North Sails Halifax Takes on Hobie

Hobie Outback


Feb 10, 2016

Angus Buchanan at North Sails’ newly expanded Halifax store tells us they have taken on the Hobie line of kayaks. The new models include both paddle and the innovative “Mirage drive” boats which have proved popular with anglers.  In addition to the kayak line they also carry paddle boards and a very extensive line of Hobie accessories. North Sails will be showing all their new products at the Halifax International Boat Show, February 18 to 21.

Photo:  Hobie Outback from North Sails




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