Hobie Mirage Passport 12
A passport can take you wherever you want to go as long as you have the financial resources to support your adventurous aspirations. But money doesn’t always have to be an obstacle. Hobie – the provider of its special brand of recreation and adventure – offers an ideal solution.
The latest addition to Hobie’s fun fleet of exciting, pedal-driven watercraft – the new Mirage Passport 12 – is available now at Hobie dealers worldwide. The feature-rich value-laden Mirage Passport 12 can take anglers and other on-the-water-adventure-seekers wherever they want to go with world-class Hobie performance. Best of all, it does so at an appealing price point.
Building on the wildly successful launch of the Hobie Passport 10.5 earlier this year, the new Mirage Passport 12 is a longer, larger, and more fishing-centric Passport. Available in Seagrass Green or Slate Blue and powered by the original MirageDrive Classic with ST Fins, this highly manageable 12-foot kayak offers anglers an astonishing combination of features and value.
Those features begin with tried-and-true, legendary MirageDrive pedal performance for hands-free forward propulsion and smooth and efficient cruising. Passport 12’s added length supports a host of angling situations, while extra width provides excellent stability while sitting or standing. Its Suspended Mesh Aluminum Frame Seat is lightweight and comfortable, while an EVA Padded Standing Platform accommodates comfortable and confident standing and casting on the redesigned cockpit. For additional comfort and safety, while standing, Passport 12 is H-Bar-ready, offering two forward recesses that provide precise placement for simple H-Bar setup.
Passport 12 makes it easy for anglers to stow and access the gear they need for a great day on the water. There’s an 8” Twist and Seal Hatch directly in front of the seat, providing quick access to ample and secure in-hull storage. The bow offers an additional generous cavity with Bungee and optional Twist and Seal Hatch for even more below-deck storage. In front of the seat, both right and left are two recesses with Bungee closures to keep tackle boxes, or other items close at hand. Two built-in rod caddies keep rods within an easy reach just behind the seat.
Accessorizing the new Passport 12 couldn’t be easier. It comes complete with Accessory H-Track Mounts for near-infinite mounting options for phones, fishing electronics, action cameras, or similar items. A Forward Accessory Mount stands ready to accept the Hobie Mirage Sail Kit of Bimini Sunshade, and a handy fishfinder transducer cavity and mounting plate make transducer mounting tidy and straightforward. Behind the seat, Passport 12 provides ample deck space to accommodate an H-Crate for additional rod and tackle storage, and there’s a recessed mounting surface to install a Power-Pole anchor system quickly.
Easy to transport and store, every Passport 12 comes complete with a two-piece aluminum paddle to negotiate beaches and rocky inlets. Convenient carry handles are provided at the bow and stern.
At home in both freshwater and saltwater, Mirage Passport 12’s excellent value, transportability, sleek and straightforward design, and durable Thermoform construction make it an exceptional choice for any angler – from novices purchasing their first fishing kayak to experienced anglers looking to add an additional boat to their fleet. Best of all, it’s available at Hobie authorized dealers right now at an introductory MSRP of just $1,599 (excluding taxes and shipping).