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.
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: