Specifications

 

Dimensions

14’ X 7’ (4.3m X 2.1m) cushion, 82ft2 (7.6m2) Length over all: 16’ (4.9m).  Cockpit space 82” X 50” (208cm x 127cm). Height: 6’ 9” (2.06m) off cushion.  Cushion depth or hard clearance: 10.5” (26.7cm).

Payload

3-4 adults or 850 lbs (386 kg) payload, includes people, fuel and gear.

Empty weight

595 lbs (270 kg).

Speed

40mph (65 kph) maximum on water in flat calm conditions, 30mph (48 kph) cruise.

Fuel use

1.6 gallons (6 litres)/hour at cruise.

Hull material

Composite laminate, molded, epoxy vinyl ester resin, with glass fiber reinforcement and light weight cores . The craft is comprised of a hull, deck, and seven bulkheads all permanently bonded together. Three sealed compartments, front and rear provide 1500 lbs (680kg) of flotation. No wood is used in the construction of the craft.

Engines

Kohler ECV-980 40 hp (29.8kw) EFI, 4 stroke, V-twin, aluminum block, gasoline engine. 61 cubic inch displacement (1000 cu cm)

Drive system

The simple and reliable drive system uses a vertical shaft motor to drive the lift fan directly and the propeller via a single belt.

Thrust propeller

75”  (190cm), 3 bladed adjustable pitch carbon fiber propeller

Lift fan

24” 9 bladed adjustable pitch fan

Skirt System

Multi-compartment skirt with front and inner divider curtains. Large diameter bag type skirt on sides and rear.

Skirt material

18 oz/yd (678g/m2) vinyl-coated 1000 denier polyester.. appox 400-600 hour life.

Brakes

The brakes, controlled by the operator, reduce the pressure of the forward two compartments allowing for smooth slowing, stopping and turning.

Noise Levels

82 dBA measured at 50 feet (15.2m) over grass, full power.  78 dBA measured at 50 feet (15.2m) over grass, cruise setting. The large diameter propellor reduces noise far below common hovercraft by making efficient use of power.