Kayak rack

Thule Hullavator Pro

Lift-assist rack for kayaks handles up to 40 lbs of the weight so you can load and unload – even on your own.



  • Load and unload your kayak on your own, thanks to the gas-assist struts that lift and lower 40 lbs of the kayak’s weight
  • Load/unload and strap your kayak at waist height, with the help of double extending arms that lower the kayak by up to 3 feet
  • Maximum protection for your kayak, thanks to 8 touch points of padded support
  • Corrosion-resistant kayak cradles expand to fit wide kayaks
  • Aluminum, double-coated steel construction for corrosion resistance delivers a longer product life
  • Includes Thule QuickDraw bow and stern tie-downs for transporting 1 kayak

Technical specifications

Load capacity 75 lb
Dimensions 36 x 6 x 16 in
Weight 39.7 lb
Rubber cover for strap buckle
Length of straps 2x9.5'
One Key System compatible
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Spare parts



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My challenge is getting the kayak up into the cradles.


Once may kayak is IN the cradles, the Hullavator is great! But my boat is 57 pounds and I can't just lift it up like the guy in the video. If I could, I probably wouldn't need this expensive rack system.

Maine Woman

Portland ME




I absolutely love my hullavator. It allows me to get my CLC Shearwater onto a Hyundai Santa Fe by myself efficiently. Priceless! After drooling over it for about a year, I finally bit the bullet and shelled out the cash. The price is steep, but for me, oh so worth it. Loading my kayak is almost effortless! I use it with the aeroblades and the only issue I have with it is that one of the bar mounts sits slightly askew on the aeroblade making it difficult to get the holes lined up to slip the pivot pin through. The other bar mount sits atop the second aeroblade fine. I do use a small folding step stool when attaching the arms as I am 5'3' and have a tall SUV. I think with more practice I will be able to ditch the stool. Overall, I love it and wish I would have gotten it sooner. When installing, use YouTube videos as a guide and it's not bad. I love it!


Hutchinson Island, Florida


I love this product


The hullavator is a fantastic product. having kayaked most of my life I found myself not getting out much as at age 67 it was becoming a struggle to get the boats on the suv. this product rejuvenated our kayak use almost immediately. I expect to continue to use this product for the next thirty years now that the heavy lifting is handled by Thule. Idid however find the directions to be totally inadequate. If not for Utube the process might never have been completed. Thule should correctly identify themselves as a parts accumulator and deliverer and not a Kayak roof rack manufacturer. Four hours to assemble the entire rack and carrier .


Auburn NH


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