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Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension

Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension

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The BoatLoader EVO helps you load a kayak, canoe, or SUP onto your Yakima Corebar or Roundbar roof rack system. Telescoping arm extends 28" and stores inside the crossbar. Durable corrosion-resistant construction. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y04085 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y04085

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The BoatLoader EVO helps you load a kayak, canoe, or SUP onto your Yakima Corebar or Roundbar roof rack system. Telescoping arm extends 28" and stores inside the crossbar. Durable corrosion-resistant construction.


  • BoatLoader EVO helps you load a kayak, canoe, or SUP onto your Yakima Corebar or Roundbar roof rack system
    • Not compatible with 86" Roundbar crossbars
  • Telescoping arm extends up to 28" to keep boat from making contact with your vehicle while loading
    • Lean the boat against the extension and push it into position on your roof rack
    • Reduces the strain of lifting the boat onto your roof
    • Retracts flush into crossbar when not in use
  • Easily installs in crossbars with included hardware
    • Remove crossbar endcap, insert the extension into the open crossbar, and tighten down
  • Rugged steel construction with corrosion-resistant aluminum sleeve
  • Includes the BoatLoader EVO extension, Roundbar adapters, and a security wrench


  • Application:
    • Yakima Roundbar crossbars: Y00409, Y00410, Y8810027
    • Yakima Corebar crossbars: Y00421, Y00422, Y00423, Y00424, Y00421-3, Y01617, and Y01618
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Dimensions: 36-1/2" long x 3-5/16" wide x 3" thick
  • Extension: 28" from end of crossbar
  • Weight: 3.89 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


  • It is recommended to use the front crossbar location for mounting
  • Crossbars must extend at least 1-1/2" from the end of the towers to install the BoatLoader EVO

Yakima BoatLoader EVO CoreBar and RoundBar Crossbar Required Spacing Diagram

8004085 Yakima Boat Loader EVO Slide Out Crossbar Extension Arm - 28" Extension

Replaces 8004018

Installation Details Y04085 Installation instructions

Video of Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension

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Video Transcript for Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist Review

Collin: Hi everyone. Collin here at etrailer and today we're going to take a look at the Yakima Boat Loader. Now this is gonna be a telescoping load assist, which extends 28 inches outside of your round bar or core bar roof rack system. And it helps you, it gives you that extra hand to get the kayak loaded without straining yourself or asking for set of hands. They had it stow inside your crossbar whether you have a round bar or the core bar. And it only comes out about two to three inches on the end of your bar.

So it's going to be very low profile. And it's gonna be there when you need it.Now a couple things I really like about this boat loader is that it's going to be lightweight, very easy to handle and it's going to be very sturdy and just do what it's marketed to do. At my height disadvantage with my truck right here, it's kind of hard to get my kayak above my head an up into the J Hook kayak carrier. Even though I can handle the weight of kayak I have to get it so far above my head that it's just a little bit awkward. This just gives me that extra hand to hold the front end of my kayak so I can just kind of work it up there without risking hurting myself.Now we'll grab a hold of it and begin to work.

So we're just gonna set that in on the telescoping bar. And then using it as our second hand we're going to make our way to the bottom, pick it up from the bottom and slide it up there. Now that it's balanced on there we're going to make our way to the center of our kayak and then just work our way up onto the kayak rack.Now from here you're ready to strap down your kayak. But we also want to make sure we put this away so we're gonna loosen up that knob. Just push it back in all the way and then tighten it back down.Let's go ahead and remove our boat loader so we can take a closer look at it.

Now it's just going to be a solid steel bar, which is what gives it that 80 pound weight capacity. It's going to be very sturdy. And on the part where it's exposed to the elements it is gonna have a nice aluminum sleeve which helps resist rust and corrosion.Now this boat loader's only be capable with your Yakima Round Bar or Core Bar Roof Rack Systems with the exception of the 86 inch round bar crossbar, you will not be able to use this boat loader with that setup.Now we're going to do a quick install for you guys. It's going to be very quick and easy. I have it on our table right here just to show you one thing.

We have our round bar setup on our bar right now, but our adapters we're going to have in front of us are going to be for if you have the Yakima Core Bar Roof Rack. So if you have Yakima Core Bar Roof Rack all you have to do is remove the two plastic pieces right here that go over the steel bar and then the cover that goes over the round bar on the other side. And then insert these two things on there and tighten it down.But since we have it ready to go on our round bar setup we'll move the table aside. And again, it's already set up so it's going to be very easy just to slide into our round bar setup. Just make sure you get those plastic pieces lined up and into the round bar. There ya go. It should slide right in once you get it lined up just like that. And push it all the way in there. And once you have the bar in place you want to make sure you push your cap over the round bar as far as you can get it. And we're going to take our included tightening tool and tighten down that cover. You do want to make sure you rotate it whichever way it's going to be most comfortable for you to loosen and tightened this knob right here. We're comfortable with it on the side. So we're just going to tighten it down. You want to make sure you get it pretty snug. No need to over tighten. Just like that, give it a quick tug and make sure it's not going to come off. Now from there we'll push our bar all the way in and ten tighten down this knob to keep it in place. And after that you guys are ready to hit the road.And that's gonna do it for our look at the Yakima Boat Loader Telescoping Load Assist.

Customer Reviews

Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension - Y04085

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

The BoatLoader EVO helps you load a kayak, canoe, or SUP onto your Yakima Corebar or Roundbar roof rack system. Telescoping arm extends 28" and stores inside the crossbar. Durable corrosion-resistant construction.

- Y04085

The Yakima Boatloader EVO Telescoping Load Assist is wonderful. It makes loading the canoe so much easier for one person.

- Y04085

The product is great and retailer is even greater in their customer service and keeping the customer informed. Really an outstanding company with the best service I’ve ever experienced!

- Y04085

I received the Rain gutter riser, 66' round bars, boat loader and SKS lock cores all well packaged and in good shape. These are for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler JLU Rubicon. The products were easy to install and will work great for loading and transporting my Hobie Outfitter Kayak. The Outfitter is a heavy kayak at 75 lbs unloaded. The Yakama Boat loader makes it easy for one person to load and unload the kayak. The rain gutter mounts and round bars securely hold the kayak for transportation. When not transporting the kayak the whole system quickly removes. A big plus with ordering through etrailer is the excellent custom service, they will be my go to for future orders.

- Y04085

This extension is a back saver when trying to wrangle my kayak up on top of my truck. My yak is pretty light at 43 lbs but the cross bars are over 7ft up so having to chance to us the bar to steady things before the "big push" are very helpful.

- Y04085

A great help for a short person loading kayaks on the roof. Used on round bars.

- Y04085

The product was shipped very quickly and worked as expected. First class service from etrailer. Thank you

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