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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?  

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.



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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? 


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. 



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Hovercraft for leisure, commercial, rescue and military applications.

Hov Pod Hovercraft are suitable for leisure, commercial, rescue and military patrol applications. We ship hovercraft to all destinations. Originally we designed and manufactured hovercraft from glass fibre, but switched production in 2006 to HDPE which offers many advantages.


The Hov Pod unique hull is manufactured from strong, durable and extremely buoyant High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).

Our designers focus on designing hovercraft that are easy to drive and safe to use.

Summary of Design Features

Engineering

We use Computer Aided Design to create the hull and engineering parts, digital files are passed to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) specialists to create parts that have superbly tight tolerances to reduce friction, vibration and wear. 


Power in reserve

Although some manufactures up-rate their engines to extract every last drop of power, doing so can invalidate engine warranties; so we fit higher power engines to provide power in reserve.

When hovercraft start from an on-water position, they create a pressure wave known commonly as The Hump. If a hovercraft lacks top end power, the weight capacity is restricted leaving no room for error – eat too many pies and you might not be able to get home! The Hov Pod can be configured with 65HP Rotax engine to lift 275 Kgs 606 pounds or the 4-stroke 120HP Turbo powered Weber Automotive engine which can lift 325 Kgs or 717 pounds.

Safety

Some manufacturers construct hovercraft from very thin glass fire hulls. Some hovercraft lack essential rear fan guards – it is important to have adequate guards front and rear since fan blades rotate at speeds of 2000 rpm or more. We like our customers, and wish that they, their friends, family and bystanders remain safe.  Hov Pods have kill chords, anti-plough skirts, protected wiring, marine grade stainless steel fittings and many other quality features not found on other models.  

3rd Generation Design

Our first glass fibre design was the ACX model, which was very well received and shipped all over the world following its introduction in 2002. The SPX was introduced in 2006 to allow production to keep up with growing demand, manufactured from HDPE. In 2010, we introduced the SPX TCC version, in 2011, the TCC + was introduced for commercial, rescue and military applications. As the Hov Pod has evolved, we have rejected engines that lacked power, quality, international support – continual product improvement requires an aggressive policy to reject parts from suppliers that prove unsuitable; our customers deserve the best value for money.

Contact us for a FREE Hovercraft Guide to explain hovercraft terms, important safety aspects and what to consider when purchasing a hovercraft for personal leisure, commercial, rescue or military applications.


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

Hovercraft

We supply a complete range of commercial, military patrol, rescue, survey and leisure hovercraft.

The Hov Pod SPX TCC Hovercraft 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

All hovercraft, especially small hovercraft, are weight dependent vehicles, and most suppliers cut corners to reduce weight at the expense of durability and safety. Many small hovercraft are manufactured from extremely thin glass fibre that shatters on impact, and glass fibre can be difficult to repair.  Many hovercraft manufacturers cut corners on safety - for example, by not fitting a rear fan guard, they can make their hovercraft go faster. Our focus is on safety - we fit a rear guard, to protect passengers and spectators. The Hov Pod SPX has been specifically designed for all-terrain & marine use & to overcome operational issues that plague other craft.

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, that 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.

High Density Polyethylene Hull

The Hov Pod Hovercraft 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. 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 glass fibre, and is used for kayaks 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 glass fibre (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 is also significantly easier than nearly all materials to modify and adapt to attach mounts and extra equipment.

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, the Hong Kong Harbour Patrol, 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.

Hov Pod Skirt System

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.

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 40mph. The integrated engine design is a lot easier to use and more so simple to maintain, quieter & lighter than twin engine designs.

Versatility

The Hov Pod SPX is the perfect all in one craft to take on the role of other vehicles for traditional coastal/inland/border patrol. It is also just about the only vehicle suitable for many areas inaccessible to conventional vehicles & can operate over mud, riverbeds, tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, swamps, marshland, weeds, submerged plants, snow, desert, ice, roads, shallow lakes & dried up salt marshes.

Floatation

Not only is HDPE incredibly durable but is also inherently buoyant as it contains the foam buoyancy in the wall. The Hov Pod SPX is extremely buoyant & will float if swamped with water, whereas glass fibre craft can sink. Fibre glass craft rely on buoyancy chambers so should the hull be punctured &/or air compartments take on water, become ruptured or flooded the craft can sink. HDPE allows us to manufacture hulls at a faster rate to improve delivery times & respond to growing demand. It is also very easy to modify.

Ease of Operation

It is Easy to operate with a minimum of training & anyone can learn to drive it in about 1 hour, it really is simple & designed to make life easy. We spent time to design out the need for confusing extra controls 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.

Engineering

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 minimise corrosion & increase operational reliability & safety.

Easy to Tow

The Hov Pod SPX custom designed trailer allows a standard car to tow & deploy the craft. The Hov Pod can be deployed very quickly - takes one man 30 seconds to load or unload the craft from the trailer.

Please contact us for further information via www.hovpod.com or www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/
For further information, please visit www.hovercraft-hovercraft.com/ and www.hovpod.com

Hovercraft

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.

Hov Pod manufactures a wide range of hovercraft suitable for a wide range of applications, to include leisure, military patrol, rescue, survey and commercial applications.

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.



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

Hovercraft

The Hov Pod SPX is a new generation of safe, high quality, easy to use, strong, durable hovercraft, offering great value for money, in a class of its own, designed for patrol/rescue/survey/commercial/leisure use. Available as a 4-stroke 120HP or 2-stroke 65HP variant & taking up to 4 adults with speeds up to 40mph.

The Hov Pod hovercraft is incredibly versatile and solves many operational issues and problems that affect the use of other vehicles.



As seen on TV programmes 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 to many patrol, commercial, port, oil exploration, & survey operators.

The Hov Pod SPX has been specifically designed for all terrain & marine use & to overcome operational issues that plague other craft. The craft has one simple set of controls which can be mastered in minutes & this together with high durability, safety & quality levels incorporated as standard, make the Hov Pod an ideal craft for anyone, be it for patrol, rescue, survey, commercial or leisure use.

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.

The Hov Pod 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.

For further information, pricing, local manufacturing and business opportunities, please contact us.

HDPE Hulls for faster delivery times

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