Hobie improves their inflatable line and adds flagship i11s SUP. Photo: Ric Burnley
Hobie improves their inflatable line and adds flagship i11s SUP.

Leave it to Hobie to take the SUP game to the next level. We’ve seen inflatable SUPs. We’ve seen motorized SUPs. But we’ve never seen an inflatable, motorized SUP like Hobie’s i11s. This board does more than any other. The i11s is the flagship in a complete redesign of the Hobie inflatable line. With new colors and beefier construction, Hobie has created a range of boats and boards that are serious craft for serious fun.

The i11s takes either a Mirage Drive or Evolve electric motor. The rudder controls can be switched from left or right. They’ve added patches to all tie-downs and attachment points for extra toughness. The new line accepts Hobie’s leading Vantage seating system that can be adjusted for comfort and fit. Zooming around on the i11s, we felt confident and exhilerated.

The board moves at a comfortable speed with solid stability to stand and motor or paddle. The Evolve motor drive is easy to install and hard to beat. The compact unit fits perfectly in the Mirage Drive well and runs without cavitation or excessive noise. Add a Hobie H-Crate and the system is ready to fish.

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