What does a kayaker think of Hobie’s new tandem “Adventure Island Trimaran”? The following is excerpted from a review written by Craig McSween, who is a Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor at AUSTRALIAN CANOEING.
“The Hobie Mirage Tandem Island is the double version of the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island. Plenty of room for the skipper and crew, with total control of the roller furling sail and the large Twist & Stow rudder from either high back padded seat. Inspired by Polynesian multihulls this 18′ 6″ trimaran “sail-yak” includes state of the art features and comfort, plus two patented MirageDrives with Turbo Fins. – Hobie Australasia
From those who had the pleasure of viewing, or even trying, a single Hobie Adventure Island when they arrived on the scene a few years ago we heard the constant calling “So when are Hobie going to come out with a tandem one of these?” We’ll it’s taken a few years…….but a few months ago the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island arrived on our shores. … cont …”
To read Craig’s entire review, click here and visit http://adventureoutlet.com.au/blog1.php/2011/01/02/hobie-tandem-island-review.
And below is a short video clip that I took of a Hobie Adventure Island Tandem Trimaran at the 2010 Annapolis Boat Show this past October …