Sailing has never seemed so simple. When the wind blows, the Tandem Island flies across the water, powered by an expansive, easily tended mainsail.
Hop aboard with a friend. With dual MirageDrives providing pedal power, maneuvering is a snap even when the zephyrs subside. The central hull is pure high-end Hobie with all the expected features: multiple Twist and Seal hatches; a large bow hatch for below-decks storage; lever-operated rudder and centerboard deployment; and dual rudder control. This is Hobie’s ultimate fish hunter, capable of marlin teasing trolling speeds.
The Hobie Mirage Tandem Island is a superbly versatile Trimaran sailing and paddle craft. The twin outriggers allow it to sail along a a fair pace with the sail and also provide great stability for fishing standing up on choppy water. The 8.4 m² mainsail is vertically battened and can be furled and unfurled with rollers to or from the mast via controls in the cockpit for beach landing or for reefing for high wind. It has a rudder at the rear and a retractable centerboard to prevent lateral drift. The amas (outriggers) can be tucked parallel against the hull for docking.
It is fitted with extremely efficient of the Mirage Drive pedal system that utilizes the the legs for propulsion, making kayaking easier than ever. The system is easily adjusted for the rider’s height. A paddle can also be carried. The hull is also ready to fit the optional Hobie Electric Motor Kit if desired.
Hobie has been committed to excellence since the beginning of the 1960’s and although innovative every product from the Hobie fleet is meticulously tested.
The Mirage Tandem Island (also available as a solo craft – the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island) offers generous storage with two twist and seal hatches, a large bow hatch and on-deck storage at bow and stern with Bungee® tie downs. There are two molded in rod holders perfectly angled for trolling.
The seat is possible the most comfortable kayak seat on the market. Its sturdy construction is designed for a load up to 272 kg (600 lbs) and has a built in lumbar support system. Hobie has numerous accessories for the Mirage Tandem Island such as: Aka Trampolines that add space for gear storage, reduce spray, and allow you to move your weight outboard for better performance in windy conditions; a Dolly that takes the effort out of getting your boat down to water’s edge; a Livewell for the serious angler (adapter required) and is “Lowrance” Ready – the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island comes standard with a built-in transducer mount and pre-installed through-hull cable plugs. It is also ready to fit the Hobie Electric Motor Kit which will allow you to dramatically expand your horizons.
Two Amas (outriggers)
MirageDrive 180 with ST Turbo Fins
Vantage CT Seating
Kick-up Island Rudder
Two-Piece Paddles with On-Hull Storage
Lowrance ready (electronic fish-finder)
Patented Roller Furling Sail with Battens
Two-Piece carbon Composite Mast
Molded-In Rod Holders
Three 8″ Twist & Seal Hatches with Gear Bucket
Stern & Bow Cargo Areas + Bungee® Tie Downs
Two Mesh-Covered Stowage Pockets