Hovertechnics Hovertour 2000 Hovercraft

Hovertour 2000 Features and Options

HOVERTOUR 2000 hovercraft powered by GM Marine Power four-cycle, 350 cu.in. (5.7 liter) V8 multi-port/fuel injected performance engine, electronic ignition, 250 HP at sea level; 12v electrical system with 90 amp alternator. Dual 875 cca batteries with battery master switch giving OFF-1-Both-2 positions.

  • Hull Length: 22’  (6.70 m)
  • Hull Width: 8’ (2.44 m)
  • Hovercraft Payload with standard equipment: 1,500 lbs (682 kg)
  • Choice of Hull Colors: RED/WHITE/YELLOW/BLUE
Hovertechnics Hovertour 2000 Hovercraft

Standard equipment:

Standard Equipment:

Thrust system comprising: twin 39" (990 mm) ducted, twelve blade fans  driven by Goodyear Eagle Kevlar Vee-tooth cog belts; air-straightener arrays; ten cable-operated air rudders and removable fanguards. Electric actuator controlled splitter plates with dash mounted rocker switches allowing variable lift/thrust settings for speed and cushion control on the move. Electronic displays on instrument panel show position of splitters.

Integrated lift and thrust air system with Hypalon® coated skirts, rear mounted drag flap, six hardened aluminum replaceable skid rails. High impact and high strength fiberglass bottom hull made entirely of hand lay-up woven fiberglass plus sealed honey-comb polypropylene and polyurethane foam liner with high freeboard sides.

Woven roving fiberglass inner hull with glossy gelcoat finish. Flat cockpit floor 5’ x 15’ overall with 18" high cockpit sides. All-weather windshield comprising rigid fiberglass, gelcoat structure with large curved windshield, two side windows with short roof; plus windshield wiper and washer system.

Standard Seating comprises center-mounted pilot’s cushion seat with backrest; one triangular side seat on each side of pilot; centerline back-to-back bench seat for six persons facing sideways.

Fast-reaction handle bar steering, twist grip throttle, hinged access instrument panel with tachometer, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge and coolant temperature gauge; voltmeter, dual fuel gauges, 40 US gallon (150 l) capacity fuel tanks. Four mooring eyes, one bow eye and one rear winching eye.

Twin strobe flashers (amber), white all-round light on ducts; red/green bow light. Four 2ft stainless steel grab rails.


  • Non-Standard Color – inner hull gelcoat surfaces in customer’s special color. Cockpit floor in black.

  • Rear Cockpit Vinyl Enclosure with clear vinyl side windows and quick release snap fasteners over tubular aluminum frame. Zip-in panels.

  • Optional Seating – eight forward facing seats with folding backrests.

  • Heater/Defroster – marine heater core and fan unit directly connected to engine cooling system with protected hoses and equipped with adjustable outlets on instrument panel directed at windshield.

  • Lift Eyes –or raising complete craft with davits or crane/hoist

  • Stainless Steel Dual Muffler System i.p.o. standard aluminized pipes and muffler.

  • Operating Light Package – four 100 watt x 12 v off-highway halogen lights mounted on winter windshield and switched in pairs.

  • Stationary Hover System – i.p.o. straightener array behind fans. Electric actuator controlled splitter plates with dash mounted rocker switches; electronic position displays on instrument panel.

Current improvements in HT2000 design:

  1. Additional under Floor Flotation Buoyancy
  2. Enlarged Flexible Side Air Feed Ducts to increase Cushion Air Supply and ease of rear cushion duct plenum access. Zipper access to splitter and blocker actuators
  3. Six (6) under hull structural Tie Down Clips
  4. Six (6) Stressed Lifting Points inside Cabin
  5. All Aluminum Engine Mount
  6. Adjustable Tension Belt Compression Struts
  7. Improved Stator Design for increased thrust and noise reduction
  8. Actuators removed from Thrust Ducts and placed inside Lift Duct to enhance thrust
  9. Removable, Light Weight Fabric Cabin with Four (4) Roll-Up Windows. Enclosed design for access from outside and for egress from inside
  10. Improved Intake Mesh System for increased thrust performance and quick access to air ducts
  11. Fitment of “Spinners” to Fans for improved aerodynamics and thrust
  12. New Hull Edge Design with easily attached and Removable Segments. Also edge design increase overall cushion area for extra lift
  13. Anti-Plow Bow Skirts
  14. Anti-Scoop Rear Skirts to replace the heavy and damaged prone rear antiquated drag flag
  15. Radiator Overflow Tank
  16. Inline 2-person pilot Seat with Under Seat Storage Compartment for batteries and equipment
  17. Improved and efficient aerodynamic Lightweight Rudder System
  18. Non-Skid/Slip Cabin Floor
  19. Optional 100% Variable Trust Blocker to stop the craft and unload off trailer. Variable Lift Splitter to increase cushion air lift by 20% when needed. These can each be controlled separated for maneuvering purposes
  20. Extensive weight reduction effort
  21. All Welded light weight seating support structure
  22. Throttle tension and cruise control lock

Hovertour 2000 Technical Specifications


22'0" (6.70 m)
8'0" (2.44 m)
Cockpit Length
12'0" (3.65 m)
Cockpit Width
5'0" (1.5 m)
Height Over Strobe Light
80" (2.03 m)
Approx Dry Weight
2,700 lbs (1,225 kg)


4-cycle/V-8 Ram Jet 350
350 cu in(5.7 l)
Max. Horsepower
280 HP
Fuel Capacity
40 US gal (150 l)
2 Batteries(CA is 985 and CCA is 800) at 0 degrees per battery
12 V electronic
90 amp
Fuel System (ipo carburetor)
Multi-port/fuel injection


Dual Fan Lift/Thrust
Fan Diameter
39" (99 cms)
Variable Splitter


Max Hoverheight
12" (30 cms)
# of Skirt Segments


Max Payload
1,500 lbs (682 kg)
Speed Calm Water
40 mph (64 km)
Speed Smooth Ice
60 mph (96 km)
Cushion (hump) time w/ calm water & max load
8 seconds
Max Wave Handling Capacity
2 ft (60 cms)
Turning Capability
180º and 360º turns

Hovertrailer Specification for Hovertour 2000 or Hoverprobe 2000

  • Painted steel frame
  • Painted exterior grade plywood
  • Angled sideboards
  • Swing-away tongue jack and hydraulic tilt system
Three 3,500 lb (1,509 kg) axles with hydraulic surge brakes
Wheels & Tires
Six 20.5 x 8.0 x 10 load range E wide base wheels and tires
  • Four side and three rear marker lights
  • Two combined tail, brake and turn signal lights
  • 2 inch (51 mm) coupler
  • Safety chains
  • Width: 8' 6" (2.59 m)
  • Length (incl tongue): 17' (8.23 m)
Trailer Weight
2,600 lbs (1,182 kg)
Max Weight Capacity (trailer plus load)
6,500 lbs (2,955 kg)
  • Electric winch
  • Spare wheel and tire
  • Tie-downs