Mirage Tandem Island
Grab a partner and enjoy the ride on a Tandem Island. 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 crossbars, 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.
Length: 18′ 6″ / 5.64 m
Width: 30″ / .76 m
Beam (Amas Folded In): 4′ / 1.22 m
Beam (Amas Out): 10′ / 3.05 m
Capacity: 600 lbs / 272 kg
Fitted Hull Weight: 130 lbs / 59 kg
Fully Rigged Weight: 240 lbs / 109 kg
Mast Length: 18′ / 5.49 mSail Area: 90 ft² / 8.4 m²
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
Color Options: Dune / Hibiscus