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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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Model number 898
Spare parts



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Accessories for Thule Hullavator Pro

Thule Load Straps 523

Two 15-foot heavy-duty straps with cam-action buckles secure heavy loads while our patented buckle bumpers help to prevent vehicle scratches and dings.

Thule QuickDraw

Secure your boat's bow and stern quickly and easily. A simple ratchet system lets you do away with bungee cords and time-consuming knots.


Best purchase !


The Thule Hullavator Pro has made it possible to use my kayaks again, I could not load them onto or get them off my Rav4 myself now I can load them with ease! Love getting out and kayaking again , when I want to go !


Halifax, NS Canada


Best kayak roof loading system out there, but...


I like this system but the tie down just to top of j-bars is not secure even with bow and stern lines, and with channel attachment to Hullavator, there are only two small bolts holding it to actual cross bar. There needs to be a clamp from base of Hullavator to Flat blade cross bar and not just rely on the two bolts. I add another strap that goes over boat and wraps around the actual bar so the entire boat, Hullavator, and bar are secured together as it would be with a J-bar. This fixes the weakest point of this system with the channel attachment to flat bars. Thule needs to fix this as i see a boat blowing off the car if the wind sheers these pretty small bolts and it will happen.


Hanover, NH


Best Kayak rack on the market


I use the Hullavator Pro to load my girlfriend's kayak and mine on the roof of the car, and the mechanism of this rack really gives me an easy way to load them. Both control arms go down the side of the car quite low so you can easily mount the kayak on it alone and it makes it easier to secure it on the rack as you work in front of yourself and not over your head on the top of the car. The package also includes every possible straps needed to secure what you want to carry on the car. The preloaded cylinders make pushing the kayak on the roof of the car a pretty easy job.


Montreal, Qc, Canada


Thule Hullavator Pro

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