Hi all. I'm itching to pick up a PA, but if it doesn't take too long, I'd like to wait until the 2012 models come out... reason being I'm hoping it will include some of the features (like the seat) that the PA12 was just released with.
I'd hate to pick up a brand new 2011 only to have the 2012s come out at the same price a two months later. :-/
Do you guys have any handle on when Hobie usually announces/releases the new models? Is there an annual trade show or something to that effect where new announcements are usually made?
As a secondary question - is there a particular boat that is usually compared to the PA? I.e. a Pro Angler vs Boat X comparison? I haven't really been able to find anything to compare it to, but I'm also pretty new to the sport, so I don't really have a good lay of the land yet.
Thanks in advance for any pointers.
I'd imagine if they come out with a PA 14 that is anywhere near what the new PA12 is then the price will go up. The PA12 is almost the same price as the 2012 PA14. Get one of each.
As far as your other question "As a secondary question - is there a particular boat that is usually compared to the PA? I.e. a Pro Angler vs Boat X comparison?"
NO! This is why these boats are considered the best. I just fished a tournament on Saturday that the paddlers were having hell with the wind and after the tournament they were coming up to me asking about the Mirage Drive. I ended up winning the tournament because I was able to hold my position while others were being blown right through their areas.