3 Reasons To Buy The New Hobie Outback

Published September 11th, 2018 by Bernardo


The Hobie Outback is one of the Worlds top selling kayak for many reasons. With 17 years of history behind this model, the Hobie design team has continued to push the boundaries making old options the new standards. While the classic Outback was a legend, the all-new Outback is truly legendary. If you’re an avid kayaker or just getting into the sport, here are the top 3 reasons to buy the new Hobie Outback:

  1. Fishing Ready

    1. 2 Molded in Trays to hold tools, and gear.
    2. 4 Molded in fishing rods providing easy access to multiple rod storage.
    3. Numerous high capacity storage compartments for bait, tackle, clothing and more.
    4. 4 H-track mounts allowing additional accessories and optional storage for long paddles or serious fishing excursions.
    5. Fish Finder Ready equipped with the Guardian Retractable Transducer Shield plus 3 preinstalled wire plugs and transducer scupper hole making installation a breeze.
    6. Power-Pole ready stern.
  2. Comfort

    1. Standard Vantage CTW seat provides an additional 1.5” allowing unmatched room and comfort.
    2. Wide deck offers improved casting platform, additional stability and additional vantage point for sight casting.
    3. Standard Mirage Drive 180 and Turbo Fins providing a fast, quiet ride.
    4. Dual Rudder Control for easy maneuvering.
  3. Safety

    1. Mirage Drive Fin recess which protects the blades while folded flat for beach or shallow water paddles.
    2. Kick-Up Rudder locks in to place when paddling and retracts on impact.
    3. Reflective bow decals for added safety under low light conditions.

Hobie Outback Specifications:

Crew: 1

Length: 12' 9" / 3.89 m

Width: 34" / .86 m

Capacity: 425 lbs / 192.78 kg

Fitted Hull Weight: 85 lbs / 38.56 kg *

Fully Rigged Weight: 103 lbs / 46.72 kg *

Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene


Slate Blue

Papaya Orange

Red Hibiscus

Ivory Dune


Seagrass Green




Standard Features:

  • Guardian Retractable Transducer Shield
  • Reflective Bow Graphics
  • Two-Piece Paddle with On-Hull Storage
  • Dual Steering
  • MirageDrive 180 with Turbo Fins
  • Kick-Up Rudder
  • Sail Mount
  • H-Track Deluxe with H-Rail
  • EVA Floor Standing Pads
  • Vertical Rectangular Hatch
  • Vantage CTW Seat
  • 4 Molded-in Rod Holders
  • Large Rear Handle
  • Utility Trays
  • Power-Pole Ready


Tour Features

Mirage Outback
Hobie MirageDrive180

Spacious Deck Layout with Vertical Hatch

Everything you need at your fingertips. Dual H-Track Deluxes with H-Rail boast the ultimate in accessory mounting, customization and organization. EVA deck pads provide a cushioned standing area and sound dampening. The vertical rectangular hatch easily opens for more tackle storage and includes a bottle opener for cold beverage enjoyment.




Redesigned Bow

Piercing bow helps cut effortlessly through the water, wind, wake, and chop while reducing hull slap. Reflective bow graphics provide an added safety feature. Extra large bow compartment makes storage easy and accessible.

Guardian Retractable Transducer Shield

Retractable Shield protects transducer on impact and retracts away for transport. Built-in transducer mount allows side scanning for optimal fishfinder performance. Pre-installed thru-hull cable plugs allow quick, no-drill, no-glue fishfinder installation.


Kick-Up Rudder

The Kick-Up Rudder locks in to place when you need it and retracts on impact. A large carrying handle makes transport a breeze while providing the perfect mount for your GoPro. The stern is also Power-Pole ready with pre-drilled inserts.



Nautical Ventures in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach counties will be one of the first retail locations to hold stock of this new fishing machine. In fact, Nautical Ventures is one of the largest selling Hobie Dealers in the country. They offer kayak rigging services along with monthly Demo Days which allow water enthusiasts the chance to Try-Before-You-Buy. These events provide peace of mind during the buying process. Their staff not only are experts in matching up the right kayak to individuals but also live the lifestyle by participating in Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournaments nationwide.

When it comes to kayak sales in Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Nautical Ventures has been serving the South Florida market for over 30 years. They’ve been helping kayakers in Palm Beach County, Martin County, Broward County and Dade County get on the water to enjoy trouble-free kayaking. They service everything they sell and they are factory trained to warranty everything they carry. Remember… you’re not just buying a kayak - you’re buying the experience.



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