New Hobie Compass Duo Tandem Kayak Launches at Paddlesports Retailer 2018

August 27, 2018

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA – Hobie, the leading manufacturer of pedal kayaks and other premium watercraft, today announces an exciting addition to the lineup of award-winning pedal-drive kayaks. The Mirage Compass Duo kayak from Hobie brings a new level of refinement and technology to the tandem kayak category.

“The Mirage Compass Duo is perfect for getting on the water with family, a pet, or a friend,” says Doug Skidmore, President and CEO of the Hobie Cat Company. “The craftsmanship and quality are apparent in its refined simplicity.”

The Compass Duo achieves the same balance of features and value as the single passenger Mirage Compass, introduced last year. The platform is equipped to accept a multitude of Hobie accessories for fishing, recreation, and additional storage. The sleek hull design makes for a nimble yet incredibly stable kayak, with plenty of space to house gear for two. The ergonomic seats maximize comfort for both users, while the dual MirageDrive pedal systems with Glide Technology provide the best on-water performance available.

“The Compass Duo is perfect for families or friends who want to adventure on the water together,” says Keeton Eoff, Director of Global Development at Hobie. “It’s hassle-free, durable, and lightweight for a tandem kayak and is an approachable go-to for tandem recreation.”

The Mirage Compass Duo will debut at Paddlesports Retailer, August 27-30 in Oklahoma City, OK, along with Hobie’s new, revolutionized Mirage Outback. The Compass Duo will be available for purchase through Hobie dealers this fall, and the MSRP will be $2,999.

About Hobie

Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water and quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes and markets an impressive collection of watercraft worldwide. These include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks and fishing boats, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.