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2013 Hobie Tandem Island

3 November, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

The puff hits and the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island’s leeward ama chisels into the water, its efficient, square-topped mainsail immediately translating increased wind speed into extra boat speed. The Tandem Island’s two-piece carbon-fiber rig minimizes weight aloft—thus stiffening the ride—and both cockpits are fitted with steerage and sail-handling controls, allowing sailors of all abilities to share the experience. Best yet, the amas, akas and rig are easily stripped, converting the Tandem Island’s rotomolded polyethylene hull into a highly efficient, pedal-or paddle-powered touring kayak with enough hatches and on-deck stowage
for multi-day escapes.


Crew: 1-2
Length: 18′ 6″ / 5.64 m
Width: 30″ / .76 m
Beam w/ Amas Out: 10′ / 3.05 m
Beam w/ Amas Folded In: 4′ / 1.22 m
Capacity: 600 lbs / 272 kg
Fitted Hull Weight: 124 lbs / 56.25 kg
Fully Rigged Weight: 190 lbs / 86.18 kg
Mast Length: 18′ / 5.49 m
Sail Area: 90 sq ft / 8.4 sq m
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene

CONTACT: Jeff Drechsler at TIKI WATER SPORTS, (# removed) or Jeff@MainsailNews.TV

Equipment on Board:


Two MirageDrives with Turbo Fins
Island Rudder w/ Large Sailing Blade
Adjustable High Back Padded Seats w/ Inflatable Lumbar Supports
Fully-Retractable, Kick-Up Centerboard
Patented Roller-Furling Sail with Battens
Two-Piece Carbon Fiber Mast
Deck-Mounted crossbars
Easily Retractable and Removable Amas
Two 2-piece paddles w/ On-Aka Storage
Dual Steering Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
Dual Rudder Deploy and Retract Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
Two Molded-In Rod Holders
Rear Cargo Compartment with Bungee® Tie-Downs
Large Bow Hatch
Three 8” Twist and Seal Hatches w/ Gear Bucket
Four Mesh Stowage Pockets
Four Cup Holders
All Lines and Hardware Plus Harken Blocks.////


Heavy Duty Cart
Spray Dodger

Hobie Tandem Island
Hobie Tandem Island
Hobie Tandem Island
Hobie Tandem Island
Hobie Tandem Island
Hobie Tandem Island
Hobie Tandem Island
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