Hov Pod Swamp Hovercraft
Similar to air-boats, Hov Pod Swamp Hovercraft can be used in rescue operations and are amphibious, which means they can also travel over different terrains including water, mud, ice and dry surfaces. Hovercraft hover above the water, not in the water like air-boats do. The cushion of air that the hovercraft fly on makes it ideal for rescue operations because it flies over the debris or create a wake in the water making it more difficult for the victim.
In the past and still today most hovercraft are built with fiberglass hulls, use small engines that are not commercially sound and this causes maintenance cost to be high. The difference between Hov Pod and Hovercraft is that Hov Pod are built to commercial specifications.
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.
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 the Hov Pod 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.
If you have a task, adventure or need to explore, travel, survey, rescue or transport people and products across swampy or amphibious terrain, contact Hov Pod, lets discuss your project?
Hov Pod Swamp Hovercraft can operate over flooded land, mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, prairies, wetlands, meadows, bogs, bayous, mud, shores, 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.
“...like a scene from the swamps of Louisiana or the mind of Poe on opium.”
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Hov Pod Swamp Hovercraft fly over different terrain seamlessly, can land and take off from water. Hov Pod are designed specifically for stability, durability, buoyancy and salt water operation. Hov Pod Swamp Hovercraft are engineered to be all terrain workhorses able carry up 9 people or deliver a 1500 lbs (680Kg) payload, they are affordable. easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use.
In search and rescue operations, Hov Pod keep first responders above the danger, not in it. Because Hov Pod safely hover 9 inches above any terrain and water, they can get close to victims that a boat or helicopter can't reach.
Hov Pod are safer and more fuel-efficient than boats, they are affordable, easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use.
Don't settle for a hovercraft, own a Hov Pod.
In Bienville Parish, a man drowned Wednesday afternoon while attempting to drive across a flooded highway before his vehicle was swept into the nearby Saline Creek, said Bienville Sheriff John Ballance. Driving with him was a female passenger who needed to be pulled to safety, as she was suffering from hypothermia. Her condition is unknown.
Authorities ordered mandatory evacuations of 3,500 homes near the Red Chute Bayou in Bossier City in concern that the waters could topple its levees and ravage the densely populated area, according to KTBS.com.
“After a while, with more rain coming in, we’re probably not going to be able to get in and out of our neighborhood because a lot of it is under water," resident Jennifer Williams told KTBS.com. "A lot of the homes are under water.”
Near Shreveport, where nearly a foot of rain has fallen and another half-foot or more is on the way, up to 80 homes were flooded and a nursing home had to be evacuated due to rising waters, according to the Associated Press. The NWS reported 30 homes were flooded near Haughton Tuesday night, including the Meadowview Health & Rehab Center, which required evacuations in the rehab wing of their facility due to floodwaters.