Hovertour 2000

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

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. Kevlar® bottom hull made entirely of hand lay-up woven Kevlar® plus sealed 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 fiberglass tail fin style waveguards and splashguards.

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

Options:

  • 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.

Hovertour 2000 Technical Specifications

DIMENSIONS
Length: 22'0" (6.70 m)
Width: 8'0" (2.44 m)
Cockpit Length: 12'0" (2.75 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)
ENGINE
Type: 4-cycle/V-8 Ram Jet 350
Capacity: 350 cu in (5.7 l)
Max Horsepower: 250 HP
Max RPM: 4,000
Fuel Capacity: 40 US gal (150 l)
Battery: 2 X 850 cca
Ignition: 12 V electronic
Charging: 90 amp
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel System (ipo carburetor): Multi-port/fuel injection
THRUST SYSTEM
Fans: Dual Fan Lift/Thrust
Fan Diameter: 39" (99 cms)
Variable Splitter: Electric
CUSHION
Max Hoverheight: 12" (30 cms)
Skirt Segments: 64
PERFORMANCE
Max Payload: 1,500 lbs (682 kg)
Speed-Calm Water: 40 mph (64 km)
Speed-Smooth Ice: 60 mph (96 km)
Cushion (Hump) Time-Calm Water/Max Load: 12 seconds
Max Wave Handling: 2 ft (60 cms)
Turning: 180º and 360º turns

Hovertrailer Specification for Hovertour 2000 or Hoverprobe 2000

Construction:
  • Painted steel frame
  • Painted exterior grade plywood
  • Angled sideboards
  • Swing-away tongue jack and hydraulic tilt system
Axles: Two 3,500 lb (1,509 kg) axles with hydraulic surge brakes
Wheels & Tires: Four 20.5 x 8.0 x 10 load range D wide base wheels and tires
Lighting:
  • Four side and three rear marker lights
  • Two combined tail, brake and turn signal lights
Coupler:
  • 2 inch (51 mm) coupler
  • Safety chains
Dimensions:
  • 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)
Options:
  • Electric winch
  • Spare wheel and tire
  • Tie-downs