Thule 898 Hullavator Pro - Thule Kayak Rack

Thule 898 Hullavator Pro
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Rating of 4.5/5 on 24 reviews
Product Code: 100898
Price: $679.95 USD

Status: In Store Only (call for stock)

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The Thule 898 Hullavator Pro

Thule Kayak Rack

The Thule 898 Hullavator Pro is the ultra premium lift assist carrier that reduces up to 40lbs of a kayak's weight and allows side of vehicle loading, unloading and strapping. New Pro model now holds up to 36" wide hulls.


  • Wider cradles can accommodate bigger width hulls (up to 36 inches wide)
  • Waist-level loading, unloading and strapping by lowering the kayak 40 inches to the side of the vehicle
  • Gas struts making it easy to load and unload the kayak unassisted as the carrier takes 40 lbs. of the kayak's weight
  • 8 touchpoints of padded support for maximum protection of your kayak
  • Corrosion-resistant base and cradles enhance life of the product
  • Thule's One-key lock cylinders (sold separately) allow you to lock the carrier to the vehicle
  • Includes QuickDraw bow and stern tie downs and two center straps with car-protective buckle bumpers
  • Fits Thule square bars, Aeroblade bars, Xsporter bars, and round bars (requires 4"-8" load bar space beyond the edge of the feet)
  • Not compatible with AeroBlade Edge bars


Weight: 42.2lbs

Length (carton): 34"

Width (carton): 17.1"

Height (carton): 6.5"

UPC: 091021607026

Manufacturer: Thule

Manufacturer Part Number: 898

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2nd one I own. Love these things.

2012 Nissan Xterra


We love it for our hobie outback thank u thule

2016 Ford Flex


Amazing system.


Rack installation is more involved than a typical Thule rack. However, once installed, loading a 55lb touring kayak onto the roof of the van very easy for one person, and carries boat securely.

2013 Toyota Sienna dual door


If you have a kayak and it goes on top of your vehicle, buy this. Makes the loading and unloading a breeze. They do cost a lot but if you don't want to scratch your vehicle or get a hernia trying to load anything up high, this is the way to go.

2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimite

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-877-432-8301

Absolutely. It's the law for a reason, it's the only safe way to carry your boats. Many of our canoe and kayak racks come with tie downs, if not you can buy them separately.

No! Any tools required for installing this rack product come included in the box!

Unfortunately, no. The Thule 898 Hullavator Pro can only be used with Thule roof racks. Many factory roof racks are unable to support the stress put on the bars leveraging your kayaks over the side of the vehicle. For this reason Thule only allows this rack to be used with Thule brand roof racks.

The Hullavator lowers to the side of your car. You will still need to lift your kayak to around waist height, but it's totally possible to lift it just one end at a time. Once it's loaded up at the side of your vehicle the rack will lift nearly all the weight of the boat needing just a light guiding hand from you.