Yakima ShowBoat 66 - Yakima Kayak Rack

Yakima ShowBoat 66
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Rating of 4.3/5 on 7 reviews
Product Code: 204068
Price: $219.00 USD

Status: In Store Only (call for stock)
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- Ryan D. Martin CEO Yakima
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The Yakima ShowBoat 66

Yakima Kayak Rack

The versatile Yakima ShowBoat load-assist roller makes it painless to get your kayak on top of your vehicle - even if you're loading multiple boats onto your car rack system all by yourself. Comes with a pair of Yakima 66-inch crossbars


  • Padded roller extends up to 34 inches from rear crossbar
  • Roller slides from side to side to allow loading of multiple boats, including canoes
  • Fits Yakima round bars, Thule square, Thule Aero, and most factory crossbars right out of the box
  • Special fasteners provide passive security
  • Tool for assembly and adjustment provided
  • Can be mounted under crossbars for canoe loading, to provide clearance for gunwale brackets
  • Canoe loading not permitted on factory crossbars
  • Stainless steel and brass hardware for superior corrosion resistance
  • 24 inch max extension with up to an 80 lb boat


Weight: 21.5lbs

Length (carton): 68"

Width (carton): 10.5"

Height (carton): 3.75"

UPC: 736745040680

Manufacturer: Yakima

Manufacturer Part Number: 8004068

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I have just finished installing the ShowBoat on the car and have only loaded the boat once for practice. I would have liked two stop collars instead of just one. The driver side bar wants to slide forward more and I have stretched the bars out to max allowed. So far I think the unit will protect the rear edge of the back door of the van just fine. It is just long enough for the Sienna Mini Van - it barely covers the area needed, but the kayak will not be in contact straight up and down. I expect the rating could be a five once I have used it a while.

2015 Toyota Sienna dual door


I purchased the showboat so I could load my Frenzy ocean kayak on my vehicleinstead of squeezing it inside. Had it installed and haveused it 3 times and found I need a spotter while I load my kayak since I lift the full weight of it straight up onto the roll bar. Had I seen one and given it a try I would not have purchased it. I kayak with a group so someone is always there to help but when I get home I am struggling to pull it back far enough to tip it off the back....I have to use a small ladder to reach and that means I am on the ladder while pulling the kayak off. I have slipped once off the bottom step while I had the kayak on the showboat roller and drenched my back. The unit works fine but not for a short person. If anyone is thinking of purchasing this consider finding someone who has one and give it a try. Wish I had.

2013 Ford Explorer


Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-877-432-8301

No! Any tools required for installing this rack product come included in the box!

Absolutely. It's the law for a reason, it's the only safe way to carry your boats. Many of our canoe and kayak racks come with tie downs, if not you can buy them separately.