4.5m Lapstrake

There's a reason the outboard manufacturer's want to do their fuel tests with our boats. With weights starting at 180kg, the 4.5m Lapstrake is light, strong, stable and very fast.

Boat Length
Overall Length 4.5M
Boat Length
Beam Width 1.78M
Boat Length
Recommended HP 30-60HP
Boat Length
Dry Weight (STD) 180KG
A real game changerBoat Specifications
Length4.5m
Width1.78
Sides0.63
Weight180kg
Casting Platform1.75m
Cockpit1.8m
Maximum Persons6
Maximum Load500kg
Recommended HP30-60hp

Standard Features on the 4.5m Lapstrake Sport Fishing Boat

Fully customised Sport Fishing Boat Built just for you
+4kg

Anchor Hatch & Well

The front anchor hatch & well is the perfect spot to store...Read More
+4kg

Sounder Console

The perfect platform to hold any size sounder. The sounder con...Read More
+4kg

Sounder Console with Glovebox

The perfect platform to hold any size sounder. The sounder con...Read More
TBC

Custom console with hatch and glove box

The custom console with hatch and glove box is recommended for...Read More
TBC

Side/Centre console with steering wheel

Custom made side/center console to suit your exact requirement...Read More
TBC

GANAT-Swing away steering console

The Ganat Swing away steering wheels are a great option for an...Read More
+4kg

Rear Bait Tank / Esky – Unplumbed

Due to the natural insulating properties, all storage areas do...Read More
+4kg

Rear Bait Tank / Esky – Plumbed

Rear hatch plumbed as a live bait tank. Custom sizes to suit y...Read More
+9kg

Step up kill tank / Esky – unplumbed

Extend the front cast deck with a step up deck setup as a kill...Read More
+12kg

Step up kill tank / Esky – plumbed

Extend the cast deck and make the step less higher for the old...Read More
+3kg

Wiring loom & fittings for front battery

The wiring loom and fittings connect a removable front battery...Read More
+2kg

Swivel Seat – Movable

An Enlightened Boating invention, these super comfortable swiv...Read More
+2.5kg

Swivel Seat – Fitted

Super comfortable pedestal swivel seats on a pole at whatever ...Read More
+6kg

Electric Pack, 5 switch panel, navigation & stern lights, wiring, battery box & battery

A full electric pack including navigation and stern lights, ba...Read More
+6kg

Side pocket (portside)

Great for storing bit and pieces, the side pocket is created w...Read More
+12kg

Rod Locker

Keep up to 6 rods safe in a custom built rod locker for your c...Read More
+2kg

Rear Step

A simple rear step making it easier getting in and out of the ...Read More
+0.4kg

Davit Anchor Points

Davit anchor points strategically placed to make lifting your ...Read More
+0.1kg

Transducer Mount

The transducer slides makes it easy to remove the transducer f...Read More
+0.1kg

Designer Wraps

Beautifully designed custom boat wraps printed by our dedicate...Read More
+2kg

Coloured gel coat sides

During the infusion process we can add die to the gel coat whi...Read More
+0kg

Colour flash & two tone boat numbers

Get a hint of colour and nice looking registration numbers on ...Read More
+0kg

Two tone boat numbers

Two tone boat numbers make your boat look just that much nicer...Read More
What our customers are saying about the cxc Sport Fishing Boats Customer testimonials
Rob with his 4.5 Lapstrake
""I picked up my new 4.5 this week and could not have been happier with the performance and quality.I have been involved with boats all my life and lost count of number ranging from 12 foot tinies to ski boats and game fishing boats.From the first contact with John Hall he was friendly, knowledgable and very helpful. During the building of the boat John and Andy kept in touch regularly and offered good suggesti..." Read More
Rob Southall,
All the accessories you need for the Sport Fishing Boat The full roof top boat solution

At Enlightened Boating we provide a full service for the travelling fisho wanting the lightest, strongest Sport Fishing Boat setup. Our accessories range are recommended so you never have to go anywhere else. We'll help you every step of the way to setup your Sport Fishing Boat, including total vehicle weight, towing weight, caravan mounts, fold up trailers, boat loading to engines and sounders. Customise your Sport Fishing Boat exactly how you want it and get full setup ready to travel Australia!

The ultimate fishing boats

There’s a reason the outboard manufacturer’s want to do their fuel tests with our boats. With weights starting at 180kg, the 4.5m Lapstrake is notoriously called the ‘skeeter beater’ around the work shop. The hull has been designed to maximise speed from the smallest outboards. Designed in conjunction with a race boat builder, the lapstrake design pushes air under the hull creating a quick planing boat with less friction. In turn the boat not only goes fast, it is also very economical on fuel. In house testing got 6.5km per litre at times. With a 30hp outboard we achieved 26knots with 2 people on board and 22knots with a 20hp.

Up to 6.5km per litre, 130km on a tank of fuel

The 4.5m Lapstrake is a serious fibreglass fishing boat. This boat was designed and developed for serious anglers wanting the best estuary and bay fishing boat.