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Hobie Kayaks Tandem Island

The Tandem Island allows two people to enjoy the combination of sailboat, kayak, trimaran and fishing boat in one package. Featuring the new MirageDrive 180 & legendary Vantage seat.


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Hobie Tandem Island 2022


Looking for a super-fun multisport boat for two? Meet the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island. The Tandem Island is a super-fast, two-person kayak. But attach the aka crossbeams, the ama floats and the two-piece carbon fibre rig and sailing kit (all included), and you and your partner will be flying across the water, powered by a rollerfurling, boomless mainsail. Both cockpits have steering and sail-control lines, making the Tandem Island ideal for partners of all abilities. And the boat's generous storage space and carrying capacity means that your adventure potential is huge.


The Tandem Islands amas, akas and rig are easily stripped, converting the Tandem Island's rotomolded polyethylene hull into a highly efficient, pedal-or paddle-powered touring kayak.


This latest specification sees the dramatic improvements to the Mirage Drive system itself with the inclusion of the MirageDrive 180. This allows full power reversing by simply pulling a lever - making it super easy to manoeuvre even the longest Hobie. Also featured is the state-of-the-art Vantage seating system including 4-way adjustability for more comfort in the cockpit or on the beach, Enjoy breathability, infinite flexibility and better visibility.


Due to the size & weight of the Tandem Island you might want to consider waterside storage or a small trailer for transportation.

2020 Update: The 2020 version of the Hobie Sport comes equipped with Kick Up Fins. This latest innovation from Hobie provides worry-free pedalling as if you hit a submerged object the fins flip up out of harm's way, reducing the risk of damage.


  • Two Molded-In Rod Holders
  • Roller-Furling Main Sail
  • Large Bow Hatch
  • Vantage CT Seating
  • All Lines and Hardware Plus Harken Blocks
  • Deck-Mounted Crossbars
  • Dual Rudder Deploy and Retract Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Steering Controls in Front and Rear Cockpits
  • Easily Retractable and Removable Amas
  • Kick-up Centerboard
  • Four Cup Holders
  • Four Mesh Stowage Pockets
  • Fully-Retractable, Kick-Up Centerboard
  • Kick-up Island Rudder
  • Patented Roller-Furling Sail with Battens
  • Rear Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie-Downs
  • Three Twist and Seal Hatches
  • 2x MirageDrive 180 with ST (Kick-up) Turbo Fins
  • Two 2-Piece paddles with On-Aka Storage
  • Two-Piece Carbon Composite Mast
  • Lowrance® Ready - 3-way connector for Lowrance Ready, Thru-Hull Wire Plugs


  • Length 5.64m
  • Crew: 1-2
  • Length: 18' 6" / 5.64 m
  • Beam (Amas Folded In): 4' / 1.22 m
  • Beam (Amas Out): 10' / 3.05 m
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 600 lbs/272 kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Hobie Tandem Island 2022 for your weight
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 130 lbs / 59 kg *
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 240 lbs / 109 kg *
  • Mast Length: 18' / 5.49 m
  • Sail Area: 90 ft / 8.4 m
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene


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Accessories that you may need


Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-In Cart

Hobie Heavy Duty Plug-In Cart

A Heavy Duty trolley designed for use with Hobie kayaks. Great for transporting heavier kayaks from your vehicle to the water over solid ground and rougher terrian. 225lb Capacity rating.

Price £229.95
Hobie Tandem Island Cradle for Plug-In Carts

Hobie Tandem Island Cradle for Plug-In Carts

In order to use a Tandem Island with a Plug-in cart you will need this add-on cart cradle to disperse the load to prevent damage to the hull.

Price £62.95
Hobie TI Tramponline Set

Tandem Island Trampolines

Versatile trampolines that can be used for carrying gear, moving weight outboard for better performance in windy conditions, comfortable sitting or laying down, carrying additional crew / kids / pets, reducing spray in cockpit and more!

Price £492.95
Tandem Island Spinnaker/Reacher Kit

Tandem Island Spinnaker/Reacher Kit

Add performance when reaching or running to your Hobie Island. Off-the-wind sailing is typically the slowest point of sail, add a spinnaker and the Island comes alive!

Price £817.95


Nationwide delivery available for the Hobie Tandem Island 2022. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Hobie Tandem Island 2022. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

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