SOLD ARCHIVE 2
|Sold Hovercraft Archive 2
The list of hovercraft listed below are machines that have already been sold using our service.
DB19-Don Bender Design:
Model Type: DB19
Length: 19 feet
Width: 7.5 feet
Payload: 4 passengers or 800 pounds
Speed: 70 mph
Cruise speed: 45 to 50 mph
Thrust engine: EA-81 Subaru, 80 horsepower
Lift engine: 18 horsepower Briggs & Stratton
Thrust propeller: 4-blade, high pitch quiet prop
Lift fan: 33 inch high pitch, 4-blade
Structure: Polypropylene Honeycomb [Nida-Core]
Flotation: Honeycomb hull material plus 3 sealed compartments
Weight: 850 pounds
Fuel capacity: 21 gallons
Hover height: 8 inches
Awards: Quality construction at National Hoverally, Quietest runner out of 85 hovercrafts registered
This sleek cruiser was designed and built by one of the nation’s premier custom hovercraft builders. Don Bender is known throughout the United States for his meticulous craftsmanship, aerodynamic designs and top notch paint jobs. Don designed the craft to run on Lake Huron in large waves. The craft has been run in 4 foot waves and feels stable, safe and dependable.
This particular unit was constructed from United States Coast Guard approved structural honey comb. The construction method is lightweight, very strong and provides built in floatation.
The craft features movable seating, sun roof, bilge pump, custom tuned quiet exhaust system on both the lift engine and thrust engine, movable controls, GPS and marine radio.
The control system is designed so that the craft can be operated either from the left or right side of the hovercraft. Steering is through a yolk style control system; left right moves the rudders while pushing and pulling moves the elevator up and down. The lift engine and thrust engine are set up on separate controls for precise operating.
Important facts about this cruiser:
• Both lift fan and prop were specially engineered and built for this craft
• Floor is raised 3 ˝” to create an air bubble under the craft
• Skirt flotation system to allow stopping in water without clearing skirt
• 3 sealed floatation compartments
• Low decibel engineering for extremely quiet operation
Opening sun roof allows stand up operation
Craft is located in Michigan - please contact Don by email with any questions email@example.com
Universal Hovercraft UH-16P:
Price: $6,500 with trailer SOLD
This hovercraft was built in 2008 and reconditioned in 2010. The craft is in good running condition. This is a fast hovercraft with good maneuverability. It’s a lot of fun to drive. Please contact me with any questions.
Top Speed: 70 mph
Cruise Speed: 50 mph
Payload: 3-4 passengers or 600-800 lbs
Lift engine: 8 hp w/electric start
Thrust engine Rotax 503 - 50 hp
Chris Barczinski Sr.
Universal Hovercraft UH14P -
Price: $4,800 with trailer SOLD
The craft was finihed in 2010 and has been run 50 hours. The engine is a 27HP Briggs. A John Deere variator is in the belt loop to the lift fan. I am currently running with a 4 blade wood lift fan and also have a 5 blade Hascon fan included. Instrumentation includes, oil pressure,digital tachometer/hour meter, cylinder head temp, clock. There are two, 3gal fuel tanks switched by a valve with an electric fuel pump. Amber strobe and marine navigation lights, 12 volt power supply, battery cut off switch, electric start. Trailer is highway ready, non tilt, wood decked. The craft is in operating, running condition.
Craft is located in Superior, WI
Contact: Greg Kremer
Universal Hovercraft UH24PC-Price:
Length: 289 inches (24’ 1”)
Width: 101 inches (8’ 6”)
Speed: 65 mph
Cruise speed: 45 – 50 mph
Payload: 1,800 lbs
Payload Maximum: 2,200 lbs
Fuel capacity: 12 gallons
Range: 180 miles
Lift engine: 22 hp Kohler
Lift fan: 34 inch – 23 pitch
Thrust engine: 80 hp, 4 stroke, 1.7 liter Subaru
Thrust propeller: 60 inch – 53 pitch
Instrumentation: Tachometer, Water temp, Oil pressure, voltage, hour meter, fuel
Looking for an extremely high end, well built hovercraft? This machine was built by Travis & Shane Wilkey, two highly skilled UH craftsman. The craft was finished in June 2010 and operated just long enough (40 hours) to work out all the bugs.
The craft is made from Polyiso foam, marine plywood and fiberglass. Polyiso foam is the best quality core material available and is used extensively in aircraft wing construction. The marine plywood is laminated in a layer of 6 ounce fiberglass on each side to create a high strength and permanent structure.
The craft has a removable top that provides shade in the summer while adding to the sleek lines of the craft. A removable sunroof allows the pilot to stand in the craft while operating.
The thrust engine runs perfectly. With a 2,000 lb payload the thrust engine runs at 2,500 rpm. Average fuel economy is 15 mpg. With a light payload the craft can easily achieve 20 mpg.
The seating was designed for the craft to be used in a hovercraft ride configuration. 12 passengers can comfortably fit in the cockpit.
The control system includes three vertical rudders for steering and one horizontal wing for trimming the craft. Rudders are operated with a joystick; left right moves the rudders and moving the joystick up & down operates the trim wing. A twist grip throttle on the joystick controls thrust engine rpm. The throttle has a friction lock for cruising.
Lift engine is controlled with a lever in the instrument panel. The lever friction locked and is infinitely adjustable.
No trailer is available at this time, however the brothers will build one to fit should you require the option.
Contact: Travis Wilkey, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Universal Hovercraft UH-12R:
Price: $5,000 SOLD
13' 6" long, 6' beam. Seats 2. Bench style seat with storage compartment. Constructed with marine grade plywood, fiberglass and resin coating. Clear title. Ready to go!
Built from plans from Universal Hovercraft. Completed in 2009. This unit is very fast and alot of fun. Goes great on water, ice, snow or land. Weight is 542lbs. Very low running hours.
'97 85HP Rotax Formula 500.
2 Cycle, 2 cylinder, oil injected
48" - 36 2 bladed prop
10HP Tehcumseh commercial
4 stroke, air cooled
4 bladed 30" prop
Tiny digital tach for each engine
Thrust engine temp guage
2 bilge pumps
Homemade 14'X7' Flat trailer
Tilts for water launching and retreival
2" ball receiver
Transferable NY registration
Tires - 480X8
Registered for 1,500lbs.
For further information, contact owner: Ron Esposito
$700 or best offer (OBO) SOLD
This craft was built in 2005 by Bob Murhead in Cordova IL. It was built for his grandchildren who have since grown up and are operating larger hovercraft. The craft is in good condition and has only 20 operating hours. Engine was new in 2005. It runs great.
The craft is best for drivers over 90 lbs as the center of gravity is raised due to the Honda engine. This craft will fit into the back of a pickup truck or on top of a car. No trailer is available.
Engine: 11 hp Honda
Duct size: 36 inch duct
Length: 8 feet
Width: 4 feet
Weight: 160 pounds
Payload: 200 pounds
Speed: 25 - 30 mph
Craft is located in Cordova IL. Bob M is in Hawaii for the winter so he has delegated Bill Zang to field questions, collect payment and deliver the craft. Bill can be contacted at 815-963-1200 or email@example.com.
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