Recreational Hovercraft – Commercial Grade

Hov Pod are fun – you can fly on a cushion of air over any flat surface, and travel from land to water to land without any problems. The air cushion suspension is very comfortable, especially compared to 4Xs, motorcycles and Jet Skis – you don’t feel you have been to the gym or need a chiropractor the morning after riding a Hov Pod. Hov Pod can take you almost anywhere on a cushion of air.

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. Floating on a bubble of air diminishes friction, so you can glide, slide, do 180 turns, complete 360s – float up the beach to get an ice-cream. With no propeller to damage manatees, sea turtles, or get snagged on rocks or coral, you can reach places that boats cannot, far from the noisy crowd, to reach prime fishing areas. Hov Pod allow you to fly to a unexplored natural ecosystem and return to camp and park next to your tent.

Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft 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, island hopping and cruising on any amphibious or flat earth bound terrain. Hov Pod provide an outside the box adventure experience to places normally inaccessible and unexplored.

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Recreational Hovercraft – Adventurous But Safe & Reliable

Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft are the same as our Commercial Grade and they are the most durable hovercraft in the world. Hov Pod 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 without effecting wild life or the ecology.

Hov Pod hover on a cushion of air 9 inches above moving water, amphibious terrain or any flat earth bound surface. Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft includes a 3 seat version The Hov Pod SPX TCC 65HP, a 4 seater The Hov Pod SPX TCC 120HP Turbo and the 9 seat The 2017 Hov Pod Infinity 750.  

Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft are engineered to be full-time all terrain workhorses, affordable, easy to own, operate and use. Hov Pod are low maintenance and built to last.

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2017 Hov Pod SPX TCC 65HP

This 3-seat Recreational Hovercraft is powered by the very popular Rotax 582 engine, with superb high power to weight characteristics, designed for microlight aviation applications. This engine has twin ignition system for fail-safe aviation operation, so is extremely reliable.

Payload

On-land Payload of up to 912 pounds or 412 Kgs subject to conditions

On-water payload of up to 607 pounds or 275 Kgs subject to conditions

Notes: Some suppliers are a little economic with the truth about payload ratings, if you intend to go near water, all hovercraft create a pressure wave known as The Hump, and generally carry 50% less weight when starting on water (compared to on-land). Never ask hovercraft supplier – how many seats? Always check the on-water payload capability, to ensure you can get home. Check the weight of passengers and driver, additional equipment. Some conditions make starting on water more difficult, such as loading, wind strength, wind direction, and depth of water – deeper water is easier to start from.

Construction

The SPX hull was first introduced in 2005, and is manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The TCC version was introduced in 2010, and uses a thermal process that reduces weight, and improves strength and durability. HDPE is far stronger than glass fiber models, and the material is extremely buoyant.

Choice of Color

Standard colors are Blue, Red, Teal and Yellow. Other colors available.

Hov Pod are the world's most durable hovercraft, we offer a 5 year warranty on our hull and a 12 month warranty on parts and labor.

Recreational Hovercraft

2017 Hov Pod SPX TCC 120HP Turbo

This 3-4 seater Recreational Hovercraft is powered by the very popular Weber Automotive 120HP Turbo powered engine, with superb high power to weight characteristics. This engine has remote diagnostic software , and is extremely reliable.

Payload

On-land Payload of up to 1077 pounds or 487 Kgs subject to conditions

On-water payload of up to 718 pounds or 325 Kgs subject to conditions

Notes: Some suppliers are a little economic with the truth about payload ratings, if you intend to go near water, all hovercraft create a pressure wave known as The Hump, and generally carry 50% less weight when starting on water (compared to on-land). Never ask hovercraft supplier – how many seats? Always check the on-water payload capability, to ensure you can get home. Check the weight of passengers and driver, additional equipment. Some conditions make starting on water more difficult, such as loading, wind strength, wind direction, and depth of water – deeper water is easier to start from.

Construction

The SPX hull was first introduced in 2005, and is manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The TCC version was introduced in 2010, and uses a thermal process that reduces weight, and improves strength and durability. HDPE is far stronger than glass fibre models, and the material is extremely buoyant.

Choice of Color

Standard colors are Blue, Red, Teal and Yellow. Other colors available.

Hov Pod are the world's most durable Recreational Hovercraft, we offer a 5 year warranty on our hull and a 12 month warranty on parts and labor.

2017 Hov Pod Carbon Infinity 750HP Turbo

This 9 seater Recreational Hovercraft is powered by the very popular Weber Automotive 750HP Turbo powered engine, with superb high power to weight characteristics. This engine has remote diagnostic software , and is extremely reliable.

Payload

On-land Payload of up to 1492 pounds or 675 Kgs subject to conditions

On-water payload of up to 1105 pounds (half a tonne) or 500 Kgs subject to conditions

Notes: Some suppliers are a little economic with the truth about payload ratings, if you intend to go near water, all hovercraft create a pressure wave known as The Hump, and generally carry 50% less weight when starting on water (compared to on-land). Never ask hovercraft supplier – how many seats? Always check the on-water payload capability, to ensure you can get home. Check the weight of passengers and driver, additional equipment. Some conditions make starting on water more difficult, such as loading, wind strength, wind direction, and depth of water – deeper water is easier to start from.

Construction

This new model released in 2015 is constructed from Carbon Fibre / Kevlar Composite with HDPE trim, we believe this is the first production hovercraft to be available in this material. You may be already familiar with the strength and lightweight properties of carbon fibre, and be aware that Kevlar is used for bullet proofing applications. Although a new model, all engineering components are already well founded and proven, common to existing models.

Choice of Color

Color is Carbon Fiber Black. We may offer camouflage and other color variation

Hov Pod are the world's most durable hovercraft, we offer a 5 year warranty on our hull and a 12 month warranty on parts and labor.

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Recreational Hovercraft Access

Easy to deploy: Easy to tow behind or carry on traditional vehicles and can be supplied with 45 second quick launch trailer. This means the craft can be quickly and safely deployed anywhere, and launch and return to shore without special ramps or the need for operators to disembark into water.

Simple design and controls: A low center of gravity combined with a simple single engine design and with all unnecessary elevators, trim levers etc removed ensures great maneuverability and very simple operation. Simplicity of design means that with minimal operator training all operators can grasp the basics of operation after only one hours training. This enables multi operator use where the operator can concentrate solely on the task in hand without the need for specialist pilots.

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Recreational Hovercraft vs a Boat

◊ Boats can't safely operate in shallow water or where there are underwater obstacles or debris

◊ Boats can't be landed on the shore without worrying about tidal movement – Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft can!

◊ Boats need to anchor or moor or be removed from the water (a complicated and potentially risky procedure) - hovercraft can be driven back onto land and "parked" until they are next used.

◊ Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft use much less fuel than a typical motor boat.

◊ Boats have surface piercing hulls and propellers and water-polluting exhausts - hovercraft have none of these things, they don't generate a damaging wake or pollute the water!

◊ Boats need slipways or smooth hard surfaces to launch from which are tide state dependent. Recreational Hovercraft can be launched, without causing damage, over grass banks, mud flats or almost any surface onto water (and can even safely cross beaches or mudflats to reach the water no matter how far out the tide is!).

There is little difference in sea handling capability between a hovercraft and a boat of similar size. In good conditions, a boat might be able to carry a heavier load.

The most common question people ask about Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft is "will it float if the engine stops?" - the answer is YES, Hov Pod Recreational hovercraft have full positive buoyancy and can be safely stopped on water indefinitely (fishing and just floating around are popular activities).

Hov Pod Recreational hovercraft can be used any place that a boat can be used. They have the same navigation rights (and responsibilities!) as other watercraft. Tidal water is normally freely navigable, you can also use rivers (only on the tidal sections without consent) or inland waterways such as lakes (consent will probably be required).

Recreational Hovercraft Use

Our Hov Pod experience is one of our most thrilling outdoor activities and has become one of the most popular choices for amphibious and all terrain travel.

Recreational Hovercraft are largely regulated according to the environment they operate in. For example, a hovercraft operating over land is considered an off-road vehicle. Over water, your craft will be considered to be a boat.

Usually off-road vehicles cannot be operated on public roadways. In certain municipalities, some regulations for ATVs apply.

The ATV operating restrictions and equipment requirements may also apply to hovercraft depending on local area legislation. You may need headlights (and sometimes tail lights) to operate near public roadways (or after dark).

In order to be sure, check with the “Motor Vehicles” and “Parks and Recreation” Departments for your location.

However for you who are out in the wilderness, in the desert, on the prairie, on a lake, crossing a river, in the rice paddies navigating shallow waters or facing some natural terrain in Africa, enjoy the ride.  The safest way to experience the rare thrill of flying 9 inches above the surface in a amphibious vehicle that is able to travel with ease over water, ice, sandbars and grasslands, is Hov Pod.  That is why people use Hov Pod Recreational Hovercraft all over the world.

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Recreational Hovercraft Video

All terrain vehicles such as hovercraft need to have a very strong hull to take punishment in day to day use, over ice, water, debris, stones, rocks, rough terrain, bumps and dips in the surface. The Hov Pod hull is practically indestructible and outperforms all other hovercraft. The hull of both the SPX and Infinity carry a 5 year warranty.

Hov Pod come in unique sizes the Carbon Infinity 750 the first ever Truck Styled Hovercraft hauls up to 9 people or 1500 lbs. (678 kgs) and it has a cargo bay.

Hov Pod unlike many other craft are also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers, high specification electrical components and stainless steel fittings that minimize corrosion, while increasing operational reliability and safety.

Quality and performance for long product life, low depreciation The Hov Pod are in a class of its own.  Don't settle for a hovercraft, own a Hov Pod.

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