Fish be warned: the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 excels at helping anglers land prizes of every fin, stripe and color. The 13 foot 8 inch foot hull sports a 600 pound weight capacity and is packed full of must-have features that kayak anglers demand. From lakes to rivers to open ocean, this boat has no boundaries - stand and fish with incredible stability, securely store four rods horizontally, two vertically and access your tackle with ease. Integrated dual-steering controls for left or right handed accessibility while under way. Vantage Seating provides ultimate comfort and adjustability in a lightweight, easily removable form, along with Boa system lumbar support technology. Lowrance Ready installation system makes adding a fishfinder a breeze. The Pro Angler now features a Boa Rudder Tensioner to adjust the steering line tension quickly and easily for optimized steering control. Powered by the patented MirageDrive with Turbo Fins, the Mirage Pro Angler 14 has got the giddy-up! Looking for an affordable, durable, lightweight, ultra-stable, built-for-anglers personal watercraft? The Hobie Pro Angler 14 - Enjoy the ride!
|Length:||13 ft 8 in / 4.17 m|
|Width:||38 in / 96.52 cm|
|Weight:||138 lb / 62.6 kg|
|Capacity:||600 lb / 272.16 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||48|
|Leg Room - Total:||51|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Rod Holders Included:||2|
This is a great boat. Lets start with the amazing shipping from ACK. I live in Virginia and I placed my order on Monday afternoon. It arrived on Thursday morning. The boat itself is so smooth in the water. The kayak moves so effortlessly considering its size. It is very stable to stand on and provides plenty of room for cargo. I took my 4 year old son out the other day. He sat in the back and fished while I peddled around. I have been hauling it on the Yakima rack that I have on the roof of my Silverado. I would recomend a trailer for transporting this kayak. It takes up a lot of space on my roof and barely allows me to carry my other 2 (smaller) kayaks at the same time as the Hobie. I would certainly recomend the pro angler for any dedicated kayak fisherman.
the only problem is there is no reverse option on the drive, vs the native propel or the ocean torque,other than that its ok,
Regarding the Mirage Drive from old posts, Please do some research before using the product and making a post for review. To reverse simply remove drive rotate 180 degrees reinsert, WOW that simple Joe B. And in shallow water, this thing will float in just a few inches of water depending on gear and operator, the rudder flips up and the drive can be operated at very low degree horizontle angles MD. I personally love this craft with every ounce of my fishing soul and to see bad reviews because people haven't "read the instructions" is shamefull. Yes this boat is bigger and heavier than other fishing yaks but what other yak offers this level of comfort for an all day or even multiple day outings. This yak has the storage for a week long camping/fishing adventure with room to spare.
Naturally, most people sitting in the Pro Angler are serious about their hobby/sport/job so I won't get into all that but I'm one of those 300 day per year fisherman. I'm a big ole boy who needed a big ole boy kayak. In the last 6 months I've had the PA14 in Lake Michigan, the Gulf, and rivers, creeks, and ponds across the nation. I've never been more stable and comfortable 20 miles off shore when the winds and current turned against me. While bass fishing on Guntersville, I can stand and finesse as if I was on the deck of a Ranger. 5 STARS go to the PA14 and 5 STARS go to the personnel at ACK for the customer service that I've always received from them.