Since 1950, Hobie® has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and quality products. From their headquarters in California, Hobie Cat Company and its global subsidiaries produce an impressive collection of watercraft for worldwide distribution. In addition to the sailboats for which they are well-known, Hobie Cat also offers stand-up-paddle boards, kayaks, and boats for both recreation and fishing. Each product line is also complimented with a comprehensive array of parts and accessories.
MirageDrive® with Glide Technology
The ungainly paddle is replaced by the sheer efficiency of the MirageDrive pedal. With the largest human muscle group now in play, kayaking becomes easier than ever. The MirageDrive pedals can be quickly adjusted to make one boat comfortable for taller or shorter pedalers. Now with Glide Technology, the addition of roller bearings at key friction points reduces resistance for a smooth and efficient ride.
MirageDrive 180° • Shift Into a New Dimension
Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1997 and has been evolving ever since. Now comes the biggest evolution – so far. Introducing the patent-pending Hobie MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system that will be integrated into all 2017* model year Mirage kayaks.
Weighing in at under eight pounds, the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offers unprecedented maneuverability. The user can pull one of two shift cables to pivot the fins 180 degrees, almost instantly from forward to reverse and back again. The dual fins provide shallow water access and easy shore landings by simply pushing one pedal forward.
We asked people why they chose a Hobie:
“Hands-free – Perfect for photography.”
“Great fishing kayaks.”
“The best for stability.”
Hobie Mirage Drive Series
Pedal your way into adventure with the Hobie MirageDrive 180. The easy to use, low tolerance drive system takes kayaking to another level. There is a model for every age starting with the Hobie Sport, Hobie Outback, and Hobie Compass, that have wider hulls giving more stability. The Hobie Revolution 11, Hobie Revolution 13, Hobie Revolution 16, and Hobie Oasis have longer hulls that offer more water line for faster distance and speed seekers.
Hobie Inflatable Series
Perfect for the kayaker with spare acreage but who dreams of spending their time on the water.
Starting with the Hobie i9s, Hobie i12s with the traditional style for one person, the Hobie i14t for two people, and the flat hull Hobie i11s.