Oceanside, California – Starting November 2015, a new orange Hobie® will be seen on waterways around the world …but there will not be many of them. In celebration of the 15th birthday of Hobie’s iconic Mirage® Outback, a limited edition model with visually distinct special features was just introduced at ICAST…the Hobie Mirage Outback Limited Edition. Each of them will be individually numbered one to 500. The Outback, Hobie’s first boat with molded-in rod holders, is what kicked off Hobie’s entry into the kayak fishing market and is now being used by anglers across the globe.Over the past 15 years, the 12′ Outback has medalled consistently on the sales floor and in tournaments while bringing sheer enjoyment to thousands of anglers. With increasingly more units in use every day, a celebration is well deserved. The Mirage Outback Limited Edition model combines the well-proven features of the current Mirage Outback (utility, speed and stability) with MirageDrive Turbo fins, an oversized rudder, hookless map pockets, custom on-deck EVA pad kit and large padeyes for attaching accessories in the cargo area. And then there is the visual look. The new custom orange color will not fail to solicit attention. Molded-in graphics subtly depicting fish species from all over the world and contrast color and logo stitching on the Vantage CT seat complete the picture.
Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and innovative quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of eco-sensitive watercraft worldwide, with subsidiaries; Hobie Cat Australasia, in Huskisson, NSW, Australia and Hobie Cat Europe, in Toulon, France and independent distributors; Hobie Kayak Europe and Hobie Cat Brasil. These products include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.