Neoteric Hovercraft to perform at 2010 Indian Premier League IPL Cricket Final in Mumbai
28 Feb. 2010
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The media are invited to Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc., 1649 Tippecanoe Street, Terre Haute,
Indiana at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 1 to witness the launch of the company’s
participation in the Final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2010 Cricket Championship.
Six Neoteric hovercraft weighing 600 pounds each will be loaded by hand into a 40-foot
shipping container to begin their long journey by truck, rail and sea to India.
On April 25 in India, a total of eight Neoteric hovercraft, decked out in laser lights
and piloted by Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald and seven other Neoteric pilots, will
perform a choreographed grand closing ceremony for the 2010 Indian Premier League Final.
The Neoteric hovercraft pilots include Magnus Ivanoff, owner of Ivanoff Hovercraft AB,
Sweden; Steve Stafford, a police officer from Bedford, Indiana; Phil Whitney, a Midas
Muffler franchisee from Bowling Green, Kentucky; Dave Reyburn, a Master CAM computer
programmer from Goshen, Indiana; and Tom Dienhart, a pet store owner from Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, and long-time customer who has owned several Neoteric hovercraft. Additional
pilots and craft are expected to be provided by Neoteric’s Indian dealer in Jammu,
The IPL Final will take place at the Dr.
DY Patil Sports Stadium, a world class, state-of-the-art cricket facility in Nerul, Navi
Mumbai, India. The stadium, considered an engineering marvel, is four times the area of an
American football field and seats 55,000 spectators. The IPL is fourth on the Forbes list of
the world’s hottest sporting properties, and the televised Final will be viewed by more
than a billion people worldwide.
It all began when the producers of the show, the
ShenanDoah Artistic Agency
in Brussels, Belgium, contacted Chris Fitzgerald at Neoteric Hovercraft. The stylish Neoteric
HoverTrek was chosen because ShenanDoah realized that hovercraft were ideal to perform the
show due to their unique ability to travel over a surface without impacting it; the hovercraft
can perform a complicated, choreographed routine without damaging the cricket field.
The match is the grand finale of Twenty20 cricket, third edition of the Indian Premiere
League (IPL3 2010). A total of 60 matches will be played in the IPL3.
Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc., established in 1960, is the world’s
original and most experienced light hovercraft manufacturer, with clientele in more than 50
nations. Neoteric hovercraft are recognized as the industry standard for rescue, commercial,
recreational and military light hovercraft; they are the only hovercraft on the market with
effective brakes and are the lightest and quietest production hovercraft in the industry. The
unique versatility of the Neoteric HoverTrek makes it the only hovercraft on the market with
the ability to pirouette, go sideways, reverse, and statically hover.
Addendum 02 June 2010: Photos from the event can be seen at