The Hovercraft Code of Practice (HCoP) includes an ‘Ultralight’ category which allows hovercraft limited commercial operations without a requirement for ‘coding.’ This requires some additional equipment and hull modifications to the basic Coastal-Pro XL. Once certified by us, and subject to relevant permissions, permits and crewing, you can then operate commercially in restricted UK waters for roles such as crew transfer, geotechnics, survey, safety & standby, wildlife protection, water sampling etc.
Hull - Hull layup stronger and strengthened in accordance with specific customer requirements. Top deck
edging reinforcement, Kevlar reinforced floor. Fireproof engine cover. Non-slip flooring.
Steering - Modified to allow rudders to be locked amidships.
Bilge Pump - Upgraded bilge pump and manual pumping system.
Electrics - Twin 12v batteries with changeover/isolator switch. Modified electrical system to comply with
HCoP. IP66 Switching.
Lighting - Navigation Lights, All-Round White Light, flashing yellow beacon, and forward facing lightbar.
Comms - Fixed DSC VHF Radio.
Certification - Manufacturers Build Certificate.
Equipment - Extra fire extinguisher, compass, anchor & scope, towline, paddle/boat hook, Signal table,
radar reflector, thermal blankets, flare kit, first aid kit. Mud escape mat.
Lifelines - Twin loop lifeline fitted to either side of hovercraft.
Engines – Briggs & Stratton 4-stroke, air-cooled, V-Twin:- 540cc lift engine, Vanguard 993cc thrust engine.
Lifebuoy - Mounted on duct with danbuoy.