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 1.78M
Boat Length
Recommended HP 20-30HP
Boat Length
Dry Weight (STD) 115KG
The only 4.5m Car Topper BoatBoat Specifications
Casting Platform2.2m
Maximum Persons6
Maximum Load500kg
Recommended HP20-30HP

Standard Features on the 4.5m Island Hopper Cartopper Boat

Fully customised Cartopper Boat Built just for you

Anchor Hatch & Well

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

Sounder Console

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

Sounder Console with Glovebox

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

Custom console with hatch and glove box

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

Rear Bait Tank / Esky – Unplumbed

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

Rear Bait Tank / Esky – Plumbed

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

Step up kill tank / Esky – unplumbed

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

Step up kill tank / Esky – plumbed

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

Wiring loom & fittings for front battery

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

Swivel Seat – Movable

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

Swivel Seat – Fitted

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

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

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

Side pocket (portside)

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

Rod Locker

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

Rear Step

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

Davit Anchor Points

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

Transducer Mount

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

Designer Wraps

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

Coloured gel coat sides

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

Colour flash & two tone boat numbers

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

Two tone boat numbers

Two tone boat numbers make your boat look just that much nicer...Read More
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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.