Hobie Tandem Island

Trimaran 2-Person Sailing Kayak

Hobie Mirage Tandem Island

$12,290.00 inc GST

FREE DELIVERY IN THE GREATER SYDNEY, CENTRAL COAST, NEWCASTLE, HUNTER AND PORT STEPHENS AREAS

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Pedal, paddle or sail the Tandem Island (TI) from Hobie does it all with comfort, speed and efficiency. Whether you’re using it as a kayak (hull only), outrigger (single AMA) or full sailing trimaran, the TI is a true multi-sport watercraft that’s loads of fun for a couple, friends or family. Equipped with a powerful roller furling sail capable of thrilling speeds, sailing the Tandem Island is a breeze for experts and novices alike. With 2 of Hobie’s legendary MirageDrive 180s with ST turbo fins, retractable and removable outriggers and a host of premium inclusions as standard, it’s little wonder the TI has developed a cult following with sailors, offshore kayak anglers, and touring sightseers.

FREE DELIVERY

FREE DELIVERY TO APPROVED CLIENTS IN THE GREATER SYDNEY, CENTRAL COAST, NEWCASTLE, HUNTER AND PORT STEPHENS AREAS

Hobie Tandem Island 2-person sailing kayak. Colour - Hibiscus Red

Tandem Island Specifications

Crew: 2
Length: 5.64 m / 18′ 6″
Beam (Amas Folded In): 1.22 m / 4′
Beam (Amas Out): 3.05 m /  10′
Capacity: 272 kg
Pedal Drive: 2 x MD 180 with ST turbo fins
Fitted Hull Weight: 59 kg
Fully Rigged Weight: 109 kg
Mast Length: 5.49 m
Sail Area: 8.4 m²
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
Warranty: 3 Years
Floor  to AKA Bars: 42.54 cm / 16.75″
Floor to Bow: 38.1 cm / 15″
Floor to Rudder: 74.93 cm / 29.5″ 

Tandem Island Features

LARGE BOW HATCH

Enables easy access to the bow’s stowage compartment. A security strap with a detachable clip tethers the hatch; abovedeck, Bungee® cords secure extra gear.

2 x MIRAGEDRIVE 180 WITH  KICK-UP ST FINS

The 2 forward and reversing MirageDrive 180 pedal propulsion systems deliver reliable performance, confidence-inspiring power and all-day efficiency. With Kick-Up Fins you can explore shallow waters without a care. These fins automatically kick up on impact and adjust back when you resume pedalling.

2 x COCKPIT STORAGE

An 8″ twist and seal hatch, dual cup holders and dual mesh stowage pockets in each cockpit provide easy access and safe stowage for the things you reach for most. An extra 8″ twist and seal hatch on the rear deck means you’re never short of stowage options. 

2 x VANTAGE CT SEATS

2 x Vantage seating systems provide the comfort needed for long stretches out on the water. The seat-back, bottom, height, and lumbar support are all easily adjustable. Enjoy breathability, infinite flexibility and better visibility along with state-of-the-art design and 4-way adjustability for more comfort in the cockpit or on the beach. 

RETRACTABLE OUTRIGGERS

Hobie’s AKA arm system allows the two AMA floats or outriggers to be folded into the hull for easy transport on a trailer, or simple removal for car-topping and storage. The AKA arms mount the 2 paddles that come as standard or add Trampolines for extra comfort and crew capacity.

COMPLETE SAILING KIT

Everything you need for high-performance sailing comes standard with the Tandem Island including; Two-piece carbon composite mast, kick-up daggerboard for upwind performance, patented vertically battened roller furling sail, and all lines and hardware for sail control from both seats. An optional Spinnaker Kit can be added to supercharge downwind performance.

LOWRANCE® FISHFINDER READY

The Hobie Tandem Island comes standard with a built-in transducer mount and includes through-hull cable plugs making fish-finder installation plug-and-play.

REAR CARGO AREA

Big adventures demand plenty of gear. These moulded areas and Bungee® tie-downs ensure that it’s still there when you get to camp. 2 x moulded-in rod holders securely tote your rods, are perfectly angled for trolling and can accommodate a gaff, nets and other gear.

KICK-UP RUDDER WITH 2 x CONTROLS

Hobie’s kick-up rudder is there when you need it, gone when you don’t. The retractable-rudder system can be steered, engaged and disengaged with ease by both users with replicated controls in each cockpit.

Top view of the Hobie Tandem Island sailing kayak. Colour: Hibiscus Red
Hobie MirageDrive 180 peadl drive with kick-up ST turbo fins

BOOK A TEST SAIL

Book a no-obligation demonstration and test drive on beautiful Lake Macquarie and experience the ultimate sailing kayak, the Hobie Tandem Island for yourself!

Tandem Island FAQ

How fast can a Hobie Tandem Island go?

The Hobie Tandem Island (TI) is capable of sailing speeds of up to 20 kilometres per hour or approximately 11 knots in favourable winds and conditions. Under pedal power, the TI is one of the fastest pedal kayaks on the water thanks to its dual Mirage Drives with turbo fins and narrow hull form for minimal drag.

Can one person use a Hobie Tandem Island?

Despite being a tandem 2-person kayak, the Hobie Tandem Island is well suited to single-person use thanks to its simple and easy-to-manage sailing systems.

With replicated controls for steering and lowering/retracting the rudder from both cockpits and the ability to control the furling and sheeting systems from either seat, you do not need 2 people to sail this craft.

The narrow low-drag hull profile is easily propelled by a single MirageDrive 180 pedal system thanks to its excellent efficiency and turbo fins as standard. Hobie’s intelligent design means set up of the AMA outriggers, mast and sailing systems can easily be achieved alone with minimal fuss or wasted time.

Can you fish from the Hobie Tandem Island?

The Tandem Island (TI) makes an excellent fishing platform for when you need to efficiently cover ground to get to the fishing area. This speed and efficiency make it perfect for trolling, particularly for offshore pelagic species.

The TI is super stable thanks to its 2 AMA outriggers which means you can stand and even walk on the trampolines if you’ve got them, with confidence.

Combine all this with an unbeatable carrying capacity and built-in features like the dual rod holders and fish-finder transducer mount and the TI is a highly capable hybrid fishing and sailing kayak. Check out this video of an incredible Black Marlin tagged off Jervis Bay from a TI

Can you car-top a Hobie Tandem Island?

Car-topping Hobie’s tandem island is a good option for those with a suitable vehicle who don’t want the added expense of a dedicated trailer.

Thanks to Hobie’s intelligent design, the AMA outriggers can be conveniently folded into the hull providing a maximum width of just 1.22 m. Alternatively, the AMAs and the AKA arms can be completely removed with zero tools to reduce the hull weight to just 59 kg.

Loading aids such as the T-Loader from Rhino can take almost all of the effort out of loading and unloading the craft from your roof racks, perfect for solo users or anyone looking to simplify the process.

Is the Tandem Island easy to sail?

Hobie designed their Tandem Island to be incredibly easy to sail making it a perfect craft for even the most novice sailors.

The simplicity of the controls which include single-line roller furling to quickly and conveniently roll the sail away or adjust the amount of sail out, provides total control at all times.

The inherent stability of the trimaran design makes the boat very user-friendly even as the wind builds. The dual MirageDrive 180s with turbo fins means you’ve always got reliable propulsion which makes picking up sailing and navigating in the tighter areas so much easier.

If you’d like to try a no-obligation test sail with one of our team to see if a sailing kayak is for you please get in touch. 

Hobie Tandem Island sailing kayak under sail with 2 occupants

Standard Features

All Lines, Hardware and Blocks
Deck-Mounted Crossbars
Dual Rudder Deploy and Retract Controls
Dual Steering Handles
Vantage CT Seating

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Roller-Furling Sail with Battens
Rear Cargo Area with Tie-Downs
Three 8” Twist and Seal Hatches
Two MirageDrives with ST Turbo Fins
Two Molded-In Rod Holders
Two-Piece Carbon Composite Mast

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Four Mesh Stowage Pockets
Kick-Up Retractable Daggerboard
Kick-up Island Rudder
Large Bow Hatch
Retractable and Removable AMA Outriggers

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Two 2-Piece paddles with On-Aka Storage
Four Cup Holders
Lowrance® Ready Transducer Mount

Featured Options

AKA Trampolines
Trampolines add space for gear storage, reduce spray, and allow you to move your weight outboard for better performance.

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Trailer Cradle
Hobie Island Trailer Cradles support the hull of the Hobie Tandem Island Models on trailers. Made from thermal-formed ABS.

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Dolly Cart
Full-sized dolly cart for transport to and from the water with your choice of wheels. Removable handle and wheels for storage.

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Spinnaker Kit
Add performance when reaching or running to your Hobie Island. Includes a snuffer launching and retrieving bag + all rigging hardware

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