|Neoteric is the original light hovercraft manufacturer and the
Hovertrek™ is the culmination of Neoteric’s 40 years of experience in light hovercraft design,
development and engineering. Its aesthetically appealing design embodies all the advantages and advances
Neoteric has innovated: side-by-side seating, fully enclosed cabin, highly developed reverse thrust for
braking and maneuverability, more cockpit room, increased thrust and low weight. Engineered to satisfy
expectations and to give long life and value for money, the Hovertrek™ is recognized as the industry
standard for rescue hovercraft.
||4 persons, 600 lb (272 kg) average. 750 lb (340 kg)
max. Overload 7 persons, 1200lb (546 kg).
| 35 mph
(56 km/hr) maximum recommended cruise.
30-45 mph (48 to 72 km/hr) mudflat, beach.
45 mph (72 km/hr) calm water.
30-40 mph (48 to 64 km/hr) land, short grass.
40-50 mph (64-80 km/hr) smooth ice.
30-45 mph (48-72 km/hr) firm snow.
|Particulars are based on
standard air temperature
and pressure with no
wind. For operation at
abnormal alititude and
Neoteric. Notice is not
given when particulars change
||25 mph (40 km/hr) calm water.
||6 sec, to reach 5 mph (9.7 km/hr) over calm water, with
400 lb (181 kg) payload.
||3.5 US gal/hr (13.3 l/hr) at cruising power.
||60 miles (96 km) at cruising speed, 1.7 hr, single tank.
120 miles (193 km), 3.4 hours, long range tanks.
||140 lbs (64 kg) 55 hp engine
160 lbs (73 kg) 65 hp engine
||13 ft 8 in (4166 mm) on cushion, 12 ft (3658mm) off
||8 ft 4 in (2540 mm) on cushion, 6 ft 8 in (2032 mm)
||4 ft 5 in (1346 mm) on cushion, 3 ft 9 in (1143 mm)
off cushion. With cabin, 5 ft 2 in (1575 mm) on cushion,
4 ft 6 in (1372 mm) off cushion.
||Length 7 ft (2140 mm), Width 4 ft 2 in (1270 mm), Depth 1 ft 5 in (438 mm)
||8 in (203 mm) hard structure clearance at 6000 rpm.
||420 lbs +/- 15 lbs (191 kg +/- 7 kg) Standard configuration.
480 lb +/- 15 lb (219 kg +/- 7 kg) With all options except
||83dB(A), SAE Standard J192a.
||6 US gal (22.7 l) single, 12 US gal (45.4 l) dual tanks.
Premium unleaded gasoline, 40:l gas/2 cycle oil mix.
||25 mph (39 km/hr) over hard surfaces, Beaufort force
||Waves 2 ft (610 mm) chop, otherwise WMO Code 3.
||-30° F to +110° F (-34° C +43° C).
||1 in 6 (16.7%), standing start, smooth surface, 400
lb (181 kg) payload.
||Useful for transportation on salt or fresh water of
any depth, sand, mud, grass, swamp, flat desert, ice,
||Handlebar connected to stainless steel push-pull cable
for 4 blade cascade rudder control. Twist grip throttle
with adjustable-tension cruise setting. Hand lever operated,
electronic fly-by-wire reverse thrust system - advantageous
for operation over ice, horizontal buckets generate 60%
reverse thrust for static hovering, braking, backing up
or differential thrust for steering enhancement. Trim
by operator movement (in-line seat configuration) or by
front seat movement (bench seat configuration side-by-side).
Controls move from side to side for lateral trim.
||US Coast Guard approved Urethane foam positive flotation
100% of average laden weight plus passenger compartment
displacement buoyancy, 42% of average laden weight.
||Rear mounted 4 in (102 mm) diameter plastic screw "in-out"
drain plug. Optional electric pump.
||Engine driven AC alternator, voltage regulator and rectifier
13V DC, 250 watts at 4000 rpm. Battery 235 AMP at zero
||Engine is air cooled by engine mounted belt driven fan.
||Engine can be equipped with a deicing system.
||Optional bow and adjustable white stern light, water
proof search light plug, headlights, instrument panel
lights, optional GPS.
||Single plastic marine portable fuel tank with primer
bulb and in-line replaceable type fuel filter. Dual tanks
with long-range fuel system optional.
||One, 28 in (711 mm) diameter, 9-blade Multiwing, 5Z.
PAG, 45°/50°, axial fan, at 3000 rpm 55 hp and 65
hp version. Stator system, 10 blades.
||One third of total air supplied by integrated system
is diverted to the lift air cushion, which is contained
by an extended segmented (finger) skirt. Skirt material
is 8 oz/sq.yd. (267 gm/sqm) 400 denier pack-cloth. Average
cushion pressure is 14 lb/sq ft (0.67 kPa)
||Two heavy duty, fiberglass coated, parallel skids run
full length of hull.
||Model 2703 Hirth 521 cc, 55 hp (41 kw) @ 6200 rpm, 2-cycle
2-cylinder, air cooled, electric start, aluminum, weight
82 lbs (37.3 kg). Optional Hirth model 3203 625 cc, 65
hp (49 kw) @ 6300 rpm carburated or injected 80 lb (37
kg). Spark plug, gap 0.022 in (0.55 mm). Maximum cylinder
head temperature at spark plug 535° F (277°C), EGT 1300°
F (704° C) . Transmission 31-tooth and 72-tooth hard
anodized aluminum HTD sprockets on engine and fan shaft,
joined by 720-8M-50 HTD belt. Fan shaft bearings - two
1 in (25.4 mm) bore pillow block Sealmaster NP-16TC.
||2 lb (0.9 kg), dry powder fire extinguisher, ample positive
flotation and stability, lanyard kill switch, non-slip
floor, normal survival gear, all circuits are fused.
||Twin, large capacity, replaceable and reusable filters
with splash guard. Type 0135-RC
||Marine key ignition switch, fuel, tachometer, cylinder
head and exhaust gas temperature, hour-meter gauges. Optional
||Composite urethane foam and hand-laid fiberglass hull.
Gelcoat and hand-laid fiberglass body. Easily repairable.
||Upholstered in-line seating for 4, with large capacity,
lift up lid storage compartment under seat. Optional 2
plus 2, side-by-side, bench seating, with front seat and
controls movable side-by-side, and fore & aft for
trim and access. Windshield and optional full cabin enclosure
for cold weather operations, cabin doors are 40 1/2 in
wide (1029 mm) and 26 in high (660 mm).
||Provision of large screw type drain plug for wash down.
Rapid skirt segment replacement. All mechanical components
readily accessible for quick repair. Replaceable air filters.
Portable fuel tanks. Thrust duct can be removed in 7 minutes
to provide total access to lift duct, fan and exhaust.
||159 in (4039mm) with thrust reverse system installed.
Overall length from trailer hitch to end of buckets =
200 in (5080 mm).
||80.5 in (2044mm)
||Max. 46.3 (1175mm) without cabin 26 in (660mm) from
stern. Height at the front is 32 in (813mm) at a position
23 in (584mm) from the bow - wind shield not fitted. Height
with cabin fitted 53 in (1346 mm). When mounted on trailer
overall height = 73 in (1854 mm).
||Standard crate size 147 in (3734 mm) long x 83 in (2108
mm) wide x 48 in (1219 mm) high. Approximate weight is
372 lb (169 kg). Deluxe crate size is the same as the
standard crate except taller to accommodate cabin. Overall
height is 58 in (1473.2 mm). Approximate weight is 378
lb (172 kg).
||Wooden crate and standard 1990 model 900 lb (409kg)
||Three lifting, handling and tie-down cleats are provided.
Optional 4 lift handle system. A system of trailer mounted
rubber rollers engage under-hull skids for one person
loading and unloading. Road trailering speed should not
exceed 85 mph (137 km/hr).
||A range of more than 70 accessories includes Reverse
Thrust System, Side by Side Seating Cockpit Enclosure,
GPS, Hover on Hover off tilt trailer, etc.
|Specifications are based on standard air
temperature and pressure with no wind. For operation
at abnormal altitude and temperature, consult Neoteric.
Notice is not given when specifications change.