Hoverguard 1000

Hoverguard 1000 Features and Options

Hovercraft Payload (standard equipment): 1,200 lbs (544 kg)
Hull: 19'3" long x 8' wide (5.87 m x 2.44 m)
Choice of Hull Colors: RED/WHITE
Speed: 40 mph (64 kph) on calm water, 60 mph (96 kph) on smooth ice
Max Wave Handling Capacity: 2 ft (60 cms)
Turning Capability: 180 and 360 degree turns on land, ice and water

Standard equipment:

  • General Motors 4-cycle, V8 multi-port, fuel injected engine
  • 12v electrical system with 90 amp alternator
  • Dual 850 cca batteries with battery master switch giving OFF-1-BOTH-2 positions
  • Thrust system: Twin 39" (99 cms) ducted twelve blade fans driven by Goodyear Eagle® Kevlar® Vee-tooth cog belts; air straightener arrays; ten cable-operated air rudders and removable fanguards
  • Electric actuator controlled splitter plates with dash mounted rocker switches allowing variable lift and thrust settings for speed and cushion control on the move
  • Integrated lift and thrust air system with Hypalon® coated skirts, rear mounted drag flap, six hardened aluminum replaceable skid rails
  • Fiberglass bottom hull made of hand lay-up woven roving plus sealed polyurethane foam liner with high freeboard sides
  • Woven roving fiberglass inner hull with glossy gel coat finish
  • Flat non-skid cockpit floor 5' x 13' (1.5 m x 3.96 m) overall with 18" (45 cms) high cockpit sides
  • Two triangular vinyl cushion seats mounted one on each side of 4' (1.2 m) long centerline cushion crew seat and stowage module
  • Crew protection windshield comprising rigid fiberglass gel coat structure with large curved windshield, two side windows with short roof plus windshield wiper and washer system
  • Fast-reaction handle bar steering, twist grip throttle and two fuel gauges
  • Hinged access instrument panel with tachometer, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauge, coolant temperature gauge, voltmeter
  • 40 US gal (150 l) capacity fuel tanks
  • Four mooring eyes, one bow eye and one rear winching eye
  • Twin fiberglass tailfin style wave guards
  • Twin strobe flashers (red, blue or amber), all-round light on ducts and red/green bow light.
  • Four 2 ft stainless steel grab rails, two collapsible grapple poles, two ring buoys
  • Two 2,000 gph (7500 l/hr) bilge pumps


  • Stainless steel dual muffler
  • Removable vinyl cockpit enclosure
  • Combined siren and public address system
  • Heater-defroster
  • Heavy-duty lift eyes for raising craft with a hoist
  • Night rescue lighting package
  • Stationary hover system
  • Interior cockpit lighting
  • Aluminum decking over basic decking to withstand impact loads
  • All Kevlar® bottom hull
  • Non-standard color
  • Thunder® T3 Hearing protection
  • Mustang® survival suits and vests
  • Special options available on request (GPS, radio and intercom equipment, special seating)

Hoverguard 1000 Technical Specifications

Length: 19'3" (587 cms)
Width: 8'0" (244 cms)
Cockpit Length: 9'0" (2.75 m)
Cockpit Width: 5'0" (1.5 m)
Height: 80" (203 cms)
Approx. Dry Weight: 2,500 lbs. (1,134 kg)
Type: General Motors 4-cycle/V-8
Capacity: 350 cu. in. (5.7 l)
Max. Horsepower: 280 HP
Max. R.P.M. 4,200
Fuel Capacity: 40 US gall (150 l)
Battery: 2 X 850 cca
Ignition: 12 V electronic
Charging: 90 amp
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel System (ipo carburetor): Multi-port/fuel injection
Fans: Dual Lift/Thrust
Fan Diameter: 39" (99 cms)
Variable Splitter: Electric (ipo Hydraulic)
Max. Hoverheight: 12" (30 cms)
# of Skirt Segments: 72
Max. Payload: 1,200 lbs. (544 kg)
Speed Calm Water: 40 mph (64 km)
Speed Smooth Ice: 60 mph (96 km)
Cushion (hump) time w/ calm water & max. load: 8 seconds
Wave Handling Cap.: 2 ft. (60 cms)
Turning Capability 180º and 360º turns on land, ice, & water

Hovertrailer Specifications for Hoverguard 1000 or Hovertour 1000

  • Painted steel frame
  • Painted exterior grade plywood
  • Angled sideboards
  • Swing-away tongue jack and hydraulic tilt system
Axle: Two 3,500 lb (1,509 kg) axles
Wheels & Tires: Four 20.5 x 8.0 x 10 load range D wide base wheels and tires
  • Four side and three rear marker lights
  • Two combined tail, brake and turn signal lights
  • 2 inch (51 mm) coupler
  • Safety chains
  • Width: 8' 6" (2.59 m)
  • Length (incl tongue): 27' (8.23 m)
Trailer Weight: 1,900 lbs (864 kg)
Max Weight Capacity (trailer plus load): 4,420 lbs (2,009 kg)
  • Spare wheel and tire
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Electric power winch
  • Tie-downs

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