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
Fits AeroBlade
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Model number 898
Spare parts



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This product lets me be independent!!


My son surprised me and purchased the Hullavator Pro, along with a kayak. He knew that I would be heading out alone so this rack was the only way I would be able to get my kayak down to the river by myself! I have used it for 2 years and I love the freedom of the product. The only negative (not about the product) is that I can't enter a parking garage that is under 8' clearance. Thule builds a great product, I also own a Thule hitch bike rack!

Kayak Girl

Frederick, MD

Not with AeroBlade Edge


I would have really like to know the Hulavator isn't compatible with the AeroBlade Edge bars. Evidently there's no adaptor either. Sort of a gap in the product line.

Q7 Kayaker

Seattle, WA


Limited parts availability


Piston that aids the lifting mechanism fails too often. There is NO Thule part for it. Instead you are required to buy the entire assembly! Very expensive!


Woodbridge, NJ


Thule Hullavator Pro

3.7 18


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