Hobie Mirage 17T Tandem Fishing Platform
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:
The new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T is a fishing machine with comfort, stability and room for everything you need, including another person. Plus, it’s powered by the patented Hobie MirageDrive pedal system. The fully adjustable Vantage XT seating can be setup in multiple configurations: in-line tandem, face-to-face social tandem, or as a single. The PA17T is the perfect platform to teach a young one how to fish, take your family member out, or simply fish hard with your best fishing buddy. Fishing rod storage, both front and rear, holds up to 12 rods and the new H-Rail System allows you to customize accessory placement.
Both users can stand and fish in comfort and each cockpit is fitted with a large rectangular hatch with pivoting tackle management system; there’s even additional under-seat storage for bringing plenty of tackle boxes. The Lowrance® Ready feature with pre-installed thru-hull cable plug outlets makes adding most fishfinders easy. Use it “guide style” where the aft passenger provides power and puts the front angler on the fish or add an optional trolling motor to use it like a bass boat. Add the optional Livewell XL for storing your catch or taking plenty of live bait.
The hull will cut through ocean swells and the drop down skeg provides solid tracking over long voyages. With three rudder control steering handles, you can position the boat from any seating location while you or your buddy battles the big one. This vessel has found its niche through human propulsion via the MirageDrive, the ability to launch in no-motor zones or areas with no boat ramp, and minimal maintenance thanks to its durable polyethylene hull and rigid components.
Anticipated availability, Fall 2014. Contact us to inquire about pre-order and be first on the water!
- Crew: 1-2
- Length: 17' / 5.18 m
- Width: 43.5" / 1.1 m
- Capacity: 408 kg
- Fitted Hull Weight: 94 kg
- Fully Rigged Weight: 111 kg
- Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
- Battery Platform
- Front Hatch with Removable Liner
- Fully Adjustable Vantage XT Seating (2 seats)
- H-Rail Cup Holder
- H-Rail Horizontal Rod Rack
- H-Rail Mounting Plate
- Large Twist and Seal Hatch with Tackle Management System
- 2 x MirageDrive with Turbo Fins