HOBIE: Your Passport to Pedal the World

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 Jul 20th, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jul 20th, 2022 at 10:53 AM

Hobie Releases the all-new Mirage® Passport® R Series

Rotomolded R Models upgrade popular fishing and recreational pedal kayaks

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (July 19, 2022) – Hobie, the leading manufacturer of premium kayaks and watersport products, launched the newest additions to their 2022 product line today with the unveiling of the Mirage Passport 12.0 R and the Mirage Passport 10.5 R. The first look of these rotomolded kayaks were made at the on the water demo day at ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.

HOBIE Mirage Passport 12.0 R (Seagrass Green)

HOBIE Mirage Pasport 10.0 R (Slate Blue)

Powered by MirageDrive® with Glide Technology and Kick-Up Fins, the new R Series models will be able to avoid obstacles with ease and navigate rocky or shallow waters thanks to the automatic retraction of Kick-Up Fins on impact and subsequent re-deployment once clear of the obstacle. With the rotomolded hull construction, available in Seagrass Green and Slate Blue, the new R models fuse a new sleek aesthetic with excellent performance and stability without sacrificing speed.

“Since 1950, Hobie has always strived to create fun, accessible experiences on the water,” said Kelley Woolsey, Hobie Vice President of Global Sales, Service, and Marketing. “Today’s launch of the new Mirage Passport R Series kayaks echo Hobie’s values and mission of always striving to improve and update our product offering to deliver the best experience available. Hobie will always ensure that the highest quality products are available for kayakers of all experience to enjoy.”

The 2022 Mirage Passport 10.5 R and the Mirage Passport 12.0 R will be available at authorized Hobie dealers starting later this month at an introductory MSRP of $1,649 and $1,869 respectively. To find a Hobie dealer, please visit: hobie.com/dealers.

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