Loading your boat for a weekend on the water is half the battle, but once you’ve done that and arrived safely at the launch site, the Yakima ShowDown Water Carrier Load-Assist Mount makes the last leg of this journey easy as 1-2-3. Designed to mount to your existing roof racks with universal hardware, it features safety pins with lanyard rings that need to be released, and handles that need to be pulled to lower your boat down the side of your vehicle to about waist-height. This makes it easy to wrangle the load off the rack and start the fun.
Taking up minimal roof space, the Yakima ShowDown Load-Assist tilts down 26” and provides 30-45% weight-assistance, depending on the width of your kayak or SUP. Weighing only 21 lbs, it can carry up to 80 lbs – equivalent to one large kayak or two boards. Felt-wrapped cradles flex to match the shape of your hull, and tie-down straps offer peace of mind. When you’re not using it, just fold this baby down flat to eliminate wind-resistance.
Some assembly is required but the installation shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes. You can upgrade with SKS Lock Cores to lock the loader to the base rack, but those are sold separately. Your Yakima ShowDown Boat Loader is backed by a limited warranty.