Hobie Tandem Island is a Kayak, Sailboat
August 11, 2010
Hobie’s new Mirage Tandem Island is a combination kayak and trimaran that offers superior stability and versatility. The Tandem Island features a central, open seating area (actually a 2-person sit-on-top kayak) with twin pedal MirageDrives and inflatable lumbar supports.
The boomless, 2-piece carbon-fiber mast features a roller-furling mechanism for the mainsail, which can be easily managed from the cockpit via a single line. The amas, or pontoons, fold upwards for ease of transport and docking, while the twist-and-stow rudder is easy to install and remove. Other features include 2 rod holders, a retractable kick-up centerboard, lines and hardware, sail cover, a rear cargo compartment, a covered bow hatch, 4 drink holders and 2 paddles that store along the amas supports.
- LOA: 18’ 6”
- Width (amas deployed) : 10’
- Width (amas folded) : 4’
- Mast height: 18’
- Sail area: 90 sq. ft.
- Rigged weight: 190 lbs.
- Capacity: 600 lbs.
- Price: $5,000
- Hobie Cat Company
- 4925 Oceanside Blvd.
- Oceanside, CA 92056
- To find a dealer call: 1-800-HOBIE-49
Two new Hobie Mirage Tandem Islands sailing. A new product for 2010 that builds on the success of the single person Hobie Mirage Adventure Island, now enjoy this dynamic crossover kayak/sailboat product in a tandem configuration.
Taking our 2 brand new Hobie Tandem Islands out in 20+ mph winds that gave us speeds from 8 to 12mph. One with Tramps and one with out. The Trampolines did not appear to negatively affect the performance. The sails were fully unfurled.