The Hobie Adventure Island is a versatile sailing kayak that seamlessly combines the thrill of sailing with the practicality of a kayak for an adventurous and efficient on-water experience. West Coast Sailing has all the resources you need to rig, find replacement parts, and enjoy sailing your Hobie Adventure Island.
Hobie Adventure Island Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this boat as stable as it looks?
A: Indeed. The AI and the TI are the most stable boat we sell.
Q: I saw the spinnaker option, is that a bit much to add?
A: The spinnaker kit for the AI/TI is actually really well done. While most customers don't buy their boats with it, it's a really cool retrofit kit. We're big fans, as it adds a lot more sailing ability to the AI/TI
Q: Ok, but the trampolines, I gotta get those right?
A: Oh yeah. They cut down on spray, add a ton more room for passengers (human or furry), and room for stuff. Totally a must have accessory.
Q: Which dolly do I use?
A: There were small dollies that used to go with the boats, but as of 2018, Hobie only recommends one type: https://westcoastsailing.net/kayak-dolly-ai-ti-beach-wheels-1/
Q: Highway trailer options are....?
A: We got the perfect one: https://westcoastsailing.net/hobie-tandem-island-trailer/
Q: How fast is it?
A: Our kayaks team is working on a 'speed test' video for the AI/TI so you can see. But, in general, it's plenty fast enough for most customers. You're low to the water, and the sense of speed is good. We say, the 'effort to speed' ratio is off the charts - especially with the Mirage Drive system. Just easy easy forward and backward motion in the AI/TI
About the Hobie Adventure Island
The Hobie Adventure Island is a remarkable sailing kayak that seamlessly blends the thrill of sailing with the versatility of a kayak. Featuring a unique design, the Adventure Island boasts a durable, rotomolded polyethylene hull equipped with a retractable MirageDrive pedal system for effortless kayaking. Its distinguishing feature lies in the easily deployable, fully battened roller-furling sail, transforming it into a high-performance trimaran sailboat. With a sleek profile, the Adventure Island offers exciting and efficient sailing, allowing enthusiasts to harness the wind for exhilarating speeds. Whether paddling, pedaling, or sailing, this craft provides a multifaceted and adventurous on-water experience, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the fusion of kayaking and sailing in a single, innovative watercraft.