Some time ago, Tim Dawson, a Brit hovercraft enthusiast residing in South Africa, came across a couple of decade-old, sad and neglected Marlin I hovercraft.
The Marlin I is an old machine now, and the craft we produce now bear very little technical similarity with the hovercraft Tim acquired. So, he set about a major refurb of these second-hand hovercraft with advice and parts from BHC to update the craft somewhat. Confronted by UV degraded gel-coat, seized engines and transmissions, I have to say, the finished hovercraft look amazing.
The refurbishment is well documented in his video HERE
Tim has set up a business, Hovercraft Africa, which operates the craft for commercial work – and we have asked him to come on board as our agent in South Africa, so you can contact Tim for a demonstration or advice.
For more details, visit www.hovercraftafrica.com
Here’s some before and after photos, pretty impressive eh? 🙂