Let your friends enjoy the trip, because loading and unloading with the Yakima BoatLoader couldn't be any easier. The telescoping load-assist arm lets you load your boat while protecting your vehicle and your boat, and retracts into your Yakima crossbar when not in use.
After a full day of paddling, the last thing you want to do is spend 20 minutes loading your canoe onto a poorly designed rooftop rack. Enter the Yakima BoatLoader, which makes it a breeze to load your canoe or kayak on top of tall vehicles. The BoatLoader is equipped with a telescoping arm that fits inside all Yakima crossbars, along with corrosion-resistant braces and hardware. When you're loading the boat, simply pull out the extending arm and swing the boat into the frame. It's so easy that one person can do it, plus it keeps the boat away from the car during loading.
For occasions when you're cruising boatless down the highway, the extendable arm retracts into the round bar. Designed with the valuable assistance and insight of Yakima's best boat retailers, the BoatLoader is suitable for everything from sedans to SUVs to minivans. Note that the BoatLoader only works with the Yakima round bar.