How are Hobie kayaks made?

Where are Hobie kayak made?

shameigh, I think you miss Matt’s point that Hobie Kayaks are made up from parts sourced globally, BUT the hulls are made in Oceanside, CA.

What plastic are Hobie kayaks made of?

Polyethylene is more for recreational kayaks and boats whereas Fiberglass is more performance oriented. For example, the RS400 Hobie 16 are made out of fiberglass whereas the RS Quba and Hobie Getaway are made out of rotomolded polyethylene. – Polyethylene is easier to repair.

Are Hobie kayaks worth the price?

Compared to most boats, hobies ARE cheap and hold their value as a percent of purchase price MUCH better than most other boats. It is a good product.

Are Hobie kayaks made of HDPE?

Hobie and Native Watercraft kayaks are rotomolded plastic kayaks. These kayaks start with powdered polyethylene plastic and a mold.

What does Hobie mean?

as a boys’ name means “bright or shining intellect“. Hobie is an alternate form of Hobart (American, Old German): version of Hubert. STARTS/ENDS WITH Ho-, -ie. ASSOCIATED WITH bright, intellect.

How much is a Hobie Lynx kayak?

The Hobie Mirage Lynx retails for $2,699 and is available in Two-Tone Golden Papaya and Dune. To purchase, consumers can use the dealer locator feature at to find the authorized Hobie dealer closest to their location.

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What is roto molded polyethylene?

Rotational molding is a high-temperature, low-pressure process used to form hollow parts through the application of heat to biaxially-rotated molds. Polyethylene resins used in this process are generally limited to those that flow together in the absence of pressure when melted to form a bubble-free part.