Hovercraft Capability - Wind, Waves and Weight!

added by russ on August 8, 2016 at 08:40

What are the capabilities of a small hovercraft?

We make modest claims for our craft and have exceeded all of them in practical tests. Our aim is for our customers to understand exactly what their hovercraft is capable of, making for a safe and enjoyable experience. Even more than most vehicles, hovercraft are effected by the load they carry - exceed limits in tough considerations mean that lift and thrust are reduced to the point where the hovercraft cannot operate correctly.  This load capacity is reduced in poor/windy conditions or when travelling over mor edemanding surfaces. Being exposed to such a wide variety of conditions, operating conditions and varied surfaces means that any figures we give as to load and speed can only be at best, an indication. Take a look at the graphic below to better understand the capability of small hovercraft in changing operating conditions. If it's too small you can download a larger version by clicking the link below it.

As usual, if you have any questions, just ask us!

 

hovercraft interaction between wind waves and weight.jpg (2.19 mb)

The US approves of the new Coastal-Pro Hovercraft!

added by russ on November 18, 2014 at 05:01

Selling hovercraft into the USA is a good thing - Americans are demanding clients (which is why my top holiday tip is always to head for resorts which are aimed at the US market - rather than European ones!) and in order to please the US client, we have to make sure the hovercraft we sell are better than good. This of course starts at the design stage, but follows right through manuufacturing to ensure we provide consistent high quality, hassle free products. Having clients that expect the best products simply drives us to produce the highest possible quality hovercraft.

Last weekend, our US dealer, Jason Keuhn from Hoverstream visited us to try out the new Coastal-Pro and was delighted. A full day on the River Medway clocked up some 40 miles exploring some of the historic sights and a visit to a traditional English pub for a beer with some flavour was a suitable finale!

As you can see  from the copy of Jason's facebook post below - he was very happy with the new Coastal-Pro (in fact he came back to our factory the and immediately ordered three!) and I may be biased but I have to agree with him. We honestly believe there is nothing else on the market which comes close in terms of performance, low noise, handling  and looks. We set out to create the best small hovercraft on the market today and are absolutely delighted with the results!

Hovercraft review by Jason at Hoverstream

The new Coastal Pro is here, and it changes everything. More space, more payload capacity, more thrust, a separate lift engine, quieter, and a wicked new look equals one incredible hovercraft!

We were recently fortunate enough to spend a day in England trying out one of these new beauties, and boy are we impressed! First of all, special sound deadening material in the front screen combined with the larger, slow turning thrust fan make the whole thing surprisingly quiet. Second, the separate lift engine offers a huge advantage with heavy payloads, especially on ice or in tight quarters where maximum maneuverability is important. Third, and perhaps most importantly, it's simply a pleasure to drive. There is just nothing else like it on the market.

 


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