It’s ideal to look at jet ski stands, a dolly or trolley to move your jet ski around in the workshop or store your PWC off the trailer.
There are various types of jet ski stands in the market, and not all are created equal. The type you buy depends on a range of factors: Whether it’s merely storage or for regular workshop use, the type of ski you’ll store on it, plus the type of person who will use it.
Many people do this as it makes servicing a jet ski easier. Others use these trolleys during the winter months, so their trailer can be used for other jobs.
Given there’s a range in the marketplace, we’ll be showcasing 4 of the best jet ski stands to store your toy. The best part – these all cost less than $300. Plus, all of these jet ski carts have heavy-duty wheels for easy moveability!
This jet ski cart suits a range of Seadoo, Yamaha and Kawasaki models. It’s the cheapest of the bunch, with it often costing less than $200.
It’s ideal for lightweight jet skis that need to be stored. Most beginners on a budget tend to have these entry-level PWCs and want to store their watercraft over the winter months.
Given it’s got the lowest weight-capacity of just 1,000 pounds, it’s representative of the price. Certainly on the budget end and here at JetSkiAdvice, we would only recommend it for storing the smallest of watercraft such as the Seadoo Spark. Some people also use this for storage of small boats or stand-up jet skis, as both weigh very little.
Whilst there are performance jet skis that sit under the 1,000 pound limit, it’s not ideal to store such expensive machines on budget-priced equipment. It’s better to spend that bit extra, so let’s continue to look what else is on the market.
This is perhaps the ideal for most jet ski enthusiasts that need to store their jet
Being only 11″ high, it allows mechanics to easier access and work on the engine compartments when compared to higher jet ski stands. It’s also shorter than most other models, meaning it’s easier to spin around.
Better yet – its weight rating is around 1,200 pounds. The caster wheels are significantly stronger and sturdy, meaning it can run over any loose debris in workshops such as small gravel and sand.
One challenge that users report is that it’s a bit more difficult to remove from the stand. Dealerships and mechanics love this stand, as it lets both customers and jet ski repairs better observe the jet ski, plus they often have a crane or the manpower to later shift the jet ski on to a trailer, ready for more fun on the waterways!
But those shortfalls can be made up in the quality and price of this jet ski stand. Clearly it represents the best value for money here.
When you want to really protect your investment, I would recommend the Aquacart. It’s the most expensive of the range, but it does
The height is ideal for most people. Not only can you inspect the motor, but it’s easier than most models to get the jet ski from the stand on to a trailer, or vice-versa, even without extra help.
What I love the most about this
The 1,300 pound weight capacity of the Aquacart AQ-19b is significant and best in class. It can certainly handle some of the heaviest sports performance water cart available that require dry storage off a trailer. This even includes the Kawasaki Ultra LX.
Building your own jet ski stand
Some people spend upwards of $20,000 on purchasing a new jet ski, then decide (for whatever reason) to build their own jet ski stand for the workshop. It’s not something we can recommend since cheap homemade PWC stands are unreliable.
You’ll want to make sure that if you do decide that making your own stand is the way to go, that it can hold up to the weight. How would you test it? With your own expensive jet ski? It seems quite challenging.
But yes, you could technically make your own jet ski stand for less than $300! We’ve certainly seen it, we just don’t recommend it!
Simply purchasing a ready-made jet ski stand that has already been weight-rated is often the best way to go. Especially one with established usage by other customers. This is because they’re very affordable and save hours of time spent creating your own, which can rust, grow mould, crack or even break when you least expect it.
Workshop jet ski stands are an excellent investment for any personal watercraft enthusiast. Whether it’s for repairs, servicing or simply dry-storage off the trailer, purchasing one is a wise choice that you can use for years to come.
Not all are created equal, so it’s wise to shop around. Find the right PWC metal stand for your ski, whether that’s a SeaDoo, Yamaha, Honda or Kawaski. You’ll find at least 1 of these 4 options ideal for your situation.
Should you have any questions, feel free to post them below. I’ll team will personally respond!