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hobie pro angler 14

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Hobie
Model:
Pro Angler
MSRP ($):
2,999.00
Length (ft):
13.5

With the introduction of the Hobie “Pro Angler 14”, Hobie demonstrates that kayak anglers don’t have to sacrifice features. The wide hull of the Pro Angler 14 provides a stable platform for standing allowing for great sight-fishing. Some of the many standard features are built-in rod holders, plenty of open cargo space, and a front hatch with an easy-access liner. The PA 14 uses Hobie’s Mirage Drive for hands-free movement, and features the fully adjustable and very comfortable Vantage Seat.

Features:

  • Hobie Mirage Drive
  • Turbo Fins
  • 2 vertical rod holders
  • 4 horizontal rod holders
  • 4 flush mounted rod holder
  • Vantage Seating
  • Retractable rudder system

Specs:

  • Width: 38"
  • Weight: 110 lbs
  • Capacity: 600 lbs

 

 

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Average user rating from: 11 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.6
Speed 
 
3.9  (11)
Stability 
 
4.9  (11)
Durability 
 
4.7  (11)
Features 
 
4.9  (11)
Value 
 
4.5  (11)
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When i got into kayaking it wasn't for the sole purpose of fishing it was paddling down rivers, camping, and drinking ICE cold *Beverages*. My first kayak was a sit-in Liquid logic, I can remember to this day having 24/12oz cans sitting on top when i got in it and flipped right over. My determination lead me to purchasing a Cuda 14, I believe the second trip in it i flipped over on a oyster bed ending up with 9 or stitches. Now this is my chance to get it right. I wanted this Hobie so bad i sold my most valuable gun to get it along with other things. I love my Hobie and im planning on getting another one in the future. The only thing i would change is making the rear hatch the same as the middle hatch instead of the round hatch.
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
zane faulk Reviewed by zane faulk August 21, 2014
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Loving my Pro14

When i got into kayaking it wasn't for the sole purpose of fishing it was paddling down rivers, camping, and drinking ICE cold *Beverages*. My first kayak was a sit-in Liquid logic, I can remember to this day having 24/12oz cans sitting on top when i got in it and flipped right over. My determination lead me to purchasing a Cuda 14, I believe the second trip in it i flipped over on a oyster bed ending up with 9 or stitches. Now this is my chance to get it right. I wanted this Hobie so bad i sold my most valuable gun to get it along with other things. I love my Hobie and im planning on getting another one in the future. The only thing i would change is making the rear hatch the same as the middle hatch instead of the round hatch.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Fast, Fish-able, Stable, Roomy, Easy to use,
Cons:
Heavy,
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Without hesitation, I would buy one again if anything ever happened to mine. I love my PA14.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Speed 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Paul Pannell Reviewed by Paul Pannell June 02, 2014
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I Love My PA14

Without hesitation, I would buy one again if anything ever happened to mine. I love my PA14.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Stability
Cons:
None
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I'm new to the kayak fishing world and started only about a year ago with a Jackson Cuda 12. Really loved that boat but sore shoulders and a friend getting a PA 12 convinced me to take a look.
My first time out completely erased any doubts about this boat. It is well thought out and well made. Everything is convenient to reach and I love the tackle management system. Everyone raves about the Vantage seat so you can add me to that list as well.
I was a little skittish to stand in my Jackson, though I did many times, but the PA 14 really brings new meaning to a stable fishing platform. I can cast, step to the bow to retrieve gear from the huge hatch without any concern. I also don't need the stand-assist strap to get upright.
Peddling was far easier than I had imagined and turning is easy and precise. I've seen some complaints about maneuverability but I found a trick...I few quick "flutter" peddles, hit the rudder and you'll turn on a dime.
Aside from the common price and weight complaints the only other thing I found fault with is the small round hatch in the rear. The space is very limited. The storage tub inside won't hold much though many are using it as a battery bay or dry box for keys, wallets, etc. It will serve those purposes well but not much else in my opinion.
I would like to Hobie replace the large strap under the seat with a couple of shock cord straps for more versatility, or a shock cord cargo net type setup. I don't trust a strap because you can never get it tight enough and if you do you have to buckle-unbuckle-adjust to get anything in or out.
Overall, this is a fantastic boat. Once I got past the sticker shock I realized that you really do get what you pay for with the PA 14. I highly recommend this kayak to anyone.
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0
Sam Varn Reviewed by Sam Varn June 02, 2014
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From Paddler to Peddler

I'm new to the kayak fishing world and started only about a year ago with a Jackson Cuda 12. Really loved that boat but sore shoulders and a friend getting a PA 12 convinced me to take a look.
My first time out completely erased any doubts about this boat. It is well thought out and well made. Everything is convenient to reach and I love the tackle management system. Everyone raves about the Vantage seat so you can add me to that list as well.
I was a little skittish to stand in my Jackson, though I did many times, but the PA 14 really brings new meaning to a stable fishing platform. I can cast, step to the bow to retrieve gear from the huge hatch without any concern. I also don't need the stand-assist strap to get upright.
Peddling was far easier than I had imagined and turning is easy and precise. I've seen some complaints about maneuverability but I found a trick...I few quick "flutter" peddles, hit the rudder and you'll turn on a dime.
Aside from the common price and weight complaints the only other thing I found fault with is the small round hatch in the rear. The space is very limited. The storage tub inside won't hold much though many are using it as a battery bay or dry box for keys, wallets, etc. It will serve those purposes well but not much else in my opinion.
I would like to Hobie replace the large strap under the seat with a couple of shock cord straps for more versatility, or a shock cord cargo net type setup. I don't trust a strap because you can never get it tight enough and if you do you have to buckle-unbuckle-adjust to get anything in or out.
Overall, this is a fantastic boat. Once I got past the sticker shock I realized that you really do get what you pay for with the PA 14. I highly recommend this kayak to anyone.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Very stable, ease of peddling, seat comfort, overall layout and design
Cons:
pricey, heavy, limited rear hatch/storage
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Very good kayak for a serious angler
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
4.0
Alec Weeks Reviewed by Alec Weeks April 30, 2014
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Hobie Pro Angler 14

Very good kayak for a serious angler

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Very large stable boat with many great features and lots of storage
Cons:
very pricey heavy
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I'm 67 years old and bought my Hobie pro angler 14 two weeks ago. will be adding lights and other things in the next couple of weeks. I got the two things I thought were a must have,anchor trolley and the new Yakattack 8 foot parking poll. If you get anything,get the anchor trolley and the 8 foot poll. Already the pro angler and the parking poll have changed my fishing life. I'm like a little kid with his first dream toy. When not in my Hobie,I'm watching you tube video of people kayak fishing. have caught some nice fish lately,that I couldn't get to before. I think if you are a die hard fisherman,this is the top of the line. I fished last saturday and the wind was bad. Thanks for the mirage drive and the parking poll I had a good day of fishing. I have a back problem sitting in some boats,but the new seat in the pro angler 14 is so comfortable you can take a nap in it.
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
larry rasure Reviewed by larry rasure April 16, 2014
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hobie pro angler 14

I'm 67 years old and bought my Hobie pro angler 14 two weeks ago. will be adding lights and other things in the next couple of weeks. I got the two things I thought were a must have,anchor trolley and the new Yakattack 8 foot parking poll. If you get anything,get the anchor trolley and the 8 foot poll. Already the pro angler and the parking poll have changed my fishing life. I'm like a little kid with his first dream toy. When not in my Hobie,I'm watching you tube video of people kayak fishing. have caught some nice fish lately,that I couldn't get to before. I think if you are a die hard fisherman,this is the top of the line. I fished last saturday and the wind was bad. Thanks for the mirage drive and the parking poll I had a good day of fishing. I have a back problem sitting in some boats,but the new seat in the pro angler 14 is so comfortable you can take a nap in it.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
very stable. lots of storage,can stand up and fish out of it. I feel much more stable on the coast. Great chair. Mirage drive is very efficient and you are able to fish with both hands free.
Cons:
A little heavy for some folks.
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