commercial hovercraft / passenger
Pioneer Mk3.1

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Characteristics

  • Type:

    commercial

  • Applications:

    passenger

  • Length:

    12.2 m (39'10")

Description

Designed specifically for the tourist and transport industries, the Pioneer Mk3.1 hovercraft can be operated by 1 crew and can carry 25 passengers or up to 2.5 tonnes payload. Passengers can recline in the comfort of the luxurious seating in an air-conditioned cabin while enjoying an uninterrupted view of the rapidly passing scenery. The Pioneer Mk3 is robust and dynamic in its performance, economical to operate and appealing to passengers.

Power is economically provided by two diesel engines to cruise easily at 32 knots with much higher speeds available according to the surface conditions. The hull is manufactured from high technology composite materials which provide a lightweight, tough and durable structure requiring the minimum of maintenance. The windows are laminated safety glass and the fully pressurised bag skirt is of welded construction with easily replaceable rubber fingers. Twin IFA reversing propellers provide exceptional control ability in tight places.

Dual engines are used and critical transmission, electrical and hydraulic systems are duplicated for reliability and redundancy. Construction is in accordance with the 2000 HSC Code, BHSR, Australian USL class”, Transport Canada TP5579. Class certification is available for any of the above codes.