Hobie’s inflatable kayak series is designed to break down barriers, and the i9S does just that. Limited storage space or the lack of a roof rack are no match for the i9S. Whether you plan to spend your time kayaking, fishing, or sailing (with the optional sail kit,) this light & compact boat is fit for the job. With a rugged, PVC-vinyl construction & reinforced bottom surface, you won’t ever have to worry about the performance or rigidity of this kayak on the water. Whether you’re throwing it in the car & taking it to the lake downtown, or putting it on your back & trekking to a remote river access, the i9S won’t disappoint.
Yup. Really, that's it. A growing portion of our customers just place their orders online. Can be faster and easier and less hassle than emails and phone calls. We don't mind either way, but once the order is in our system, then we get to work. As a summary, depending on stock status displayed on the kayak when you add to cart, we might start packaging it right away. Sometimes we have to wait for certain components - but our logistics team will start working on the delivery of your kayak from our warehouses to your shipping address. We'll package all the accessories, and then decide on the method of shipping. We have our own delivery van and trailer that handles a lot of the West Coast. We use contracted private drivers for places further away from us, and then we also use some normal shipping companies. You really don't have to worry about anything, that's our job. We line up the best option and then once the boat is ready, off it goes to you. It's not dissimiliar to ordering large appliances online - same processes with our own attention to detail to make sure it's as simple and transparent from order to delivery.
Your new Hobie Kayak will have a low, flat rate shipping price of $119 anywhere in the US (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). You will find this shipping method when adding your address in the shopping cart. Please contact us for rates outside the US. Each kayak's expected lead time is available as part of the product options right above the add to cart button (after you select any color options, if available). As some general guidance though, delivery times depend on stock status, your location and the size of your boat. For the majority of our kayaks that are in stock - they can be ready to ship in as little as 48 hours. That said, on average it's usually at least a week from order, to ‘ready for shipping to customer’.
More good news for you. Since we're a very specialized business, we've got 15+ staff, 4 of them on the customer support/care side. We've got a Kayaks@WestCoastSailing.net email specifically for support over the life of your product. You can also can call or text us at 1-503-285-5536. We're here to help!
Our dedicated kayak sales staff has over a decade of experience using and selling Hobie kayaks. When we aren’t in the shop helping customers gear up for their kayak fishing, kayak sailing, or recreational kayaking dreams, we’re out on the water living our own. From cruising the Tandem Island on the mighty Columbia River to kayak fly fishing the flats of the Gulf Coast, and even paddling class-V whitewater, our staff is constantly out there, improving our knowledge of life on the water. This knowledge, paired with our industry-leading passion for customer service, creates an unparalleled experience and environment for purchasing and rigging your Hobie kayak.