This is a vertical hitch mount kayak carrier for kayaks up to 12ft in length. The price includes shipping anywhere in the continental United States excluding Hawaii and Alaska. One end of your kayak must fit within a 11 1/2" X 17" lower hoop. Please check these measurements before ordering your VertiYak™. Once installed, be sure of adequate clearance between your kayak and the ground to prevent ground scrape. Always be aware of overhead obstacles (low bridges, limbs, etc.). Always secure kayaks or paddleboards with 2 ratcheting straps (not included) at strap loops. Foam padding (pool noodle not included) can be used on lower hoop to protect rack and kayak finish.