CENTURION ALUMINIUM UTE CANOPY
"The most accessible Ute Canopy"
To suit Volkswagen Amarok | Part #CANOPY-VW
Design Registered NZ 426186
What is the Utemaster Centurion Canopy?
Traditionally, ute canopies are constructed with fibreglass or ABS plastic. The Utemaster Centurion Canopy is constructed with Aluminium which gives it greater strength.
Because it is so strong, we can maximise access through full-width doors without compromising on the structural integrity of the canopy.
This product has been designed and manufactured in New Zealand at Utemaster's state of the art facility and focuses on three key features: Access, Strength & Security.
The most accessible canopy in the world
Finding it hard to reach your tools and equipment through small canopy windows?
Wasting time and feel frustrated when trying to access your gear?
The Utemaster Centurion Canopy features full-width doors that give you access to your gear the whole way down each side. There is no obstruction along the top edge of your wellside meaning you can easily reach over and pull your gear out through the side door opening.
We were recently asked: “What are they like keeping the rain out when open? the worst part of my canopy is all the water tracks straight inside with wings open”
That's so frustrating! We know how many tradespeople and recreationists out there struggle with this. Not only does it damage your gear inside, but it also delays progress on a job site.
Check out this video of the Utemaster Aluminium Canopy being water-tested during the design/ development phase - as you can see the built-in rain channels send any water landing on the canopy away for the inside of your wellside.
Losing your tools and equipment due to a break-in is not only lost money - this can also have an impact on the time and productivity of the job you are working on. Concealed security latches mean each door is locked on both sides, making it hard to pry open.
Optional Central Locking Accessory
The Load-Lid Central Locking kit allows you to lock your Ute Canopy with the factory Vehicle Remote. The Central Locking kit comes complete with a plug and play loom.
Please note: Your lid can be locked manually using the supplied key. The Central Locking loom is an optional upgrade accessory. Only available to suit the 2018+ Volkswagen Amarok.
Heavy Duty Construction
The Aluminium construction allows this canopy to carry much heavier loads than you ever could on a fibreglass or ABS canopy.
This means you can stack it with all your gear to get stuff done and enjoy life's adventures without having to worry about it cracking or damaging your canopy.
Optional Cantilever Rack
The Cantilever Rack is a seriously robust optional extra for the Aluminium Canopy with a 200kg on-road and off-road load capacity.
All utes are designed to flex in between the wellside and the cab. This can be problematic for a traditional roof rack setup that is mounted to both the cab and the canopy because it can cause damage while the flex occurs.
The Cantilever Roof Rack extends over the cab making it completely independent and eliminates the risk of damage to the cab! The Cantilever Rack is seriously useful and robust and is an optional extra for the Aluminium Canopy.
VW Cantilever Rack Dimensions:
875mm (W) x 2365mm (L)
With a fibreglass or plastic canopy, it is hard to mount accessories such as spotlights, roof trays or anything that requires drilling into the fibreglass. This can also compromise the water-tightness and weaken the construction.
With the Utemaster Canopy being aluminium you can easily retro-fit any accessory to the body without having to worry about the structural integrity or weatherproofing and it allows you to fully customise your setup.
Optional Rear Ladder Roller
Struggling to lift a kayak, ladder or trade material onto the roof of your vehicle?
The Rear Ladder Roller is an optional accessory that fits between each side of the Cantilever Roof Rack.
This makes it easier to slide heavy objects onto the rack from the rear of the vehicle.
Powdercoating Black or White: The Aluminium Canopy comes standard in either Black or White powdercoat finish. The powder coating process is carried out in-house using our state of the art powder coating booth and provides a durable finish. Please state at time of order your preference.
Colour Match: If you would like the canopy to match the colour of your vehicle, please contact us directly to confirm pricing and availability of colours.
Because there is a large flat surface area on the sides and rear, and no glass the Aluminium Canopy is an ideal platform for signwriting to show off your company brand.
No permanent fixtures
Looking at upgrading your ute in the near future? Have you ever tried re-selling a ute after removing a fibreglass to ABS plastic Canopy?
The Centurion Aluminium Canopy is fixed to the wellside using existing factory mounting holes. This means no damage to the wellside of your ute when the canopy is removed.
Centurion Aluminium Canopy Review
“This is by the far the best Canopy you are ever going to buy if you are an electrician or electrical apprentice”
Camping & Overlanding with a Roof Top Tent
The Centurion Canopy with Cantilever Roof Rack is ideal for mounting a Roof Top Tent because of it's 200kg load capacity. Hear what Darren had to say about his new camping setup.
Roof Top Tent Mounting
Get more work done faster, enjoy life's adventures
1) Head to our Ute Builder
2) Select your vehicle model
3) Choose a product and accessories
Click "Send Build Summary" to send yourself a full breakdown of the build with more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.) Does having no windows in my Ute canopy fail my warrant of fitness or cause any WOF issues?
A.) No issues at all, windows in a ute canopy are not a WOF requirement
Q.) Can the canopy be colour coded to match my vehicle?
A.) Yes, this is possible! Please contact us directly to confirm pricing and availability of colours.
Q.) What is the canopy load rated to?
A.) With a Cantilever Roof Rack fitted you can carry up to 200kg's of gear. The Cantilever Roof Rack evenly distributes weight across the canopy for maximum strength.
Q.) Will the Canopy work with my existing wellside liner?
A.) Our Canopy is only compatible with under rail deck liners (where the liner finishes within the wellside not up and over the edges)
Q.) What is the weight of the Canopy and Cantilever Roof Rack?
A.) Canopy 75kgs, Cantilever Roof Rack 23kgs, Roller to suit Cantilever Rack 3kgs