Mirage Drive 180: The Hobie kayaks are famous for their Mirage Drive pedal system. This system consists of a pair of pedals that drive two rubber fins side to side to propel the kayak forward. The revolutionary Mirage Drive 180 allows you to pedal in reverse, all at the pull of a toggle! The Mirage System is silent while pedalling and creates no splash, it also allows you to effortlessly pedal the kayak with your feet while keeping your hands free, perfect for fishing and photography.
Equipped with ARC pedal cranks that adjust with the push of a button to accommodate users from child size to tall adults. The drive system features ‘Glide Technology’ with roller bearings found on the major pivoting components of the drive, for a smoother and easier pedalling experience. 2020 Models are fitted with ST Turbo Kick Up Fins for worry-free pedalling – if you strike an object with the fins they simply kick up out of harms way to help reduce the chance of damage.
Vantage ST Seat: New state-of-the-art design, with 4-way adjustablity for more comfort in the cockpit or on the beach, Enjoy breathability, infinite flexibility and better visibility.
H-Rail: The all-new Hobie H-Rail system’s extruded aluminum dodecagon rail provides a strong and corrosion resistant mounting platform to effortlessly mount more gear in more places.
Rectangular Hatch with Tackle Management System: A large rectangular Twist-n-Lock hatch comes supplied with a Pivoting Tackle Management System incorporating 2 Plano tackle boxes. Perfect for keeping all those essential pieces of tackle close to hand.
Retractable Rudder System & Skeg: The Pro Angler 12 comes with a Retractable Rudder System and a drop-down tracking skeg to improve straight line pedalling performance. The rudder and skeg are both easily deployed/hauled and controlled from the seating position
Large Bow Hatch with Hatch Liner: The Hobie Pro Angler 12 has a large bow hatch for storage and comes with a removable Hatch Liner. The perfect place to store your catch or other bits of kit.
Sail Mount:All the kayaks in the Hobie range can take a sail to power your kayak. The optional Mirage Sail Kit attaches to the sail mount on the kayak. The sail maintains speed with or without peddling.
Retractable Guardian Transducer Shield: A retractable shield protects your fish finder transducer on impact and retracts away for transport and shallow water landings. The built-in transducer mount allows side scanning for optimal fishfinder performance. Pre-installed thru-hull cable plugs allow quick, no-drill, no-glue fishfinder installation. Compatible with a wide-range of popular fish finder transducers.
Twist & Seal Hatch: Twist and seal hatches are simple to use and are hinged so you will never have to worry about losing the cover. The hatches allow you to store equipment below deck.
Two-Piece Fibreglass Paddle: Hobie’s come complete with a two piece fibreglass paddle that can be used for additional manoeuvrability or for when you are not peddling. When not in use the paddle can be stored in the handy hull paddle holder.
Fishing Rod Holders: Molded in to the hull, these rod holders are ideally placed for rods. The holders are also handy for carrying a fishing net or safety flag.
Cargo Area: Large storage area for all the gear you want to take out with you. Bungee tie downs keep it all secure