Oceanside, California, September 3, 2013 – All fishing kayaks are created equal, right? Hardly. One ride in the new Hobie® Mirage® Sport and anglers everywhere will immediately appreciate and understand it for what it is: an extremely stable 225-pound capacity, easy-to-use watercraft that excels for fishing in-shore and on smaller bodies of water.
Anglers will quickly realize the advantage of Hobie’s iconic and efficient MirageDrive® pedal propulsion system that keep hands virtually free for casting, fighting and landing fish. Two molded-in rod holders can also accommodate a gaff, nets and other gear. Installing electronics will be frustration-free using the Lowrance® Ready System. The lightweight hull allows for quick acceleration and a tight turning radius for close-quarters fishing around docks and tree stumps. Its movable seat is a one size fits most so it can be shared with family and friends of various heights and widths. The carefully crafted hull shape prevents water slap that disturbs fish. An optional live well, crate or cooler easily fit in the aft cargo area. There is never a need to go thirsty with two built-in drink holders. Last, but certainly not least, for those anglers that perhaps waited a bit too long to come to shore to get out of rain, be on time for dinner or go on a date, the MirageDrive enables them to return to shore very quickly.
When the fish just are not biting, sailors, both experienced and beginners alike, will enjoy the diversity offered by the optional sail kit.
The lightweight, rotomolded polyethylene hull encourages easy tracking and beaching. Hobie’s Twist and Stow rudder is there when needed, gone when it is not. The retractable rudder system is engaged and disengaged with a simple pull of the T-shaped control handles. An adjustable high back padded seat with an inflatable lumbar support will provide hours of angling comfort. The large front hatch, Twist and Seal hatches and the rear cargo area with Bungee tie downs provide ample storage for a day. With built-in utility trays, map pockets and drink holders, the package is complete.
Fitted Hull Weight: 53 lbs/20.04 kg
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of eco-sensitive watercraft worldwide. These include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.