Hoverguard 800

Hoverguard 800 Features and Options

Hull: 16' long x 8' wide (4.88 x 2.44 m)
Choice of Hull Colors: RED/WHITE
Speed: 35 mph (56 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 ccca 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 gelcoat finish.
  • Flat non-skid cockpit floor 5' x 10' (1.52 m x 3.05 m) overall with 18" (45 cms) high cockpit sides
  • Two triangular vinyl cushion seats mounted one on each side of 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
  • Hinged access instrument panel with tachometer, hourmeter, engine oil pressure gauges, coolant temperature gauge, two fuel gauges and voltmeter
  • 40 US gal (150 l) capacity fuel tanks
  • Four mooring eyes, one bow eye and one rear winching eye
  • Twin fiberglass tail fin 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 (7,500 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 800 Technical Specifications

Length: 16'0" (488 cms)
Width: 8'0" (244 cms)
Cockpit Length: 6'0" (1.8 m)
Cockpit Width: 5'0" (1.5 m)
Height: 80" (203 cms)
Approx. Dry Weight: 2,200 lbs. (907 kg)
Type: General Motors 4-cycle/V-8
Capacity: 350 cu. in. (5.7 l)
Max. Horsepower: 250 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: 64
Max. Payload: 850 lbs. (385 kg)
Speed Calm Water: 40 mph (56 km)
Speed Smooth Ice: 60 mph (96 km)
Cushion (hump) time w/ calm water & max. load: 10 seconds
Wave Handling Cap.: 2 ft. (60 cms)
Turning Capability 180º and 360º turns on land, ice, & water

Hovertrailer Specifications for Hoverguard 800 or Hovertour 800

  • Painted steel frame
  • Painted exterior grade plywood decking
  • Hinged 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): 23' 6" (7.16 m)
Trailer Weight: 1,700 lbs (773 kg)
Max Weight Capacity (trailer plus load): 4,000 lbs (1,819 kg)
  • Spare wheel and tire
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Electric power winch
  • Tie-downs

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