The British Hovercraft Company are pleased to announce the launch of our latest hovercraft model, the TIDAL-PRO.This versatile craft is essentially an upgrade to its predecessor craft, the Coastal-Pro XL.Incorporating a larger front duct to accommodate the larger, more powerful Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 627cc lift engine, we have also designed a convenient flip-front bonnet for easy access to the larger lift engine for servicing.
This new bonnet also has a redesigned air intake system, for increased induction capability.
The BHC Tidal-Pro is well equipped, whether you want a cruising, recreational hovercraft with extra lift capacity, a
practical, light commercial hovercraft for survey/crew transfer/emergency standby cover; marine studies,
mud/emergency response or rescue & recovery craft – then the Tidal-Pro is the hovercraft you’ve been waiting for!
The ability to fly over land, water, mud, snow & ice without causing ground disturbance, water wake or exhausting poisonous gases into the water, gives our hovercraft unique and ecologically favourable access to otherwise inaccessible or protected areas.
This upgraded craft will incorporate all the best elements of the Coastal-Pro and Coastal-Pro XL, ensuring The British
Hovercraft Company continues to manufacture the most versatile 4-seater hovercraft in its class.
Also due to high demand, for icy cold environments we have now included the long-awaited option of an interchangeable cabin cuddy, this functional & practical addition is purely for pilot protection from inclement weather, with function over form.
Maximum Speed - Approx 35mph/30kn
Cruising Speed - Approx 25mph/22kn
Range/Endurance - Approx 3hr/80miles
Payload - Up to 350kgs
Passengers - 4, dependant on conditions
Overload Capacity - Approx 400kgs – on land
Length - 4.5m Width - 2.10m Height 1.7m
Weight - Approx 380kgs - dependant on spec chosen/extras fitted
Engines – 993cc Briggs and Stratton V-Twin 4 stroke Vanguard thrust engine with hour meter and rev
counter. 627cc Briggs and Stratton V-Twin 4 stroke, Vanguard lift engine.
Sound - 70dbA (25m) at cruising speed. Maximum 78dbA at full power (loudest possible reading)
Operating Conditions - Depending on load, up to 0.6m chop.