Thule 897XT Hullavator

The 897xt Hullavator is the absolute best lift-assist kayak carrier available! Its lift-assist design allows you to safely and easily load and unload your kayak to your multi-sport roof rack system. It features gas-assist struts which actually lift your kayak for you, allowing waist-level loading and unloading right at the side of your vehicle. This kayak carrier has absolutely redesigned the one-person loading system for kayaks!




  • Lift or lower up to 40lbs or 90% of the kayaks weight with gas-assisted struts
  • Carries 1 kayak
  • One person loading and unloading
  • Load your boat at the side of your vehicle then travel with it on top
  • More convenient and safe than top-loading kayak racks
  • Lowers kayak up to 40" from the top of the vehicle
  • Maximum protection and support with 8 padded points of contact
  • Aluminum and coated steel construction gives you years of rust free use
  • Maximum 2 carriers per vehicle
  • Includes bow/stern tie downs and 2 load straps
  • Fits kayaks up to 36" wide and 75 lbs
  • Lockable with SKS Lock Cores (sold separately)
  • Attaches to Yakima and Thule Load Bars only


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