Hobie Tandem Island Resources

The Hobie Tandem Island is an innovative tandem sailing kayak that seamlessly integrates the versatility of a kayak with the exhilaration of sailing. The TI delivers all the versatility and functionality of the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island, for two. West Coast Sailing has all the resources you need to rig, find replacement parts, and enjoy sailing your Hobie Tandem Island.

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Hobie Tandem Island Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this boat as stable as it looks?

A: Totally. In fact, it's easily the most stable boat we sell. It's just an amazingly docile platform

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: Can you singlehand?

A: All day long. All of the controls (except for the furling line) are led to both seats. So, you can basically singlehand it from either position. We tend to recommend you sail it from the front seat, but, it's not a huge deal if you wanted to do it from the back.

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:

Q: Highway trailer options are....?

A: We got the perfect one:

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 Tandem Island

The Hobie Tandem Island stands out as a remarkable tandem sailing kayak, perfectly blending the versatility of a kayak with the exhilaration of sailing. With its innovative design, this watercraft features a durable, rotomolded polyethylene hull equipped with a retractable MirageDrive pedal system, allowing for efficient kayaking. Its distinguishing feature is the easily deployable, fully battened roller-furling sail, transforming it into a high-performance trimaran sailboat. Boasting a spacious design for two passengers, the Tandem Island offers an exciting and shared sailing experience, combining stability and speed. Whether pedaling, paddling, or sailing, this watercraft provides a dynamic and enjoyable adventure on the water for tandem enthusiasts seeking a versatile and thrilling seafaring experience.

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