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Hobie Tandem Island

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.

Hobie Tandem Island Hibiscus Red

Standard Features

  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders
  • Dual Steering
  • Roller-Furling Main Sail
  • Large Bow Hatch
  • Vantage CT Seating
  • All Lines and Hardware Plus Harken Blocks
  • Two 2-Piece paddles with On-Aka Storage
  • 3-way connector for Lowrance Ready, Thru-Hull Wire Plugs (Backwards Compatible)
  • Deck-Mounted Crossbars
  • Dual Rudder Deploy and Retract Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Steering Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Easily Retractable and Removable Amas
  • Kick-up Centerboard
  • Four Cup Holders
  • Two-Piece Carbon Composite Mast
  • Padeye XL
  • 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
  • Lowrance® Ready
  • Re-positioned Thru-Hull wire plugs for easier access

Featured Options

Aka Trampolines

Trampolines add space for gear storage, reduce spray, and allow you to move your weight outboard for better performance in windy conditions.

Beach Dolly

A dolly takes the effort out of getting your boat down to water’s edge.


This 8-gallon, live-bait tank was custom-designed with the serious angler in mind (adapter required)

Hobie evolve Electric Motor Kit

This quiet and efficient electric motor will dramatically expand your horizons.


New for 2017 Model Year


Crew: 1-2

18′ 6″  \  5.64 m

30″  \  .76 m

Height (Akas Off):
15.5″  \  0.39 m

Height (Akas On):
17″ \ 0.43 m

Beam (Amas Folded In):
4′ \ 1.22 m

Beam (Amas Out):
910  \ 3.05 m

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 sq. ft  \  8.4 sq. m


Available In

Ivory Dune Red Hibiscus Golden Papaya
Dune Papaya



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Additional information

Weight 135 lbs
Dimensions 144 x 36 x 24 in