Hobie's pedal-powered Mirage kayaks are world famous for a variety of reasons and by far the most popular kayak fishing platforms on the planet. And they just keep getting better and better! Also see: Paddle Kayaks - Kayak Fishing Packages - Specials
Hobie's best performance 'per-dollar' fishing kayak
The Hobie Compass is the newest addition to their fleet and is a minimalistic fishing kayak that makes no compromises on quality and offers an incredible blend of stability, efficiency, maneuverability and reliability at an affordable price. We would say it offers the best 'per-dollar' and 'per-kilogram' performance in the range
Hobie's Pro Angler 14 sets a new benchmark for fishing kayaks, though it has to be said that for several reasons, the PA14 (as it is often referred to) blurs the line between kayak and boat. Not only does it offer a level of stability and utility that surpasses everything else on the market, featuring a seat design closer to what one would expect to see on a boat it's also one of the most comfortable. This has made it an attractive option to those who otherwise couldn't see themselves fishing from a more traditional style of kayak.
Hobie's Outback has long been considered one of the best fishing platforms in the world of kayaks, period. Kayak fishing is the forte of the Outback, due largely to it's beamy form factor affording ample stability, load carrying capacity, roomy deck space and utility. Before the Pro Angler models came along the Outback was one of the most popular models for kayak fishing tournaments for all the reasons listed above. It still features heavily as a competitive kayak fishing platform and probably always will.
Hobie's latest innovation ushers in a new era for tandem kayak fishing. We're confident in claiming that the Mirage Pro Angler 17T is the most feature-packed pedal-powered fishing platform on the planet. Equipped with 3 Mirage wells (supplied with 2 Miragedrives) the PA17T accommodates one or two anglers with stability and buoyancy enough to support a massive payload and utility enough to keep it all suitably organized. A third (center) Mirage well can be used for solo fishing excursions or alternatively fitted with an eVolve motor for extra effortless propulsion and it can also be fitted with a bow-mounted trolling motor. Below is Hobie's official take and specifications on their latest and greatest fishing kayak:
Hobie's Pro Angler 12 is the feature-packed smaller (but not little) brother to the Pro Angler 14. Otherwise known as the PA12, it to blurs the line between kayak and boat. Much like the larger PA14, the 12' model offers a level of stability and utility that commands respect. While boasting all of the same features of the PA14, the PA12 is shorter and lighter, which although means a small trade off in room and stability, it still rates very highly in these areas of performance.
Hobie Mirage Adventure Island Trimaran Sailing Kayak
The Adventure Island is the perfect fit for those looking for a highly versatile and capable vessel that can be used in various waterways and conditions - especially in situations where speed and the ability to cover longer distances is paramount. Whether you're just looking for something to get out on the water for thrills, ambitious expeditions, fishing endeavors or all of the above it's hard to go wrong with the AI. As a sailboat it is easy enough to manage and can be transported via car-top or trailer and is quick and easy to rig. As a kayak it's fast, efficient and surprisingly stable in it's own right. As an outrigger it's simply one of the best fishing platforms on offer. If you can see yourself using the AI in all of these configurations, we're confident in recommending it to you.
The Tandem Island trimaran sailing kayak is the two-seater big brother to the Adventure Island (AI) created by Hobie due to popular demand. The 'TI' as it is otherwise known is bigger, faster, more stable and offers greater carrying capacity than the AI but equally as versatile. The TI is a tandem trimaran sailing vessel that is easily the most capable Hobie Miragedrive boat.
A couple years back Hobie redesigned the Oasis to be smoother, drier, faster, more stable and fishing-friendly. The result is a tandem kayak offering fabulous performance, such as quick acceleration with an impressive hull speed, without sacrificing stability, utility or hauling capacity. The new Oasis 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.
Featuring a sleek and lightweight, low-drag hull shape, the Revolution 13 accelerates quickly and maintains speed with minimal effort, designed for maximum hauling capacity. Three enclosed stowage spots (bow, midships and stern) and a generous stern cargo area facilitate everything from an evening paddle to a multi-day excursion. Whether you’re seeking a nimble kayak, a floating SUV, or an all-out dragster for settling friendly dockside wagers, the “Revo 13” stands ready.
Onboard the Outfitter is packed with useful features such as molded utility trays, built-in drink holders, dual helm controls and conveniently positioned rod holders that make the Outfitter a pleasure to fish from. Whether it’s a solo after-work session or a long weekend of float casting with a friend, the Outfitter boasts a wide, stable hull platform, dual MirageDrives® and ample stowage space to keep you well provisioned and properly organized.
Hobie gave their long-time popular Sport a full make over for 2014 with a new hull design that shares all the right aspects of what made the Sport popular in the first place but with a sleeker shape and added features to make it well worth upgrading to from the old one. Aside from the added transducer scupper and wiring thru-hull plugs, the bow shape has been refined to be more hydrodynamic and smoother in choppy conditions. Add to this the Sport has also received a new larger bow hatch that is easier to access and accommodates stowage of larger items.
Modeled after her bigger brother – the Revolution 13 – Hobie's Revolution 11 - or 'Revo 11' for short - features a relatively slender, yet stable hull and is propelled efficiently with the innovative MirageDrive® system. Boasting generous stowage and lashing configurations and plenty of optional extras, the Revo 11 is big on performance and features but in a modestly sized package. The Revo 11’s featherweight hull accelerates nicely and her nimble-minded design and impressive turning radius allows you to stalk fish and confidently negotiate around submerged trees and oyster leases. Ideally suited for small-to-midsize users. Whether it’s a day of casting, paddling, pedaling or sailing, Hobie’s brand-new Revolution® 11 has you covered.
The Hobie Mirage Revolution 16 kayak (previously known as the Adventure) has long held the distinction as being the fastest solo mono-hull kayak in Hobie's range and is also the best suited for pedaling or paddling in open water, offering the best performance against winds and tides. It is ideal for users who place speed, efficiency and the ability to cover longer distances as priorities.
Hobie's 12' 'i12' inflatable model was designed to be just right: not too big, not too small and infinitely transportable. Its well-proportioned, PVC-vinyl hull offers speed without sacrificing stability, and an enclosed forward hatch and an above-deck, Bungee-secured storage area provide generous hauling capacity—perfect for weekend escapes or provisioning trips ashore from the family cruiser. The i12S’ MirageDrive delivers all-day comfort and performance.
Hobie’s i9S inflatable 9' kayak has been designed for would-be kayakers who are challenged on storage room but who dream of spending their time kayaking and or kayak fishing. The i9S’ on-water performance rivals that of rigid boats, and its rugged PVC-vinyl construction and reinforced underside eliminate fears of rocky beaches. A wheeled travel case makes transporting a snap and enables stowage on an RV, car or yacht.
Hobie's i14T tandem is the ultimate two-person inflatable touring kayak. Two MirageDrives simplify propulsion and an optional Sail package enables you to enjoy everything from a sunrise paddle to an all-day, multi-sport adventure. The i14T’s wheeled stowage bag and its pump make hauling, storing and inflating the boat a snap, and its rugged, PVC-vinyl build and rubberized underside—coupled with its easy-to-grip carrying handles—facilitate smooth launching, landing and portaging. Super stable and great fun!
The new i11S takes MirageDrive motivation and distills it to its essence. This low-profile performer with a rigid inflatable drop stitch hull is the lightest weight hands-free kayak in the Hobie fleet.