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Hobie Tandem Adventure Island

It is with great pleasure that we announce the newest addition to our product line-up, The Hobie Tandem Adventure Island, a 18' 6" Trimaran "Sail/yak" that incorporates the patented Hobie MirageDrive® into a unique sailing machine unlike any other sailing craft on the water.

Here are the features that make the Tandem Island so special:A boomless, roller-furling sail rig similar to the rig on the Hobie Bravo with plenty of sail area for excellent performance, acompletely manageable from the cockpit with the pull of a line.

Two retractable amas that fold up against the side of the boat for easy docking, maneuverability, and transport.The cockpit is a stable platform, expanded to a tandem, from the Hobie Mirage Adventure Kayak, offering full versatility as a pedaling kayak when conditions are not convenient for sailing.The Hobie Mirage Drive allows the boat to be pedaled while under sail, or simply pedaled with the sail furled for versatility not found in any other sailboat.

The Hobie Tandem Adventure Island is loaded with additional standard features such as a centerboard; oversized "Twist and Stow" rudder; Mast and Sail Cover; and an Ama/Daggerboard Bag.

The Hobie Tandem Adventure Island is offered in two color packages: Golden Papaya and Red Hibiscus. Both options include beautifully color-coordinated sails.

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.
As a solo, the bow rides a little high so wind has more effect on the tracking. I use some lead ballast in the bow and this helps significantly. Speed is about the same as the Mirage Classic; turning and maneuverability are outstanding. Solo paddling is hindered by the need to constantly adjust the rudder. There is lots of space for gear, dogs or whatever; stability is excellent.
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.
Hobie Tandem Adventure Island link to product on http://www.nauticalventures.com official website