Yakima Rolls Out Premium Boat Carriers for 2014

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Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, has boat owners covered in 2014 with two new boat carriers. The SweetRoll™and JayLow™ bring together easy installation and versatility at accessible price points.

Yakima has long been an innovator in the boat mount market, with an eye on getting watersports lovers and their gear to the water quickly, safely and easily. These two new mounts up the ante even further, providing the easiest installation and use yet.

“Our new boat mounts are all about out-of-the-box usability for the consumer. The SweetRoll and JayLow come fully assembled, are compatible with all types of crossbars and have load-assist features built in. All these exceptional features add up to a great experience for paddlers at varying experience levels” said Evan Hampton, Yakima Product Manager.

SweetRoll

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This premium load-assist kayak mount provides kayakers with a unique one-box solution for their boat-carrying needs.

The robust set includes two front saddles and two rear saddles with integrated rollers, making loading the kayak a breeze. The base is spring-loaded, so it automatically adjusts when loading and minimizes rattling when empty.

The versatile SweetRoll is also adjustable to a variety of hull sizes. Articulating paddles tilt to adjust to a variety of hull sizes, alleviating pressure points, while the padded, wing-shaped surface hugs and protects both flat and steep hull types.

The SweetRoll is as easy to install as it is to use. It comes fully assembled and features a tool-free installation. Thanks to its universal attachment, it’s compatible with round, square, factory and aerodynamic bars, and it includes an anti-rotation adapter for round bars. 

Features

  • Tool-free install for all bar types
  • Integrated rollers for easy loading
  • Includes heavy-duty straps with simple strap management solution and bow/stern tie-downs for added stability
  • Locks to crossbars with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)

MSRP: $219
Available: Spring 2014

JayLow

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Behold the switchblade of kayak carriers. With multiple settings and cam-lever operation, the JayLow can carry one boat when in the J-cradle position, two boats when in the vertical position and can fold flat for when not in use.

The JayLow comes fully assembled, installs without tools and is compatible with all crossbars. The integrated ramp system makes boat loading painless, and the soft, over-molded, grooved base cushions the boat and allows for easy cleaning of sand and grit once the adventure is over.

Features

  • Tool-free install for all bar types
  • Folds down when not in use for better aerodynamics
  • Carry one boat in J-cradle position or two boats in vertical position
  • Integrated ramp system making loading painless
  • Includes heavy-duty straps with simple strap management solution and bow/stern tie-downs for added stability
  • Locks to crossbars with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)

MSRP: $159
Available: Spring 2014


About Yakima
Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The portfolios of brands include: Yakima, Whispbar and Prorack.

Each of the individual brands offer a variety of cargo management products including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags and high performance multi-sport trailers.

The Yakima Products, Inc. global headquarters is in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.

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