Saturday, 23 February 2013


About the Hov Pod Hovercraft 

The Hov Pod SPX TCC Hovercraft is a new generation of safe, high quality, easy to use, strong, durable hovercraft, very affordable to purchase offering great value for money. The Hov Pod SPX has one simple set of controls which can be mastered in minutes this together with high durability, safety quality levels incorporated as standard mean the Hov Pod is in a class of its own and an ideal craft for anyone; be it for patrol, rescue, survey, commercial or leisure use.

Why Hov Pod is unique

The Hov Pod Hovercraft is the only hovercraft currently available manufactured from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). All terrain vehicles need to be very strong take punishment in day to day use over ice, water debris, stones, rocks, rough terrain and bumps and dips in the surface.

Hov Pod operational uses

Complete operational flexibility. The Hov Pod SPX range of hovercraft craft have no submerged propeller that could get damaged ending operations.

Hov Pod is just about the only vehicle suitable for many areas inaccessible to conventional vehicles can operate over flooded land, mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, weeds, submerged plants, snow, ice, roads, shallow lakes dried up salt marshes, sandbanks, roads, indeed any flat surface at speeds up to 45 mph.

For military, patrol, rescue and commercial users one Hov Pod SPX hovercraft is cheaper to purchase than the daily operating, staffing service costs of a helicopter or several types of other conventional vehicles required to give the same all terrain capability.

About the Hov Pod Hull 

The new generation Hov Pod hovercraft incorporate a 3-layer TCC HDPE composite. The superior weight to strength ratio for TCC HDPE is vastly superior to fiberglass, that is why it is used for kayaks (that continually hit and ride off submerged rocks) and to create artificial joints, ice rink puck impact plates F1 crash barriers. This ensures that the Hov Pod is lightweight, extremely buoyant, yet far stronger more impact resistant than brittle fiberglass (GRP) which cracks breaks on impact. You can hit HDPE with a mallet or jump up down on it without cracking it, which means that the Hov Pod can withstand operational use, impacts, knocks bumps that destroy other craft.. HDPE allows us to manufacture hulls at a faster rate to improve delivery times respond to growing demand. Unlike GRP that requires special backing plates to be bonded in and fiberglass skills HDPE is very easy to modify and adapt to accept mounts and extra equipment. 

Hovercraft Skirt Material 

The Hov Pod hovercraft skirt material is a unique specially developed polyurethane / nylon weave fabric combination with anti-rip properties incredible wear resistance. It means you can operate in greater safety will not be forever changing or repairing skirts. Individual skirt sections the unique anti-plough IAPSS skirt design gives far greater flexibility, continued operational ability high speed safety against rapid and sudden deceleration. Other craft use inferior and thinner materials such as Neoprene Coated Nylon skirts - though lightweight and cheap these skirts degrade when exposed to UV and rip easily. Request a sample of our skirt material, we invite customers to take our skirt rip test - we cut a section of skirt first with scissors, and ask you to try tear the fabric. The Hov Pod hovercraft skirt shapes control handling, and assists our anti-ploughing IAPSS system. "Ploughing-in" is a known problem with other hovercraft - ploughing in can cause a hovercraft to stop violently when traveling at speed over water, throwing passengers and contents forward over the bow of the craft. Other hovercraft manufactures believe that ploughing in is just one of those things that hovercraft do, we have worked very hard in the design of the Hov Pod to try our best to eliminate ploughing. 

Hovercraft Safety 

The Hov Pod SPX TCC hovercraft is designed with safety in mind, compared to other craft it is the class leader made from high quality durable parts with many features unique to the Hov Pod such as HDPE impact resistant hulls, anti rip skirts, rear guarding, ease of operation, anti plough (most craft dig in at high speed, operators can be thrown dangerously forwards and then don't have enough power to get going again) unlike most other craft (which actually will sink if flooded) contain complete integral flooded conditions buoyancy. Some craft even take on water in calm conditions if they are incorrectly balanced. 

Engines Available 

Offered in a range of engine types to suit different needs, loading operational requirements designed as a belt driven single engine design for greater ease of use engine reliability. The Hov Pod hovercraft is available as a 4-stroke 120HP or 2-stroke 65HP variant taking up to 4 adults with speeds up to 45mph. The single engine design is a lot easier to use and simple to maintain, quieter lighter than twin engine designs. Both Rotax Weber have an incredible pedigree (Sea Doo, Ski Doo, Polaris, Williams’s tenders, Avon tenders) and are extremely well made engines. We avoid manufacturers such as Hirth where engines are of a poor quality. 

Easy to Use 

The Hov Pod hovercraft is easy to operate with a minimum of training anyone can learn to drive it in about 15 minutes, it really is simple designed to make life easy. We spent time to design out the need for confusing extra controls and careful attention to detail on the balance and trim of the craft so the Hov Pod is simple, instinctive easy to drive. This also allows you to train anyone to operate to use it as when it is necessary to do so - no special training required. We sell direct since the Hov Pod is easy to operate, and maintain. Quality and performance for long product life, low depreciation The Hov Pod SPX is in a class of its own, designed by CAD made on CAM machines from highly durable materials processes. This means that components such as the drive parts are made to high levels of accuracy quality for increased operational durability, safety reliability. The Hov Pod unlike many other craft is also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers parts such as high specification electrical components stainless steel fittings to minimize corrosion increase operational reliability safety. The simple yet rugged design use of quality components mean that servicing where required is easy to undertake. 

World Leading Brand 

As seen on TV programs worldwide "How it's Made", “World of Wonder” "How Do They Do That". Selected by Harrods described by the press as the "Mercedes Benz" of hovercraft as supplied amongst others to the Australian EPA, Red Cross, United Nations, Argentinean Coastguard many rescue, patrol, commercial, port, oil exploration, survey operators. Many SuperYacht owners have selected the Hov Pod to entertain their guests. 

Further Information 

Contact us for pricing information. We can send you samples of the hull and skirt materials, specification sheets, images, videos, free hovercraft guide, contact us for pricing information through the contact us button.