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Hobie Redefines Kayak Versatility with new Mirage Lynx

Reimagined construction allows for rigid, lightweight pedal kayak delivering unprecedented versatility and performance


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OCEANSIDE, Calif. (May 14, 2021) – Hobie, the leading manufacturer of premium kayaks and watersport products, today announced the launch of the Mirage Lynx, an innovative pedal kayak with elevated seating that boasts extreme versatility, rugged performance, and a durable but lightweight design.

Born out of popular demand for a hard-sided version of the inflatable Hobie i11s, the Lynx delivers lightweight performance with ACE-TEC construction that delivers rigidity and durability while maintaining a fitted hull weight of just 45 pounds. Fast and efficient, the Lynx features the patented MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Fin Technology, enabling hands-free forward and reverse pedaling in even the shallowest of depths. The stability of the Lynx handles rough water with ease, allowing for effortless maneuverability in challenging waters, thanks to a v-hull entry, wide bow, and innovative waterflow tunnel system.

“We built the Lynx to give kayakers everything they could dream of and more,” says Mike Suzuki, CEO of Hobie. “With all of the tenacity of a hard-sided kayak, and the benefits of the unique, lightweight design, the Lynx is as enjoyable as it is versatile; whether it’s taking you fishing, kayaking, sailing, traveling, or relaxing, the Lynx is a jack of all trades.”

The Lynx includes accessory mounts, molded-in tracks, an EVA standing pad, and ample cargo room that can be utilized for a variety of applications. An H-bar stand-up bar, fishing accessories, and an H-Rail system with integrated, patented RAM® Hand-TrackTM are easily installed to give anglers the ultimate package for fresh and saltwater fishing alike. The Lynx comes ready to install fishing electronics and a Power-Pole® anchor system. Hobie’s optional Mirage Sail Kit and Bimini Sunshade are simple to install using the forward accessory mount, while the lightweight mono-mesh seat delivers elevated, comfortable seating for increased visibility and a lively, stable ride. Multiple features, including ergonomic handles and rear loading skid pads, make transporting the Lynx efficient and hassle-free.

The Lynx retails for $2,699 MSRP and will be available in a neutral tone, Dune, and a brighter, safety option, Orange Papaya. Inventory is arriving at authorized Hobie dealers as early as today. To purchase, customers can use the dealer locator feature at www.hobie.com to find their closest Hobie dealer.

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 recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks and fishing boats, standup pedal and paddleboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories. To learn more, visit www.hobie.com.