The newest addition to the Mirage product line-up is the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island, a 18' 6" Trimaran Sail/Yak that incorporates the patented Hobie Mirage Drive into a unique sailing machine unlike any other sailing craft on the water. The Hobie Tandem Island features a boom-less, roller-furling sail rig similar to the rig on the Hobie Bravo with plenty of sail area for excellent performance, completely manageable from the cockpit with the pull of a line. Two retractable amas fold up against the side of the boat for easy docking, maneuverability, and transport. The cockpit is a stable platform, expanded to a tandem, from the Hobie Mirage Adventure Kayak, offering full versatility as a pedaling kayak when conditions are not convenient for sailing. Hobie has upgraded the popular Mirage Drive to the Mirage Drive 180 for hands-free propulsion in both forward and reverse. The new Vantage CT seats have three height options and the ability to recline the seat back for all day comfort. The Hobie Mirage Drive allows the boat to be pedaled while under sail, or simply pedaled with the sail furled for versatility not found in any other sailboat. The Hobie Tandem Island is loaded with additional standard features such as a centerboard, over-sized Twist and Stow rudder, Turbo Fins on both Mirage Drives, mast and sail cover, and an ama/daggerboard bag.
|Length:||18 ft 6 in / 5.64 m|
|Width:||30 in / 76.2 cm|
|Width -Amas In:||4 ft 0 in / 1.22 m|
|Width -Amas Out:||10 ft 0 in / 3.05 m|
|Mast Height:||18 ft 0 in / 5.49 m|
|Sail Area:||90 ft2 / 8.4 m2|
|Weight:||198 lb / 89.81 kg|
|Capacity:||600 lb / 272.16 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||50|
|Leg Room - Total:||52|
|Leg Room Rear Seat:||50|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Love this boat. It is so fast and easy to sail. Also a dream to tow. I am amazed at how it can deal with strong winds and have awesome performance. It's really great sitting on a comfortable chair at water level. I like to "walk on the water" while we are sailing.
Fantastic craft, sails great in gentle and moderate breezes. ACK are fantastic, my deliver driver tried to get the wrapped kayak and large heavy box of accessories out of the truck alone and banged up the packages. A pad eye fractures on the hull and the sail got a small tear from a box staple. ACK very responsive and working diligently to resolve. You only get a true measure of customer service during adversity! Bravo ACK!