The new Coastal-Pro from Flying Fish is aimed squarely at utility/commercial and rescue operations.
Hovercraft can travel over pretty much *any* surface, but the key to their potential as rescue craft lies in their ability to effortlessly traverse
*Shallow Water* where conventional vessels cannot approach a victim or vessel.
*Mud Rescue* where traditional methods are almost farcical (‘mud shoes’ and dragging a sled/stretcher together with rope and equipment.)
*Ice Rescue* – The perfect vessel as a hovercraft spreads its weight over the entire area it covers, meaning less chance of ice breakage. Can also travel over water should ice break.
Twin engines give precise control and an ability to travel very slowly whilst retaining maximum lift and ground clearance. Larger size gives more space and load carrying capacity but retains excellent manoeuverability and ability to access tight areas.
We’ve previously supplied Marlin & Coastal-Pro hovercraft to countries such as Finland & Hungary for rescue operations, as well as assisting State Emergency Services in Australia during the 2010 Queensland Floods. So if your rescue organsation is looking for a viable and cost effective alternative to current methods, please call us!