Pedal, paddle, sail – the Hobie Tandem Island is the most capable craft Hobie make and is an incredible boat for couples, families and friends. Try one and you’ll know why Hobie Island clubs are popping up worldwide
The Hobie Mirage 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 and versatility. The TI is a tandem trimaran sailing vessel that is easily the most capable Hobie Miragedrive boat, partly because it can also be used as a kayak and Polynesian-style outrigger. This makes it a highly capable craft that can be utilized in a triad of configurations to suit a variety of water and weather conditions.
Used as a kayak the TI is the fastest tandem model in Hobie’s fleet, as well as being the most stable. As an outrigger it is even more stable and doesn’t suffer too much from a loss of speed. When there is little or no wind the TI can be used to great effect in either configuration, ideal for touring, sight-seeing, kayak fishing and camping trips. When the wind is blowing, however, the TI absolutely shines in it’s default state as a trimaran. Light winds will move the TI along at a steady pace and stronger winds will push it along with eyebrow raising speeds, the respective experience ranging from serenely relaxing to downright thrilling.