Long, narrow and lightweight. These design elements define the Hobie Mirage Oasis Tandem Kayak and give this kayak surprising performance-minded qualities, such as quick acceleration and an impressive hull speed, without sacrificing utility or hauling capacity. The Oasis features The Mirage Drive 180 offers hands-free propulsion in both forward and reverse and the Vantage CT chair has three height positions and the ability to recline the seat back. The Hobie Mirage Oasis Tandem features three enclosed stowage areas and one large on-deck cargo area, dual steering controls, a roomy cockpit with dual MirageDrives, and the ability to go anywhere, anytime. Whether you're alone or with a companion, you'll be amazed at how well the Oasis performs.
|Length:||14 ft 6 in / 4.42 m|
|Width:||33 in / 83.82 cm|
|Weight:||127 lb / 57.61 kg|
|Capacity:||550 lb / 249.48 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||45.5|
|Leg Room - Total:||47|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Its great. Expensive, but great. Just quit smoking and put the $1500/yr into this for 2 yrs and its free. And figure you will keep it forever so not too bad. This really makes me want to get out on the water. Sooo much better than paddling, faster, more efficient, good workout too.. It handles very well for such a big boat. The only real draw backs I can see so far are : price (its about $1K over priced), weight - very heavy, you almost should not put this on the roof of a car, and it cant be used with the mirage drives in shallows like in rivers (such as the Hooch). For ponds, lakes, or ocean, this thing simply cannot be beat. You can cruise along at 5 mph with no problem, you can add a sail kit, outriggers, elec motors, you can even troll off it just with the pedal drive. In fact, Im taking my 6yr old out in it now to go for some bass in the neighborhood pond. I only wish the pond was bigger, we can scoot across it in 2 minutes. Hobie has done this right. Yes you can buy a 90 hp bass boat with a trailer for about the same price on craiglist. But you wont get to go in neighborhood ponds, small lakes, reservoirs, or off the beach at Grayton in 1 of those. And a $3K bass boat will eventually leave you stranded and cost more like $6K in a year or 2, whereas this likely will not. Wish it were little less expensive, but I'll get my $ worth outta this thing ! Get it in blue, its beautiful.
I really like the Hobie Mirage Oasis Tandem Kayak that I recently purchased. For a large kayak it moves quite fast with the turbo fins. Most of the time, I use it by myself for kayaking and fishing in the ocean. The Mirage Oasis has a lot of storage room and I especially like the large storage area at the front of the kayak. Where I can keep a lot of miscellaneous items. The Mirage Oasis Tandem is very stable in the ocean and I am never afraid to getting swamped or tipping over. There's also 3 in the hull strorage areas, 2 are right in front of the seats, which is very handy to store fishing stuff or food to eat. The boat is quite heavy and you will need some strong racks and accesories to transport it. I ended up buying Yakima racks with rear Hully Rollers and front saddles. When the Oasis is strapped down, it is really secure and I can zoon down the freeway at 70mph without worrying about my kayak moving around. I would recommend that you buy the heavy duty cart for transporting your Oasis on the ground. I also purchased the ST Turbo fins for a little extra pedaling power and 4 fishing rod holders installed in the front seat and back seat areas for fishing. Great buy, like working out in the gym, but your one the water and moving quite fast. I am also a swimmer and have noticed that my leg strength has really improved. Beats going to the gym to work out my legs.