OCEANSIDE – Feeding off the success of the Pro Angler 12 and 14, Hobie Cat recently unveiled the Mirage Pro Angler 17T to the delight of anglers yearning to fish in pairs.
Equipped with three traditional configurations, the boat allows fisherman to operate using traditional in-line tandem seating, face-to-face social tandem or solo.
The 17T integrates all the features from Hobie’s standard MirageDrive pedal system and Vantage XT seating, but adds new features such as the H-Rail System for customizing accessories, a tracking skeg for covering long distances and a battery platform for an optional trolling motor, crate or small cooler.
Two-each H-Rail mounting plates, rod racks and cup holders come stock with the vessel. Also, storage for up to twelve rods keeps fishing equipment within an arm’s reach.
Weighing in at a manageable 185 pound fitted and 230 pounds fully rigged, the boat has a 900-pound capacity. MSRP is $5,299.
For more information, visit hobiecat.com.