Thule Hullavator Pro 898 Load‑Assist Kayak Carrier

by Thule

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Shipping Information

Standard Shipping

It is our goal to provide reasonably priced, quick shipping to our customers, both domestically and abroad. We know your needs vary, so we offer a range of options from economical to expedited.

Free Shipping

Free shipping applies to orders shipped to anywhere in the contiguous Unites States and is available on most orders over $49.00. We ship via the US Postal Service or UPS, at our discretion. If you have carrier preference, please select a paid option. Due to size and weight constraints, some products are excluded from this offer. Exclusions consist of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, One piece Whitewater Paddles, Stand Up Paddles, and Board bags. Read about oversized shipments.

Free International Shipping

We are pleased to offer free international shipping on many orders over $750.00 USD. Free International shipping does not apply to orders that include oversize items such as one piece paddles or inflatable kayaks. Read about international shipments.

When Will I Recieve My Order?

We strive to process all orders within 24 hours. Our Shipping department operates from 10:00am to 3:30pm PST Monday through Friday. While we work to maintain inventory of all products and options listed as available, this is not always possible. If this is the case we will attempt to notify you, the customer, in a timely manner, and work to get the item, or a suitable substitute, shipped out as soon as possible.

Standard & Free Shipping Timelines

1-3 Days 2-5 Days 3-6 Days 4-7 Days 5-8 Days

Domestic Shipping Services

US Postal Service UPS
Service Monday thru Saturday Service Monday thru Friday
Parcel Select Ground 2-8 Days Ground 2-5 Days
First Class Mail 2-5 Days 3 Day Select 1-3 Days
Priority Mail 1-3 Days 2nd Day Air 1-2 Days
Priority Mail Express 1-2 Days Next Day Air Overnight
* Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Express, Next day, 2nd day, and 3 day options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included. Priority Mail, First Class Mail, UPS 3-Day and UPS Ground do not guarantee delivery dates.

International Shipping Services

US Postal Service UPS
Service Monday thru Saturday Service Monday thru Friday
First Class Mail Int'l Varies Standard Varies
Priority Mail Int'l 6-10 Days Worldwide Expedited 2-5 Days
Priority Mail Express Int'l 3-5 Days Worldwide Express 1-3 Days
* For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary based on destination, and customs delays. Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Expedited and Express options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included.
International Duty, VAT, GST, or other taxes

You can visit www.simplyduty.com to estimate any taxes and fees associated with international orders. These costs are not processed by Olympic Outdoor Center and will be the responsibility of you, the customer, upon receiving the order.

Size Restrictions

Carriers impose varying size restrictions on international shipments and as such not all shipment methods will be available for all products. These restrictions include, but are not limited to, One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles which can not be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in 2 or 4 piece configurations, SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.

Over-Sized Items

One Piece Paddles

Due to the oversize nature of one piece whitewater and SUP paddles, and recent changes in the shipping industry, standard shipping on these items starts at $14.95. One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles cannot be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in either 2 or 4 piece configurations, while SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.

Overweight Items

The cost of standard shipping on heavier items shipped within the continental U.S. will range in price from $14.95 - $24.95 depending on the size and weight. To find out the exact cost of shipping, simply add the item to your cart and enter the required shipping info.

Kayaks & Paddle Boards

Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards are only available for in-store pickup or local delivery within the Puget Sound area of Western Washington. Delivery is free within Kitsap County for boat and board purchases over $1000.00 and starts at $50.00 otherwise. The same topography which makes the Puget Sound area such a wonderful place to paddle, also makes it difficult for us to make deliveries. We all love riding the ferries, but they sure can get expensive!

We do not have the ability to ship Kayaks or SUP's outside of Western Washington at this time. 

Other Charges

Address Corrections

We know things can change so address corrections do happen. If the correction is due to our error or if the package has not shipped from our facility there is no charge, so notify us as soon as possible. Once the package has shipped there is a service fee up to $15.00 to change the delivery address that is charged to us by the carrier. We may not be able to change the address once the package is in transit and it may have to be returned to us for reshipment. If that's the case then you will be liable for any additional shipping costs.

Returns & Exchanges

We understand that it can be difficult to get that perfect piece of gear the first time around.  That is why here at Olympic Outdoor Center if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will grant a full refund or exchange the product for your preferred size or color. Customers are responsible for the shipping costs for returns and/or exchanges. OOC will pay the shipping costs, including shipping refunds, if the return is a result of our error or a manufacturing defect (return tracking number required). Learn More

If you have any questions, please contact us by calling: (360) 297-4659 or by emailing us at shop@olympicoutdoorcenter.com

Raising the bar (literally!) for lift assist kayak carriers. With up to 40 lbs. of hydraulic load assist, the Hullavator turns what can sometimes be a wresting match into an easy process, even alone! Read More

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The Hullavator Pro gives your back and shoulders some relief as it helps you lift your boat onto your vehicle's roof rack. And you won't need to stand on your running boards or a step stool to position and tie down your boat. This carrier with lift assist comes down along the side of your vehicle so that you can load your boat and strap it to the carrier at waist height. The arms of the cradle adjust to accommodate your boat's hull, and padding helps protect your boat from getting scratched. Folding arms with gas struts deliver your boat in the cradles up onto your roof for transport.

FEATURES
  • Hydraulic Assist - Gas struts lift and lower up to 40 lbs or about 90% of the kayaks weight
  • Waist Level Loading - Double extending arms lower the kayak up to 40 inches for faster and easier loading and unloading
  • Adjustable - Cradles slide to fit kayaks of varying widths securely
  • 8 touch points of padded support maximize protection and help hold the kayak securely in place for transportation
  • Double coated steel and aluminum construction for corrosion resistance delivers a longer product life
  • Includes bow and stern tie downs and two center straps with buckle bumpers to protect your car and ensure secure transportation of your boat
  • Accommodates one kayak up to 36 inches wide and 75 lbs.
  • Thule One-Key Lock Cylinders (Sold Separately) allow you to lock the carrier to the vehicle
  • Fits Thule SquareBar and AeroBlade (excluding AeroBlade Edge)

Learn more about Selecting a Kayak Rack for your Vehicle.

REQUIRED FOR INSTALLATION:

Thule crossbars, either Thule SquareBar or Thule AeroBlade (excluding AeroBlade Edge) are required to install the Thule Hullavator Pro on your vehicle. Additional parts or accessories may be required for your vehicle. Please consult the Thule Fit Guide to determine the best fit for your application, or give us a call at (360) 297-4659 for assistance.

NOTE: To install the Hullavator Pro, crossbars must extend at least 4 inches beyond the foot; longer bars then normal may be required. Care should be taken not to exceed your racks recommended weight limit (the Hullavator Pro adds about 45 lbs.)

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