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CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks - 12" Wheels - 14' Boat - 800 lbs

CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks - 12" Wheels - 14' Boat - 800 lbs

Item # CE48870
Our Price: $1,710.43
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Shipping Weight: 227 lbs
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Multipurpose trailer lets you haul your jon boat, kayak, or personal watercraft. Adjustable bunks can be set front to back or side to side to hold different types of boats. 13' Long trailer with 12" wheels supports boats up to 14' long. Fastest Shipping and Great prices for CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks - 12" Wheels - 14' Boat - 800 lbs. Read our customer reviews of CE Smith kayak trailer. Call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service or order your kayak trailer part number CE48870 by CE Smith online at
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CE Smith Kayak Trailer - CE48870

  • CE Smith
  • 14 Feet Long
  • 2 Kayaks
  • Bunk Boards
  • 4-1/2W x 12L Foot
  • Galvanized Steel
  • 800 lbs

Multipurpose trailer lets you haul your jon boat, kayak, or personal watercraft. Adjustable bunks can be set front to back or side to side to hold different types of boats. 13' Long trailer with 12" wheels supports boats up to 14' long.


  • Versatile trailer lets you haul your boat, kayak, PWC, or other watercraft
    • Mount bunk boards front to back to carry a jon boat or pontoon boat
    • Install boards across trailer to carry kayaks or surfboards
  • 5' Long, carpeted bunk boards support your boat
    • Marine-grade black carpeting keeps boards from scratching boat
      • Resists mold and mildew
      • Rinses off easily and dries quickly
  • Hand crank winch with strap helps you load and unload your boat
    • Winch stand can be mounted anywhere along the trailer tongue
    • Bow stop with rubber roller keeps boat from hitting winch
    • Winch does not feature braking capability
  • Plug-and-play wiring requires no cutting or splicing to connect
    • Protective coating keeps wires dry
  • Submersible LED tail lights are DOT-approved
    • LED lights last longer, glow brighter, and draw less power than incandescent bulbs
  • Galvanized steel frame and fenders resist rust and corrosion
    • Great for freshwater and saltwater
  • Trigger-latch-style coupler attaches to your vehicle's 2" hitch ball
    • Included safety chains act as emergency measure if coupler disconnects
    • Skid plate keeps coupler from hitting the ground when not coupled
  • Leaf spring suspension absorbs road shock
  • Assembly required - includes hardware, brackets, and wiring
  • Licensing and registration paperwork included
  • Made in the USA


  • Gross trailer weight capacity: 800 lbs
  • Maximum boat length: 14'
  • Overall trailer dimensions: 13' long x 54" wide
    • Trailer tongue dimensions: 86" long x 2" wide x 3" tall
    • Bunk board dimensions: 5' long x 4" wide x 2" tall
  • Winch capacity: 1,000 lbs
  • Winch strap length: 20"
  • 3-Year sun-fade warranty on bunk carpeting

Coupler Specs:

  • Ball size: 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/16"
  • Weight capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Height (from ground to bottom of coupler): 14"

Tire and Wheel Specs:

  • Wheel dimensions: 12" diameter x 4.8" wide
  • Wheel bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Tire size: 4.80-12
  • Tire capacity:
    • Load range: B
    • Maximum load: 785 lbs at 60 psi
  • 2-Year warranty on tires

Multipurpose Trailer Hauls Different Types of Boats

The adjustable design of this trailer lets you tow almost any type of small boat. You can lay the trailer's bunk boards either side to side or front to back, depending on the watercraft you want to carry. And with 12" diameter wheels and an 86" long trailer tongue, this trailer can support boats up to 14' long and up to 800 lbs.

CE48870 side to side

Install the bunk boards so that they are positioned across the trailer's frame to tow your kayak or surfboard. The bunks provide enough cargo space to tow 2 kayaks at once.

CE48870 front to back

Set the trailer's bunks front to back to hold your jon boat, pontoon boat, or inflatable. You can also adjust the tilt of the bunks to contour to your boat's hull when towing a canoe or dinghy.

CE48870 adjustable brackets

This trailer comes with bolster brackets of 2 different heights, so you can choose the brackets that work for your type of boat. Then adjust the swivel brackets to tilt the bunk boards so that they cradle your boat's hull. Finally, the winch stand can be unbolted and moved along the trailer tongue to fit the length of your boat.

Hand Crank Winch

CE48870 winch and stop

If you're towing a jon boat or pontoon, you can use the included hand-crank winch to ease loading and unloading. After installing the included winch stand on the trailer's tongue, mount the winch to the stand. A bow roller bracket, complete with rubber roller, is also included to keep your boat from hitting the winch stand.

Plug-and-Play Trailer Wiring

CE48870 main harness to 4-way

The wiring for this trailer has a simple plug-and-play design, so it doesn't require any cutting or splicing to install. As you assemble the trailer, route the main wiring harness through the trailer tongue and down towards the body of the trailer. Then plug the 4-wire end of the tail light harness into the main harness.

CE48870 4-way plug

Run the wires of the tail light harness along the sides of the trailer frame and plug the individual wires into the matching wires on the side marker lights and the tail lights. The wires are color-coded so that you can easily match them up - no circuit tester is required. Once all of the wires are plugged in, use the included clips to secure the harness to the frame.

CE48870 4-way plug

When you're ready to connect the trailer to your vehicle, simply plug the trailer end of the main harness into the 4-way flat connector on your vehicle.

Submersible LED Trailer Lights

CE48870 lights

The DOT-approved tail lights on this trailer are fully submersible, so you don't have to worry about water damaging the lights when you're loading and unloading your boat. Each tail light has brake, running light, and turn signal functions, as well as side marker lights and reflectors. In addition, these lights are comprised of LEDs, which last longer, burn brighter, and require less power than incandescent bulbs.

CE48870 side marker light

Amber side marker lights are included as well. They mount on the trailer's frame to keep the trailer visible from the side.

Marine-Grade Construction

CE48870 construction

The frame and fenders on this trailer are made of galvanized steel, giving them excellent resistance to rust and corrosion, even in saltwater. And the marine-grade carpeting on the bunks resists mold and mildew buildup, keeping the wooden bunks protected and free from rot.

Leaf Spring Suspension

CE48870 suspension

This trailer includes a leaf spring suspension system to limit road shock while you tow. A sturdy steel axle runs beneath the trailer frame. The 2 slipper springs on top of the axle flex to absorb the rough motion that can occur when driving over bumpy terrain. Also, the axle, spring hangers, and tie plate are galvanized to resist rust and corrosion.

Trigger-Style Coupler for Easy Hookup

CE48870 coupler

The trailer's trigger-latch-style coupler connects to a 2" hitch ball. The included safety chains act as an emergency measure if the coupler accidentally disconnects from your hitch ball. Finally, the tongue skid on the underside of the trailer tongue keeps the coupler up off the ground when it's not coupled.

48870 C. E. Smith Multisport Plus Trailer with Carpeted Bunk Boards for 14' Long Boats - 12" Wheels - 800-lb Capacity

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CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Boat and Kayak Trailer w/ Bunks - 12" Wheels - 14' Boat - 800 lbs - CE48870

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (57 Customer Reviews)

Multipurpose trailer lets you haul your jon boat, kayak, or personal watercraft. Adjustable bunks can be set front to back or side to side to hold different types of boats. 13' Long trailer with 12" wheels supports boats up to 14' long.


Shipping was surprisingly fast. Service from eTrailer was great.

Trailer went together really well except for one small item. Everything lined up. No issues. Instructions were easy plus eTrailer has a video online going over the build.

My one problem was that the bolts/nuts for the flairs were not right. This trailer is held together by a number of bolts and nylock nuts but the fender bolts/nuts would not tighten. Something between them was off. A quick trip to Lowe's for new hardware fixed that.

Very pleased.


I’m really impressed with my experience ordering this trailer from etrailer. Everything arrived as expected, packed very well with hardware organized into separate bags for the various subassemblies and a very good set of instructions were also provided. I really took my time to ensure the assembly was correct and to enjoy the process. The only minor issue I ran into was that the light bracket orientation didn’t match the manual pictures. I reversed the orientation and they worked fine. Another plus is that etrailer sent me all the paperwork I needed to register the trailer. My experience was so good that I would happily order from etrailer again.


Website was easy to use shipping was super fast The tracking was nothing short of amazing and the quality of the trailer I have no complaints. I did Make a custom bracket and move the front bunk board closer to the front, personal preference only.


So far so good. Easy to follow instructions (about a six pack job). Tracks very well and the suspension is very good for rough back roads at high speed (the main reason I decided not to buy and modify a folding utility trailer and happy with the decision after i hit the first pot hole). I put the bunks perpendicular so I can transport a second kayak or storage box so I will need to see how well the bunk screws hold up in that config as its not exemplified in the instructions so may not be advised(?). Easy to move by hand with a heavy kayak (Old Town AP 136) on it. Buy a tounge handle and spare wheel just in case.


Good trailer comes in multi boxes. Boxes were damaged and bags had holes in them with missing bolts. Easy to assemble

I am sorry to hear that this is not working for your application. Our customer service department will be getting in touch with you about a return label.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 12/08/2022


Great trailer, very well made, detailed assembly instructions. Only problem was missing fender brackets due to packaging damage during shipping. Brackets were replaced without issue. Just took over a week to get them because UPS held the delivery over a long weekend, then transferred to USPS for final delivery.


Well worth the price. perfect fit for our 14ft inflatable.
Video instructions is very well done.


on the trailer side , was very easy to mount .
light : the support was ready for wiring going out from middle of light, but on mine they are coming out from bottom back.

on paperwork side: they do not come with the boxes (4 boxes)
bought trailer july 4 2022 , received july 14, called july 15 about paperwork , was told 2-3 weeks.
after 3 weeks recontacted etrailer , received the paperwork on august 19
got the plate on august 31.


Received in 3 days. One box missing. Called Jesse, and he followed up with UPS. They had split the shipment, but no explanation. No harm, no foul. Received the package the following day. Followed the included instructions and 10 hours later had a functional trailer with a OT MK106 kayak sitting on it. Not bad for an old retired guy. I would come back to etrailer again if I wanted something else.


Great trailer for the price, except it came without any identifying information and Customer Service is less than helpful.
I bought a trailer I can’t use and have no proof of ownership for.

Do not buy from this website. Once you have the item, you’re on your own.


We had a great experience with etrailer when we bought our CE Smith boat trailer. Quinn was very helpful, kept us up to date with every step in the process of shipping and responded to any inquiry rapidly. We are very
satisfied and will check etrailer for future boat trailer related purchases.


Incomplete order. Half the trailer was missing. Shipping was excellent, condition of the order was excellent. But it comes down to I didn't receive a complete order. But you got a complete payment.

I sincerely apologize that you have not received the full trailer. I will have our customer service team contact you as quickly as possible.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/09/2022


Great trailer overall, easy to assemble and works perfectly for my 10" RIB with 20HP outboard.


Extremely high quality trailer and easy to assemble. About 6 hours with 3 people. Lighting back and sides of trailer high quality..Great value for price. Has grease fitting on tires. Only difficulty was following pictures of the wiring harness location on trailer..Rate this trailer a 10..Shipping and office people the best..Richard T

Just this last summer trailered trailer 1600 miles with speeds at 75 mph..trailer springs very good. I trailered a 14 ft kayak and it rode well…
Richard - 01/13/2022


I'm more than pleased with the trailer and the performance launching and retrieving my boat. Ya'll have an excellent product and the assembly was easy even for a shadetree mechanic like me. Instructions were excellent and could not be more concise.


First, I received the trailer kit, in four boxes, ahead of schedule. Building the trailer is pretty much as easy as the video demonstrates. There are not many parts but there are a lot of bolts and compression nuts. I took about five hours to build the trailer using manual tools other than an electric drill for the bunk screws. That includes time to correct a couple of mistakes (not following the directions).

The lighting connected to my SUV's wiring harness and all lights work exactly as expected.

I have an Old Town Sportsman kayak that is 110 lbs empty and it is 13 1/2 feet long. I centered the weight toward the front bunker so about 54 inches extends beyond the back of the trailer. I could have moved it forward but opted to keep a lighter tongue weight.

Because of the kayak's weight, this trailer is so much easier than trying to haul the kayak on the top of my SUV. I plan to transport the kayak between Wisconsin and Florida, plus any place there is a boat launch and fish.

Thank you, and Noah, for making my life so much easier. This is money well spent!


Overall good, except that the tail lights do not last long before allowing water in and getting extremely corroded. The 2 LED tail lights in my case will need to be replaced soon. Always check your lights before you leave so you don't get stopped by police for having defective tail lights.


My trailer arrived in 4 boxes, each were easy to move and unpack. The assembly video on the website was extremely helpful because this is a fairly big project and the parts can be confusing. I also needed the instructions for referencing which bolts to use. The instructions were not in any of the boxes so I called and immediately got help. We downloaded the PDF off the CE Smith website and were good. It's the perfect trailer for my needs and fully adjustable.
I found that watching the assembly video and having the instructions was what made assembly go smoothly, without both I would have been very confused.
This is a great way to pick up an affordable high quality trailer!

It’s been a great trailer for over a year now. I had issues with the lights not working properly. After quite an ordeal I found a qualified person to evaluate the problem and it turns out I had wired something the wrong way. Now it’s fixed and everything works perfect. It is fully adjustable so my 11ft Boston Whaler fits and tows flawlessly.
Doug - 10/11/2021


Product arrived in four boxes. The assembly manual was logical and accurate making assembly an easy task. Frankly, it was the best assembly manual I have ever used.


Trailer is great, exactly what I needed. Initial customer service was poor with nobody being able to tell me why my trailer shipped much later than promised


Absolutely gorgeous trailer with incredible assembly instructions. Love it!


I received this order.hut inside no I’m can’t register in DMV. I send third time email but no answer?why?

I apologize that there has been a delay in answering your emails. You have caught us during our busy season. The paperwork to register the trailer is sent separately and will arrive via priority mail.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/23/2022


This is a very well engineered multi sport trailer with high quality parts and materials. I am glad I went with Smith and purchased through E-trailer!


The problem: How to transport kayaks with smaller vehicle as weight of cross & kayak racks plus kayaks was above vehicle roof weight limits. So I shopped for a "kayak" trailer.
The people at etrailer made the ordering process easy and successful to complete this project.
Great trailer, impressed with the size & strength of frame, and assembly went together as instructed.
Installed bunk boards and mounted Thule DockGrip for Kayaks.
This for me is an easier and safer way to transport kayaks.
Thank you etrailer...


I received bolt-together trailer CE48870, assembled it, and loaded onto it my 300-lb, partially completed, 11-foot speedboat without engine (outboard). I have not put the trailer on the road yet.

Though I had little problem in assembly, the instructions could be clarified and expanded for the benefit of those inexperienced in bolt-together trailer assembly. Examples are: (1) As has been pointed out by others, identification of parts bag numbers in instructions (vs only a photo) would be helpful. (2) Due to the lack of detail in the included instructions, it was possible to mount the fenders using the wrong set of holes in the main rails, requiring removal and remounting of both fenders. (3) Contrary to instructions, the rearmost bolt in the tongue did have to be removed for passage of the wiring connector back into the tongue for protection. (4) Installation of the tail lamp brackets per instructions (“holes toward the bottom”) would result in “backwards” positioning of the tail lamp pair. (5) The winch axle bolt had to be loosened and reoriented in order for the hex on the bolt and nut heads to clear the close tolerance slots in the bow stop bracket. This is not a big thing, but it should definitely be mentioned in the instructions (and video). Otherwise, this could lead to improper installation.

On the winch stand, I had to drill out the series of winch mounting holes for bolt passage, due to the zinc coating material flowing onto the perimeters of most of the holes during the galvanizing process. I would have preferred hex screws vs Phillips head screws for the bunks, due to location and torque requirements.

No parts were missing, except for one washer, for which wrong size was provided. I was impressed that the wire routing clips were of the barbed type, for more positive installation (tend less to slip off). The overall quality of the trailer appears very good to excellent. I’ve giving four stars vs five mostly because of the instructions.

Though the axle, springs, and tires of this trailer are individually rated at significantly more than 800 lbs, the entire assembly with frame is placarded to a derated gross weight of only 800 lbs. The next haul on this trailer, carrying the now completed and fully equipped boat, will be at 784 lbs gross trailer weight, which is therefore at nearly its full rated capacity. If there ARE towing problems, I’ll report, but I expect none, since the trailer frame components seem very well fabricated, the suspension parts axle, springs, wheels, tires appear to be of good quality, and I assembled it bolt-together CAREFULLY! The marketing photos show payloads which appear to be of much smaller weight than my boat, so this heavy of a payload may be unusual for this relatively new design by C.E. Smith just a few years old from my understanding. Tongue weight on my trailer as currently loaded is a bit lower 8.8 than intended, so I’ll be sliding boat forward on trailer several inches during first or second trip to the lake, 8 miles away. Happily, there remains plenty of space on the tongue forward of current station of the moveable winch stand do this.
Ralph - 04/25/2021

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