Take on new challenges with the 18' 6" Hobie Mirage Tandem Island, a Trimaran Sail/Yak that brings the Hobie Mirage Drive to your sailing experience. You'll love the boom-less, roller-furling sail which makes it easy to manage the surface sail. The included retractable amas easily fold alongside the boat for portability. Pedal with the Mirage Drive, control rudders, sails, and other critical components with ease, and expand the platform to a tandem (2-seater) if your friends or family want to come along. The Vantage CT seats are extremely comfortable and have a fully adjustable seat-back, bottom, height and lumbar support to make your ride even more comfortable. The kayak comes Lowrance ready with a transducer mounting plate for your fish finder. The Hobie Tandem Island comes with additional standard features such as a deployable centerboard, over-sized Twist and Stow rudder, Turbo Fins on both Mirage Drives, mast and sail cover, and aka carrying bag.
This new 2018 model features the new MD-180 forward/reverse drive, allowing you to switch between pedaling the kayak forwards and in reverse.
Great experience ordering from Southwinds. I placed the order and Preston called me within 5 minutes to set up the delivery to Oceanside. This thing is so much fun to sail. The furling sail is so easy to pull in and out. I sit in the front with my son on the trampoline and my wife in the back. The kayaks are super efficient on the water. Paddling full clip, my wife and I were able to get it up to 7 mph. Highly recommend the Island. From front to back, you can tell that this thing is designed perfectly. It's a wonderful kayak for our family.
An incredibly fun boat. Goes up to 9 kts for me in outside in Dana Point. I can take my wife and my two sons on the trampolines.
I decided to bite the bullet and purchase this as a Christmas gift for me and my wife to use off of our dock in Huntington Beach. Therefore, we luckily don't have to deal with transportation as I can imagine that becoming a bit more work: but let me tell ya, if that is the case, just do it. It's worth the exercise. Now everyone in the family wants to join us on our sailing adventures. It's a great way to soak up the sun, get a full body workout, and forget your worries. The awesome people at Southwind delivered the kayak to our house and showed us the ropes since we've never sailed before. They went through assembly, controls, and important tips to remember on the water. All in all, this is the best investment I've ever made. If I could give Southwind and Hobie more than 5 stars, I would.