New Inflatables from Hobie Cat

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The Mirage i-12S and i-14T are decked out with features that may become standard in ten years, but until then they’ll keep turning heads. Both inflatable single and tandem kayaks are made of 1000-Denier PVC, and have three separate inflation chambers. Protection from wear is ensured with additional material at the bow, stern and down the centerline, and two scuppers make the cockpit self-draining. In addition, water resistant storage is available in the bows of these new boats, under a Twist and Seal hatch.

Moving these kayaks through the water is a singular experience that provides you with enough propulsion options to suit anyone’s fancy. In addition to being paddled, both inflatables can be peddled thanks to Hobie’s MirageDrive pedal mechanism. The 6.6 pound increase in each kayak’s weight yields increased speed, the option to move while resting over-used arms and the ability to take pictures and fish while unimpeded by a paddle. The tandem model allows both boaters to peddle simultaneously, increasing the speed and enjoyment of the experience. Steering is made easier as well with the Twist and Stow rudder system, which can be turned up to lie flush with the hull while paddling shallow waters or transporting the kayaks.

If you want to put even less effort into moving yourself across the water Hobie Cat offers an optional sail kit that lets you put your mind to work instead of your body.

Specs

Hobie i-12S
Length: 12’
Width: 36”
Hull Weight: 53 lbs
MirageDrive Weight: 6.6 lbs
Capacity: 500 lbs
Seats: 1

Hobie i-14T
Length: 14’
Width: 36”
Hull Weight: 61 lbs
MirageDrive Weight: 6.6 lbs
Capacity: 600 lbs
Seats: 2
Price: $2499

Check out Hobie Kayaks for more info.

Staff Posthttps://paddlinglife.com
Paddlers writing about all things paddling.

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