Exclusive: New Hobie boats for 2014


I’ve been lucky enough to be living in Vietnam for the past few weeks.  In stark contrast to the chaos and noise of the streets, it’s quite common to see these small wooden fishing boats quietly cruising around the lakes.  What first caught my eye is that the oars are lashed to an short upright and peddled with their feet.  They are very stable, surprisingly fast and can turn on a dime.   I couldn’t resist shooting some footage and making a short video in time for the launch of the 2014 range of Hobie boats and kayaks.  Who knows, perhaps the design will catch on back home …




Hamish Webb, Dan Firth, Graham Fifield and Lee Georgeson have been fishing the south-east Australian region since 1987. Since then they’ve become avid sportfishermen who are constantly looking for new ways to challenge themselves. They are all scientists and conservationists who are passionate about the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem in which they live. They promote understanding and appreciation of the complex socio-political, economic and environmental issues surrounding fish, fishing and fisheries, while never losing sight of the various motivations that keep them coming back. In English, that means they love all things fishing and have a damn good time on the water, and that’s all that really counts in the end!

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