The Hov Pod SPX TCC range of hovercraft are unique in that the hulls are manufactured from High Density Polyethylene. (HDPE) HDPE is far stronger than glass fibre, HDPE is extremely buoyant. HDPE is also significantly easier to modify and adapt to attach mounts and extra equipment.
The new TCC 3-layer composite High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), is lightweight, extremely buoyant, yet far stronger and more impact resistant than brittle glass fibre (GRP) which cracks and breaks on impact. You can hit HDPE with a mallet or jump up and down on it without cracking it, this means the Hov Pod can withstand operational use, impacts, knocks and bumps that destroy other craft. HDPE is also significantly easier than nearly all materials to modify and adapt to attach mounts and extra equipment.
Smaller hovercraft typically have under powered light weight engines that lack reserve power for on-water starting. Some suppliers up-rate their engines to squeeze more power from cheaper engines - check how this might affect engine warranty. Hov Pod Hovercraft are available with 4-stroke 120HP or 2-stroke 65HP variant and take up to 4 adults at speeds of up to 40mph. Hov Pod Hovercraft are supplied with full hull and engine warranties.
Things you should know about Hovercraft
Hovercraft are weight dependent vehicles - in the past, some suppliers have cut corners to reduce weight. Smaller hovercraft hulls are typically manufactured from lightweight glass fibre and shatter on impact, smaller hovercraft typically have under powered light weight engines that lack reserve power for on-water starting. Some suppliers up-rate their engines to squeeze more power from cheaper engines – check how this might affect engine warranty. Smaller hovercraft suffer safety issues, some suppliers fail to fit rear fan guards to save weight and increase performance. Some suppliers fit neoprene coated nylon or Hypalon skirts that need constant replacements.