Hovertechnics Hovertour 800 Hovercraft

Hovertour 800 Features and Options

Hovercraft Payload (standard equipment): 850 lbs.
Hull: 16' long x 8' wide (4.88 x 2.44 m)
Choice of Hull Colors: RED/WHITE/YELLOW/BLUE
Speed: 35 mph (56 kph) on calm water, 60 mph (96 kph) on smooth ice
Wave Handling Capacity: 2 Ft. (60 cms)
Turning Capability: 180 and 360 degree turns

Standard equipment:

  • General Motors 4-cycle, V8 performance engine developing 250 HP at sea level
  • 12v electrical system with 90 amp alternator
  • Dual 850 cold cranking amp batteries with battery master switch giving OFF-1-BOTH-2 positions.
  • Thrust system comprising: twin 39" (99 cms) belt driven, ducted fans with air straightener arrays; ten cable-operated air rudders and removable fanguards.
  • Electric actuator controlled splitter plates with dash mounted rocker switches allowing variable lift and thrust settings for speed and cushion control on the move.
  • Integrated lift and thrust air system with Hypalon® coated skirts, rear mounted drag flap, six hardened aluminum replaceable skid rails.
  • Fiberglass bottom hull made of hand lay-up woven roving plus sealed polyurethane foam liner with high freeboard sides.
  • Woven roving fiberglass inner hull with glossy gel coat finish.
  • Flat cockpit floor 5' x 10' (1.52 m x 3.05 m) overall with 18" (45 cms) high cockpit sides.
  • Two triangular vinyl cushion seats mounted one on each side of centerline cushion crew seat and stowage module.
  • Winter windshield comprising rigid fiberglass gel coat structure with large curved windshield, two side windows with short roof plus windshield wiper and washer system.
  • Fast-reaction handle bar steering, twist grip throttle
  • Hinged access instrument panel with tachometer, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge, fuel gauges and coolant temperature gauge, voltmeter.
  • 40 US gallon (150 l) capacity fuel tanks
  • Four mooring eyes, one bow eye, and one rear winching eye.
  • Twin strobe flashers (red, blue or amber) with all-around light on ducts, red/green bow light.
  • Operating lights on crew protection windshield
  • Four 2 ft stainless steel grab rails
  • 200,000 Candlepower spotlight
  • Two 2,000 gph bilge pumps

Hovertour 800 Technical Specifications


16'0" (4.88 m)
8'0" (2.44 m)
Cockpit Length
6'0" (1.8 m)
Cockpit Width
5'0" (1.5 m)
Height Over Strobe Light
80" (2.03 m)
Approx Dry Weight
2,200 lbs (907 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 x 850 cca
12 V electronic
90 amp
Fuel System (ipo carburetor)
Multi-port/fuel injection


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


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


Max Payload
850 lbs (385 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 Specifications for Hoverguard 800 or Hovertour 800

  • Painted steel frame
  • Painted exterior grade plywood decking
  • Hinged angled sideboards
  • Swing-away tongue jack and hydraulic tilt system
Two 3,500 lb (1,509 kg) axles
Wheels & Tires
Four 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): 23' 6" (7.16 m)
Trailer Weight
1,700 lbs (773 kg)
Max Weight Capacity (trailer plus load)
4,000 lbs (1,819 kg)
  • Spare wheel and tire
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Electric power winch
  • Tie-downs