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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

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

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.

I did research forever before I bought this rack and they are the best around. If you compare the quality and strength to the flimsy name brand loaders you will see what I am talking about.

Its been a while since I last spoke to you but just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the loader is fantastic. I have been out quite a bit and have used the loader each time. I had it for 15 months now and it hasn’t missed a beat. In fact, I was travelling up the freeway on one trip and the tyre on my trailer blew out. I didn’t have a spare so I pulled into a service station and unloaded the boat on a grassed area, then loaded the boat onto the roof of the Patrol and broke the Real Ezy trailer down and loaded it into the truck. Got a tyre at the next city but now the boat stays on the roof whenever I have a fair distance to go – it travels great and my mates are very envious.

Many thanks for the Boat Loader – we should have ordered it last year, and I may have saved myself a shoulder operation!

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