!
I would recommend ABT trailers to anyone who is looking for a quality, dependable
boat trailer that also looks great. Alex builds a great trailer and is very customer
service oriented, Lorraine handled all of paperwork professionally
and she is always a pleasure to speak with.
Thanks to you both!
Port Hueneme, CA
After spending more time on my back working on my rusted galvanized trailer
than fishing, I called Alex and ordered a custom trailer for my 26' Radoncraft.
I'm so glad I did -- this season I was able to spend time fishing rather than
turning a wrench. Alex told me that I fit his customer profile perfectly -- someone
who has a great boat and is ready
to spend time enjoying the boat rather than working on a trailer. Alex spent quite
a bit of time on the phone with me asking for multiple measurements and locations
of thru-hulls, etc.... Since such great focus was put on the front-end, my new trailer
fit the boat great with very few minor adjustments. If you're in the market for a trailer,
ABT is the place to go. I'm very pleased with their great customer service and the fact
that ABT puts out a superior product. My only regret is that I didn't purchase the
Robert C. Gangi
Gangi Development Co., Inc.
229 E. Palm Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
I discovered ABT when I was searching for a manufacturer to fabricate
a new trailer after my existing one was totaled in an accident. After receiving multiple
quotes, I decided to go with ABT because the price was very competitive and the materials
the trailer is fabricated from. Being made of structural aluminum and stainless steel fasteners
I knew this trailer would last forever especially since I only use it in fresh water there is no
issue with corrosion. Another great benefit of going with an aluminum trailer is weight. I
have saved a lot of money in fuel costs over the years. My trailer is now 10 years old and is
in great shape. If I ever find myself in the market for a boat trailer again I will go to ABT
first. Alex and Lorraine provide great customer service and I would recommend ABT to
anyone in need of a trailer. I wish ABTrailers much continued success!
Lake Elsinore, California
My experience with ABT trailers was nothing short of spectacular. The professional
and knowledgeable staff helped me select the right trailer for my boat. Once it arrived,
it was easily Assembled in less than a day.
It was helpful knowing that ABT was just a phone call away if I needed help.
I would recommend ABT Trailers to anyone looking for a new quality trailer.
I fish in Kona, Hawaii. Because boat trailers are subjected to saltwater 100% of the
time here, corrosion is a major problem. After nearly 18 years of using a single axle
galvanized steel trailer, I decided to make a change and
purchase a dual axle aluminum trailer to deal with the corrosion problem. I contacted
West Coast ABT, Inc. via
email and from the very start the staff was very friendly and courteous. After finalizing
my “build sheet” and desired specifications, they were sent to WC ABT. They built
my trailer exact to my specifications even down to the keel roller on the rear cross
member. It arrived in Kona on the timeline established by WC ABT. I am a proud
owner of a boat trailer built by West Coast ABT, Inc. My friends are simply impressed
with their product. Some are even jealous.
I’m glad that I chose West Coast ABT Inc.
Hats off to both Alex and Lorraine!
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE GREAT SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE IN PUTTING
TOGETHER MY TRAILER. WE ALL LEARNED FROM YOU ON HOW YOUR TRAILERS
ARE PUT TOGETHER AND WERE IMPRESSED. SINCE MOST OF THE GUYS WHO
CAME WITH ME OWN BOATS (IN OUR FISHING CLUB), THEY NOW KNOW THAT
ABT PUT OUT A GREAT PRODUCT AND THE SERVICE YOU GUYS GIVE IS
OUTSTANDING. I'M SURE WE WILL BE SEEING MORE OF YOUR TRAILERS
IN PARKING LOTS SOON.
THANKS AGAIN, MEL
I have been negligent as I wanted to send you a testimonial regarding my new trailer.
It is such an improvement over the OEM trailer from MacGregor. Your new MacGregor
customer may have been influenced by a thread I introduced on the Macgregor
Sailors web site (www.macgregorsailors.com) last April. You may wish to view the
reactions from other MacGregor owners there. (see "forums/trailers & towing/what
Roger should have built"). There was a lot of interest shown.There is approximately
300-400 lbs tongue weight on the trailer. It does vary on how I load the provisions
for long trips. The ride is awesome. Absolutely no sway even when trucks pass at
high speed. My tow vehicle is a 2003 F150 Super Crewcab and it does not seem to
matter much between light/heavy tongue weight on any of the three trailers I tow
with it. I am completely satisfied with my selection and the quality of your product.
I have been talking well about it since I took delivery.I will send you a few additional
Patrick Gilbert "Tropico" (99MacX)(10WCABT)
Canyon Country, CA
Vessel: 19 Glasspro, 17 Ali'i Kai
Just one word.... they are friggin awesome. I personally assisted in a small portion
of the assembly and wiring and totally loved it and the way it looks. Frame is
huge compared to the wimpy Aluminums we have here.
Vessel: 22 HHawk
Got one a couple of months ago for my 22ft Hawaiian Hawk. And I am
super stoked on it. If you have any specific questions lmk.
Vessel: 31 Bertram Chasintail
I have one that I received from Alex at ABT. I bought it for my 31 Bertram.
Very well made. if you need more info or pic's let me know.
We also put a friends 35 Bertram on it for maintenance no problems.
Vessel: 17' Currentline
Location: Kailua, Hawaii. USA
I got one a couple years ago for my Currentline. It's solid. Probably cheaper
than buying a spectrum/ez loader.They stacked four trailers and shipped them
as one. Alex is super nice and helpful. I have two friends that have them as well.
All the bolts are stainless. The I-beam is unreal and easy to wash. My last ez loader
rusted through the main rail even though I was anal about washing my trailer
before and after fishing. Luckily my bolt on sliding tongue fit perfectly through
the I-beam under the stock tongue.
I bought my boat last year and it came with an old rusty trailer that needed to be
replaced. Since I tow my boat with a 6 cylinder truck, I wanted the lightest
trailer possible with surge brakes. I planned to use the boat in saltwater too, so
I wanted it to be corrosion resistant and durable. I first looked into galvanized trailers since
they were the standard trailers sold with Arimas. But then I learned about aluminum
trailers on several boating websites. I called ABTrailers and learned that I can have a
custom aluminum trailer made with surge brakes at a price very similar to the
galvanized trailers offered at the Arima dealerships. It was an easy decision to make.
A few weeks later, I picked up my trailer and have been very happy with it ever since.
Thanks Alex & Lorraine.
Best regards, Cornell
I'm now having my second 18000 lb aluminum trailer built by Alex Whitaker at ABT
in the Valley.A pleasure to work with and delivers as promised.....first one is under a
31 Bertram and it can load it forwards or backwards as he built it with about 20
adjustable pad stands. The one he is doing now will also be "universal", but will use
rails and pads...Why go back east when the guy you want is next door??
Alex also did the trailer for my 24 Skipjack. Sweet trailer. It was almost half the
weight of the steel trailer. Love my new aluminum 7000# cap.trailer. Has all
the things your looking for carpeted bunks,dual torsion axles, disc brakes and
guide ons. Tows like a dream and weighs 850lbs without the boat.
24 Skipjack "UnReel"
You will get what you pay for when it comes to a FL. aluminum trailer.
They will not compare to ABTrailers.com, imho. I did months of research
and Alex built me what I wanted for the best price out there, bar none, imho.
Plus, he customized it to fit perfectly, you cannot do that from CA with a FL trailer!
Rorey Hughes - Whaler27 Costa Mesa, CA
I, too am a very satisfied ABTrailer owner. I bought mine approximately 9 months ago
for my Blackman and love it.It tows very tight and quite. Additionally, loading
and unloading is a much easier and safer operation.
Larry - Secret Spot
Alex let me help build mine to keep the cost down. I've pulled around Alex's 31
Bertram and another triple axle Alex built. Mine stops on a dime and the boat
sits a lot lower in the trailer. I have close to 500 HP in my crew cab dully so the
super light trailer is even easier to pull around. No more rust or paint I love it. Alex
knows his stuff he's been a machinist his whole life. Good luck collecting on your
east coast trailer warranty LOL
PO Box 2056
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Go to ABTrailers.com and call Alex. He's local and busts out trailers pretty fast.
I needed my trailer in a few days to take it out of the water and Alex finished it
fast and to every specification. The trailer has three torsion axles with marine disc
brakes on two of them and it is rated for 10,000 pounds for my 27 foot Robalo that has a
10' beam. Call him, he'll give you a great deal.
Alex 714 329 3030
"My rides new ride"
I finally got tired of looking at a terribly rusted frame (I'd already painted over it once),
Wheels that looked like they would rust apart and wincing every time I pulled the boat
in and out of the driveway because I was afraid of dragging my prop and/or rudder
off on the pavers. So I broke down and bought a new trailer. It is a 12,000 pound
trailer. Trail rite could have built me a trailer (galvanized) for about the same money
but I like the idea of aluminum and torsion springs. Also, I am sure I would not have
had the same experience when it came to customizing.
Plus it looks cool!
ABTrailers did an outstanding job and went way beyond in customer service.
When I picked up my trailer I had to drive an hour from the factory to get my
boat and was having trouble getting the boat out of the water even
with three big guys in the back of my truck. I figured it was a tongue
wgt issue so I called Alex. Alex drove out and checked the tongue wgt and
found that we only had 10# for tongue wgt.(he was using my incorrect
measurements). Alex took the trailer back to his shop and had to make
corrections and fabricate a special bow bracket and did that all within
24 hours at his cost. You don't find service like that anymore. I highly
recommend this company, good people!
Atascadero, CA 42
With 20 years of experiences towing boats to all parts of Baja I have owned
many different trailers from most of the manufacturers in California including
Vanson, Easy Loader, Trailrite and Pacific. They all began to fall apart after
their first trip to Baja and salt water. Two years ago I bought a 26' Blackman
to fish Baja with and chose Alex and his team to build the trailer for it.
Aluminum frame and stainless disc brakes and NO leaf springs made sense to me!
We overbuilt the trailer, triple 5000# axles, torsion suspension, electric over hydraulic
brakes on two axles knowing this boat was going to and staying in Baja.
Many trips later I am as satisfied with the trailer as I hoped I would be.
Simply said, Alex and his ABT team build the best trailer on the west coast.
Towing big boats in Baja is a headache. Now without having to worry about
mechanical failures at inopportune times it has become much easier.
George Kibby "Dos Pelones"
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Guys, The trailer did great. Outside of a little issue with getting the boat
out of customs...no issues. Thanks for the great trailer and all the
support to the owners.
I discovered a 36-foot-long catamaran that, before the moment I saw it,
I did not know existed. I was spellbound. To haul my boat, I had
AB Trailers in North Hollywood build a custom, heavy-duty triple-axle
aluminum "Cat" trailer.
"No doubt, It doesn't get any better—and I've seen quite a few"
San Clemente, CA
by Robert Brown (Robert Brown's credits include photography for Surfer magazine,
Surfing magazine and Powerboat magazine)
I have attached several photos of my boat on your wonderful trailer.
I had a great time assembling the trailer.
Trailer was easy to assemble. Strong and reliable. Excellent customer service!
Thank you for the help on this!
Here is a pic of the boat I promised you a while back to if you want to use it on the website.....
Lots of Aloha (and MAI TAIS!)
Aloha here's some pics trailers is awesome!
Joe and I love our ABTrailer. Alex and Loraine are easy to work with and are very accommodating. We were fortunate enough to meet Alex during one of his many
visits to Hawaii as he outfits many boats in the islands. He came to the house and
measured our boat, ensuring the trailer would be a perfect fit. Alex and Loraine
guided us through the build process and answered all of our questions. We decided
on different accessories like the V-bow, sliding tongue, and side guides and as Alex
promised, the trailer exceeded our expectations. Assembling the trailer was fairly
seamless and self-explanatory. The adjustability of the bunks allowed for us to
use the ABTrailer when we purchased a different boat. The ABTrailer experience
was a positive one and we recommend them to boaters from Hawaii and beyond.
Marc & Joe
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