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Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension

Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension

Item # 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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y04085 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 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.


Really helpful. I use it to boost an 87-pound touring canoe up onto the roof rack of a full-sized SUV. The loader is mounted inside the rear rack bar, and extends outward from there. I lift one end of the canoe onto the extended loader bar while the other end is resting on the ground, then slide the canoe up, lower the front end into its regular position on the front rack bar, move the rear end of the canoe into its regular position on the rear rack bar, and retract the extension.


Might be fine for light weight kayaks. Mine is a Hobie Outback. The EVO loader flexes quite a lot when loading. It works, but I make sure someone else is assisting me to make sure the kayak doesn't slide off.


Made it possible for me to load kayaks on my truck.


Fits round bar well


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


Makes it so easy to load my kayaks


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.


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!


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.


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


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









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  • Can Two Yakima BoatLoader Evo Load Assists Fit on 60 inch Corebar
    Yes a 60 inch Corebar could fit a Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist # Y04085 on either side.
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  • Will Yakima BoatLoader EVO Load Assist Work with Both JetStream and CoreBar Crossbars
    The Yakima CoreBar crossbars have a hollow inside all the way through which allows the Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist # Y04085 to fit into. Since the Yakima JetStream crossbars aren't hollow all the way through we'll need to look at more of a universal load assist like the Rhino-Rack # RR-RUSL instead. This clamps around on the outside of the crossbar so it doesn't require any special system to fit with. Attached are some review videos for you to check out.
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  • What Kayak Load Assist Can I Use With My Lockrack For My 2016 Subaru WRX
    I do have a solution for you, but will not involve the Lockrack Loading Bar. You will still have to remove, or adjust the orientation, of the arms for this solution to work, but this method would be your only option. You can use the following items to help you load your kayak with the Lockrack Loading Bar. Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension, part # Y04085. This load assist bar is stored in your crossbar when it is not in use. It has a weight limit of 80 lbs....
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommended for 2013 Mini Countryman
    You'd begin with a roof rack. I'd recommend a Yakima CoreBar rack constructed of the following parts: • Yakima 50 Inch CoreBars, part # Y00421 • Yakima RidgeLine Towers, part # Y00145 • Vehicle Specific Fit Kit, part # Y06009 Yakima roof racks are easy to install, easy to use and quite durable. The aero-style crossbars are aerodynamic and won't create a ton of wind noise at highway speed like square or round profile bars do. With the roof rack in place, you'll need a kayak carrier. I'd...
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  • Is the Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Only Compatible with Yakima Crossbars?
    The Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension # Y04085 is compatible with only Yakima Corebar or Roundbar roof rack systems. If you are looking for a boat loader that is compatible with the Aero Malone Airflow 2 Crossbars # MPG216, I recommend the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs # MPG114MD-351XL. You will need to purchase a T-Slot Fit Kit for Malone Kayak Carriers # MPG8287 for the carrier to fit in the T-Slots of the Airflow 2 bars.
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