|Neoteric is the original light
hovercraft manufacturer and the Hovertrek™ is the culmination of
Neoteric’s 40 years of experience in light hovercraft design,
development and engineering. Its aesthetically appealing design embodies
all the advantages and advances Neoteric has innovated: side-by-side
seating, fully enclosed cabin, highly developed reverse thrust for braking
and maneuverability, more cockpit room, increased thrust and low weight.
Engineered to satisfy expectations and to give long life and value for
money, the Hovertrek™ is recognized as the industry standard for
recreational personal hovercraft.
||6 persons, 900 lb (408 kg) average. 1025 lb (466 kg)
| 35 mph
(56 km/hr) maximum recommended cruise.
30-45 mph (48 to 72 km/hr) mudflat, beach.
45 mph (72 km/hr) calm water.
30-40 mph (48 to 64 km/hr) land, short grass.
40-50 mph (64-80 km/hr) smooth ice.
30-45 mph (48-72 km/hr) firm snow.
|Particulars are based on
standard air temperature
and pressure with no
wind. For operation at
abnormal altitude and
Neoteric. Notice is not
given when particulars change
||25 mph (40 km/hr) calm water.
||10 sec, to reach 5 mph (9.7 km/hr) over calm water, with
1025 lb (466 kg) payload.
||5 US gal/hr (19 l/hr) at cruising power.
||84 miles (135 km) at cruising speed, 2.4 hr, dual tanks.
126 miles (203 km), 3.6 hours, single long range tank.
||200 lbs (90 kg)
||15 ft 8 in (4775 mm) on cushion, 14 ft (4267mm) off
||8 ft 4 in (2540 mm) on cushion, 6 ft 8 in (2032 mm)
||4 ft 6 in (1372 mm) on cushion, 3 ft 9 in (1143 mm)
off cushion. With cabin, 5 ft 3 in (1600 mm) on cushion,
4 ft 6 in (1372 mm) off cushion.
||Length 9 ft (2743 mm), Width 4 ft 2 in (1270 mm), Depth 1 ft 5 in (438 mm)
||9 in (228 mm) hard structure clearance at full power.
||640 lbs +/- 15 lbs (290 kg +/- 7 kg) Standard configuration.
780 lb +/- 15 lb (353 kg +/- 7 kg) With all options.
||87dB(A), SAE Standard J192a.
||13 US gal (52) aluminum tank,
Premium unleaded gasoline, 40:l gas/2 cycle oil mix.
||25 mph (39 km/hr) over hard surfaces, Beaufort force
||Waves 2 ft (610 mm) chop, otherwise WMO Code 3.
||-30° F to +110° F (-34° C +43° C).
||1 in 7 (15%), standing start, smooth surface, 700
lb (181 kg) payload.
||Useful for transportation on salt or fresh water of
any depth, sand, mud, grass, swamp, flat desert, ice,
||Handlebar connected to stainless steel push-pull cable
for 4 blade cascade rudder control. Twist grip throttle
with adjustable-tension cruise setting. Hand lever operated,
electronic fly-by-wire reverse thrust system - advantageous
for operation over ice, horizontal buckets generate 60%
reverse thrust for static hovering, braking, backing up
or differential thrust for steering enhancement. Trim
by operator movement (in-line seat configuration) or by
front seat movement (bench seat configuration side-by-side).
Controls move from side to side for lateral trim.
||US Coast Guard approved Urethane foam positive flotation
135% of unladen weight plus passenger compartment
displacement buoyancy, 78% of unladen weight.
||Rear mounted 4 in (102 mm) diameter plastic screw "in-out"
drain plug. Optional electric pump.
||Engine driven AC alternator, voltage regulator and rectifier
13V DC, 250 watts at 4000 rpm. Battery 235 AMP at zero
||Engine is liquid cooled by engine mounted pump and twin air
||Hot water heating system is optional for cabin configuration.
||Optional bow and adjustable white stern light,
optional search light plug, headlights, instrument panel
lights, optional GPS.
||Single aluminum marine fuel tank 13 gal (52L) with
in-line fuel filter.
||One, 28 in (711 mm) diameter, 12-blade Multiwing, 5Z.
PAG, 45°, axial fan, at 3180 rpm 100 hp. Stator system,
||One third of total air supplied by integrated system
is diverted to the lift air cushion, which is contained
by an extended segmented (finger) skirt. Skirt material
is 8 oz/sq.yd. (267 gm/sqm) 400 denier pack-cloth. Average
cushion pressure is 18 lb/sq ft (0.86 kPa)
||Two heavy duty, fiberglass coated, parallel skids run
full length of hull.
||Model 3701 Hirth 939 cc, 100 hp (74 kw)
@ 6500 rpm, 3 carburetors, 2-cycle
3-cylinder, liquid cooled, electric start,
aluminum, weight 108 lbs (49 kg). Maximum
Exhaust Gas Temperature 1300° F (704°
C). Transmission 32-tooth and 63-tooth
PolyChain sprockets on engine and fan
shaft, joined by 8MGT-720-62 HTD belt. Fan
shaft bearings - two 1-1/4 in (31.38 mm)
bore pillow block Sealmaster TB-20RC.
||2 lb (0.9 kg), dry powder fire extinguisher, ample positive
flotation and stability, lanyard kill switch, non-slip
floor, normal survival gear, all circuits are fused.
||Triple, large capacity, replaceable and reusable filters with splash guard. Type
||Marine key ignition switch, fuel, tachometer, cylinder head and exhaust gas temperature, hour-meter gauges. Optional volt meter.
||Composite urethane foam and hand-laid fiberglass hull.
Gelcoat and hand-laid fiberglass body. Easily repairable.
||Upholstered in-line seating for 6, with large capacity. Two lift up lid storage compartments under seat. Optional 2 plus 2 plus 2, side-by-side, bench seating, with front seat and controls movable side-by-side, and fore & aft for trim and access. Windshield and optional full cabin enclosure for cold weather operations, cabin doors are 64 1/2 in wide (1638 mm) and 26 in high (660 mm).
||Provision of large screw type drain plug for wash down. Rapid skirt segment replacement. All mechanical components readily accessible for quick repair. Replaceable air filters. Portable fuel tanks standard. Thrust duct can be removed in 7 minutes to provide total access to lift duct, fan and exhaust.
||188 in (4775mm) with thrust reverse system installed. Overall length from trailer hitch to end of buckets = 224 in (5690 mm).
||80.5 in (2044mm)
||Max. 46.3 (1175mm) without cabin 26 in (660mm) from stern. Height at the front is 32 in (813mm) at a position 23 in (584mm) from the bow - wind shield not fitted. Height with cabin fitted 53 in (1346 mm). When mounted on trailer overall height = 73 in (1854 mm).
||Standard crate size 171 in (4343 mm) long x 83 in (2108 mm) wide x 48 in (1219 mm) high. Approximate weight is 434 lb (197 kg). Deluxe crate size is the same as the standard crate except taller to accommodate cabin. Overall height is 58 in (1473.2 mm). Approximate weight is 441 lb (200 kg).
||Wooden crate and standard model 1074 lb (487 kg)
||Three lifting, handling and tie-down cleats are provided. Optional 6 lift handle system. A system of trailer mounted rubber rollers engage under-hull skids for one person loading and unloading. Road trailering speed should not exceed 85 mph (137 km/hr).
||A range of more than 70 accessories includes Reverse Thrust System, Side by Side Seating Cockpit Enclosure, GPS, Hover on Hover off tilt trailer, etc.
|Specifications are based on standard air temperature and pressure with no wind. For operation at abnormal altitude and temperature, consult Neoteric. Notice is not given when specifications change.