Thule Hullavator Kayak Load Assist Rack 897XT
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Thule 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack
fits Thule, Yakima, Whispbar, Inno cross bars etc.

Item Number: 897XT
The Thule 897XT Hullavater kayak rack is an award-winning universal kayak lift-assist system that brings the load platform down to your level and enables anyone to load and unload a kayak without assistance from anyone else. Lowers traditional loading height by more than 3 feet, reducing the power needed to load a kayak to the vehicle's roof rack. The gas-assist struts lift 90% of the boat's weight! Fits Thule Racks load bars (including classic square, modern AeroBlade load bars, Xsporter Pro truck racks, etc.), Whispbar and Yakima Rack bars, ProRack, SportRack, Malone, Inno, RockyMounts base roof racks etc. (AeroBlade t-slot channel cross bar conversion kit also available for pre-2014 Hullavator models).
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$599.95
Description

ATTENTION: THULE HULLAVATOR NOW ALSO COMPATIBLE WITH THULE AEROBLADE, WHISPBAR CROSS BARS, etc.
The 897XT Thule Hullavator side-loading kayak rack has been upgraded with all universal mounting componentry included for attaching the carrier directly to modern-style, multi-purpose base roof rack cross bars with T-slot channels running the length of each bar, such as Thule AeroBlade model load bars (however, not compatible with AeroBlade Edge roof rack systems), Whispbar Racks cross bars, Inno XS Series, Malone Aero, RockyMounts cross bars, Thule Xsporter Pro truck racks, etc. Includes all hardware necessary for installing one complete Hullavator system to the cross bars. Of course, the carrier also mounts directly to standard aftermarket square (Thule, Inno, Malone, SportRack, etc.) and round (Yakima, etc.) crossbars.

PLEASE NOTE: Alternatively, if you purchased an earlier model Hullavator system (prior to 2014), you can still configure your older model Hullavater to fit the T-slot channel aerodynamic cross bars listed above...

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*Easy conversion instructions included.
And, as always, please contact us with any additional questions you may have.


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The Thule 897XT Hullavator kayak rack system received the Silver Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA), one of the most prestigious, global awards for innovation in product design. The all-new 897XT Thule Hullavator replaces the previous 897 Hullavator design with enhancements and now offers greater kayak size capacity and protection with a more robust latching mechanism.

The Hullavator kayak rack system is a vehicle side loading lift-assist system that brings the load platform down to your level, and enables anyone to load and unload any type of kayak without assistance from anyone else. For many solo and tandem kayak paddlers one of the biggest challenges they face isn't on the water, but the loading of their boat on their vehicle's car roof rack. The 897XT Thule Hullavater kayak rack lift-assist system functions without any contact to the vehicle and dramatically reduces traditional loading height by more than 3 feet, simultaneously reducing the power needed to load a kayak to the vehicle's roof rack. The gas-assist struts lift 90% of the boat's weight!

thule hullavater 897XT kayak rack demonstration

The Thule Hullavator mounts to Thule Racks load bars (including square, AeroBlade and Xsporter Pro truck racks; however not compatible with AeroBlade Edge car rack bars), Whispbar and Yakima Racks cross bars, Inno, RockyMounts, ProRack, SportRack, Malone base roof racks etc. Not compatible with factory roof racks. Only takes up approximately 25 inches of load bar space, so other gear carriers (or a 2nd Hullavator kayak rack) can live next to it on the roof rack load bars at the same time. Everything is included for a complete kayak carrier system with gas-assist struts, boat cradles with padded support, mounting hardware, boat straps, and ratcheting bow/stern tie downs all included. Locks to the base rack load bars using a two pack of Thule locks (not included; see accessory add-ons below).

  • Works with all types of kayaks including touring, sit-on-top, tandem, whitewater, sea & recreational kayaks etc.
  • The Thule 897XT Hullavator kayak carrier reduces lift height required to load and unload a kayak by three feet!
    Reduces effort required to lift kayak with gas assist shocks that help raise boat onto the vehicle roof rack. gas-assist struts lift 90% of the boat's weight!
  • No need to reach top of vehicle to secure boat to carrier kayak strapping is easily done with carrier in down position.
  • Thule Hullavater offers superior boat protection with cradles and integrated padded support.
  • Mount side by side with other gear carriers (or a second 897XT system) as the carrier only requires approximately 25 inches of roof rack load bar space.
  • Compatible with any boat up to 34" wide and 75 lbs.
  • Everything is included for a complete kayak carrier system with gas-assist struts, kayak cradles with padded support, mounting hardware, boat straps, and ratcheting bow/stern tie downs all included.
  • Compatible with Thule Racks load bars (including square, AeroBlade and Xsporter Pro truck racks; however not compatible with AeroBlade Edge roof rack crossbars), Yakima and Whispbar Racks cross bars, ProRack, Inno, RockyMounts, Malone, SportRack base roof racks etc. Not compatible with factory roof racks.
  • Locks to the base rack load bars using a two pack of Thule locks (not included; see accessory add-ons below).
  • Easy to follow, step-by-step Thule 897XT Hullavator side-loading kayak carrier installation instructions manual included.
  • Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty!

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