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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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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!

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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 Ė 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.
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Couldn't Do It Without It!

this Thule 897XT Hullavator kayak rack review by T.Stout8
vehicle year/make/model: 2004 Land Rover Discovery II
item(s) transported: kayak

In the past it took two people and a picnic table or small ladders to get the kayaks on the roof! Now I can do the whole thing alone....amazing! Also once installed, the mechanisms easily come off so truck can go in garage and they can be safely stored. Directions as usual a bit cryptic.


Hullavater - Your ticket to Freedom

this Thule 897XT Hullavator review by Mark Indermill
vehicle year/make/model: 2008 Toyota Highlander
item(s) transported: Kayak

Without this product, getting out on the water alone would be impossible. Transporting a kayak with two people is easy enough, but when you want a little quite time by yourself, the Hullavater is an absolute necessity. Besides that, its fun to pronounce.


The Geriatric's Blessing

this Thule 897XT Hullavator review by 'Old Boat'
vehicle year/make/model: 2002 Honda Odyssey
item(s) transported: Necky Kyook kayak / Apple Wee Lassie Canoe

The assembly instructions leave a bit to be desired. After some trial and error there is the "oh yeah" moment and then all goes together. The Hullavator itself is a dream. Hoisting a touring kayak onto a minivan roof had become problematic. The Hullavator has added years to boating enjoyment.


Get on the water fast!

this Thule 897XT Hullavater review by Jon & Ann
vehicle year/make/model: 2006 Chevy Silverado
item(s) transported: Two 18'6" Sea Kayaks

Easy install and we could not be happier with this Thule product. They take a little getting used to but they make loading and securing your boats a snap. Some one offered to load our boats for us at the takeout! Get the locks while you're at it.


Awesome Racks But Heavy To Take On And Off

this Thule 897XT Hullavator kayak rack review by Susan
vehicle year/make/model: 2011 Toyota RAV-4
item(s) transported: 2 kayaks

As avid paddlers in our 60's, we decided to treat ourselves with two sets of Thule Hullavator kayak carriers. No more lifting of kayaks above our heads! Although the racks are awesome in getting the kayaks on top of the car and off, they are very heavy to take on and off (I prefer to take them off when riding around town due to a 'rattling' noise and my friends remarking that they looked as if my RAV4 had sprouted a set of 'moose antlers' :-). If made with lighter materials, they would be perfect!


Couldn't live without it

this Thule Hullavator review by Maria Quintana
vehicle year/make/model: 2004 Jeep Cherokee
item(s) transported: Kayak

I am single and rather small, and I can say that without the Hullavator, I couldnít paddle alone, simply because I canít get the boat on the roof of my Cherokee without help. It was certainly a big investment for me, but one that has paid off. I would recommend it to anyone who paddles alone and has trouble lifting a heavy boat up high. Fortunately I already had a Thule rack system on my roof as it wonít work with factory bars. The device isnít without a few quirks however. You need to make sure it is locked when down or it will spring up which is startling more than anything. The other thing is that is tends to whistle rather loudly, but fortunately, the whole thing can be removed by simply pulling out a pin on each of the arms. Again, without the Hullavator, I could only paddle with others, which would limit how often I go, and I like to go as often as possible.


Thank You Thule

this Thule Hullavator review by Ken and Linda
vehicle year/make/model: 2007 Chevy Tahoe
item(s) transported: Kayak

I'm generally not one to write reviews, but I felt obligated to let the world know about the hullavator. It is by far the best lift assist product currently available for kayaks and it is a life saver. We're getting on in our years and my wife and I are not able to lift heavy objects over our heads such as kayaks, but we're still perfectly able to paddle them. We were thinking of selling the boats for the sole reason that transporting them and lifting them was too difficult, but a friend recommended we look at the Hullavater. We soon realized that with its help, we could continue to paddle, so we bought two, and we have been nothing short of elated. Thank you Thule!!

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ORS Crew explains - Now includes the Thule Hullavator AeroBlade Bars Adapter Kit for compatibility with aero-style cross bars with T-slot channels, including Thule AeroBlade bars, Thule Xsporter truck rack, Whispbar, RockyMounts, Malone Aero cross bars etc.

ORS Crew explains - Accommodates kayaks up to 34" wide. / While Thule advertises a max load weigh of 75 lbs, it can actually handle 100 lbs. / Now features an electro-plated bar mount assembly that wonít ever rust. / The mounting bolts are purposely offset so assembly automatically centers itself on the bar as it tightens.

Vin asks - How tall are the saddles without a kayak? Is there an easy way to remove the slide/lift assembly when not in use? Concerned about garage clearance.

ORS Crew answers - They sit up about 18Ē above the bar. They are easy to remove when not in use via the wingknobs.

Willow asks - Just wondering what the noise level is with this system when on the highway loaded and unloaded. Anyone have an opinion?

KJR says - I have this carrier and don't notice any noise from it both when the kayak is loaded and when just the carrier is on the roof.

Wavsalr asks - Has anyone had experience using the Hullavator with a Hobie Tandem Island? I know the TI's width is within the Hullavator's specs; can it handle the weight?

ORS Crew answers - It handles boats up to 34" wide and 75 lbs., so this carrier is not recommended for the Hobie Tandem Island. Instead, look at a kayak saddles carrier such as the Thule 883 Glide & Set or Thule 884 Roll Model.

Vickie asks - I want to use the Hullavater on my 2011 Jeep Liberty factory side rails. What base rack cross bar system do I need?

ORS Crew answers - Go with the Thule 45058 Crossroad roof rack. It includes a pair of 58" cross bars and mounts easily to the 2011 Jeep Liberty side rails. You then attach the Hullavator to the CrossRoad crossbars (FYI, you would enough room to attach two Hullavators to carry 2 kayaks on the 58 inch bars if you ever have the need).

Karen asks - I have a 2004 Toyota Highlander LS with factory rack system. What all do I need to add the Hullavator and one other kayak rack to load and transport 2 recreatonal kayaks?

ORS Crew answers - You will want to first install the Thule 45058 Crossroad roof rack system to the 2004 Toyota Highlander side rails (the Hullavator is not compatible with factory rack cross bars). The 45058 has a pair of cross bars that are 58 inches long, enough room to attach the Hullavator and then also attaching another kayak carrier of your choice next to it (you can also attach another Hullavator if you want two side-loading kayak lift assist systems for loading both the kayaks).

Jay asks - Will this work for carrying a canoe?

ORS Crew answers - This won't work for a canoe. Another good possible option for canoes is the Yakima ShowBoat Roller.

Bill West asks - I am looking for a kayak roof rack that will fit a 2008 Nissan Xterra, that will carry 2--10', 48lb kayaks. I also want it to have the side-loading lift assist. Could you tell me what I need to accomplish this? My cross bars measure 3-1/2" wide and are oval. The side bars are round. Would 2 Thule 897XT Hullavators fit the 08 Xterra and allow 2 kayaks to fit on the roof?

ORS Crew answers - The two 897XT Hullavator lift assist kayak rack systems are a superb option. The only piece missing is the Thule 45058 Crossroad base rack system, which attaches to the 2008 Nissan XTerra side rails and provides the crossbars to attach the Hullavators to. The crossbars are also 58", the proper length for both Hullavators and carrying the two kayaks. Your 2008 Nissan XTerra factory crossbars are not long enough. The Hullavator will not mount to the factory crossbars either.

Ruthie asks - I have an '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser and am wondering if the 897XT Hullavater kayak rack system would work with my roof rack (from the Toyota factory... make for FJ).

ORS Crew answers - Unfortunately the Hullavator does not work on factory rack crossbars, including your 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. You will first need to mount either the Thule 450 Crossroad roof rack system or the Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad roof rack system to the 07 Toyota FJ Cruiser side rails. The Hullavator will then attach to the Crossroad load bars. (Both the 450 CrossRoad and 450R Rapid Crossroad work exactly the same except the regular 450 Crossroad uses the classic square load bars and the 450R Rapid Crossroad uses the premium aerodynamic Rapid Aero load bars.

Courtney asks - We have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and we want to be able to use our 2 Thule Hullavators with the vehicle. Will this work? If so, what do we need for using the Hullavators on the '12 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

ORS Crew answers - Assuming you have the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the flush side rails (the two rails that run from front to back of the rooftop near the roof edges on the driver side and passenger side, and 'flush' meaning that they are flush against the rooftop instead of raised with space between the siderails and the rooftop). You simply need to install either the Thule 460 Podium roof rack system or the Thule 460R Rapid Podium roof rack system to the flush side rails. Both systems use the same Podium Fit Kit (select the 4019 Podium Fit Kit for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee) for attachment to the side rails. Both systems also include a Podium Foot Pack and pair of load bars. The only difference is the 460 Podium system uses the regular square Thule bars bars (select the 58" length) and the 460R Rapid Podium System uses the premium silent AeroBlade bars (select the ARB53 AeroBlade bars length). You'll be able to then attach your two Thule Hullavator kayak sets to either of these bar styles.

Daniel M. asks - Will the Hullavator fit on my new Rola roof racks? Rola Racks say they have a universal fit that works with most other brands accessories..thanks for your help.

ORS Crew answers - The Hullavator will not fit Rola roof rack cross bars. A good alternative is the Thule 887XT SlipStream. Malone Racks also makes a slick side-loading assist called the Telos that can be used with many of the high-end Malone kayak j-cradles, which all work on the Rola rack crossbars too.

Al asks - I took a roof rack off a 1998 Jeep Cherokee and mounted it to my camper shell. It has aero style cross bars. I was interested in getting a Hullavator to carry my 14 ft yak. I see that the system is not compatible with factory bars. What would I need to purchase to make the system work?

ORS Crew answers - The 897XT Thule Hullavator does include the hardware for mounting to certain aero cross bars. Most importantly the cross bars must have t-slot channels (also called top-slots) running the length of each bar on the top. This is how the kayak carrier installs on aero bars, it does not mount around the cross bars like most carriers do. The kayak rack is fully compatible with any AeroBlade, AeroBlade Edge cross bars. If your system does not have the t-slots then you are out of luck. If they do, then the best thing to do would be to check out the 897XT Hullavator instructions, You'll see the complete list of components, included the parts for mounting to bars with t-slots. With the included size and measurements of most of these parts, you can determine if they will work on your specific camper shell roof rack crossbars. If the Hullavator won't work, we suggest other kayak list assist systems that will work, chief amongst these options are the Yakima ShowBoat 66, Malone Seawing Stinger, Malone Telos kayak lift-assist and 887XT Thule SlipStream.

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ORS Racks Direct Demonstration Video & Review featuring the Thule 897XT Hullavator kayak rack. Movie shows features including how the gas lift assist lowers loading height by more than 3' compared to traditional kayak carriers, drastically reducing the effort required to load a kayak to the vehicle's roof rack by 50%. Includes all components for a complete kayak rack system with gas lift assist, padded support cradles, mounting hardware, pair of securing straps, and pair of ratcheting bow & stern tie down straps. The Hullavater kayak rack system will lock to base rack crossbars using a 2-pack of Thule locks (not included; sold separately).


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Audi Q7 Roof Rack Kayak Racks System using Thule 460 Podium Foot Pack, 4002 Podium Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator
2004 Chevy Trailblazer Roof Rack and Kayak Rack with Thule 897XT Hullavator & 430 Tracker II Foot Pack, TK1 Kit, 50" Bars

Audi Q7 Roof Rack Kayak Racks System using Thule 460 Podium Foot Pack, 4002 Podium Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator

2004 Chevy Trailblazer Roof Rack and Kayak Rack with Thule 897XT Hullavator & 430 Tracker II Foot Pack, TK1 Kit, 50" Bars

Ford Escape Hybrid Roof Rack Kayak Rack System using Thule 450 CrossRoad & 897XT Hullavator
2006 Honda Accord Roof Rack Kayak Side-Loading Lift Assist using Thule 480 Traverse, 1304 Fit Kit & Thule 897XT Hullavator

Ford Escape Hybrid Roof Rack Kayak Rack System using Thule 450 CrossRoad & 897XT Hullavator

2006 Honda Accord Roof Rack Kayak Side-Loading Lift Assist using Thule 480 Traverse, 1304 Fit Kit & Thule 897XT Hullavator

2009 Honda Accord Kayak Roof Rack using Thule 480 Traverse Foot Pack, 1560 Traverse Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Hitch Bike Rack & Roof Kayak Racks using Thule 990XT DoubleTrack, 460 Podium w/ 3024 Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator

2009 Honda Accord Kayak Roof Rack using Thule 480 Traverse Foot Pack, 1560 Traverse Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Hitch Bike Rack & Roof Kayak Racks using Thule 990XT DoubleTrack, 460 Podium w/ 3024 Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Kayak Roof Rack and Cargo Box with Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad, 897XT Hullavator & 604 Ascent 1600 Gear Box
2008 Nissan XTerra Roof Rack Kayak Side-Loading Lift Assist using Thule 45058 CrossRoad & Thule 897XT Hullavator

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Kayak Roof Rack and Cargo Box with Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad, 897XT Hullavator & 604 Ascent 1600 Gear Box

2008 Nissan XTerra Roof Rack Kayak Side-Loading Lift Assist using Thule 45058 CrossRoad & Thule 897XT Hullavator

Two Kayak Racks Mounted To Thule Roof Rack Crossbars On 2012 Subaru Outback Factory Side Rails using Thule 897XT Hullavator, 834 Hull-a-Port & 45050 CrossRoad
2010 Subaru Outback Wagon Roof Rack Kayak Carrier using Thule 450 Crossroad System & Thule 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack

Two Kayak Racks Mounted To Thule Roof Rack Crossbars On 2012 Subaru Outback Factory Side Rails using Thule 897XT Hullavator, 834 Hull-a-Port & 45050 CrossRoad

2010 Subaru Outback Wagon Roof Rack Kayak Carrier using Thule 450 Crossroad System & Thule 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack

2010 VW Golf (Type VI) Kayak Roof Rack using Thule 480R Rapid Traverse with 1323 Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack
Audi AllRoad Roof Rack for Kayak with Thule 450 CrossRoad System & 897XT Hullavator Side-Loading Kayak Rack

2010 VW Golf (Type VI) Kayak Roof Rack using Thule 480R Rapid Traverse with 1323 Fit Kit & 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack

Audi AllRoad Roof Rack for Kayak with Thule 450 CrossRoad System & 897XT Hullavator Side-Loading Kayak Rack

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Accessories

All Thule Locks for Car Racks Including Bike, Ski-Snowboard, SUP-Surfboard, Kayak-Canoe Locks etc.
20%+ OFF SALE Thule 832 Locking Straps (one pair) - 10' Lockable Rack Straps for Ladder, Surfboard, SUP, Kayak, Canoe etc.

All Thule Locks for Car Racks Including Bike, Ski-Snowboard, SUP-Surfboard, Kayak-Canoe Locks etc.
All Thule Locks including One Key System lock cylinders & keys, sold as differing quantity multi-packs to enable locking base rack system and/or all gear carrier attachments using the same key. Thule cable locks, trailer hitch bike rack locks, locking rack straps and more are also available for total theft protection.

20%+ OFF SALE Thule 832 Locking Straps (one pair) - 10' Lockable Rack Straps for Ladder, Surfboard, SUP, Kayak, Canoe etc.
The Thule 832 Locking Straps are a pair of 10' all-purpose, heavy-duty, steel-core, locking rack straps (pair of Thule locks & keys included) for securing all types of cargo gear and equipment to roof rack cross bars. Perfect for use with ladders, cargo luggage, canoe, kayak, surfboard, stand-up paddleboards and more.
Our Price: $69.95
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Lashlock Car Roof Rack Locking Systems - Looking for kayak locks, canoe locks or surfboard locks? - The Lash Lock is your answer
Canoe-Kayak Lasso Security Cable System - Kayak Lock / Canoe Lock for Roof Racks

Lashlock Car Roof Rack Locking Systems - Looking for kayak locks, canoe locks or surfboard locks? - The Lash Lock is your answer
If you thought there were no kayak locks, canoe locks or surfboard locks for car roof racks - now you're in luck! The LashLock works with surfboards, canoes, kayaks, construction material, roof bags and more.
Our Price: $35.00
Sale Price: $31.50

Canoe-Kayak Lasso Security Cable System - Kayak Lock / Canoe Lock for Roof Racks
The Canoe-Kayak Lasso is a super-strong theft deterrent device for a kayak, canoe or surfboard. Simply loop Lasso ends around front and rear of a canoe, kayak or surfboard with cable running under roof rack. Customizable barrel combination lock, no key necessary.
Our Price: $48.95
Sale Price: $44.05

All Thule Boat Accessories for Kayak & Canoe Car Racks
Malone Garage Wall-Mount Racks | Malone JDock Hybrid Kayak Hanger & Multi-Gear Storage Rack - MPG317

All Thule Boat Accessories for Kayak & Canoe Car Racks
All Thule Racks kayak and canoe rack extras such as tie-down straps, boat loading aids, bar pads, paddle holders, cable locks and more.

Malone Garage Wall-Mount Racks | Malone JDock Hybrid Kayak Hanger & Multi-Gear Storage Rack - MPG317
The wall mount MPG317 Malone J Dock Hybrid storage rack is more than just a kayak hanger, it's a superb affordable solution to solving the ongoing problem of safely storing ALL your gear in the garage, basement, exterior storage area etc. Safely holds kayaks, paddles, canoe, SUP boards, surfboards, sailboards, skis, snowboards, bikes, ladders and more! 2014 model.
Our Price: $70.00
Sale Price: $62.95

Seattle Sports Boat Keeperz 2UP Two Kayaks Hanger - also Wall Mount Storage Rack for Canoes, SUP's, Surfboards, Ladders etc. - 026015
20%+ OFF SALE Thule Roof Rack Accessories - Thule 232 Step Up Wheel Step

Seattle Sports Boat Keeperz 2UP Two Kayaks Hanger - also Wall Mount Storage Rack for Canoes, SUP's, Surfboards, Ladders etc. - 026015
The value-priced 026015 Seattle Sports Boat Keeperz 2UP Wall Hanger serves as a space saving, wall mount hanging solution for universally storing two kayaks, two canoes, multiple SUP standup paddleboards, surfboards, windsurf boards on their sides against any interior or exterior wall. Mounts to wall studs. Replaces the Riverside kayak and surfboard hanger products. Seattle Sports acquired the Riverside Cartop Carriers company.
Our Price: $34.95
Sale Price: $31.45

20%+ OFF SALE Thule Roof Rack Accessories - Thule 232 Step Up Wheel Step
The Thule 232 Step Up is a heavy-duty portable wheel step that is the perfect solution for quickly providing the extra height needed to load gear and equipment on top of car roof racks on tall vehicles.
Our Price: $79.95
Sale Price: $62.95

All Kayak Carts & Canoe Carts for Transporting Canoes & Kayaks to the Water
Thule Spare Parts & Replacement Parts for All Thule Racks

All Kayak Carts & Canoe Carts for Transporting Canoes & Kayaks to the Water
Canoe cart and kayak cart solutions for transporting boats on wheels, making it an easy process to move your canoes and kayaks on the ground.

Thule Spare Parts & Replacement Parts for All Thule Racks
A complete array of Thule Racks spare parts and replacement parts. Unlike most other online Thule Racks dealers, we are committed to providing service and support over the complete life of your Thule Rack purchases.

Roll over tabs above for product reviews, discussion, videos, install photos, additional recommended accessories & more.

ORDERING NOTES

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, Malone Aero, RockyMounts cross bars, Inno XS Series, 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...

Simply purchase:

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


Thule Hullavator includes everything for a complete kayak rack attachment system with lift system, padded support, mounting hardware, boat straps, and ratcheting bow/stern tie downs all included.

Not compatible with factory roof racks.

Can lock to the base rack load bars using a two-pack of Thule locks (not included; see accessory add-ons above).

We recommend kayak lock straps (not included; see accessory add-ons above) for additional boat theft protection.

QUICK ORDERING SOLUTION
Alternatively, we suggest using our easy Thule Racks automated fit guide to quickly order the correct Thule roof rack base system and/or kayak carrier if you don't currently have one installed:

20%+ OFF SALE Thule Kayak Racks - Thule 897XT Hullavator Kayak Rack w/ Side-Loading Lift Assistance

Our Price: $599.95
Sale Price: $478.95
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Thule 831 Locking Straps (13' length)
Our Price: $79.95Sale Price: $62.95
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Thule 832 Locking Straps (10' length)
Our Price: $69.95Sale Price: $54.95
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Seattle Sports Boat Keeperz 2UP
Our Price: $34.95Sale Price: $31.45
Thule 232 Step Up Assist
Our Price: $79.95Sale Price: $62.95
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