Fun alone and even more fun with a friend, the Hobie Mirage Outfitter is the ideal all-day boat. The design brief was simple: to create an easy-to-use, performance-minded, rotomolded polyethylene kayak that would provide years of reliable service. Built-in drink holders and utility trays, dual helms and MirageDrives - plus a mast step for the optional Sail kit - give the Hobie Outfitter serious legs, and the boat's wide beam, relative to its tidy length, delivers a stable, stowable and comfortable platform.
|Length:||12 ft 8 in / 3.86 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||112 lb / 50.8 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||44.5|
|Leg Room - Total:||49|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
This kayak is so much fun! I am somewhat disabled but am able to enjoy this adaptable vessel. My husband loves the pedals and rarely uses a paddle while I do better with the paddle and sometimes use the pedals. Of course, there is also the sail. I wish there were footholds for when I don't put the pedal unit in but we're working on that. We are both glad that we made this purchase.
The outfitter arrived as planed and we unpacked it , we put it our lake for our test run and found out that we could not turn the boat to the left. After playing with the rutter control it sounded like it was hitting something inside the boat. I called Hobie and talked to some very young man and he said to return the boat to the place where i had bought it but that was impossible.. he said it sounded like the pulley system was out of adjustment , I asked why it wouldn't have been checked out before shipping from the factory . no answer so beware the rutter control may not work .
Bought the outfitter back in 2008. It has been an outstanding and versatile vessel. We use it as a ministry resource so we have let many people use it. It has held up wonderfully. I used it for fishing and recently I have discovered it is great to sail with. My wife also loves it and we spend many hours together on it. Great watercraft investment.
It's amazing! I've found a new sport that I can enjoy with the entire family. It's very stable, comfortable, and simple to use. When using the sail, it would be better to have the longer rudder as steering is somewhat difficult with the standard rudder.