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Unique Mirage Drive Pedal Kayaks

Hobie kayaks are a bit different from most other makes of watercraft.
Using a Hobie kayak you can become half man/half penguin or half woman/half penguin. Designed on penguins flippers, the drive system is simply something else and seeing is believing. The Canoe Shop Groups Staff have been fishing from Hobie's and other kayaks for years and there are times and places when only a Hobie will do. When you buy a Hobie kayak you buy the complete deal.

Hobie Kayaks Outback - 2019

Hobie Kayaks Outback 2021

The best selling fishing kayak from Hobie has been recently redesigned, which should prove a step forward in angling market. With a new, improved hull design and all the features that you would expect from a top-of-the-range fishing kayak. The Hobie Outback is set to raise the kayak fishing game once more.

Hobie Kayaks Compass - Sit On Top Kayaks with the MirageDrive Pedal System

Hobie Kayaks Compass 2021

The Compass is outfitted with a breathable mesh seat, the Compass offers maximum stability and an oversized cockpit and flat deck for standing.

Hobie Kayaks Passport - 10.5 and 12

Hobie Kayaks Passport 10.5 and 12 2021

The all new Hobie Passports are great kayaks for general touring and kayak angling in sheltered waters. Equipped with the classic Mirage Drive two pedal driven fins are a highly efficient, easy way of propelling the kayak along or the drive removed can be paddled traditionally using the supplied paddles. Although not set up to as high specification as other Hobies in the range, the Passport is still built to the same high standard and offer great value for money considering the onboard features.

Hobie Kayaks Revolution 11

Hobie Kayaks Revolution 11 2021

The compact version of the Revolution 13 and longer than the Sport. Making it lighter in weight and more manoeuvrable than the 13, a popular choice for smaller or lighter paddlers.

Hobie Kayaks Revolution 13

Hobie Kayaks Revolution 13 2021

The most popular Hobie Mirage Drive kayak for all round use including touring and kayak fishing. A fast sleek hull, combining stability, manoeuvrability and forward speed to create an ever popular hull suitable for most paddling destinations.

Hobie Kayaks Oasis

Hobie Kayaks Oasis 2021

Hobie's Tandem kayak that is slightly 'sportier' than the Outfitter. With less beam the Oasis is faster and more efficient over longer distances.

Hobie Kayaks Pro Angler 12

Hobie Kayaks Pro Angler 12

The Pro Anglers are the ultimate in comfortable kayak fishing on inland or calm waters. Stacked with features for the hardcore angling enthusiast.

Hobie Kayaks Pro Angler 14

Hobie Kayaks Pro Angler 14

The larger of the two Pro Angler kayaks, the 14ft model offers extra carrying capacity and space for those longer days on the water and when carrying extra equipment out onto the water.

Hobie Kayaks Adventure Island

Hobie Kayaks Adventure Island

The awesome Adventure Island Sailing Kayak from Hobie, this is the solo version which can be sailed, pedaled or paddled. For those serious about maximising their enjoyment out on the water.

Hobie Kayaks Tandem Adventure Island

Hobie Kayaks Tandem Adventure Island

Double the fun with the Tandem Adventure Island by Hobie. The same benefits as the Adventure Island, but the capacity to carry an extra person. From the pedigree of Hobie cat, if sailing your kayak is high on your priority list then take a closer look.


Hobie SUPs

Hobie i9s inflatable kayak

Hobie Mirage Eclipse

The new Hobie Mirage Eclipse Stand Up Paddle Board is set to change how the people think about SUP’s and open up a whole different way to enjoy time on the water. Using Hobie’s unique Mirage Drive System, the Eclipse is powered using fins and leg power rather than a single paddle and arm power. Designed to be stable and simple to use, the Eclipse is set to open up a new side to the sport of stand up paddle boarding.


Inflatable Hobie Kayaks

Hobie i9s inflatable kayak

Hobie i9s

Hobie's i9S was specifically designed for people shy on spare acreage but who dream of spending their time kayaking, fishing or sailing (via the optional Sail kit).

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Hobie i11s inflatable kayak

Hobie i11s

Elegant simplicity: The new i11S takes MirageDrive motivation and distills it to its essence. This low-profile performer with a rigid inflatable drop stitch hull is the lightest weight hands-free kayak in the Hobie fleet.

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Hobie i12s inflatable kayak

Hobie i12s

All the cruising capability and space of a full-sized kayak, yet infinitely portable.

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Hobie i14t tandem inflatable kayak

Hobie i14t

The Hobie i14T is the ultimate two-person, inflatable touring kayak.

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A bomb proof hull with an excellent seat, the famous Mirage Drive system, rudder system, paddle, tackle box, paddle park and more. Hobie have though of everything and there is a vast range of accessories to meet every Hobie owners needs. You also buy a Hands Free capability that takes kayak fishing to the next level. Hobie kayaks are only fishing kayaks when you take your fishing gear with you otherwise they are simply cracking kayaks to pedal, paddle or even sail.

A brief description on how the Mirage Drive works:
You pedal. In a reciprocating not circular motion and this in turn drives two fins under the kayak. They look like Penguin fins, work like penguin fins only they alternate at 180 degrees from each other whereas the good old Penguin who Designed them through evolution use theirs simultaneously. Both fins drive the kayak on every stroke of the drive. The efficiency is unreal and you are using the biggest muscles in your body your legs. Way more efficient than the traditional method of kayak propulsion- arms and paddles.

Hobie Kayak Hulls:
Manufactured using roto-moulded technology and constructed from linear repairable polyethylene. Very well designed, strong and hydro dynamic in shape. No other kayak available that is this stable is this fast through the water.

Can you believe it the Hobie marketing man he says: Our molded-in cup holders bring beverage service to the main cabin. So after catching the fish of a lifetime or enjoying breathtaking scenery and feeling a fitness flowing through your body you can access the Beverage Service! God love the marketing cuckoo!

Using the Hobie Mirage Drive:
The Mirage Drive is simple to use, quiet and creates no splash, hassle free for a quiet ride. Ideal for not disturbing wildlife or fish whilst out on the water.
Leaves your hands free for angling, photography, filming or holding a drink.
Both feet sit comfortably on the pedals, for speedy, effortless, back-and-forth motions.
Much faster and more efficient than paddling. A similar position to recumbent cycling.
The strongest muscles in the human body (leg) produce more power rather than using your arms on a traditional paddled kayak.
Nothing in the way of water splashing or dripping from a paddle, a drier ride for the Hobie user.

Here at Manchester Canoes, our friendly, experienced Staff are always happy to help and offer honest advice. Please feel free to contact us for more information or pop into our showroom for a chat or to view Hobie Kayaks and their many features.