Yakima BowDown


  • Keep your mind on the water and not on the safety of your boat. Top-of-the-line HullGuard™ padding keeps your boat comfy, and when not in use, folds down for better aerodynamics and roof clearance. Universal mounts fit most crossbars out of box.
      • Folds down when not in use for better aerodynamics and easier access to your garage
      • Universal built-in hardware fits round, square, factory or aerodynamic crossbars right out of the box.
      • Optimized for aerodynamic bars.
      • Top-of-the-line Hullguard™ padding keeps your boat protected during transport
      • SteelCore™ construction uses a steel tube frame for superior strength
      • Integrated ramp system makes it painless to load your boat
      • Includes Heavy-Duty Straps and Bow/Stern Tie-Downs
      • Premium heavy-duty straps with coated metal buckles protect boat and vehicle
      • Integrated bottle opener
      • Lockable with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)
      • Carries 1 boat securely
        • FAQ:

          Q: What kind of boats work with the BowDown? A: The BowDown will work with many types of kayaks, from touring to rec to whitewater kayaks.

          Q: Do I need to use Bow/Stern Tie-Downs with BowDown? A: Yes, all Yakima boat mounts require the use of Bow/Stern Tie-Downs.

          Q: Does the BowDown have a kayak width restriction? A: We recommend the BowDown for most kayaks up to 34" inches wide.

          Q: Does the BowDown work for carrying fishing kayaks? A: For most fishing kayaks we recommend a saddle set such as the SweetRoll or 2 sets of HullHound as these boats can be big and heavy. Have you seen our RackANDRoll trailers, they are a great choice for fishing kayaks?

          Q: What is the weight limit on the BowDown? A: The BowDown has an 80lb weight limit.

          Q: Can you carry a SUP (stand-up paddle board) on the BowDown? A: No, we do not recommend you carry a SUP on the BowDown.

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