Hovertour 800

Hovertour 800 Features and Options

Hovercraft Payload (standard equipment): 850 lbs.
Hull: 16' long x 8' wide (4.88 x 2.44 m)
Choice of Hull Colors: RED/WHITE/YELLOW/BLUE
Speed: 35 mph (56 kph) on calm water, 60 mph (96 kph) on smooth ice
Wave Handling Capacity: 2 Ft. (60 cms)
Turning Capability: 180 and 360 degree turns

Standard equipment:

  • General Motors 4-cycle, V8 performance engine developing 250 HP at sea level
  • 12v electrical system with 90 amp alternator
  • Dual 850 cold cranking amp batteries with battery master switch giving OFF-1-BOTH-2 positions.
  • Thrust system comprising: twin 39" (99 cms) belt driven, ducted fans with 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 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.
  • Winter 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 gauge, fuel gauges and coolant temperature gauge, voltmeter.
  • 40 US gallon (150 l) capacity fuel tanks
  • Four mooring eyes, one bow eye, and one rear winching eye.
  • Twin fiberglass tail fin style wave and splash guards.
  • Twin strobe flashers (red, blue or amber) with all-around light on ducts, red/green bow light.
  • Operating lights on crew protection windshield
  • Four 2 ft stainless steel grab rails
  • 200,000 Candlepower spotlight
  • Two 2,000 gph bilge pumps

Hovertour 800 Technical Specifications

Length: 16'0" (4.88 m)
Width: 8'0" (2.44 m)
Cockpit Length: 6'0" (1.8 m)
Cockpit Width: 5'0" (1.5 m)
Height over Strobe Light: 80" (2.03 m)
Approx Dry Weight: 2,200 lbs (907 kg)
Type: 4-cycle/V-8 Ram Jet 350
Capacity: 350 cu in (5.7 l)
Max Horsepower: 280 HP
Max RPM: 4,000
Fuel Capacity: 40 US gal (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 Fan Lift/Thrust
Fan Diameter: 39" (99 cms)
Variable Splitter: Electric (ipo Hydraulic)
Max Hoverheight: 12" (30 cms)
Skirt Segments: 64
Max Payload: 850 lbs (385 kg)
Speed-Calm Water: 40 mph (64 km)
Speed-Smooth Ice: 60 mph (96 km)
Cushion (Hump) Time-Calm Water\Max Load: 8 seconds
Max Wave Handling: 2 ft (60 cms)
Turning: 180º and 360º turns

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