UPDATED! 2021 v2 - More Streamlined, Colors & Upgraded Hardware!



Complete Set

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Made by outdoor enthusiasts, for outdoor enthusiasts. Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizers are the premier kayak stabilizers in the outdoor industry. Every material and part are all painstakingly manufactured and designed so the last thing you have to worry about while kayaking, is being unstable!

  • WHY BUY?

    • 5 Year Warranty
    • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

    • Hydrodynamic Design
    • Five Colors to Choose From
    • Bridge with Telescoping Arms that Extend 22" in Each Direction
    • High Quality Kayak Clamps
    • Upgraded Hardware

    Dimensions of the floats
    36.5″ long x 7.4″ wide x 8″ tall

    Weight of the floats
    4lbs 3oz each

    Buoyancy Rating
    27lbs per float

    Dimensions of the Bridge
    30″ Bridge = 30″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall
    36″ Bridge = 36″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall
    40″ Bridge = 40″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall
    45″ Bridge = 45″ long x 2.8″ wide x 1.2″ tall

    Weight of the Bridge
    30″ Bridge = 2.07lbs
    36″ Bridge = 2.48lbs
    40″ Bridge = 2.76lbs
    45″ Bridge = 3.10lbs

    Weight of the Clamps
    2lbs 4oz as a pair

    Floats: Polyethylene plastic
    Bridge & Clamps: Aluminum

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do the sizes mean and which size is right for me?

    The sizes (30″, 36″, 40″ and 45″) represent the width of the bridge. Every kayak stabilizer set needs a bridge to operate, as the extension arms slide in and out of the bridge, and the floats slide up and down on the arms. To help you determine what size you need, please check out our handy guide by clicking here.

  • How much does everything weigh?

    The floats weigh 4lbs 3oz each. Because the bridge comes in 4 different sizes, it also had 4 different weights. The 30″ weighs 2.07lbs. The 36″ bridge weighs 2.48lbs. The 40″ bridge weighs 2.76lbs. And the 45″ weighs 3.10lbs. The kayak clamps weigh 2lbs 4oz as a pair.

    All together, the entire kayak stabilizer set weighs between 13.77lbs and 14.8lbs depending on the width of your chosen bridge.

  • What are the dimensions of the floats?

    Tip to tip, the floats are 36.5″ long. They are 7.4″ wide and are 8″ tall.

  • What materials are used?

    The floats are made using strong polyethylene plastic. All of the metal extrusions and tubing are made of aluminum, as well as the clamps. The u-hooks are made of stainless steel.

  • Does your kayak stabilizer fit my kayak?

    The Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Complete Set will fit nearly any kayak. The only reason there could be limitations is if you have a very short kayak and the stabilizer would interfere with paddling.

    If you have any questions about compatibility, feel free to reach out to us by clicking here.

    If you have questions about what size bridge to purchase, check out our handy guide by clicking here.

  • What are the differences between the canoe stabilizer and kayak stabilizer?

    The only difference between the canoe stabilizer set and kayak stabilizer set is the clamps that are used. The canoe stabilizer comes with an angle clamp that allows you to clamp the bridge onto the gunwale of the canoe. Because most kayaks don’t have a lip to use with an angle clamp, we had to manufacturer a different clamping system for kayaks.

  • Can the kayak stabilizer expand or get wider?

    Of course! At a minimum, a Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Set is going to be whatever width of bridge you decide to buy. But each set contains two telescoping arms. These telescoping arms can be extended up to 20″, giving you an extra 40″ of horizontal stability and safety.

  • What is the buoyancy rating per float?

    The buoyancy rating per float is 27lbs.

  • What is the recommended speed limit while using the kayak stabilizer?

    We recommended that while the kayak is in motion, the bottom of the float touches the top of the water level. This will help ensure little to no lag. However, due to the hydrodynamic shape of the floats, there should still be very little lag if the floats become partially submerged while in motion.

    We recommend speeds of less than 10mph. If moving faster than that, we would advise you lift the floats out of the water. Higher speeds can cause stress on the gunwales where the bridge is clamped.

  • Do I have to screw into my canoe?

    Absolutely not! Our canoe stabilizer set is very easy to install and requires absolutely no screwing or damage to your canoe.

    Check out our install directions to see just how easy the set is to install.

  • What's included in each shipment?

    Each shipment contains everything that you’ll need to get going. That includes two stabilizer floats, a bridge, two telescoping arms, two vertical tubes, and a set of clamps.

  • Can I find your kayak stabilizer in retail stores?

    Currently, we are online only. We are actively growing our dealer network and as we continue to expand into new retail locations, we will add a handy link to our website which shows where you may find our kayak stabilizer sets.

  • Do you ship internationally?

    Yes! We can ship anywhere that mail is delivered.

Choosing the Right Bridge Size

Measure the widest point of your kayak – this is most likely the center of your kayak. Measuring the widest point on your kayak allows you to place the bridge anywhere you’d like.


Bold Ivy Canoe Stabilizer Floats – Angle – Red

Hydrodynamic Design

We have designed every square inch of our floats to be as hydrodynamic as possible. Our sleek and smooth lines, along with our choice of polyethylene plastic, allow you to glide effortlessly through the water.

Bold Ivy Canoe Stabilizer Floats

Five Colors

Our customers love to match their canoe or kayak with Bold Ivy floats. That’s why we’ve manufactured 5 different colors so that you can choose the perfect color.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer

Bridge with Telescoping Arms

We made our bridge and extension arms out of high-quality anodized aluminum so that you can be assured that they will never fail or break. The extension arms easily slide in and out of the bridge, allowing up to an additional 22″ of extension in each direction. If you couple that with our 45″ bridge, you can have a kayak stabilizer that spans over 7ft!

Bold Ivy Kayak Adapter Clamps

High Quality Kayak Adapter Clamps

Our clamps are designed to fit directly on top of your kayak. We include everything you’ll need including Rubber-Insulated Brass Rivets if you’re unable to access inside your kayak or reach the bolts at the install location.

Bold Ivy Canoe Stabilizer Extension Arm - Tube Holder

Upgraded Hardware

Bold Ivy provides upgraded hardware for every set. Every Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer set contains 31 different parts and 90 pieces, and we made sure to source the best hardware we could find.

Installing the Kayak Stabilizer

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 1

Remove Bolts

Remove the quick-release pin allowing access to the bolts. Remove the bolts, washers and nuts from the U-Bracket and set aside.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 2

Reinsert Pin

Reinsert the quick-release pin into the U-Bracket.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 3

Open Jaws

Loosen the knobs to open the jaws, allowing enough space to slide the bridge through.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 4

Insert the Bridge

Slide the bridge through the jaws and tighten the knobs. Allow enough pressure to still be able to adjust the bridge as needed.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 5

Place Clamps & Bridge on Kayak

Place the clamps and bridge over your kayak in the desired position. Make sure to allow enough space for paddling.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 6

Draw Around Brackets

Using a pencil, trace around each bracket.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 7

Release U-Bracket

Remove the quick-release pin. Place the U-Brackets back onto your kayak on top of your previously traced locations.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 8

Drill 1/4'' Holes

Using a drill with a 1/4″ drill bit, drill directly through the holes of the U-Bracket and through the kayak.

If you do NOT have access to inside your kayak – OR – you won’t be able to reach your install location inside the kayak, we have included Rubber-Insulated Brass Rivets with each order. For these installations, you’ll need to drill a hole using a 1/2″ drill bit. Insert Rubber Rivets into your hole, and proceed with the install.

Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer Installation – Step 9

Add Bolts

With the U-Bracket on your kayak, insert the screw along with a washer so the washer sits on top of the U-Bracket.

Inside your kayak, place the two larger washers so that they will be touching the kayak, and then finally, twist on the nuts.

To tighten the nuts, you may need to use pliers to grip onto the nuts while you tighten the bolts. This will allow for a airtight and waterproof seal.

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    Mike W.

    I can’t live without it! The kayak stabilizer works wonderfully.

    November 20, 2020
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    Amy B.

    Purchased as a christmas gift so haven’t used it yet, but the set is beautiful.

    November 18, 2020
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    Chloe C.

    It’s certainly not cheap, but installation was a breeze and it’s a gorgeous invention!

    November 11, 2020
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    Hailey C.

    Would buy again!

    November 7, 2020
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    November 7, 2020
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    Madaline R.

    Kayaking season is over, so in anticipation to another crazy year next year, I bought this set for my travels next summer. Can’t wait to use.

    November 5, 2020
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    Mike R.

    The best kayak stabilizer on the market!

    November 1, 2020
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    Fiona H.

    The Bold Ivy Kayak Stabilizer will make a wonderful gift.

    November 1, 2020
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    October 30, 2020
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    Wilson E.

    I love kayaking and fishing and having a kayak stabilizer has kept me more stable while reeling in the big fish.

    October 28, 2020
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