Neoteric Hovercraft Model 3497

Hovertrek Standard Side x Side Seat for Four: Partially Assembled

Neoteric Hovercraft Model 3497

Hovertrek Standard Side x Side Seat for Four: Partially Assembled

Price: 21069.324045

Neoteric Hovercraft Model 3497

Neoteric Hovercraft Model 3497

Included:
  • 55HP Carburated Engine
Hovertrek Deluxe, Fully Assembled Inline Seat For Four

There is no vehicle comparable to a hovercraft – especially the Neoteric Hovertrek. With the Hovertrek, you won't own just a versatile sport and utility vehicle; you'll own more than 40 years of solid research and development, unsurpassed engineering, award-winning design, and the only hovercraft in the world with effective brakes.

Kit building time is 40 hours with a reasonable equipped garage, 80 hours for a Deluxe model with various options such as reverse thrust.

BRIEF SPECIFICATIONS

Payload
4 persons, 600 lb (272 kg) average. 750 lb (340 kg) max. 5 persons, 1000 lb (454 kg) gross overload.
Forward Speed
35 mph (56 km/hr) maximum recommended cruise.
30-40 mph (48 to 64 km/hr) land, short grass.
30-45 mph (48 to 72 km/hr) mudflat, beach.
45 mph (72 km/hr) calm water.
40-50 mph (64-80 km/hr) smooth ice.
30-45 mph (48-72 km/hr) firm snow.
Reverse Speed
25 mph (40 km/hr) calm water. (Deluxe Only)
Hump
6 sec, to reach 5 mph (9.7 km/hr) over calm water, with 400 lb (181 kg) payload.
Range-Endurance
81 miles (130 km), 3.25 hours on single tank13 US gal (49 l).
Static Thrust
140 lb (64 kg) 55 hp engine
160 lb (73 kg) 65 hp engine
Engine

Hirth model 2703, Hirth 521 cc, 55 hp (41 kw) @ 6200 rpm

2-cycle 2-cylinder, air cooled, electric and manual start, aluminum engine, weight 82 lb (37.3 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 34-tooth and 72-tooth hard anodized aluminum HTD sprockets on engine and fan shaft, joined by Carbon Fiber HTD Belt. Fan shaft bearings – 1 in (25.4 mm) bore pillow block Sealmaster and 1 in (25.4 mm) Asahi.

Fuel Consumption
3.5 US gal/hr (13.3 l/hr) at cruising power.

INCLUDED OPTIONS

SUGGESTED OPTIONS

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Reverse Thrust / Full Instumentation
Additional charges apply

Reverse thrust with superb maneuverability not only for braking, but also for hovering backwards, yawing, spinning and maintaining lift cushion downwind at speed – and reverse thrust is absolutely essential for hovering over ice and on swift water.

Full Instrumentation Includes Tachometer, Hour Meter, Cylinder Head Temp, Exhaust Gas Temp, Fuel Gauge, two types of Search Light Plugs and Wiring Harness.

Engines
Additional charges apply

Why choose a larger engine?
A 55 HP carburated engine is standard on all 4-passenger hovercraft and a 100 HP carburated engine is standard on a 6-passenger hovercraft. Upgrading to a 65 HP engine on your 4-passenger hovercraft improves acceleration and hump performance, improves fuel efficiency and increases range, decreases noise and gives you longer engine life. A fuel injected engine gives you easier startup, improved fuel efficiency, and it is self-correcting for temperature and elevation changes.

Hirth model 3203, 625 cc, 65 hp (49 kw) @ 6300 rpm

2 cycle, two cylinder in line, fan cooled, Single CDI (Capacitive discharge Ignition), Carburetion: Dual 38mm slide type or optional fuel injection, electric and manual start, aluminum engine, weight 82 lb (37.3 kg).
Spark plug, gap .020-.024 in. Maximum cylinder head temperature at spark plug 535° F (277°C), EGT 1230° F (665° C) . Transmission 34-tooth and 72-tooth hard anodized aluminum HTD sprockets on engine and fan shaft, joined by Carbon Fiber HTD belt. Fan shaft bearings – 1 in (25.4 mm) bore pillow block Sealmaster and 1 in (25.4 mm) Asahi.

Hirth model 3701, 939 cc, 100 hp (74 kw) @ 6300 rpm

Carburated, 2-cycle 3-cylinder, liquid cooled, electric start, aluminum, weight 108 lb (49 kg). Maximum Exhaust Gas Temperature 1300° F (704° C), Max Water Temperature 200° F (93.34° C).
Transmission 32-tooth and 64-tooth PolyChain sprockets on engine and fan shaft, joined by HTD carbon belt. Fan shaft bearings - 1-1/4 in (31.38 mm) bearing Asahi and Sealmaster.

Cabins
Additional charges apply

Why add a cabin to your hovercraft?
Fitting your hovercraft with a cabin is the perfect way to keep you and your passengers clean, dry and warm in any weather on any terrain. All our cabins can be fitted to any of our hovercraft and you can easily remove or install them in 15 minutes.

Fiberglass Cabin Polycarbonate windshield, back and side clear PVC Flex Windows with Velcro hold downs. Has roll-up side and back windows for summer use. Cabin is removable and works with any seating options.

Trailers
Additional charges apply

Other hovercraft manufacturers may offer no trailers at all, Neoteric has applied its exacting engineering standards to create one-of-a-kind trailers as unique as our hovercraft. Both the hover-on/hover-off trailer and winch-on/roll-off trailer allow unusually easy loading and unloading by just one person. And both are completely open for easy under hull inspections and convenient skirt maintenance.

POPULAR OPTIONS

Additional charges apply

Rescue red and white are the default hovercraft colors. Custom colors are available for an additional fee.

Total Salt Water Marinization Electrics, switches, instrumentation and stainless steel where possible.

Extra storage space is quite useful in a hovercraft; many of our customers order as many as four glove boxes. They’re a great place to securely store spare skirt segments, a tool kit, bottled drinks, cell phones and small clothing items such as hats and gloves. Molded with high impact plastic, the Neoteric glove box dimensions are …

  • Door: 13 7/8 inch (352 mm) long x 5 5/16 inch (135 mm) high
  • Box: 11 7/8 inch (302 mm) long x 4 3/8 inch (111 mm) high x 6 3/4 inch (171 mm) deep
  • Installation hole: 12 1/8 inch (308 mm) long x 4 5/8 (117 mm) high

Our Spare Parts Kit gives you the parts, tools and hardware to get your hovercraft quickly back in operation if there’s a problem – without having to waste time searching for uncommon parts in your local store. When you need a skirt segment, skirt ties, fuses, light bulbs, skirt rivets, a drain plug, a fan belt, fan shaft bearing or fan blade, or other necessary items, this Spare Parts Kits saves the day – especially if you operate your hovercraft in remote areas.

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