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Hov Pod, since 2000, the World's Leading Supplier of Small and Medium Duty Hovercraft. The difference between Hov Pod and Hovercraft is that Hov Pod are built to commercial specifications. Hov Pod are not just weekend toys, but equipment that you can count on all day every day, in the most difficult conditions.
Hov Pod are capable of autonomous operation, they are quiet, safe, durable, easy to operate, maintain and transport. Don't settle for a hovercraft, own a Hov Pod.
Hov Pod operate off-road and amphibiously over mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, flooded land, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, prairie, wetland, meadow, bogs, bayou, shore, weeds, submerged plants, snow, ice, shallow lakes, dried up salt marshes, rice paddy, sandbanks, roads, indeed any flat surface. Hov Pod leave no footprint on wild life or ecology.
Hov Pod come in unique sizes, including a model that can carry up to 9 people or haul a 1500 lb (680 Kg) payload to a remote destination, flying at speeds up to 45 mph. Hov Pod solutions get first responders close to survivors during a disaster, move from water to land, survey remote areas, swarm an island, search a perimeter 24/7, engage insurgents at the border, ferry passengers, land on the beach or provide a unique adventure experience to unexplored boundaries.
Mobile Integrated All-Terrain SURVEILLANCE & Security
The integration of autonomous hovercraft (USV), drones (UAV), tethered drones, robotic battery swapping technology, long range cameras, thermal imaging cameras, low light cameras, sensors, sonar, radar and 3D mapping. Payloads that deliver actionable intelligence in real-time from areas that are inaccessible to any other operations, is a security game changer.
Our unique perimeter management, wide area surveillance and border patrol solutions have several advantages over many types of other perimeter security systems, especially when required to operate in remote or amphibious regions. Hov Pod - POD Ops (Perimeter Observation & Disaster Operations) are designed to make military, law enforcement and homeland security operations mobile, efficient, effective, all-terrain and continuous 24/7.
POD Ops combine aerial, surface and sub-terrain monitoring, can be deployed to manage multiple coordinates simultaneously and are cheaper to purchase than the staffing and service costs of operating a helicopter.
Integrated Mobile Amphibious Disaster Response
Drones have the capability of “looking down” and the hovercraft has the ability to view the surface with high resolution video cameras to survey and search an area. Aerial search for lost persons is extremely costly with traditional fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Small, highly maneuverable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV or Drone) may aid and support search efforts in many situations for a fraction of the cost in risk, and resources.
A drone tethered to a hovercraft can search an extensive area in minutes that another crew may not be able to reach or that might take an entire group of ground personnel to cover in hours. Once a victim is located a multi-rotor drone could potentially be used to drop in supplies and the hovercraft could get close to the victim for rescue, all while operating in an otherwise unreachable location.
Hov Pod - POD OPs (Perimeter Observation & Disaster Operations) are favored by government and rescue organizations around the world because of our operational flexibility and the ability to reach areas that are inaccessible to conventional vehicles. Hov Pod have supplied craft to the multiple relief organizations including the EPA, Red Cross and United Nations and various Coastguard.
As the effects of climate change are felt by more people and civilizations around the world, both government and rescue associations are seeking companies like Hov Pod to fill a gap, to add to their reach and capabilities. It is our goal to create solutions that will change the way the world uses hovercraft, to support first responders, disaster relief organizations and to help save lives.
We offer small and medium duty commercial hovercraft with sufficient power to deliver larger payloads on-water and over-land. The Carbon Infinity 750 the first ever Truck Styled Hovercraft, hauling up to 9 people or 1500 lbs, (678 kgs) adds a new dimension to amphibious, all terrain work vehicles.
Hov Pod have no glass, Plexiglas or plastic windows, knobs or protrusions as these parts tend to wear quickly and break. Cabins and other options are available, however a clear view, easy access for entry, exit, loading, unloading and quick deployment are standard. The Infinity deck, flatbed or cabin is a huge blank canvass that can be optimized to fit your application, from shuttle to all terrain mobile station.
Hov Pod can fly at 45 MPH, land and start on water. Hov Pod operate in salt water, they have a wide footprint and are designed specifically for balance, buoyancy and stability.
The Hov Pod hull is practically indestructible, built to handle the most difficult surfaces including ice. The hull of the SPX Series is made entirely from HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and is molded into an extremely lightweight, buoyant and damage resistant shell. The hull of the Infinity is a proprietary blend of Carbon Fiber and Kevlar, the material used in bullet proof vests. The hulls for each the SPX and Infinity carry a 5 year warranty.
The Hov Pod skirt material is the result of 16 years of research and development. Our proprietary skirt design is a unique polyurethane / nylon weave & fabric combination with anti-rip properties & incredible wear resistance. Hov Pod are engineered for full-time daily production and our skirt is designed to put in overtime. The unique anti-plough IAPSS skirt design gives far greater flexibility, continued operational ability & high speed safety against rapid and sudden deceleration.
Working or playing in places like the Arctic can be an unforgiving, punishing and a lonely occupation. Humanity has never let those facts stop them from exploring our vast and lonely planet. People who work or play in these conditions, scientist, their support teams or even adventurers exploring the wilderness, prefer to work or play safely, they depend on their equipment. That's why many professionals demand Hov Pod.
Hov Pod replace Motorcycles, Jet Skis, Cars, 4X4 Trucks, Campers, Motor Boats, Tour Buses, Tour Boats, Minivans, SUVs, Rafts, Kayaks, Canoes and Snowmobiles. Hov Pod are ideal for recreation, adventures, excursions, tours, vacations, cruising on any amphibious or flat earth bound terrain. Hov Pod provide an outside the box adventure experience to places normally inaccessible and unexplored.
You float in a boat, ride in a truck, but fly in a Hov Pod – cruising at an altitude of 9 inches above the surface. Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft are easy to operate, just use the handlebars to alter the direction of air passing over the rudders at the rear of the craft. You can glide, slide, do 180 turns, complete 360s – float up the beach to get an ice-cream. You can reach places that boats cannot, far from the noisy crowd, to reach prime fishing areas or to a unexplored natural ecosystem, return to camp and park next to your tent.
Hov Pod World Leading Brand
As seen on TV programs worldwide "How it's Made", “World of Wonder” "How Do They Do That" and in multiple movies including "Thunderbirds and Dinosaurs at Dark". Selected by Harrods and described by the press as the "Mercedes Benz" of hovercraft.
Hov Pod are extremely easy to drive, and fantastic fun. The WOW Factor comes as standard. In demonstrations, we can usually hand over the controls to a person after 15 minutes tuition; they spend the next week with a smile on their face. Hov Pod are specifically designed for marine recreation and commercial use, and they have many features that you will not find on other hovercraft. Hov Pods are designed to be easy to use, easy to service, safe to operate, reliable, durable and fun.
We sell both commercial and recreational Hov Pod direct to consumers, government agencies and associations, as well as through our global dealer network. All images and videos on this website are authentic, all images are the property of Hov Pod and are prohibited from use without our authorized written consent.