Hovercrafts

How to choose this product

A hovercraft rides on an air cushion. A turbine-driven propeller pushes it forward. It does not fly, but is supported on the airflow passing beneath its rubber skirt.

Applications

Recreational models can carry a few people, while commercial versions are designed for passenger transport. Its amphibious capabilities make it suitable for military operations.

Technologies

A blower maintains lift by creating an air cushion which passes beneath a flexible rubber skirt whose shape varies with the terrain. Forward movement is generated by deck propellers protected by wire cages.

How to choose

Choice will depend on intended use. Very large hovercraft serve as passenger ferries and in other commercial uses. However, there are also smaller models for private use.

Advantages

- Operates on land, water and ice
- Minimal draft and high speed
- Operates without port infrastructure
- Can be used in rough seas

Disadvantages

- Blocked by large obstacles
- Lift and drive require powerful motors

23 companies | 239 products (boat or nautical equipment)

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Hike Metal Products
Commercial - 28,50m    93' 6" Hike Metal Products

Coast Guard “SAR” Hovercraft – Mission Ready and Deployed” These two custom built “multi-task” Hovercraft (ACV’s) , Christened the “SIYAY”...

Hike Metal Products MK3
Commercial MK3 - 12,15m    39' 10" Hike Metal Products

Designed specifically for the tourist and transport industries, the Pioneer...

Hike Metal Products 580
580 - 5,80m    19' 0" Hike Metal Products

The 580 HoverFlyers suitability to perform diverse operations is endless. Some of those...

4 products AKS-Invest
video AKS-Invest MARS-700M
Aluminium MARS-700M - 8,04m    26' 5" AKS-Invest

Mars-700M is designed for a year-round operation as a general service boat, pleasure craft or passenger craft , over water and relatively flat land surface at ambient...

AKS-Invest MARS-702
4 person MARS-702 - 7,92m    26' 0" AKS-Invest

MARS-702 is designed for a year-round operation on water, relatively flat land surface and ice, and can solve many specific options. The prototype...

video AKS-Invest MARS-2000
Commercial MARS-2000 - 13,03m    42' 9" AKS-Invest

MARS-2000 hovercraft is used for a year-round transportation of the passengers over the ground and snowy surfaces without limitation of their supporting...

video AKS-Invest MARS-3000
Commercial MARS-3000 - 15,50m    50' 10" AKS-Invest

The craft is designed for a year-round transportation of passengers numbering up to 33 persons with possibility of going ashore unequipped with moorings for embarkation...

Vanair Hovercraft VIKING 12
Commercial VIKING 12 - 9,64m    31' 8" Vanair Hovercraft

Designed to be tough and handle the worst of environmental extremes, the Vanair Viking offers unparalleled performance and economy of operation in the medium utility Hovercraft...

video Vanair Hovercraft VANGUARD 18
Commercial VANGUARD 18 - 11,05m    36' 3" Vanair Hovercraft

Designed to be tough and handle the worst of environmental extremes, the Vanair Vanguard offers unparalleled performance and economy of operation in the medium utility Hovercraft...

video Vanair Hovercraft Vector 25
Commercial Vector 25 - 12,61m    41' 4" Vanair Hovercraft

Designed to be tough and handle the worst of environmental extremes, the Vector V25 offers unparalleled performance and economy of operation in the medium utility Hovercraft...

Vanair Hovercraft VANGUARD 40
Aluminium VANGUARD 40 - 14,02m    46' 0" Vanair Hovercraft

HULL & SUPERSTRUCTURE MARINE GRADE ALUMINUM LENGTH - on CUSHION 46’ - 14.02M WIDTH SOLID STRUCTURE 24’...

Vanair Hovercraft
Commercial - 6,35m    20' 10" Vanair Hovercraft

This unit was developed for the forestry industry, was 20’ by 10’,...

Vanair Hovercraft
Commercial - 9,45m    31' 0" Vanair Hovercraft

Four Ton Payload Hover Freighter This...

new Griffon Hoverwork 995ED
995ED - 8,60m    28' 3" Griffon Hoverwork

The all new Griffon 995ED is a fully amphibious hovercraft capable of carrying a maximum payload of 995kg, or up to eight persons, at high speeds over a variety of surfaces. The very large and accessible...

video Griffon Hoverwork 380 TD
380 TD - 6,80m    22' 4" Griffon Hoverwork

The Griffon 380TD is capable of carrying 5 people or 380kgs (837lbs). It is remarkably easy to operate, largely due to the ability to control lift and thrust independently, unlike most other small craft....

video Griffon Hoverwork 2000 TD
Military 2000 TD - 12,70m    41' 8" Griffon Hoverwork

The 2000TD is the longest running vessel in the Griffon Hoverwork range. Continuous development over more than 20 years has resulted in the most proven, versatile, single-engined fully amphibious hovercraft,...

video Griffon Hoverwork 2400TD
Military 2400TD - 13,40m    44' 0" Griffon Hoverwork

The Griffon 2400TD is a fast, versatile and robust single-engined amphibious hovercraft, capable of carrying loads of up to 2400kg. The 2400TD Hovercraft was designed and built for the British Royal Marines,...

video Griffon Hoverwork 8000 TD
Military 8000 TD - 21,30m    69' 11" Griffon Hoverwork

The Griffon 8000TD is a well proven design and is the most popular medium lift hovercraft. The 8000TD, and its military version, the 8000TD(M), is powered by two water-cooled diesel engines. With its...

video Griffon Hoverwork 8100 TD
Military 8100 TD - 22,55m    74' 0" Griffon Hoverwork

Capable of travelling at high speeds over a variety of surfaces, the 8100TD is favoured by military, paramilitary and naval forces as a logistic or amphibious operational support craft, and can also be...

video Amphibious Marine VANGUARD 14
VANGUARD 14 - 7,30m    23' 11" Amphibious Marine

We have redesigned our Vanguard hovercraft model to incorporate a 40hp engine. It can reach speeds of 40 mph, payload has...

video Amphibious Marine EXPLORER 22
EXPLORER 22 - 7,30m    23' 11" Amphibious Marine

The Explorer 22 TDI is the most efficient, cost effective, saltwater capable hovercraft on the market today. Operating on a pressurized cushion of air the vehicle leaves virtually no wake at normal operating...

1 products ASV Australia
video ASV Australia E2
E2 - 3,57m    11' 9" ASV Australia

The e2 is a fully amphibious hovercraft capable of carrying up to four adults and on any surface is like nothing on earth. From vast tidal regions, meandering estuaries, hard ground...

video Reaction - Hov Pod
- 3,63m    11' 11" Reaction - Hov Pod

The Hov Pod Hovercraft is unlike any other personal water craft and offers more fun than a RIB, off road bike, jet boat or personal watercraft. Not only do Hov Pod’s offer great style they are...

video Reaction - Hov Pod
Rescue boat - 3,63m    11' 11" Reaction - Hov Pod

A Rescue Hovercraft that speeds up your time to get into the water Speed is of essence in a rescue situation and getting the Work Pod Rescue...

Reaction - Hov Pod
Military - 3,63m    11' 11" Reaction - Hov Pod

Our range of commercial Hovercraft suit organisations that need to reach places that are out of bounds to conventional craft. Hov Pods are ideal for rescue, survey, environmental and research projects,...

Reaction - Hov Pod
Commercial - 3,63m    11' 11" Reaction - Hov Pod

The Hov Pod is a simple and reliable...

AirLift Hovercraft HOVERFLYER 580
HOVERFLYER 580 - 5,80m    19' 0" AirLift Hovercraft

On top of its undeniable performance as a world class tourist attraction, the fully amphibious HoverFlyer, which was first manufactured in 1989, has also proven itself an adaptable and sizeable work craft. The...

video AirLift Hovercraft KAIMEN
Commercial KAIMEN - 7,08m    23' 3" AirLift Hovercraft

Bringing together the latest advances in small amphibious hovercraft technology, the Kaiman series is pure cutting edge brilliance. Designed to carry 6 full-equipped troops with payload to spare and...

video AirLift Hovercraft PIONEER MK3
Commercial PIONEER MK3 - 12,15m    39' 10" AirLift Hovercraft

Designed specifically for the tourist and transport industries, the Pioneer Mk3 hovercraft is amphibious and comfortably seats 25 passengers plus 1-crew. The air-conditioned cabin allows...

AirLift Hovercraft
Trailer AirLift Hovercraft

The trailer is specifically designed for carrying the HoverFlyer 580 hovercraft....

Universal hovercraft REN-RDY-FLY
REN-RDY-FLY - 3,50m    11' 6" Universal hovercraft

Fully assembled and ready to operate hovercraft. We offer the Renegade IQ made of the highest quality materials, hand assembled by...

Universal hovercraft REN-IQC-FLY
Commercial REN-IQC-FLY - 3,50m    11' 6" Universal hovercraft

The Renegade IQC was developed for commercial applications such as rental, rescue, patrol, island transportation, waterway inspections, military service, water management, agricultural work and environmental...

video Universal hovercraft 19XRW | 130HP
Military 19XRW | 130HP - 5,79m    19' 0" Universal hovercraft

Universal Hovercraft is proud to offer the UH-19XRW Hoverwing® ground-effect vehicle for commercial and...

video Universal hovercraft 19XRW | 240HP
Military 19XRW | 240HP - 5,79m    19' 0" Universal hovercraft

Universal Hovercraft is proud to offer the UH-19XRW Hoverwing® ground-effect vehicle for commercial and...

Universal hovercraft UH-19XR-SAR | 52HP
Rescue boat UH-19XR-SAR | 52HP - 6,02m    19' 9" Universal hovercraft

The 19XR-SAR rescue hovercraft features a large modular deck layout, zero entry capability and the only stand-up style...

Universal hovercraft UH-19XR-SAR |135HP
Rescue boat UH-19XR-SAR |135HP - 6,02m    19' 9" Universal hovercraft

The 19XR-SAR rescue hovercraft features a large modular deck layout, zero entry capability and the only stand-up style...

video Pacific hovercraft SLIDER
SLIDER - 3,50m    11' 6" Pacific hovercraft

Slider Sport: Exciting and easy to drive yet challenging in difficult areas. You have this exhilarating freedom of skating on the surface of land/water or anything in between. The unique skirt design...

video Pacific hovercraft DISCOVERY
Commercial DISCOVERY - 6,50m    21' 4" Pacific hovercraft

The Discovery is a rugged, high performance 7 seat hovercraft powered by a 175hp diesel engine. A 3 bladed propeller and large centrifugal lift fan both contribute to efficiency and quietness. The GRP...

video Pacific hovercraft EXPLORER
Commercial EXPLORER - 8,80m    28' 10" Pacific hovercraft

Efficient, quiet and fast amphibious people mover - the Explorer carries passengers in air-conditioned safety and comfort...

Pacific hovercraft ODYSSEY
Commercial ODYSSEY - 10,50m    34' 5" Pacific hovercraft

An efficient and fast amphibious people mover. The Odyssey carries up to 25 passengers in air-conditioned safety and comfort in all weathers. The sleek all composite hull is rugged, corrosion resistant,...

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. RIGHT 3
RIGHT 3 - 36,57m    120' 0" Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

Kvichak Marine Industries has been and is currently the exclusive North American licensed builder of both Hoverwork Ltd and Griffon Hovercraft Ltd. designs. We...

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. PASSENGER 1
PASSENGER 1 - 36,57m    120' 0" Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

Kvichak Marine Industries has been and is currently the exclusive North American licensed builder of both Hoverwork Ltd and Griffon Hovercraft Ltd. designs. We...

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. BEACH
BEACH - 36,57m    120' 0" Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

Kvichak Marine Industries has been and is currently the exclusive North American licensed builder of both Hoverwork Ltd and Griffon Hovercraft Ltd. designs. We...

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. HV1
HV1 - 36,57m    120' 0" Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

Kvichak Marine Industries has been and is currently the exclusive North American licensed builder of both Hoverwork Ltd and Griffon Hovercraft Ltd. designs. We...

video Hi Tech International HTI 425
HTI 425 - 4,25m    13' 11" Hi Tech International

HTI is the original light hovercraft manufacturer and our crafts are the culmination of HTI’s 40 years of experience in light hovercraft design, development and engineering....

video Hi Tech International HTI 525
HTI 525 - 5,25m    17' 3" Hi Tech International

The HTI 525 is the evolution of HTI’s experience in the design, development and engineering of the HTI 425 hovercraft constructions, begun in 1995. It embodies the very best technologies available on...

Hi Tech International HTI 830
HTI 830 - 8,30m    27' 3" Hi Tech International

Technical Data : Vixen model 830 , for 11 max 19 people 350 hp Optimal control -Complete control in static suspension conditions -Control...

video Hi Tech International HTI 1105
HTI 1105 - 11,05m    36' 3" Hi Tech International

Technical Data Vanair model 1105, for 19 max 25 passenger - 650 hp Superior...

Hi Tech International LCAC
Military LCAC - 24,70m    81' 0" Hi Tech International

A unique and irreplaceable integrating element of the amphibious feet. Our Landing Craft with Air Cushion (LCAC) is the cornerstone of the programme for the modernisation of the amphibious vehicles...

video Phoenix Hovercraft ALFEO HOME
Rescue boat ALFEO HOME - 5,40m    17' 9" Phoenix Hovercraft

The last technology applied on professional hovercraft, 100% made in Italy. Flying on swift water, rivers,...

Phoenix Hovercraft ALFEO-BASE
6 person ALFEO-BASE - 5,40m    17' 9" Phoenix Hovercraft

Base Version Great load carrying capability ( the driver and up to six passengers or a maximum payload of 500 kg), and wide space for transported persons and material accommodation; Easy road...

Phoenix Hovercraft ALFEO-BUS
6 person ALFEO-BUS - 5,40m    17' 9" Phoenix Hovercraft

Great load carrying capability ( the driver and up to six passengers or a maximum payload of 500 kg), and wide space for transported persons and material accommodation; Easy road transfer to reach operative...

AIRSLIDE Hovercrafts H39C
3 person H39C - 4,20m    13' 9" AIRSLIDE Hovercrafts

Light universal hovercraft for three persons with closed and heated cocpit. AIRSLIDE...

AIRSLIDE Hovercrafts H37
3 person H37 - 4m    13' 1" AIRSLIDE Hovercrafts

TECHNICAL DATA: Lenght - 4,0m Width - 2,2m Height - 1,7m Hoverheight - 0,2m (hard structure clerance) Weight - 250kg Payload - 240kg (3 persons) Engine - Honda 57kW, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, MPI Fuel...

1 products McConaghy
McConaghy
Composite - 12,15m    39' 10" McConaghy

Designed specifically for the tourist and transport industries McConaghy Boats...

13 products Panther
Panther 13' PANTHER
Air-boat (aluminum) 13' PANTHER - 3,96m    13' 0" Panther

1. Heavy duty marine alloy aluminum "Tru Form" hull. 2. Styled instrument console with lighted marine gauges to include: Tachometer, oip pressure gauge, temperature gauge, volt meter, hour meter,...

Panther 14' PANTHER
Air-boat (aluminum) 14' PANTHER - 4,27m    14' 0" Panther

1. Heavy duty marine alloy aluminum "Tru Form" hull. 2. Styled instrument console with lighted marine gauges to include: Tachometer, oip pressure gauge, temperature gauge, volt meter, hour meter,...

Panther PANTHER 15 X 7
Air-boat (aluminum) PANTHER 15 X 7 - 4,57m    15' 0" Panther

1. Heavy duty marine alloy aluminum "Tru Form" hull. 2. Styled instrument console with lighted marine gauges to include: Tachometer, oip pressure gauge, temperature gauge, volt meter, hour meter,...

Panther PANTHER 15 X 8
Air-boat (aluminum) PANTHER 15 X 8 - 4,59m    15' 1" Panther

1. Heavy duty marine alloy aluminum "Tru Form" hull. 2. Styled instrument console with lighted marine gauges to include: Tachometer, oip pressure gauge, temperature gauge, volt meter, hour meter,...

Panther PANTHER 15 X 8 FBG
Air-boat PANTHER 15 X 8 FBG - 4,57m    15' 0" Panther

1. Heavy duty marine alloy aluminum "Tru Form" hull. 2. Styled instrument console with lighted marine gauges to include: Tachometer, oip pressure gauge, temperature gauge, volt meter, hour meter,...

Panther PANTHER 16 X 8
Air-boat (aluminum) PANTHER 16 X 8 - 4,88m    16' 0" Panther

1. Heavy duty marine alloy aluminum "Tru Form" hull. 2. Styled instrument console with lighted marine gauges to include: Tachometer, oip pressure gauge, temperature gauge, volt meter, hour meter,...

Diamond Back Airboats SEARCH 19
Air-boat : search and rescue SEARCH 19 - 5,49m    18' 0" Diamond Back Airboats

•18’ X 8’ Hull made of .250 (5086) Aluminum •Bow cap and sides made of .125 (5086) Aluminum •Side ice plates – .250 Sides 7’ from Transom •38" Non-skid Aluminum Deck •3/8"...

Diamond Back Airboats PLEASURE81
Air-boat (enclosed cockpit) PLEASURE81 - 7,31m    24' 0" Diamond Back Airboats

• 24’ X 8’6" Hull made of .250 (5086) Marine Grade Aluminum Bow cap and sides made of .125 (5086) MG Aluminum 30" Side & Center Transom Height Rear & Side Back Wash Drains Custom Aluminum Sub...

Diamond Back Airboats ALASKAN 7
Air-boat (aluminum) ALASKAN 7 - 5,49m    18' 0" Diamond Back Airboats

• 18’ X 8" Standard Aluminum Hull • LS 500 Fuel Injected Waterthunder Performance Engine • CH 3 to 2.3:1 Belt Drive w/Black Hawk Belt • Sensenich 4 Blade Fiber Carbon O\Prop 80" •...

Diamond Back Airboats ALASKAN8
Air-boat (aluminum) ALASKAN8 - 5,18m    17' 0" Diamond Back Airboats

17’ X 8’ Standard Aluminum Hull LS3 Mast Motorsports 550 HP Engine CH 4 2.52:1 Belt Drive Reduction with Falcon Belt 82" 4 Blade Carbon Fiber, Wide, LHR Prop 3/8" Polymer on bottom,...

Diamond Back Airboats ALASKAN 9
Air-boat (aluminum) ALASKAN 9 - 5,49m    18' 0" Diamond Back Airboats

• 18’ X 8’ Marine Grade 5086 Aluminum Alloy • LS 550 Mast Motorsports L92 Fuel Injected Engine • 30 HP 4 Stroke Outboard Engine w/Front Mounted Controls • CH 4 2.5:1 Belt Drive Reduction...

video Diamond Back Airboats ALASKAN 5
Air-boat (aluminum, enclosed cockpit) ALASKAN 5 - 8,53m    28' 0" Diamond Back Airboats

28’ x 10’ aluminum hull with 32" sides Bottom of the hull spliced with the weld being x-ray certified Removable folding front load ramp to load 3500 lbs. 13 - 2" T-bars with every other doubled 9 –...

Canadian Airboats 19 X 8 LSA COUNTER ROTATOR
Air-boat (aluminum) 19 X 8 LSA COUNTER ROTATOR - 5,84m    19' 2" Canadian Airboats

Canadian Airboats 19 X 8 Supercharged LSA Counter Rotator 19 foot Long x 8 ft 2" wide Hull with TP 1332 flotation 550 HP Supercharged Fuel...

Canadian Airboats DELUXE 19' APACHE
Air-boat DELUXE 19' APACHE - 5,79m    19' 0" Canadian Airboats

Designed for Water - Ice - Snow Full Flotation...

Canadian Airboats 15 X 7 RED RAPTOR DELUXE
Air-boat 15 X 7 RED RAPTOR DELUXE - 4,57m    15' 0" Canadian Airboats

Built as a Tough Dry Ground Running Airboat! Powered by 383 Stroker, 600 hp. CH3 2:1 Belt Drive and a Carbonfiber Wide Blade Ground Adjustable Propeller! This...

Canadian Airboats 16 X 8 ICE
Air-boat 16 X 8 ICE - 4,88m    16' 0" Canadian Airboats

Our 14’ x 7’ Airboats typically run a 2:1 reduction unit with a 78-46 Sensenich Paddle Prop, a 350 Small...

Canadian Airboats 20X8 ALUMINUM
Air-boat (aluminum, enclosed cockpit) 20X8 ALUMINUM - 6,10m    20' 0" Canadian Airboats

-502 Ramjet Chevy Big Block Engine - CH#3 Belt Drive 2.3/1 - 15" wide Blade sensenich propeller -...

Canadian Airboats 19.5X8.5 ENCLOSED
Air-boat : search and rescue (enclosed cockpit, reinforced hull) 19.5X8.5 ENCLOSED - 5,92m    19' 5" Canadian Airboats

- Engine: 502 Ramjet chev 8 cylinder Big Block HP: 502 Fuel Injected - Drive: Century CH#3 2:1 600 HP Rated - Propeller: Sensenich Composite 3 blade - Hull: 19 ft 5" x 8 reinforced Ice /work rated...

American Airboats AIRRANGER
Air-boat : passenger tour boat AIRRANGER - 7,67m    25' 2" American Airboats

24X14 Model Twin 550 HP All Aluminum Chevrolet Engines Hand Crafted All Marine Alloy Aluminum Hull...

American Airboats 2012 AIRRANGER
Air-boat 2012 AIRRANGER - 5,49m    18' 0" American Airboats

Dimensions Length: 18’ Width: 8’ Weight: 2,000 lbs Capacity: 6 Persons Fuel tank Capacity: 40 gallons Engine: Pleasurecraft 6.0L Levitator 450 HP All...

American Airboats 2012 18X8 AIRRANGER
Air-boat 2012 18X8 AIRRANGER - 5,69m    18' 8" American Airboats

Deck Hatch on Bow w/ Shocks Bow Boxes w/ LED Lights 6 Foot Deck...

American Airboats BOWFISHING EDITION
Fishing and hunting air-boat BOWFISHING EDITION - 6,30m    20' 8" American Airboats

Deck Hatch on Bow w/ Shocks Bow Boxes w/ LED Lights 6 Foot Deck...

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