The i9S packs a lot of boat into a small package. Hobie’s i9S was specifically designed for would-be kayakers who are shy on spare acreage but who dream of spending their time kayaking, fishing or sailing (via the optional Sail kit).
Bow Storage Area
The optional Mirage Sail Kit's mast securely steps onto a deck-mounted fitting. Enjoy added power without complication; Mirage Sail Kits make sailing fun and easy.
Revolutionary hands-free propulsion system. When pedaled, the flexible fins assume the shape of a propeller blade, providing forward motion with each pedal stroke.
Rudder Up/Down Control
Rudder Left/Right Control
Soft handle makes fingertip steering easy.
Mid-Boat Carrying Handle
These ergonomic handles are bolted onto either side of the kayak's cockpit, making it easier to negotiate launching ramps or transport.
High-Back Padded Seat
Self-inflating lumbar support, thick padding, and easily adjustable straps provide comfort and good posture...essential ingredients for a smooth, comfortable ride.
Rear Cargo Area
Big adventures demand plenty of gear. These molded areas and Bungee® tie-downs ensure that it's still there when you get to camp.
Twist and Stow Rudder
Hobie's Twist and Stow Rudder is there when you need it, gone when you don't. Simply pull one of the T-shaped control handles to engage or disengage the retractable-rudder system. Fingertip-operated steering is fitted near your left hand, making driving a snap.
“Drop Stitch” refers to a method of construction that allows for much higher inflation pressures. Thousands of tiny threads connect the top and bottom layers of the floor, counterbalancing air pressure when it is inflated. This allows for remarkable structural rigidity (and increased performance) without sacrificing portability.
The Hobie i-Series is the perfect choice for the kayaker who is short on space or storage. When portability is paramount, Hobie inflatables easily fold up and pack nicely within the included rolling travel bag.
A cart designed specifically for inflatable models takes the effort out of getting the boat to the water’s edge after inflating.
This quiet and efficient electric motor will dramatically expand your horizons.
Add sail power using the sail mount and attaching a few shrouds to the fully-collapsible mast.
Browse the full line of options in the Hobie Parts & Accessories catalog.