Hobie Quest 11 Kayak

by frank on September 10, 2013

Hobie Quest 11 Kayak

Hobie Fishing Kayak under $1000

Before beginning our review on the more unique features included with the Hobie Quest 11 its best to lay out the basics.

Note: If you are the type of person who would rather watch a video than read. Then you can find a video further down this page that does a good job explaining many of the different features included with this kayak.

  • This is a sit-on-top kayak, made by Hobie.
  • The hull is constructed from Rotomolded Polyethylene
  • Length: 11 feet and 1 inch.
  • Width: 29.5 inches.
  • And it weighs in at right around 52 lbs.
  • Carry Capacity is 300 lbs.

Is the boat stable? Easy to maneuver in the water? How fast is it? As far as stability many owners are able to stand-up-fish from this kayak, which is probably the ultimate test for stability. Taking into consideration both the length to width ratio and the light weight design this is going to be a very fast kayak on the water.

On maneuverability: The light weight design does a lot to create a highly manageable kayak. This is a really good choice for anglers who might have limited upper body strengthen or shorter arms since the width is under 30 inches.

What is Rotomolded Polyethlene? This is a special derivative of Polyethylene which many kayaks and canoes have been traditional produced from. The advantage of this material is that it is almost indestructible. You will really have to beat and beat see even the slightest sign of damage.

The disadvantage if damage does happen to occur it is a little difficult to repair. But repair guides do exist.

Hobie Quest 11 Video Review

Just in case you would rather watch a video explaining the features. Find more written information below the video:

A list of the most impressive features
What you will notice on this list is the absence of the MirageDrive. If you this is one feature that you absolutely can not live without then you may want to refer back to our page that lists the best Hobie Fishing Kayaks and find which models do offer their MirageDrive.
Quality Built - the overall quality and durability of this of the Hobie Quest 11 is actually the most important feature. Most Hobie’s cost well over $1000 you can pick this one up for under this amount. You know you are getting quality when you buy from this company.
Plenty of Storage Space - Maybe not the most exciting feature but this is so important when your out fishing. You are going to get three storage space with corkscrew and waterproof latching lids. These are located in the front and rear and also in front of the seat. There’s also a nice big bungee behind the seat for tying down plenty of gear. This is a great kayak for carrying camping gear.
There’s also mesh storage pockets on the left and right sides of the seat.
Seating - This seating has thick padding and is also inflatable in the lumbar region for extra high support. Its also adjustable so you can customize it to your body. No problem staying comfortable even after you have been on the water for hours.
Two molded rod holders - Located on the left and right sides.
Foot braces - High quality adjustable foot braces.

Hobie Quest 11 Price

Where should you buy this kayak where will you get the best price. That depends on you do you want to buy this at a store near your house or do you want to order it online? If you do want to buy from somewhere near your house I would recommend your local sporting goods stores or checking to see if there are any specialty kayak stores in your area.

But if you for sure want this model – Call the stores up first to make sure they do carry it before you waste your time and gas.

If you want to buy it online then look at the prices at either or both Amazon or EBAY. Amazon has better customer service, offers free shipping on many items and also has very good prices. But with EBAY you might get lucky and find an unbelievable awesome deal. There are some very good sellers of kayaks on EBAY make sure you look at their rating before purchasing from any seller.

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