67-year-old Hobie Cat Company, known worldwide for their kayaks and personal watercraft, has just launched their newest kayak, the Compass. Hobie designed the Compass by pulling shape and stylings from two of their best-selling kayaks, the Revolution, a quick efficient watercraft, and the Pro-Angler, a wide, stable fishing kayak. The designers pulled the bow of the Revolution along with the hull and stern of the Pro Angler series giving this kayak the best of Hobie’s kayaks at a low price point, just under $2,000.
The Hobie Compass is constructed using rotomolded plastic, which is the most popular kayak material used today. This process creates a very affordable, solid and impact resistant vessel. The Compass comes with Hobie’s exclusive MirageDrive propulsion system with Glide Technology, which reduces friction while creating a smooth, fast ride. The easy grip manual steering system allows for hands-free paddling while the comfortable, adjustable mesh seat offers plenty of storage space underneath.
For the serious adventurer, the Compass has a max capacity of 400 lbs. Feel free to load your coolers and camping gear onto the ample deck space, this kayak can get you where you want to go. For the anglers, the Compass features built-in dual rod holders and H-Track accessory mounts which are ideal for GoPro’s, Lowrance fish finder systems, and more. Additionally, the rudder is hidden below the kayak keeping it away from fishing lines.
Nautical Ventures is the Go-To store for all things Hobie in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and the Palm Beaches. They’ve been helping water lovers in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Dade County get on the water to enjoy trouble-free water sports for over 30 years. They service everything they sell and they are factory trained to warranty everything they carry. They are experts in shipping throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Virgin Islands. At Nautical Ventures, you’re not just buying a Hobie Compass – you’re buying the experience.