Hobie Cat Company
All the cruising capability and space of a full-sized kayak, yet infinitely portable.
The 12-ft. long Mirage i12s inflatable PVC-vinyl hull offers speed without sacrificing stability, above- deck Bungee-secured storage area provide generous hauling capacity—perfect for weekend escapes or provisioning trips ashore from the family cruiser. The i12s’ MirageDrive delivers all-day comfort and performance.
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.
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