Hobie Tandem Island

From: $12,290.00

SKU 781F7D Category Brand

Pedal, Paddle & Sail – the Hobie Tandem Island (TI) can do it all. The TI is the most capable craft Hobie make and is an incredible boat for couples, families and friends. Use it as a kayak (hull only), outrigger (single ama) or full sailing trimaran!

Hobie Tandem Island Trimaran Sailing Kayak

Hobie Tandem Island

The Hobie Tandem Island Mirage trimaran sailing kayak is the two-seater big brother to the Adventure Island (AI), which was designed and built 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 as well as a sailing trimaran. The ability to configure the TI to suit the conditions on the day makes it a highly capable craft that can do more in a greater variety of conditions.

Whether you’re into maximizing your kayak fishing adventures or simply just love to sail (but cannot afford, store, transport or bother with a larger Hobie catamaran) the Tandem Island commands your attention

Used as a kayak the Hobie Tandem Island 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.

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Hobie Tandem Island Specifications

  • Crew: 1-2
  • Length: 18′ 6″ / 5.64 m
  • Beam (Amas Folded In): 4′ / 1.22 m
  • Beam (Amas Out): 10′ / 3.05 m
  • Capacity: 600 lbs / 272 kg *
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 59 kg
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 90 kg
  • Mast Length: 18′ / 5.49 m
  • Sail Area: 90 ft² / 8.4 m²
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
  • 3 Year Warranty

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Hobie Tandem Island Features

  • 2x MD180 MirageDrives with ST Turbo Kick Up Fins
  • All Lines and Hardware Plus Harken Blocks
  • Deck-Mounted Crossbars
  • Dual Rudder Deploy and Retract Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Dual Steering
  • Easily Retractable and Removable Amas
  • Four Cup Holders
  • Four Mesh Stowage Pockets
  • Fully-Retractable
  • Kick-up Centerboard
  • Kick-up Island Rudder
  • Large Bow Hatch
  • Lowrance® Ready
  • Patented Roller-Furling Sail with Battens
  • Rear Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie-Downs
  • Roller-Furling Main Sail
  • Steering Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Three 8” Twist and Seal Hatches
  • Two 2-Piece paddles with On-Aka Storage
  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders
  • Two-Piece Carbon Composite Mast
  • Vantage CT Seating


  • Click & Collect Pick Up Option available for Mornington Peninsula and Victorian residents
  • Delivery options available for Victoria, Tasmania, ACT and Southern NSW

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