Hobie Adventure and Tandem Island Series
The Hobie Mirage Adventure Island and Hobie Mirage Tandem Island truly are hybrid craft. Equipped with powerful roller furling sail, daggerboard, Mirage drive and even paddles, these boats are the ultimate, go anywhere, eco-friendly boats. Whether you are a complete sailing novice, or a seasoned old salt, the Mirage Adventure Islands offer fun times, the real feel of sailing at a budget price. Once you try one of these, you will wonder why you have never sailed before!
Hobie Adventure Island
Ride the wind: A roller-furling, vertically battened mainsail provides lift, a retractable centerboard prevents lateral slip, and the larger amas tuck parallel against the rotomolded polyethylene hull for docking. Multiple hatches, on-deck stowage and Vantage CT Seating encourage multi-day adventures, and the MirageDrive with Glide Technology offers paddle-free locomotion when the wind scatters, making it easy to get home. The “AI” is an exceptional bluewater-capable fishing platform. Equip the accessory trampoline kit for walk-around stability. Flexible too; use it with just a single ama or leave the sail at home to pedal or paddle.
Fast, fun and versatile, the Hobie Mirage® Adventure Island gives you options. Detach the akas and amas and you have a super-quick, super-fun kayak. Attach the new Aka II die-cast crossbars and ama side floats, step the sailing rig and you have a stable sailing craft whose seafaring heritage stretches back to the South Pacific. A roller-furling, vertically battened mainsail makes reducing sail a snap and the MirageDrive® provides power when the wind is light or when you’re kayaking. A daggerboard prevents lateral slip, the upgraded dynamic rudder assembly provides plenty of helm control in a breeze and the amas easily fold against the hull to simplify negotiating tight spots or docking.
The Hobie Island Club is a place to meet other Hobie Mirage Adventure Island and Hobie Mirage Tandem Island owners to share passions for the waterways and oceans of our world.
Here in Queensland we have a very active Island club that conducts sail events each month and offers new sailors instructions and guidance to get the most out of their new Island.
- Crew: 1
- Length: 16′ 7″ / 5.05 m
- Beam w/ Amas Out: 9′ 6″ / 2.90 m
- Beam w/ Amas Folded In: 44″ / 1.12 m
- Capacity: 400 lbs / 181.44 kg
- Fitted Hull Weight: 104.6 lbs / 47.45 kg
- Fully Rigged Weight: 142 lbs / 64.4 kg
- Mast Length: 16′ 6″ / 5.03 m
- Sail Area: 65 sq ft / 6.04 m2
- Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene