Enlightened Boating

4.5m Island Hopper

The 4.5m Islander Hopper is possibly Australia's longest and lightest rooftop boat! Weights starting from 115kg the Lapstrake design provides stability, quick to plane and fast top speeds from only a 20hp engine.

Boat Length
Overall Length 4.5M
Boat Length
Beam Width 1.75M
Boat Length
Recommended HP 20-40HP
Boat Length
Dry Weight (STD) 130KG
The only 4.5m Car Topper BoatBoat Specifications
Casting Platform2.2m
Cockpit1.9 X 1.55m
Maximum Persons6
Maximum Load800kg
Recommended HP20-40HP

Standard Features on the 4.5m Island Hopper Cartopper Boat

Fully customised Cartopper Boat Built just for you

Anchor Hatch & Well


Sounder Console


Sounder Console with Glovebox


Custom console with hatch and glove box


Rear Bait Tank / Esky – Unplumbed


Rear Bait Tank / Esky – Plumbed


Step up kill tank / Esky – unplumbed


Step up kill tank / Esky – plumbed


Wiring loom & fittings for front battery


Swivel Seat – Movable


Swivel Seat – Fitted


Electric Pack, 6 switch panel, navigation & stern light


Side pocket (portside)


Rod Locker


Rear Step


Davit Anchor Points


Transducer Mount


Designer Wraps


Coloured gel coat sides


Colour flash & two tone boat numbers


Two tone boat numbers

car caravan weight guide and checklist

understanding car and caravan weights

What size Car Topper can I carry on my vehicle?


Download the simple guide of weighty things to consider when setting up to travel. This guide will help you understand weights and capacities of vehicles and caravans/campers, plus get a free printable checklist to take with you.

Get a obligation free quote Build your 4.5m Island Hopper

The 4.5m Island Hopper by Enlightened Boating is a revolution in the rooftopper market. Designed in conjunction with a famous boat racer, the lapstrake design provides stability at rest and very fast top speeds from a small engine. Based on tests the 4.5m Island Hopper achieved 20+ knots from 2 people and gear with only a 20hp outboard. The secret is in the Lapstrake design, that pulls air under which reduces friction.

The boat glides above the water when planing, however at rest the unique hull provides incredible stability. The built in ballest tank holds up to 70Litres of water at rest and when planning starts a small vent at the front of the boat causes a suction effect releasing water out the back.

We’ve fitted the 4.5m Island Hopper rooftopper boat to four-wheel drive wagons like Nissan Patrols and twin cab setups. Speak with use today to organise an obligation free quote and test drive.