Hovercraft Buyers Guide

added by emma on February 26, 2013 at 05:42

Considering buying a recreational or cruising hovercraft? Read everything you need to know in our buyers guide. Whether it's new or used, big or small, there's lots to consider.

Bag skirts or segmented? Fibreglass or HDPE hull? Car engine? BMW Engine? Microlight engine? Briggs & Stratton? Propeller or fan? What's important is whether you're planning to buy a new hovercraft or build a kit hovercraft - it's got to be safe and it's got to work!

Sound obvious? ebay is usually full of unfinished projects and hovercraft being sold because they don;t work properly. Our hovercraft buyers guide contains loads of information gained from over thirty years of hovercraft operations which should help make sure your experience of hovercraft ownership is a good one!

As enthusiasts and active Hovercraft Club members, we genuinely want people out there safely using their hovercraft, whether built or bought. We encourage participation in organised events such as hovercraft club cruises and work with authourities to get hovercraft recognition as a viable and safe marine vessel. So, the better it goes for every hovercraft owner, the better it is for the industry and hobby.



Coastal-Pro Hovercraft in Finland

added by emma on February 21, 2013 at 11:19

Having just exhibited at the Helsinki Boat Show, our Finnish Dealers RAF Hovercarft are very busy with Demos. Here's the company Coastal-Pro demonstrator in action yesterday.

Most of the hovercraft sold in Finland are sold for transport to and from icebound islands... would you really want to drive a 2 tonne Land Cruiser over the ice.....especially when the ice is startign to thin out. A hovercraft offers teh safe option and can be used all year round.

For more details or enquiries in Finland or St Petersburg, see RAF's site at www.rafhovercraft.fi




Engine Day!

added by emma on February 20, 2013 at 05:21

Another eight Briggs & Stratton Engines arrived today... all destined for Marlin & Coastal-Pro hovercraft. Over 50% of our Marlin production now feature the 50bhp Rampage engine.


Time for our big beast to find a new home!

added by emma on February 13, 2013 at 11:06

After moving in to our new factory last year we have already run out of space! With the BBV coming on line in the next month it is time to say goodbye to the beast!

The A.V Tiger is a fully amphibious vehicle able to operate in areas inaccessible boats or wheeled vehicles. Ice, swamp, debris, sandbanks and tidal areas present no challenge for this amazing machine. It frictionless travel and specially modified BMW Turbo Diesel engine means it is economical, and cheaper to run than a conventional boat. It can trasnport up to 1 tonne of weight in overload capacity, delivering straight onto the land keeping everybody dry and materials safe from water damage.

The Tiger can operate at any time of the day irrespective of tidal state. Among the most versatile vehicles on earth, the Tiger can be used very effectively in numerous commercial roles (commercial coding may be required in some countries) for survey and engineering work, crew transfer, tourism, oil and windfarm support. A variety of racks and carriers can be incorporated on the superstructure for transporting seismographic and general survey equipment, pipe work, cabling etc.

Fully fitted out for comfort and safety, the Tiger is unlike most other hovercraft in featuring huge inflatable sponsons, giving huge buoyancy and stability when at rest on the water.

MOre details can be found below







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