Surf The Earth 2012 - 2013 Hobie Inventory

9' Hobie Lanai

Return to the tradition and simplicity of a paddle-powered kayak with the innovative Hobie Lanai. The Lanai combines the best attributes of smaller kayaks, including maneuverability, acceleration, and skinny-water access, with the stability usually found in far bigger boats. At only 9-feet, the Lanai is ideally suited to shorter paddlers, but it also delivers a full-value experience to taller kayakers as well. Best yet, the Lanai is a snap to put atop a car, on a boat’s deck, or even a bicycle trailer, giving you serious versatility.

Specifications

MSRP: $ 799

  • Length: 9' / 2.74 m
  • Width: 30" / .76 m
  • Hull Weight: 40 lbs / 18.14 kg
  • Capacity: 250 lbs / 113 kg
  • Crew: 1
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Features

  • Adjustable Deluxe Padded Seat
  • Two-Piece Paddle w/ On-Hull Storage
  • Cargo Area w/ Bungee Tie-Downs
  • 6” Twist and Seal Hatch (patent pending)

11' Hobie Quest

This casting kayak has everything you need to fully unwind, sans unnecessary, distracting stuff. The Quest 11’s clean, appendage-free underbody glides on the mere suggestion of water and its svelte hull weight and user-friendly handles make portaging a snap. While versatile enough to please any crowd, the Quest 11’s angler-friendly pedigree includes covered bow stowage, molded rod holders and a crate system to a Hobie Livewell. The only unresolved questions are when and where.

Specifications

MSRP: $ 999

  • Length: 11' 1" / 3.38 m
  • Width: 29" / .74 m
  • Hull Weight: 47 lbs / 21.32 kg
  • Capacity: 300 lbs / 136 kg
  • Crew: 1
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Features

  • Adjustable Deluxe Padded Seat
  • Two-Piece Paddle w/ On-Hull Storage
  • Large Covered Bow Hatch
  • Adjustable Foot Braces
  • Cargo Area w/ Bungee Tie-Downs
  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders
  • 8” Twist and Seal Hatch (patent pending) w/ Gear Bucket
  • Accessory Tray
  • Mid-Boat Carrying Handles

13' Hobie Quest

It’s hard to get more basic than paddling and fishing—two of humankind’s earliest ways of interacting with Mother Nature. The Hobie Quest 13 combines these two ancient arts in this purpose-built boat that incorporates the features fishermen need: Covered bow and stern stowage compartments, ample space for coolers, tackle boxes or camping gear, plus molded-in rod holders. A large rear cargo area provides storage for extra tackle, crate systems, or a Hobie Livewell. Plus, the Quest 13 can be fitted with Hobie’s optional Twist and Stow rudder system, simplifying boat handling and allowing you to quietly stalk choice spots.

Specifications

MSRP $ 1049

  • Length: 13' / 3.96 m
  • Width: 28.5" / .72 m
  • Hull Weight: 58 lbs / 26.31 kg
  • Capacity: 350 lbs / 159 kg
  • Crew: 1
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Features

  • Adjustable Deluxe Padded Seat
  • Two-Piece Paddle w/ On-Hull Storage
  • Large Covered Bow Hatch
  • Adjustable Foot Braces
  • Cargo Area w/ Bungee Tie-Downs
  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders
  • 8” Twist and Seal Hatch (patent pending) w/ Gear Bucket
  • Accessory Tray

12'-1" Hobie Mirage Drive Outback

Whether it’s work or play, the Outback boasts the functionality, stability and utility to get the job done. A wide hull provides form stability, allowing you to cast – or reel in the big one – without rocking the boat. The Outback features plenty of cargo and stowage space, and, thanks to its MirageDrive® system, your hands are free to tend to your photography, casting, or whatever else is on the day’s “work list”.

Specifications

MSRP $ 1,899

  • Length: 12' 1" / 3.68 m
  • Width: 33" / .84 m
  • MirageDrive® Weight: 6.6 lbs / 3 kg
  • Hull Weight: 66 lbs / 29.9 kg
  • Capacity: 400 lbs / 181 kg
  • Crew: 1
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Features

  • MirageDrive
  • Twist and Stow Rudder
  • Adjustable High Back Padded Seat w/ Inflatable Lumbar Support
  • Two-Piece Paddle w/ On-Hull Storage
  • Large Covered Bow Hatch
  • Four Molded-In Rod Holders
  • Sail Mount
  • Rear Cargo Area w/ Bungee® Tie Downs
  • Two 8” Twist and Seal Hatches (patent pending) w/ Gear Bucket
  • Mesh-Covered Stowage Pocket

14'-6" Hobie Mirage Drive Oasis

Redesigned for 2011. Long, narrow and lightweight. These design elements define the completely redesigned Oasis® and give this kayak surprising performance-minded qualities, such as quick acceleration and an impressive hull speed, without sacrificing utility or hauling capacity. The new Oasis features three enclosed stowage areas and one large on-deck cargo area, dual steering controls, a roomy cockpit with dual MirageDrives, and the ability to go anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re alone or with a companion, you’ll be amazed at how well the Oasis performs.

Specifications

MSRP $ 2,799

  • Length: 14' 6" / 4.42 m
  • Width: 33" / .84 m
  • MirageDrive® Weight: 6.6 lbs / 3 kg
  • Hull Weight: 73 lbs / 33.11 kg
  • Capacity: 550 lbs / 249 kg
  • Crew: 1-2
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Features

  • Two MirageDrives
  • Twist and Stow Rudder
  • Two Adjustable High-Back Padded Seats w/ Inflatable Lumbar Support
  • Two-Piece Paddles w/ On-Hull Storage
  • Sail Mount
  • Three 8” Twist and Seal Hatches (patent pending) w/ Gear Bucket
  • Two Mesh-Covered Stowage Pockets
  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders

11'-6" Hobe Kona

With room for two, plenty of stability and the nimble, spot-on performance normally found on a single-seater, the Kona is the perfect two-person paddleboat. Thanks to its clever design, the Kona pairs a short waterline with the width normally found on bigger boats, giving you a stable ride and snappy, on-a-dime maneuverability. And if your partner unexpectedly bails out on your paddling plans, the Kona easily converts to a single seater, preserving your options.

Specifications

MSRP $ 1149

  • Length: 11' 6" / 3.51 m
  • Width: 34" / .86 m
  • Hull Weight: 63 lbs / 28.58 kg
  • Capacity: 425 lbs / 193 kg
  • Crew: 1-3
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Features

  • Adjustable Deluxe Padded Seats
  • Two-Piece Paddles w/ On-Hull Storage
  • Cargo Area w/ Bungee Tie-Downs
  • Two 8” Twist and Seal Hatches (patent pending) w/Gear Bucket

14' Hobie Odyssey

Redesigned for 2011, the Hobie Odyssey is the perfect family oriented, go-anywhere, do-anything paddle kayak. Featuring a long, sleek waterline, a stable hull, great tracking and the ability to haul 540 pounds – plus plenty of ondeck gear storage – the Odyssey opens up worlds of fun. While this fully redesigned hull accommodates two, it can be paddled by one using the molded-in center-seat position. Or, this center-seat area can be used to tote along a junior crew member, extra gear or even the family hound.

Specifications

MSRP $ 1249

  • Length: 14' / 4.27 m
  • Width: 33" / .84 m
  • Hull Weight: 71 lbs / 32.21 kg
  • Capacity: 550 lbs / 249 kg
  • Crew: 1-3
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Features

  • Adjustable Deluxe Padded Seats
  • Two-Piece Paddles w/ On-Hull Storage
  • Cargo Area w/ Bungee Tie-Downs
  • Two 8” Twist and Seal Hatches (patent pending) w/Gear Bucket
  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders