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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:09 pm 
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I have not seen a press release or details on 2021 changes but the website has been updated.

[EDIT] See press release at bottom of this post.
[EDIT] Added placeholder for IKE Special Edition Pro Angler 14 360.
[EDIT] Noted new and discontinued inflatable models.

Kayaks Discontinued

- Pro Angler 17T
- Revolution 16
- Sport
- Inflatable - Mirage i9s
- Inflatable - Mirage i11
- Inflatable - Mirage i12s
- Inflatable - Mirage i14t

New Kayaks Added

- Inflatable - Mirage iTrek 9 Ultralite
- Inflatable - Mirage iTrek 11
- Inflatable - Mirage iTrek 14 Duo
- Inflatable - Mirage Fiesta (4 seater!)

Model-Specific Changes

- Compass - mirage drive with kick-up fins upgraded to 180 (previously just Camo package, Camo gets turbo fins)
- Compass Duo - one 180 mirage drives with kick-up fins, one non-180 GT drive with kick-up fins
- Oasis - mirage drives with kick-up fins upgraded to 180
- Passport 10.5 - mirage drive upgraded to GT with kick-up fins
- Passport 12.0 - mirage drive upgraded to GT with kick-up fins

Special Editions

- Pro Angler 14 360 IKE Edition (unconfirmed)

As you find model-specific changes please post them.

Peter

2021 model change press release:

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2020) – Hobie, the leading manufacturer of premium kayaks and watersport products, today announces several cutting-edge upgrades to further elevate performance across a range of its most popular kayak models for the 2021 model year. Most notably, Hobie will now incorporate enhanced versions of its signature MirageDrive®, the original kayak pedal propulsion system first released by Hobie in 1997, throughout the lineup.

The Mirage® Passport® 10.5 and 12.0, the accessible and highly versatile pedal kayaks released in 2019 and 2020 respectively, will be upgraded to include the MirageDrive GT, boasting Hobie’s innovative Glide Technology, and patented Kick-Up Fins for care-free kayaking in the shallows. The Glide Technology, used on all other models of Hobie pedal kayaks, reduces resistance and improves the smoothness and efficiency of the drive, by way of added roller bearings at key friction points, while the Kick-Up Fins eliminate underwater clashes with debris, logs, rocks and other shallow-water hazards by automatically retracting upon impact. Additionally, the existing colorway options of Seagrass Green and Slate Blue will be expanded with the introduction of the all-new Bay Sand tone, ideal for maintaining low visibility while fishing or for those looking for a more neutral color.

The ever-popular Mirage Compass line, geared towards recreational anglers, will now feature the MirageDrive 180 propulsion system, allowing the kayak to move both forward and backwards with full power. The Compass Duo, the highly customizable tandem kayak with two separate pedal drives, will also be enhanced to include one MirageDrive 180 and one MirageDrive GT, offering dual maneuverability, with instantaneous forward-and-backward capabilities as well as full Kick-Up Fin efficiency. Lastly, the Camo colorway of the Mirage Compass includes Hobie’s Turbo Fins, which incorporate a larger fin template to provide faster speed, increased responsiveness and improved propulsion efficiency.

The specified upgrades will roll out across relevant 2021 models starting this month. To purchase, consumers can use the dealer locator feature at http://www.hobie.com to find the authorized Hobie dealer closest to their location.

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, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories. To learn more, visit http://www.hobie.com.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:46 am 
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One of our OZ dealers is listing the Revo 16 as discontinued on their website.
A sad day if true and no replacement offered. The Adventure/Revo16 is my favourite Hobie kayak.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:24 am 
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stringy wrote:
One of our OZ dealers is listing the Revo 16 as discontinued on their website.
A sad day if true and no replacement offered. The Adventure/Revo16 is my favourite Hobie kayak.

I have been greatly enjoying my Adventure Island in kayak mode in the local (400 miles worth) of canals with and without AMA’s. Smooth, speedy, and just like a Rev 16, I do need the ama’s for when I venture out on the river for stability


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:38 am 
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Compass duo gets 180 mirage drives with kick up fins per the website.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:49 pm 
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Hobie press release with 2021 Mirage kayak changes added to original post. Doesn’t look like any additional changes beyond those I already noted.

Peter


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:52 pm 
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There is a new 2021 Mirage Pro Angler 14 ft 360 drive in red camo with decals called the IKE edition (Mike Iaconelli). When will we see some photos??


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:16 pm 
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Would this red 2021 PA 14 360 have any other changes other than color and decals?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:53 am 
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Dang!! My friend and I just bought new Compasses this summer, would'a loved to have the 180-drive upgrade :(


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:31 am 
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JohnL, the Ike SE will debut in May/June. It will have no other changes. Yes, it is confirmed (according to my CI) and they are never wrong!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:06 pm 
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Root post updated with new and discontinued inflatable models. See following press release for more details.

https://sgbonline.com/pressrelease/hobie-introduces-inflatable-mirage-itrek-series-and-mirage-ieclipse/


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