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Hobie MirageDrive

The world’s first tribrid – human-sail-electric watercraft range

Two landmark water transportation announcements from Hobie this week could seriously supercharge the adventure and recreational marketplaces. Its announcements effectively means the company will be selling the first tribrid – a watercraft powered by a combination of three energy sources – when its new electric option becomes available in March at the same time as the much-awaited Mirage Tandem Island hits showrooms.  Read More

Hobie Pro Angler: fully-featured fishing boat for one

I spied the Hobie Pro Angler for the first time last week and couldn’t help but feel it was the perfect boat for the mobile fisherman. I own a Hobie Adventure Island and I’m completely sold on Hobie’s MirageDrive as it offers the most efficient, quiet and clean motive power available. Based on a new ultra-stable platform with a capacity of over 600 pounds, a new ultra-comfortable Cool Ride seat, a massive deck with fishing-friendly nooks and replaceable mounting boards on each side to attach your fish finder, GPS, lights, or downriggers and … PERFECT!  Read More

Hobie Sailyak trimaran offers unique sail/pedal combination

July 9, 2007 Hobie is a name that’s been associated with innovation in aquatic sports since Hobie Alter started creating boards for the fledgling sport of surfing in his father's garage more than half a century ago - and this latest creation is no exception. A true “best of both worlds” invention, this unique cross between a pedal powered kayak and a trimaran adds an entirely new dimension to sailing. The Hobie Mirage Adventure Island is a 16-foot, single-person “Sail/yak” that combines the Hobie MirageDrive pedal-propulsion system with a 5.38 square meter sail and two amas (outriggers) that provide stability on the water and fold back into the hull for docking and beaching.  Read More

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