Sail like never before in the new 2017 Hobie Mirage Adventure Island Kayak. Harness the winds with the roller-furling, 16 foot vertically battened mainsail, and a retractable centerboard which prevents lateral drift. Enjoy long days on the water with multiple storage hatches, on deck stowage, and the comfortable, 4-way fully adjustable Vantage CT seat. Bring your Hobie Mirage Drive with you for paddle-free movement on quieter days. You'll be able to fish easily with the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island Kayak with its two molded in rod holders. With the trampoline kit accessory (not included), you'll be able to hike around the boat with ease. The 2017 Hobie Mirage Adventure Island Kayak is ready for whatever adventures await you.
This new 2017 model features the new MD-180 forward/reverse drive, allowing you to switch between pedalling the kayak forwards and in reverse.
Pros: -The pedal and paddle ability is great to have, good for beginning and advanced sailors alike -Hobie frame seat is very comfortable -Fits on top of a Fiat!! -Rudder is responsive if the winds aren't too high -Can run very well, especially with the spinnaker up (recommended only if you are an intermediate sailor) -Can seat an extra passenger in the back or the trampolines -Fast in winds above 15 knots! (clocked in at 9 knots for me) Cons: -Not a light kayak (see picture) -If you are very tall then the main sheet line can hit your neck when the sail is furled
Just crazy stupid fun on the water! Get the trampolines, you won't regret it.
The most fun on a kayak I have ever had. The amas and akas are so easy to set up and putting it on the water is a sinch. I recommend buying the trampolines so you can hike out on windy days. Great delivery by Mike and Praston too. SKC is extremely professional and I highly recommend them. They were with me every step of the order.