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Bill & Cameron have more than 75 years experience between them in the 4WD repairs and boating industries. It was Bill & Dian’s passion for caravanning, camping, boating and fishing that brought about the design of the aluminium boat loader/roof rack. In our 14+ years of operation we have become recognised as Australia’s best and most reputable roof rack boat loader.

One person can quickly & easily load & unload an aluminium dinghy on & off their 4WD vehicle roof, using a cordless drill or fully wireless remote controlled version, in about 2 minutes! We also make a heavy duty version to suit the larger boats on the bigger vehicles such as the Ford “F” series, Dodge Ram, Chevy Silverados etc.

The heavy duty, but lightweight construction, is virtually maintenance free and perfect for the serious 4WD’er and those people traveling with a caravan and wanting to take a boat too! It keeps the fun in boating by taking the hard work out of taking the tinnie with you! You can see from the video just how easy it is for anyone to operate. We carry out modifications and repairs to aluminium dinghies; also caravan accessories such as outboard carriers. Cameron can advise you on a choice of boat and outboard, modifications such as gunwale rails, steps, floors etc. Ask us about a quote for a full package deal – we are a One Stop Shop!

Feel free to have a look around our ever growing website and if you have any questions, we’re only a click away, enjoy!

FACTS About The Loader

FACTS about the Loader

Best Rear Boat Loader – Australian Made

  • The Custom Boat Loader (CBL) rack is manufactured from high grade aluminium, which is then anodised and powder coated, to give strength and reliability in a lightweight construction.
  • It has a sturdy mesh floor for carrying equipment beneath the boat such as boating gear (rods, tackle boxes, crab nets etc). It is not necessary to remove anything carried on the rack during the loading/unloading process as the boat travels up and over the stored equipment.
  • The gearbox is a fully sealed, long life, synthetic oil filled unit and driven by either a 14.4/18v drill OR we have a 12v wireless remote controlled version.
  • The ropes have a 900kg and 700kg breaking strain. All other fittings are stainless steel.
  • There are 2 standard size loaders available; the smaller loader caters for most boats 3.75m and under with a beam no greater than 1.66m. The larger loader caters for boats up to 4m with a maximum beam no greater than 1.80m.
  • Heavy Duty loaders (remote control ONLY) take boats to a maximum of 250kg on suitablevehicles such as the Ford “F” series, Dodge Ram, Chevy Silverados etc
More Key Features

More Key Features

Robust, self-contained and maintenance free.

  • One person can quickly & easily load & unload an aluminium dinghy on and off their 4WD vehicle roof, and secure it down for travel.
  • Our roof rack is custom made for most 4WD vehicles.
  • The Custom Boat Loader is virtually maintenance free.
  • The rear boat loader is easily removed from the vehicle if not required.
  • The Custom Boat Loader can be used simply as a roof rack.
  • The Custom Boat Loader is simply the best rear boat loader on the market!

You can leave the boat partially loaded and hose out the interior of the boat before completing the loading. This will protect the roof of the vehicle from salty water. We recommend carrying 20 litres of freshwater to complete the hosing out process.

When loading/unloading the boat will not move even in heavy wind conditions – if it is windy enough to move the boat on the loader it’s too windy to be out boating!!



A few kind words.

We are very happy with the Boat Loader – it works perfectly and is a safe and easy operation. It has alleviated the stress and safety problems we used to have getting the boat on and off the vehicle.

Just wanted to send you an email as a testimonial of our experiences with your company Custom Boat Loaders.

I purchased my loader from you back in 2010 and have loved the unit ever since. I upgraded my boat and your support and advise re changes required to the gear box and how to replace it was fantastic. Living in Adelaide I needed to be able to do the change myself and your input and support through this process was magic. Recently I changed my vehicle and you could not have been more helpful regarding information, support and the offer for a local aluminium fabricator to be able to contact you regarding the best way to support the loader through an existing fibreglass canopy.

Selling a product is one thing, back up service is another and it is in this area you again excel.

As a user of your product and almost more importantly as a customer requiring follow up support you and your company have been exceptional and I highly recommend Custom Boat Loaders to everyone that reads this not just for the quality and performance of the boat loader but also for the fantastic after sales service provided even after 10 years from the date of purchase.

Well done Cameron, to you and Janine thank you for how you have treated me as a customer.

I will always promote your company whenever the opportunity arises.

The boat looks absolutely fantastic! Thanks for all the time, effort, thought and advice that has gone into this. Now all I need is a big barra on the end of my line.

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