Hobie Mirage           Adventure

The Mirage Tandem is a new member to the Hobie fleet.

The Hobie Mirage Tandem is the big brother to the Mirage Adventure and twice the fun.

The open cockpit design provides plenty of room for the skipper and first mate each having total control of the roller furling sail and the large Twist and Stow rudder.

The is also generously equipped with 2 two piece fiberglass shaft deluxe paddles, on hull paddle storage, self positioning padded pedals, mast/sail storage bag, dry bag, gear bucket, and the daggerboard/aka storage bag.
Which was inspired by the Polynesian multihulls, this 18' 6" trimaran 'sail-yak" includes state of the art comfort and performance features that you have come to expect from Hobie.

If the wind dies down, use the patented MirageDrives with Turbo Fins to pedal ashore.

Features: Rear Cargo Compartment with Bungee Tie-downs, Newly Designed "Extra Oversized" Twist and Stow Rudder System, Fully Retractable Centerboard, Four Side Mounted, Contoured Carrying Handles.

Type: Tandem, Hull Design: Sit-On, Length: 18ft.6in., .

Kayak Width: 30in ( Hull Only )
Weight: Rigged Weight: 190lbs.
Material: Rotomolded Polyethylene Hull
Number of Paddlers: 2
Weight Capacity: 600lbs.,.Hatches: Bow & 2 Stern
Deck Rigging: Bow & Stern
Seat: Mirage High-Back Seats with Self-Inflating Lumbar Supports
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Rudder: Rudder (included)
Model Year: 2011
Product ID: 180533
Product Note: Coupons or other discounts cannot be applied to this item.
This item may not qualify for Price Matching.
Shipping Note: Hobie items are not eligible for free shipping.
Hobie Kayaks have a minimum freight charge of (The Pro Angler and adventure have a minimum freight charge of 9.)

What do kayakers think of the Hobie's "Adventure Trimaran"?

The following is excerpted from a review written by Craig McSween, who is a Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor at AUSTRALIAN CANOEING.

"The Hobie Mirage Tandem is the double version of the Hobie Mirage adventure.

Plenty of room for the skipper and crew, with total control of the roller furling sail and the large Twist & Stow rudder from either high back padded seat.

Inspired by Polynesian multihulls this 18' 6? trimaran "sail-yak" includes state of the art features and comfort, plus two patented MirageDrives with Turbo Fins.

- Hobie Australasia.

First Glance.
From those who had the pleasure of viewing, or even trying, a single Hobie adventure when they arrived on the scene a few years ago we heard the constant calling "So when are Hobie going to come out with a tandem one of these?" We'll it's taken a few years....
but a few months ago the Hobie Mirage Tandem arrived on our shores. ... cont ..."
I think that the Hobie Tandem Adventure Island is a great sailboat and the fun part is that if there is no wind i can use it as a kayak. i would recommend to any one that wants to have fun on the water. My kids love it and we are very happy with our purchase.
I absolutelly love it, i got say that my weekends has been so much fun after i bought The Hobie Tandem adventure, its my first sailboat and my husband is teaching me to sail. I recommend to anyone that wasnt's to have a good time.
In warm water you can just jump out to cool off and then climb back in with no bracing, or the need for the crew partner to hang out. In cold Pacific water, a shortie wet suit is plenty as the legs are kept warm by exercising. Riding a bike through melted salt/snow water sprayed up from the road is much colder. The below deck storage is good for day touring, but for multi day equipment, larger hatches are needed, as in the Adventure.