At Sunstate Hobie, we stock the complete collection of Hobie paddle and Hobie MirageDrive®kayaks and accessories, as well as the Adventure Island and Tandem Island range.
All Hobie kayaks are manufactured from top quality, linear polyethylene. The high-tech rotomold process used by Hobie, controls the thickness of the hull to enable variation where it is needed. High strength cockpit rails produce hull stiffness and provide a solid carrying surface when transporting. No fancy carrying cradles required…just slide on upside-down and tie securely onto two roof bars.
These molded-in rod holders and cockpit mesh pockets are all possible with the Hobie molding process.
Smooth underwater hull shapes make for easy gliding and texture finish on deck surfaces give grip where it is needed. Stability and comfort are high priorities for the Hobie design team. No sitting in puddles and wearing wetsuits waiting for the inevitable dunking, for the Hobie kayaker. High-backed seats and ergonomically designed seat well, afford comfortable seating at rest. These are included in the standard Hobie package.
Performance is important for a company that has devoted a lifetime to sailboat racing. Our kayaks also produce good speed for energy expended. Some say that the patented mirage drive is a little too easy at a steady cruising pace. When you take a close look at any Hobie kayak, you can see the quality. Twist and seal hatches, recessed fittings, heavy-duty carry handles, screwed into brass inserts ensure years of reliable service and of course great re-sale value.
The twist and stow rudder which is foot operated on the Hobie Quest and hand controlled on Mirage models is a robust yet efficient accessory. Dyneema control cords have the strength of wire without the associated rust, fatigue, and wear problems. The Hobie plug in cart system makes moving the assembled boat to the water a real breeze. Take her off the car, sit her on the wheels and load her up. Pick up the front carry handle and tow the counter-balanced load to the water and roll it right in! Pull the wheels out from underneath and stow them in the kayak so that you don’t even have to return to the car. The lightweight, all-stainless frame is made to last years in the marine environment. Upon returning, install the wheels while the kayak is floating in the shallows and walk the whole thing back up to the car. It couldn’t be easier.
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