OCEANSIDE, Calif. (November 26, 2019): A passport can take you wherever you want to go… as long as you have the financial resources to support your adventurous aspirations. But money doesn’t always have to be an obstacle. Hobie – provider of its own special brand of recreation and adventure – offers an ideal solution.
The latest addition to Hobie’s fun fleet of exciting, pedal-driven watercraft – the new Mirage Passport 12 – is available now at Hobie dealers worldwide. The feature-rich value-laden Mirage Passport 12 can take anglers and other on-the-water-adventure-seekers wherever they want to go with world-class Hobie performance. Best of all, it does so at an appealing price point.
Building on the wildly successful launch of the Hobie Passport 10.5 earlier this year, the new Mirage Passport 12 is a longer, larger and more fishing-centric Passport. Available in Seagrass Green or Slate Blue and powered by the original MirageDrive® Classic with ST Fins, this highly manageable 12-foot kayak offers anglers an astonishing combination of features and value.
Those features begin with tried-and-true, legendary MirageDrive pedal performance for hands-free forward propulsion and smooth and efficient cruising. Passport 12’s added length supports a host of angling situations, while extra width provides great stability while sitting or standing. Its Suspended Mesh Aluminum Frame Seat is lightweight and comfortable, while an EVA Padded Standing Platform accommodates comfortable and confident standing and casting on the redesigned cockpit. For additional comfort and safety while standing, Passport 12 is H-Bar-ready, offering two forward recesses that provide precise placement for simple H-Bar setup.
Passport 12 makes it easy for anglers to stow and access the gear they need for a great day on the water. There’s an 8” Twist and Seal Hatch directly in front of the seat providing quick access to ample and secure in-hull storage. The bow offers an additional generous cavity with Bungee® and optional Twist and Seal Hatch for even more below-deck storage. In front of the seat, both right and left, are two recesses with Bungee closures to keep tackle boxes or other items close at hand. Two built-in rod caddies keep rods within easy reach just behind the seat.
Accessorizing the new Passport 12 couldn’t be easier. It comes complete with Accessory H-Track Mounts for near-infinite mounting options for phones, fishing electronics, action cameras or similar items. A Forward Accessory Mount stands ready to accept the Hobie Mirage Sail Kit of Bimini Sunshade, and a handy fishfinder transducer cavity and mounting plate make transducer mounting simple and tidy. Behind the seat, Passport 12 provides ample deck space to accommodate an H-Crate for additional rod and tackle storage, and there’s a recessed mounting surface to quickly install a Power-Pole anchor system.
Easy to transport and store, every Passport 12 comes complete with an aluminum two-piece paddle to negotiate beaches and rocky inlets. Convenient carry handles are provided at the bow and stern.
At home in both freshwater and saltwater, Mirage Passport 12’s excellent value, transportability, simple and sleek design and durable Thermoform construction make it an exceptional choice for any angler – from novices purchasing their first fishing kayak to experienced anglers looking to add an additional boat to their fleet. Best of all, it’s available at Hobie authorized dealers right now at an introductory MSRP of just $1,599 (excluding taxes and shipping).
Get where you want to go with the new Hobie Mirage Passport 12. Learn more at https://www.hobie.com/kayaks/mirage-passport-12/. See Hobie’s complete line of kayaks featuring MirageDrive 360, MirageDrive 180, MirageDrive with Glide Technology or MirageDrive Classic pedal-driven propulsion at https://www.hobie.com/kayaks/.
Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water and quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes and markets an impressive collection of watercraft worldwide. These include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks and fishing boats, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.