Fun alone and even more fun with a friend, the Hobie Mirage Outfitter Tandem Kayak 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. The Outfitter includes the Mirage Drive 180 for hands-free propulsion in both forward and reverse and the Vantage CT seat which has 3 height options along with the ability to recline the seat back. 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:||121.5 lb / 55.11 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room - Total:||45 in / 114.3 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I purchased my Hobie Mirage tandem fishing SeaKayak back in 2003. From off the beaches of North San Diego County to ponds in AZ and back home in the lower Florida Keys and the Backcountry, there is no better Sea Kayak. I can paddle it, sail it, or peddle it. I have hooked fish that have pulled me along while sitting side- saddle. Great way to tire out those fat groupers. Like anything else, one must inspect and maintain this SeaKayak. My wife and I have just installed an under hull LED lighting element and it's fantastic for cruising out at dusk and high tide when we saw a lot of fish in our Canal. We have rolled the SeaKayak due to wind/waves or power boats being way too close. Everything needs to be tied down and you need to practice the skill of getting back aboard. It's fun when my wife and I go "smokin' " by young "Buff" people. The looks on their faces-What?? A grannpa and gramma just SMOKED us !! Funny.
Your not going to win any races in this thing, but for its intended purposes it is a great yak! Perfect stable platform for fishing hunting or just cruising around. Stable, dry ride. Well thought out features and construction. Did I mention stable? Got caught in a few larger swells and never once felt nervous. Would have liked to see a few more grab handles to assist in loading and unloading since it is on the portly side. Tip: Fully loaded with gear this thing is heavy and awkward to carry more than 10ft, a strong set of wheels is a must. What can i say about the mirage drive system that hasn't already been said? They are simply awesome. The fact that I have already used this craft more times in 2 weeks than my fishing boat in 2 years should say it all. Hobie rocks!