Height is no longer an issue! This Thule carrier actually lowers down, enabling anyone to load and unload a kayak from their vehicle. With a more robust latch mechanism, the improved Thule 897XT Hullavator offers greater boat capacity and protection than the previous 897 Hullavator model.
Accommodates kayaks up to 36-inches wide with improved cradle design
Stronger, more user-friendly latch mechanism ensures carrier stays down when loading/unloading, and securely on roof for transport
Thule Hullavator reduces lift height required to load and unload a kayak by 40 inches
No need to reach the top of your vehicle to secure boat to carrier - boat strapping is easily done with the carrier in the "down" position
Superior boat protection with integrated padded support
Side vehicle loading
Mount side-by-side with other accessories - Hullavator lift system requires only approximately 25 inches of load-bar mounting space
Includes lift system, integrated padded support, mounting hardware, and all straps necessary to transport one kayak
Mounts to Thule square, Thule Aero, and Yakima round bars (no adapters required)
Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle
Looking for a boat carrier that allows for rear vehicle loading, factory cross-bar compatibility, and adjustable roller and saddles (fore/aft)? Check out the 887 Thule SlipStream, item #210244282.