Sadly, the modern hull is the heavy tug.
Hobie pro angler coming out with a smaller 12 ft version this month - Page 2
We were told about the new boat a while ago but were ordered not to make it public so I cant discuss it until April 15th when Hobie will make it oficial on its website. The full size PA is not a pig but is faster then an Outback and slightly slower theen a Revo, yet it could carry two revos onboard. The new 12 should be much quiker yet as stable as the big one. PA's are so hard to get now. Hobies production can not keep up with the demand.
Somehow the words fast and pro angler don't fit.
i think his point was to dispel the myth that it is a slow "tug". I've owned an outback, then a revo and now a pro angler. i was expecting the PA to be slower than the outback but was pleasantly surprised. I think it gets up to speed about the same as the outback but glides better. I barely noticed any drop off coming from the revo. Is it a speed demon no, but it isnt the lumbering beast that some might think it is. :)