The Hov Pod SPX TCC range of hovercraft are unique in that the hulls are manufactured from High Density Polyethylene. 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.
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. The Hov Pod SPX is unique as it is the only hovercraft made from HDPE. The weight to strength ratio for TCC HDPE is superior to nearly all other materials, this is why it is used for kayaks and HDPE has also been used to create artificial joints, ice rink puck impact plates, F1 crash barriers.
The new TCC 3-layer composite High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), is lightweight, extremely buoyant, yet far stronger, more impact resistant than brittle glass fibre (GRP) which cracks, breaks on impact. You can hit HDPE with a mallet or jump up down on it without cracking it, this means the Hov Pod can withstand operational use, impacts, knocks, bumps that destroy other craft. HDPE is also significantly easier than nearly all materials to modify and adapt to attach mounts and extra equipment.
Some suppliers fit neoprene coated nylon or Hypalon skirts that need constant replacements. We fit polyurethane / nylon skirts – they cost more to fit, but last much longer. The Hov Pod hovercraft skirt material is a unique specially developed 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 IAPSS skirt design gives far greater flexibility, continued operational ability & high speed safety.