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Hov Pod Hovercraft

About the Hov Pod Hovercraft 

The Hov Pod SPX TCC Hover craft is a new generation of safe, high quality, easy to use, strong, durable hovercraft, very affordable to purchase offering great value for money. The Hov Pod SPX has one simple set of controls which can be mastered in minutes this together with high durability, safety quality levels incorporated as standard mean the Hov Pod is in a class of its own and an ideal craft for anyone; be it for patrol, rescue, survey, commercial or leisure use.

Why Hov Pod is unique

The Hov Pod Hover craft is the only hovercraft currently available manufactured from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). All terrain vehicles need to be very strong take punishment in day to day use over ice, water debris, stones, rocks, rough terrain and bumps and dips in the surface.

Hov Pod operational uses

Complete operational flexibility. The Hov Pod SPX range of hovercraft craft have no submerged propeller that could get damaged ending operations.

Hov Pod is just about the only vehicle suitable for many areas inaccessible to conventional vehicles can operate over flooded land, mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, weeds, submerged plants, snow, ice, roads, shallow lakes dried up salt marshes, sandbanks, roads, indeed any flat surface at speeds up to 45 mph.

For military, patrol, rescue and commercial users one Hov Pod SPX is cheaper to purchase than the daily operating, staffing service costs of a helicopter or several types of other conventional vehicles required to give the same all terrain capability.

About the Hov Pod Hull 

The new generation Hov Pod incorporates a 3-layer TCC HDPE composite. The superior weight to strength ratio for TCC HDPE is vastly superior to fiberglass, that is why it is used for kayaks (that continually hit and ride off submerged rocks) and to create artificial joints, ice rink puck impact plates F1 crash barriers. This ensures that the Hov Pod is lightweight, extremely buoyant, yet far stronger more impact resistant than brittle fiberglass (GRP) which cracks breaks on impact. You can hit HDPE with a mallet or jump up down on it without cracking it, which means that the Hov Pod can withstand operational use, impacts, knocks bumps that destroy other craft.. HDPE allows us to manufacture hulls at a faster rate to improve delivery times respond to growing demand. Unlike GRP that requires special backing plates to be bonded in and fiberglass skills HDPE is very easy to modify and adapt to accept mounts and extra equipment. 

Hovercraft Skirt Material 

The Hov Pod skirt material is a unique specially developed polyurethane / nylon weave fabric combination with anti-rip properties incredible wear resistance. It means you can operate in greater safety will not be forever changing or repairing skirts. Individual skirt sections the unique anti-plough IAPSS skirt design gives far greater flexibility, continued operational ability high speed safety against rapid and sudden deceleration. Other craft use inferior and thinner materials such as Neoprene Coated Nylon skirts - though lightweight and cheap these skirts degrade when exposed to UV and rip easily. Request a sample of our skirt material, we invite customers to take our skirt rip test - we cut a section of skirt first with scissors, and ask you to try tear the fabric. The Hov Pod skirt shapes control handling, and assists our anti-ploughing IAPSS system. "Ploughing-in" is a known problem with other hovercraft - ploughing in can cause a hovercraft to stop violently when traveling at speed over water, throwing passengers and contents forward over the bow of the craft. Other hovercraft manufactures believe that ploughing in is just one of those things that hovercraft do, we have worked very hard in the design of the Hov Pod to try our best to eliminate ploughing. 

Hovercraft Safety 

The Hov Pod SPX is designed with safety in mind, compared to other craft it is the class leader made from high quality durable parts with many features unique to the Hov Pod such as HDPE impact resistant hulls, anti rip skirts, rear guarding, ease of operation, anti plough (most craft dig in at high speed, operators can be thrown dangerously forwards and then don't have enough power to get going again) unlike most other craft (which actually will sink if flooded) contain complete integral flooded conditions buoyancy. Some craft even take on water in calm conditions if they are incorrectly balanced. 

Engines Available 

Offered in a range of engine types to suit different needs, loading operational requirements designed as a belt driven single engine design for greater ease of use engine reliability. The Hov Pod is available as a 4-stroke 120HP or 2-stroke 65HP variant taking up to 4 adults with speeds up to 45mph. The single engine design is a lot easier to use and simple to maintain, quieter lighter than twin engine designs. Both Rotax Weber have an incredible pedigree (Sea Doo, Ski Doo, Polaris, Williams’s tenders, Avon tenders) and are extremely well made engines. We avoid manufacturers such as Hirth where engines are of a poor quality. 

Easy to Use 

The Hov Pod is easy to operate with a minimum of training anyone can learn to drive it in about 15 minutes, it really is simple designed to make life easy. We spent time to design out the need for confusing extra controls and careful attention to detail on the balance and trim of the craft so the Hov Pod is simple, instinctive easy to drive. This also allows you to train anyone to operate to use it as when it is necessary to do so - no special training required. We sell direct since the Hov Pod is easy to operate, and maintain. Quality and performance for long product life, low depreciation The Hov Pod SPX is in a class of its own, designed by CAD made on CAM machines from highly durable materials processes. This means that components such as the drive parts are made to high levels of accuracy quality for increased operational durability, safety reliability. The Hov Pod unlike many other craft is also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers parts such as high specification electrical components stainless steel fittings to minimize corrosion increase operational reliability safety. The simple yet rugged design use of quality components mean that servicing where required is easy to undertake. 

World Leading Brand 

As seen on TV programs worldwide "How it's Made", “World of Wonder” "How Do They Do That". Selected by Harrods described by the press as the "Mercedes Benz" of hovercraft as supplied amongst others to the Australian EPA, Red Cross, United Nations, Argentinean Coastguard many rescue, patrol, commercial, port, oil exploration, survey operators. Many SuperYacht owners have selected the Hov Pod to entertain their guests. 

Further Information 

Contact us for pricing information. We can send you samples of the hull and skirt materials, specification sheets, images, videos, free hovercraft guide, contact us for pricing information through the contact us button.

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.


Further Resources

By now, you probably have specific questions to ask so please do contact us via our website - our main website has the How its Made Video, visit - http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Other useful Pages

Craftmanship - http://www.build-hovercraft.com

Models and options - http://hovpodprice.blogspot.co.uk - request an excel or PDF quote Excel is better as it is interactive and allows you to configure your craft.

Buyers Guide -what to consider when purchasing a hovercraft -http://www.buyhovercrafts.com

Training - http://hovpod-library.blogspot.co.uk

FaceBook - we hope you’ll like us - https://www.facebook.com/HovPod

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/hovpod

Demo at factory - http://hovpoddemo.blogspot.co.uk - scroll down to see calendar.

Flickr Images - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hovercrafts/

Picasa Images - https://picasaweb.google.com/116946824278467963382

If you need more images, videos and marketing materials request a link to our online library and a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.

Dealership

Dealerships are available in areas where we do not have direct sales coverage. Dealers must attend 3 days training at our factory, to cover Module 1  - Operator Training, Module 2 - Preventative Maintenance, and Module 3 - Advanced Technical. Dealers hold spare parts and offer front-line support.


For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.

Business Opportunities

There are many opportunities available to become involved with hovercraft. As a manufacturer, we see our mission as one of education, to put paid to the myth that hovercraft died out in the 1970’s. It is our job to educate and inform people that hovercraft are available, useful, easy and fun to use, for leisure, commercial, survey, rescue and security patrol applications. We cannot do this in every country, in every language alone, so we seek others to help us spread the word, to dispel myths, to educate, inform, to assist others to experience the hovercraft ride sensation, to consider hovercraft use for leisure and commercial/rescue/patrol applications. To achieve our objectives, we engage with entrepreneurs who share our vision. We do not demand massive set up investment, our representatives can start with just a website, to promote via FaceBook or YouTube, or purchase a single demonstration craft to use for leisure use, as a referrer or dealer. We like rental operators to help us allow others to enjoy the hovercraft ride sensation. This business opportunity can be described as organic, in that from minimum investment of $150, you could grow the opportunity to full dealership and local assembly.

For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current. 

Safety

Our main concern with other suppliers is their cavalier approach to safety - we fit a rear guard on the Hov Pod duct, where other suppliers fit a warning sticker.  By removing a rear guard, performance improves, as the guard will slow air through the duct. Great, we all like performance, but what friend, family member or spectator would you be happy to compromise the safety of to go a little bit faster? By not fitting rear guards, some suppliers can fit under powered engines that are cheaper for them to buy - not all hovercraft are the same, even though some might look shinny and nice, beauty may be skin deep. The duct must be properly guarded if you intend to sell, or rent hovercraft - what factory inspector would allow machinery with fans spinning at 2000 rpm to operate without guards?


For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.

Do not ask this question – how many seats does this hovercraft have.

Many hovercraft suppliers are economical with the truth with regards to seating capacity;  ask not how many seats a hovercraft has, but what weight can be lifted from an on-water start.  The reason for this advice is thus; all hovercraft create a pressure wave commonly known as The Hump - and have more difficulty lifting payload from an on-water start than an on-land start. Ask - what on-water payload is possible. 50% more weight can be lifted when starting on land.


For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current. 

Value for money - how to spot it $$$

We may not sell the cheapest hovercraft in town, but we offer the best value for money. Cheaper hovercraft tend to have thin glass fibre hulls that need frequent repair or lose resale value. They have modified cheaper engines that ship without manufacture warranty support.  They have skirts that tend to be made from neoprene coated nylon subject to UV degradation (keep them out of sunlight) or Hypalon which tears too easily. Consider this - if you buy a cheaper hovercraft and constantly need to replace drive belts because they snap, or skirt sections every couple of months, is the cheaper hovercraft really cheap, or too expensive? 

 
For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current. 

Engine Modification - invalidates warranty

Some manufacturers modify engines to get more power output, this invalidates the engine manufacturer's warranty. The reason for compromise is cost – by not fitting a rear guard, they can select cheaper under powered lawnmower engines – if rear guards were fitted, they slow air through the duct reducing performance making lawnmower engines un-viable. Some hovercraft suppliers up-rate lawnmower engines to squeeze more power output, but the engine manufacturers like a power safety margin, they disapprove of modification, so invalidate warranty if their engines have been up-rated or modified.


For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.

Glass Fibre

The original Hov Pod ACX 2002 to 2006 models was constructed from glass fibre, with double strength sandwich floor coated with Kevlar. (Material used for bullet protection). The Hov Pod ACX was stylish and popular, so much so that by 2005 the company (Reaction International Ltd) suffered delivery problems meeting demand. The early Hov Pods were out sourced to a glass fibre specialist, who couldn’t keep up with order intake.


For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.

Hov Pod Development

Hov Pod Hovercraft were first shown at the Southampton International Boat Show in the UK in 2002 - I happened to be a visitor to the show and begged the company founder, Peter Ward, for a job. There was a lot of TV coverage of the Hov Pod at the boat show, people are generally fascinated with how hovercraft work and by the fact that you can flit from one surface to another without stopping. Here are a couple of videos showing the first Hov Pod interviews - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFeybzEhNUE and - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GxCm9kcFs4

Company founder Peter Ward was a marine engineer and product designer who wanted a buy a hovercraft following a paraglide accident - he like flying, but liked to be closer to the ground after breaking his leg in a paraglide landing. (The Hov Pod cruises at a height of around 8 inches).

As a ships engineer, he traveled the world, and had the opportunity to visit a number of hovercraft suppliers in the late 1990’s, but no hovercraft matched his expectations for safety and ease of use. He pondered why hovercraft were not as popular as personal watercraft, since they appear safer, can be used at low tide, or over land. He predicted that if someone were to create a personal leisure hovercraft that was easy to use and maintain, safe, and fun, more people would buy them, and that prediction became reality.

His design approach was different - not to start with a race hovercraft and try to make that suitable for leisure commercial use, his design approach can be described as a blank sheet approach, where the designer prioritizes what features are commonly expected for marine leisure products - e.g., ease of use, ease of maintenance, engines supplied by companies who offer international support (we have rejected some engines used by other suppliers for this reason), engines with full manufacturer’s warranty, hence why we don’t up-rate or modify engines to invalidate warranties. Peter particularly focused on durability and safety, and these are two areas where the Hov Pod fundamentally differs from all other hovercraft. The Hov Pod is unique, manufactured from HDPE, and fitted with polyurethane / nylon weave skirts.


For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current. 

Compared to boats

Hovercraft are not restricted by low tides, or fast running shallow water. There is no propeller to get damaged, hovercraft can therefore be used in swampy areas where roots coral, submerged rocks might damage may damage a propeller. Hovercraft do not damage manatees or sea turtles, they do not emit harmful exhaust gas into the marine environment (boats should be banned!) In rescue situations, floods result in all sorts of unsavory sewerage items to float around the boat, such as sanitary towels, rice sacks etc - these items often get trapped in a propeller and immobilize a boat, necessitating rescuers to get out of the boat to push it through the human waste soup.

For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of inquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.

Hovercraft Experience

If you have not driven a small hovercraft before it is a bit like levitation at speed, like riding a modern magic carpet with steering and throttle. Land to water transitions are great to experience for the first time, it seems unnatural to fly from the waters edge up the slipway, or along the beach, or riverbank edge. Hovercraft fly over any flat surface so over water, sea, river, lake, over mud, sand, grass, tarmac, concrete, ice and snow. It is very hard to describe a hovercraft ride, and many people want to have that experience. Jeremy Clarkson described hovercraft as the most fun you can have with an engine, this line is often quoted, but as reviewed in Wikipedia, the Top Gear Series 6 TV show tested off road toys and resulted in Clark crashing his hovercraft and slipping two discs in his back as a result. So called “race pedigree” hovercraft can prove unstable, before you buy or try, you need to know what questions to ask, and what features to check. Hovercraft should be, and can be perfectly safe to use for personal and commercial use, provided you know what features to look for.




For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

Starting a Hovercraft Business

We get a lot of enquiries from individuals and companies interested in the business opportunities available for hovercraft, so have created this guide which we hope to update on a regular basis to keep information current.

 Leisure Hovercraft

Personal hovercraft designed for use in public areas must have correct safety features, such as front and rear guards to the duct fan assembly, kill chords to stop the engine in an emergency. Leisure hovercraft should be safe and fun to use, and above all safe for driver, passengers and bystanders in close proximity.

For a full copy of this Hovercraft Business Guide, please request via http://www.hov-pod-hovercraft.com

How to Buy a Hovercraft


How to Buy a Hovercraft

Hovercraft
Hovercraft are becoming more affordable for commercial, rescue and leisure applications, so what should you consider before buying a hovercraft? 

1/. Weight. Hovercraft are very weight dependent, so designers must have clear objectives. A race hovercraft is probably going to be extremely lightweight, so consequently, not very durable. Race hovercraft tend to be constructed from very thin glass fibre, and do not last many seasons, whereas for commercial, cruising and leisure activities, durability is probably more important, assuming you want the hovercraft to last a few years. I recommend High Density Polyethylene, (HDPE) as used for construction of kayaks - this material is lightweight, strong and extremely buoyant. 

2/. On-water starts. Starting from an on-water start is more difficult for hovercraft, since they create a pressure wave commonly known as “The Hump”. Some suppliers confuse buyers by quoting payload ratings for land - no Hump problems occur on land, so generally hovercraft can lift more weight when starting from on-land. Be sure that you ask the supplier - what weight can this hovercraft lift when starting from on -water? If you plan to travel over water, assume that at some point, you might need to stop - be sure of your passenger and fuel weight, is this within the on-water payload capability for your chosen hovercraft?  

3/. Number of seats. Don’t ask a supplier how many seats the hovercraft has - the fact that a hovercraft has 3 seats does not imply it can take three people, ask for on-water payload and on-land payload capacity. If one of your passengers has eaten too many pies lately, the number of seats is irrelevant - think weight, especially if traveling over water. 

4/. Engine Power. As hovercraft do not work well with outboard motors, you are reliant totally on the hovercraft engine. Cheaper hovercraft have cheaper engines which tend to be under-powered. Some suppliers modify smaller engines to get more power output, but unfortunately, such modification will invalidate the engine supplier’s warranty. Engine manufacturers do not want their engines played around with to work at 100% power output, they like to allow a safety margin, so modified engines could turn out to be troublesome and expensive to repair.

5/. Safety. Although hovercraft have generally a very safe record, in recent times, a couple of accidents have occurred due to poor construction. Dr Alastair Kenneth Senior, 40, died in New Zealand when the hovercraft he constructed was started without fan blade protection. Recently in Australia, a 60 year old man lost a finger due to an unguarded propeller. Some suppliers do not fit fan guards - can you imagine not guarding a factory apparatus while fans spin around at 2000 rpm or more - why would anyone design such a machine? One very good reason. By leaving a guard off a fan, more air can travel through the duct unrestricted, allowing better performance, more speed and better fuel economy. Your decision ultimately, but I would strongly advocate having a spinning fan protected at the front and at the rear of a hovercraft duct. to protect you, your friends and family, and bystanders. 

6/. Ploughing, or plowing. All hovercraft have a tendency to nose dive when traveling over water. Some suppliers simply say, get used to it, it happens, whereas other suppliers design anti-plough measures such as anti-plough skirts. If ploughing does occur, the hovercraft will stop abruptly, jettisoning the driver, passengers and contents into the water.  Check for anti-plough skirts.

7/. Skirt design and materials. Some hovercraft have a one-piece skirt, some hovercraft have segmented skirts, which limit damage to a single section, minimizing replacement costs. Cheaper hovercraft can cost more in operating costs, if the skirts are made from sub standard materials. Don’t allow the suppliers to claw back their profits through consumable skirt replacement costs, because apart from the skirt purchase price, you also need to consider shipping or courier costs. Steer clear of neoprene coated nylon - this material degrades through exposure to sunlight (UV). Also be wary of Hypalon, this tears too easily. Conduct a rip test - cut a sample of the skirt material to see how durable it is, try to tear a section. I recommend polyurethane / nylon weave skirts.

8/. Engineering. Check how the hovercraft is designed and engineered, choose computer aided design (CAD) and CNC engineered parts. Some hovercraft parts, are molded rather than tooled from solid metal billets. Digitally controlled engineered parts (robotically controlled lathes) provide superb engineering tolerances, reduced vibration and wear so longer product life.

9/. One engine or two. Some hovercraft have different lift and thrust engines, but this involves having two control sets to independently controlling lift and thrust. Having a one engine design reduces weight, maintenance and simplifies operation. With the one engine integrated design, 25% of the air is directed to inflate the skirts to provide lift, with 75% directed through the rear of the duct to provide thrust. Some hovercraft designers add unnecessary controls, such as trim levers and even reverse thrusters, but this complicates operation unnecessarily - automatic trim is better than having a trim lever that could be set in the wrong position.

10/. Durability. As previously mentioned, many hovercraft are constructed from thin glass fibre which can shatter on impact. Boats are generally made from thicker glass fibre, but generally don’t travel over land whereas hovercraft do, meeting the occasional tree in their path. Check the underside of the hovercraft to see whether it has underside protection, look for aluminum impact plates, runners, kevlar, or even better, constructed from HDPE.

11/. Price. We all like a bargain, but particularly with hovercraft, you get what you pay for. Look for hovercraft with full warranty, unmodified engines with power in reserve, front and rear fan guards and other safety features, and for a supplier capable to provide support.  
For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

How to Buy a Hovercraft


How to Buy a Hovercraft

Hovercraft
Hovercraft are becoming more affordable for commercial, rescue and leisure applications, so what should you consider before buying a hovercraft? 

7/. Skirt design and materials. Some hovercraft have a one-piece skirt, some hovercraft have segmented skirts, which limit damage to a single section, minimizing replacement costs. Cheaper hovercraft can cost more in operating costs, if the skirts are made from sub standard materials. Don’t allow the suppliers to claw back their profits through consumable skirt replacement costs, because apart from the skirt purchase price, you also need to consider shipping or courier costs. Steer clear of neoprene coated nylon - this material degrades through exposure to sunlight (UV). Also be wary of Hypalon, this tears too easily. Conduct a rip test - cut a sample of the skirt material to see how durable it is, try to tear a section. I recommend polyurethane / nylon weave skirts.



For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

How to Buy a Hovercraft


How to Buy a Hovercraft

Hovercraft
Hovercraft are becoming more affordable for commercial, rescue and leisure applications, so what should you consider before buying a hovercraft?  


5/. Safety. Although hovercraft have generally a very safe record, in recent times, a couple of accidents have occurred due to poor construction. Dr Alastair Kenneth Senior, 40, died in New Zealand when the hovercraft he constructed was started without fan blade protection. 

Recently in Australia, a 60 year old man lost a finger due to an unguarded propeller. Some suppliers do not fit fan guards - can you imagine not guarding a factory apparatus while fans spin around at 2000 rpm or more - why would anyone design such a machine? One very good reason. By leaving a guard off a fan, more air can travel through the duct unrestricted, allowing better performance, less powerful cheaper engines, more speed and better fuel economy. Your decision ultimately, but I would strongly advocate having a spinning fan protected at the front and at the rear of a hovercraft duct. to protect you, your friends and family, and bystanders. Your fingers, your life, your choice.



For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

How to Buy a Hovercraft


How to Buy a Hovercraft

Hovercraft
Hovercraft are becoming more affordable for commercial, rescue and leisure applications, so what should you consider before buying a hovercraft? 


4/. Engine Power. As hovercraft do not work well with outboard motors, you are reliant totally on the hovercraft engine. Cheaper hovercraft have cheaper engines which tend to be under-powered. Some suppliers modify smaller engines to get more power output, but unfortunately, such modification will invalidate the engine supplier’s warranty. Engine manufacturers do not want their engines played around with to work at 100% power output, they like to allow a safety margin, so modified engines could turn out to be troublesome and expensive to repair.



For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

How to buy a Hovercraft


How to Buy a Hovercraft

Hovercraft
Hovercraft are becoming more affordable for commercial, rescue and leisure applications, so what should you consider before buying a hovercraft?  


2/. On-water starts. Starting from an on-water start is more difficult for hovercraft, since they create a pressure wave commonly known as “The Hump”. Some suppliers confuse buyers by quoting payload ratings for land - no Hump problems occur on land, so generally hovercraft can lift more weight when starting from on-land. Be sure that you ask the supplier - what weight can this hovercraft lift when starting from on -water? If you plan to travel over water, assume that at some point, you might need to stop - be sure of your passenger and fuel weight, is this within the on-water payload capability for your chosen hovercraft? 



For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

How to Buy a Hovercraft

How to Buy a Hovercraft

Hovercraft
Hovercraft are becoming more affordable for commercial, rescue and leisure applications, so what should you consider before buying a hovercraft? 

1/. Weight. Hovercraft are very weight dependent, so designers must have clear objectives. A race hovercraft is probably going to be extremely lightweight, so consequently, not very durable. 

Race hovercraft tend to be constructed from very thin glass fibre, and do not last many seasons, whereas for commercial, cruising and leisure activities, durability is probably more important, assuming you want the hovercraft to last a few years. I recommend High Density Polyethylene, (HDPE) as used for construction of kayaks - this material is lightweight, strong and extremely buoyant. 

For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

How to Buy a Hovercraft

How to Buy a Hovercraft

Hovercraft
Hovercraft are becoming more affordable for commercial, rescue and leisure applications, so what should you consider before buying a hovercraft?  

1/. Weight. Hovercraft are very weight dependent, so designers must have clear objectives. A race hovercraft is probably going to be extremely lightweight, so consequently, not very durable. Race hovercraft tend to be constructed from very thin glass fibre, and do not last many seasons, whereas for commercial, cruising and leisure activities, durability is probably more important, assuming you want the hovercraft to last a few years. I recommend High Density Polyethylene, (HDPE) as used for construction of kayaks - this material is lightweight, strong and extremely buoyant. 


For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

HDPE Hulls for faster delivery times

HDPE Hulls for faster delivery times
Selling more hovercraft than any other supplier !