Thule Group

Thule Hullavator Pro, the next generation lift assist carriers for kayaks

Press Release   •   Sep 28, 2014 09:00 BST

New for 2015 is the Thule Hullavator Pro that help kayakers load and unload their boats easier than ever. The new kayak carrier is built around two gas assisted arms that reduces up to 18kg of the kayak´s weight allowing the paddler to load or unload at waist height, all by themselves. 

“Kayaks have evolved in recent years and are now coming with a much wider profile than previous years. The new Thule Hullavator Pro address these kayak evolutions and also makes it easier than ever for the kayaker to load and unload the boat themselves. With the gas assisted extending arms you load and unload the kayak at waist height and get help to move on to the roof of the car” said Eric Norling, International Product Manager at Thule.

Thule Hullavator Pro

  • Gas-assist struts lift and lower 18kg of the kayaks weight allowing one person to load and unload the kayak by them selves
  • Double extending arms lower the kayak up to 1 meter for waist level loading/unloading and strapping of the kayak
  • 8 touch points of padded support for maximum protection for your kayak
  • Aluminum, double coated steel construction for corrosion resistance delivers a longer product life
  • Carries 1 kayak and requires only 1 person to load and unload
  • Includes Thule QuickDraw bow and stern tie-downs to transport 1 kayak
  • Accommodates kayaks up to 80cm wide and 35kg
  • Fit up to 2 carriers per vehicle
  • Fits only the Thule ProBar load racks (To ensure sufficient side of car clearance during loading/unloading)
  • Available: April, 2015

About Thule
The Thule brand was established in 1942. Under the motto Bring your life, Thule globally offers a wide range of premium products for active people that allow them to bring what they care most for safely, easily and in style.

Thule offers among other things roof racks, bike carriers, roof boxes, computer/camera/sports bags and child related products like child bike seats and multifunctional strollers. The products are sold in more than 125 countries world-wide. Thule is the largest brand in the Thule Group.For more information, please visit