Hobie Mirage Passport 12 Kayak
September 12, 2019
Hobie’s new Mirage Passport 12 is a longer, larger version of the company’s Mirage Passport 10.5, introduced last year.
Powered by the original MirageDrive Classic with ST Fins, the fast, maneuverable 12-foot-long, pedal-driven kayak features Hobie’s Rudder Control system that provides effortless fingertip steering of the rudder, which can be easily deployed and stowed. The kayak’s additional length supports a host of angling situations, while its extra width provides additional stability while both sitting and standing. The Suspended Mesh Aluminum Frame Seat is lightweight and comfortable. Angler-friendly ergonomics continue with an EVA Padded Standing Platform, which accommodates comfortable and confident standing and casting on the redesigned cockpit. The boat is H-Bar-ready, with two forward recesses that provide placement for simple H-Bar setup.
Storage options include an 8” Twist and Seal Hatch directly in front of the seat that provides secure in-hull storage. The bow offers a generous cavity with Bungee and optional Twist and Seal Hatch for below-deck storage. In front of the seat, both right and left, are two recesses with Bungee closures to keep tackle boxes or other items close at hand. Two built-in rod caddies keep rods within easy reach just behind the seat.
The Passport 12 also comes with Accessory H-Track Mounts for holding phones, GoPro’s, and similar items, while its transducer cavity and mounting plate make it easy to install electronics. A Forward Accessory Mount will accept the Hobie Mirage Sail Kit or Bimini Sunshade, and the Passport 12 is equipped with a recessed mounting pad to quickly install a Power-Pole anchor system.
Every Mirage Passport 12 comes complete with an aluminum two-piece paddle and convenient handles at the bow and stern.
Learn more at the Hobie website.