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Hobie Compass Mirage

VIDEO: New Hobie Compass Kayak for Under $2K

Hobie has a new pedal drive kayak and it’s less than $2,000. The new Hobie Compass kayak will be available this fall and comes in at $1,949. “We looked at our customer base, and identified a void in the market that the Compass is targeted to fill,” said Doug Skidmore, President of Hobie. “Consumers are looking for a capable and affordable boat, which our engineers have designed. The Hobie Compass […]

Budget Talk: Let them buy Hobies

Budget Talk: Let Them Buy Hobies

My beginnings weren’t glorious. I lived almost all of my formative years in a trailer house. I knew it was different from the other kids at school but I knew it was what we could do at the time. My parents worked multiple jobs to feed and clothe our family of six and my gratitude was lackluster. Watching my Dad work a long day, come home, eat supper, and then […]

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Hobie Fishing Worlds 7 Location Announced

Hobie, the worldwide leader of personal watersport products,  announced today that the scenic, lakeside community of Amal, Sweden, will play host to the seventh annual Hobie Fishing Worlds presented by Rhino Rack, in May of 2018. Hobie Fishing Worlds is the premier, global kayak fishing competition, with expert anglers from over 20 countries vying for the grand prize. “Amal is a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Vänern, Western […]

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Three New Hobie Accessories in 2017

New for 2017, Hobie has released three new accessories that will make storage and portage even easier. HOBIE H-CRATE JR Welcome the newest member of Hobie’s family of accessories:  the H-Crate Jr! We’ve incorporated all the same features from the original H-Crate into a reduce, 14” x 14” footprint. This allows you to carry extra cargo behind the seat of a kayak or on the deck of a SUP or Eclipse. The […]

YAK4IT TOC 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds Qualifier

AUSTIN, TX- October 18, 2016 The Yak4it Tournament of Champions is now a qualifying event for the Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 to be held in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana on December 4-10, 2016.   Hobie Fishing and Mariner Sails are teaming up to make this an event to remember. Hobie is the leader in kayak manufacturing and Mariner Sails is a national leader in kayak and watersports retail. Together they have […]

Is Something Up with Jackson Kayak?

As ICAST approaches, many kayak companies are making a splash with sneak peaks, new things coming announcements, and the like. The usual suspects are releasing a new pedal kayak or a new motor kayak, or a new offshore boat of some sort. Yet, there is a quiet amongst the media storm of information around Jackson. Where is Jackson Kayak in all this? I haven’t heard a peep of anything new. […]

Hobie Fishing World Championship 6 Hosted in Louisiana

OCEANSIDE, California – May 11, 2016 – The sixth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW6), presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Cat® Company, will take place in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, December 4-10 of this year. Located in Southern Louisiana 90 minutes from New Orleans, Lafourche Parish is the gateway to Cajun Country and the Gulf of Mexico, offering a distinctly Louisiana “bayou” way of life and promising a memorable […]