Hobie Oasis is One Versatile ‘Yak
December 1, 2010
The Mirage Oasis is the latest pedal-drive kayak from Hobie, and features the company’s leg-powered Mirage Drive system (it can also be paddled). A major benefit of the new design is that it can serve as both a tandem kayak (thanks to its dual pedal-drive system) or a single (operated from the rear seat position), making it a versatile vessel for couples and families.
Like all Hobie kayaks, the Oasis hull is constructed of recyclable, seamless rotomolded polyethylene. It has a closed-deck design with self-draining scuppers that keep the cockpit seat dry. It also comes with a deluxe padded seatback with lumbar support.
Other standard features on the Oasis include:
- Dual control steering from both seat positions
- Three 8-inch sealable hatches
- “Twist and Stow” rudder that can lie flat on deck
- Forward and rear cargo areas
- Two molded-in rod holders with cap
- New deluxe padded seatbacks with lumbar support
- Two mesh-covered stowage packets
- Two paddles
- On-deck receptacle with cap for optional sail kit, dive flag, etc.
- Midships carrying handles on both sides
- Gear bucket
- Molded-in cup holders
A complete list of accessories, including sail packages, live-bait wells, ST Turbo Fins, dodgers, rod holders and much more, can be viewed at Hobie Kayak.
Stainless padeyes and carrying handles on each end make transport easy from parking lot to beach or from a boat deck down to the water. A paddle can be used in conjunction with the pedals, or can be used independently. An optional speedometer lets paddlers know exactly what their speed is, rather than just speculating. Other features include two-piece paddles with on-hull storage, scupper plugs, cassette plugs for MirageDrive well, bungee tie-downs, and molded-in hull graphics.
And, of course, all the boats meet the National Marine Manufacturers Association certification requirements for flotation.
- Length: 14’ 6”
- Width: 33”
- Hull Weight: 75 lbs.
- MirageDrive Weight: 6.6 lbs.
- Capacity: 550 lbs.
- Price: $2,699
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