HOVERCRAFT 2 PASSENGER

Neoteric is the original light hovercraft manufacturer and the Hovercraft is the culmination of Neoteric's 50+ years of experience in light hovercraft design, development and engineering. Its design embodies all of 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. Great efforts have been taken to ensure Hovercraft's aesthetically appealing design. Engineered to satisfy expectations,to give long life and value for money. Hovercraft is the industry standard for light hovercraft.

SPECIFICATIONS

Hovercraft 2 Passenger

Recreational/Commercial/Rescue/Military Specifications

PERFORMANCE

Payload
2 persons, 400 lb (181 kg) average. 500 lb (227 kg) max. 3 persons, 600 lb (272 kg) gross overload.
Forward Speed
25 mph (40 km/hr) maximum recommended cruise.
25-35 mph (40 to 56 km/hr) mudflat, beach.
35 mph (56 km/hr) calm water.
23-31 mph (36 to 49 km/hr) land, short grass.
35-40 mph (56-64 km/hr) smooth ice.
25-35 mph (40-56 km/hr) firm snow.
Hump
10 sec, to reach 5 mph (9.7 km/hr) over calm water, with 300 lb (136 kg) payload.
Fuel Consumption
2.8 US gal/hr (10.6 l/hr) at cruising power.
Range-Endurance
45 miles (72 km), 1.8 hours on single tank 5 US gal (19 l).
Static Thrust
100 lb (45 kg)

PHYSICAL

Length
13 ft 8 in (4166 mm) on cushion, 12 ft (3658mm) off cushion.
Width
8 ft 4 in (2540 mm) on cushion, 6 ft 8 in (2032 mm) off cushion.
Height
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.
Cockpit
Length 6ft (1829 mm), Width 4 ft 2 in (1270 mm), Depth 1 ft 5 in (438mm)
Hover height
7 in (178 mm) hard structure clearance at full power.
Weight
569 lb +/- 15 lb (258 kg +/- 7 kg) Standard configuration.
614 lb +/- 15 lb (278 kg +/- 7 kg) With all options
Noise
80dB(A) at 50 ft (15.2 m), SAE Standard J192a.
Fuel Capacity-Type
5 US gal (19 l) single Plastic Tank, EPA compliant. unleaded gasoline preffered. 86 Octane
Oil
4-Cycle Automotive SAE30

LIMITING CONDITIONS

Wind
17 mph (27 km/hr) over hard surfaces, Beaufort force 4.
Sea State
Waves 1.5 ft (457 mm) chop, otherwise WMO Code 2.
Temperature
-30° F to +110° F (-34° C +43° C).
Slope-Gradient
1 in 9 (12%), standing start, smooth surface, 300 lb (136 kg) payload.
Surface Type
Useful for transportation on salt or fresh water of any depth, sand, mud, grass, swamp, flat desert, ice, and snow. 

SYSTEMS

Control
Handlebar connected to stainless steel push-pull cable for 4 blade cascade rudder control. Twist grip throttle with adjustable-tension cruise setting. Trim by operator movement.
Flotation
US Coast Guard approved Urethane foam positive flotation 100% of average laden weight plus passenger compartment displacement buoyancy, 42% of average laden weight.
Bilge
Rear mounted 4 in (102 mm) diameter plastic screw “in-out” drain plug. Optional electric pump.
Electrical
Engine driven AC alternator, voltage regulator &rectifier 13V DC, 250 watts at 4000 rpm. Battery 235 AMP at zero degree F.
Cooling
Engine is air cooled by engine mounted fan.
Heating
None
Engine Deicing
Engine will operate without deicing system.
Navigation
Optional bow and adjustable white stern light with US Coast Guard Certified Yellow Flashing Strobe, water proof search light plug, headlights, instrument panel lights, optional GPS. .
Fuel
Single Plastic fuel tank with primer bulb and in-line replaceable type fuel filter.
Thrust
One, 28 in (711 mm) diameter, 9-blade Wingfan, 5Z. PAG, 45°, axial fan, at 2840 rpm. Stator system, 10 blades.
Suspension
One third of total air supplied by integrated  Single Fan Lift/Thrust system is diverted to the lift air cushion, which is contained by an extended segmented (finger) skirt air cushion seal system. 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)
Landing
Two heavy duty, fiberglass coated, parallel skids run full length of hull.
Power
Vanguard by Briggs & Stratton 40 HP EFI engine; 4 cycle 993cc, 40 hp (30 kw) @ 3600 rpm, 2-cylinder, air cooled, electric start, aluminum body, weight 125 lb (56.7 kg). Transmission 34-tooth and 53-tooth hard anodized aluminum polychain sprockets on engine and fan shaft, joined by Carbon Fiber Polychain Belt 8MGT-1224-36mm.   Fan shaft bearings – 1.25 in (31.75 mm) tapped base UCTBL207.
Safety
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.
Air Filtration
Large capacity, replaceable and reusable filter with splash guard.
Instrumentation
Marine key ignition switch, tachometer, hour-meter gauges, and volt meter.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction
Composite urethane foam and hand-laid fiberglass hull. Gelcoat and hand-laid fiberglass body. Easily repairable.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations
Upholstered in-line seating for 2, with large capacity, lift up lid storage compartment under seat. Windshield and optional full cabin enclosure for cold weather operations, cabin doors are 40 1/2 in wide (1029 mm) and 26 in high (660mm).

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance
Provision of large screw type drain plug for wash down. Rapid skirt segment replacement. All mechanical components readily accessible for quick repair. Replaceable air filter. Thrust duct can be removed in 7 minutes to provide total access to lift duct, fan and exhaust.

SHIPPING PHYSICAL

Length
144 in (3658mm) with thrust reverse system installed. Overall length from trailer hitch to end of buckets = 200 in (5080mm).
Width
80.5 in (2044mm)
Height
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).
Crate
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).
Weight
Wooden crate and standard model 959 lb (435kg)

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation
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).

OPTIONS

Options
A range of options include 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.