Sailing has never seemed so simple. When the wind blows, the Tandem Island flies across the water, powered by an expansive, easily tended mainsail.
Hop aboard with a friend. With dual MirageDrives providing pedal power, maneuvering is a snap even when the zephyrs subside. The central hull is pure high-end Hobie with all the expected features: multiple Twist and Seal hatches; a large bow hatch for below-decks storage; lever-operated rudder and centerboard deployment; and dual rudder control. This is Hobie’s ultimate fish hunter, capable of marlin teasing trolling speeds.
Length: 18' 6" / 5.64 m
Beam (Amas Folded In): 4' / 1.22 m
Beam (Amas Out): 10' / 3.05 m
Capacity: 600 lbs / 272 kg
Fitted Hull Weight: 130 lbs / 59 kg
Fully Rigged Weight: 240 lbs / 109 kg
Mast Length: 18' / 5.49 m
Sail Area: 90 ft² / 8.4 m²
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
Repositioned Thru-Hull wire plugs for easier access
3-way connector for Lowrance Ready, Thru-Hull Wire Plugs (Backwards Compatible)
Two Molded-In Rod Holders
Roller-Furling Main Sail
Large Bow Hatch
Vantage CT Seating
All Lines and Hardware Plus Harken Blocks
Dual Rudder Deploy and Retract Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
Steering Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
Easily Retractable and Removable Amas
Four Cup Holders
Four Mesh Stowage Pockets
Fully-Retractable, Kick-Up Centerboard
Kick-up Island Rudder
Patented Roller-Furling Sail with Battens
Rear Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie-Downs
Three 8” Twist and Seal Hatches
2 MirageDrives with ST Turbo Fins
Two 2-Piece paddles with On-Aka Storage
Two-Piece Carbon Composite Mast
POWERED BY MIRAGEDRIVE 180
The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive 180, the original pedal kayak drive. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier and more efficient than ever.
ADJUSTABILITY BEGETS COMFORT
The Vantage seating system provides the comfort needed for long stretches out on the water. The seat-back, bottom, height, and lumbar-support are all easily adjustable.
LOWRANCE® READY SYSTEM
The Hobie Mirage Tandem Island comes standard with a built-in transducer mount and pre-installed through-hull cable plugs.
HOBIE ISLAND CLUB
Join the Hobie Island Club with your fellow Adventure and Tandem Island owners. Hobie Island owners are now sailing on oceans, rivers, lakes and waterways in over 40 countries worldwide.
ADDITIONAL STANDARD FEATURES
Rudder controls are available in both the front and rear seat positions.
ROLLER-FURLING MAIN SAIL
Furling controls are available from the cockpit for beaching or higher-wind reefing.
THREE 8" TWIST AND SEAL HATCHES
An efficient corkscrew mechanism ratchets down this hatch, keeping stowed items secure irrespective of the sea state.