The application of new construction materials bring the small hovercraft within reach of the leisure, sports and rescue markets
— HovPod Hovercraft, a global leader in the manufacture of small hovercraft, announces the launch of a new series of ACV (Air Cushioned Craft) designed for a variety of markets at world beating prices. The SPX is the result of extensive research into new materials and is set to revolutionize the industry, addressing pressing customer concerns concerning safety and maintainability.
The new design is currently the only production model in the market place using High Density Polyethelyne (HDPE) for hull construction. Unlike Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), this new material is very tough and can withstand shocks that would shatter a conventional hovercraft hull.
Mike Glanville, Sales and Marketing Manager of Reaction International Ltd, the company behind HovPod, said; "Prospective clients look very impressed when I demonstrate the strength of the SPX hull by hitting it with a hammer. The HDPE material is used in the fabrication of F1 Formula crash barriers, so it can really take a beating."
In addition to its remarkable mechanical strength, HDPE has enhanced buoyancy and the vehicle can support a ton of weight before water ingresses the hull. Full details of all manufacturing materials and specifications can be found on their marketing partner site www.leisure-hovercraft.com.
Safety is a major concern and this new hovercraft design eliminates one of the biggest problems with personal hovercraft used to travel on water, that of 'plow-in', which occurs when a wave pulls the front of the craft down causing it to dip into the water with disastrous results.
The new design also boasts a completely new skirt design fabricated in small sections so that each piece can be quickly changed if damaged. In addition, the original Neoprene coated skirts have been superseded by a new polyurethane and nylon woven material which is almost impossible to tear.
Peter Ward, founder of Hov Pod Hovercraft said; "We have a standing challenge for any prospective customer - if you can tear our skirt material after we cut it an inch or two, you will win a giant bottle of the very best champagne. It just can't be done."
The HovPod SPX is available world wide and is the only hovercraft for sale using HDPE for hull construction. The company has it's sights firmly set on the leisure market and is also developing products aimed at the special requirements of search and rescue operations.
To know more about HovPod Hovercraft, visit - http://www.leisure-hovercraft.com
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