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 is a feature-rich platform that delivers the performance Hobie customers expect without compromise.”
Hobie Compass Specifications
Length: 12 feet
Width: 34 inches
Weight: 68 pounds
Seat Style: Frame
Drive: MirageDrive GT with ST Fins
Powered by Hobie’s innovative MirageDrive® pedal system with Glide Technology and constructed with a durable rotomolded polyethylene hull, the Compass offers maximum stability and speed for both the angler and the adventure seeker alike.
Featuring a wide cockpit and deck area for standing, the Compass comes readily equipped to accept an extensive array of accessories for the avid fisherman. Standard equipment on the Compass includes underneath tackle storage room, a removable, breathable mesh-back seat, two rod holders, and transducer cavity ready to install a Lowrance Ready® fishfinder.
Kayakers will enjoy the Compass’ numerous storage compartments, drink holder, and easy steering system. A two-piece paddle for navigating shorelines or shallows is also included as standard equipment.
The Hobie Compass should make a strong push at pedal kayaks currently occupying the under $2,000 market with an included rudder and paddle in the price of the kayak.