Do you want a “lift”? Universal Hovercraft has a number of kits available including one-seaters, two-seaters and four-seaters. Their hovercraft kits have been specifically designed for easy assembly by the average do-it-yourselfer and include all the hard-to-find part to complete the entire craft. Assembly and demonstration videos are available to provide you with additional expert information.
“Hovercrafts ride much smoother than a boat because they move over the water, not through it. It travels over water with no concern for depth or hidden obstacles. It will go against the current of a river with no speed reduction. The hovercraft also works well in rapids, or white water for recreation, and rescue operations have been performed.”
And, captain, you kan get all your marine accessories
delivered right to your door!
Universal Hovercraft has been in business for over 32 years and is located in McHenry, Illinois.
Single-seat kits from around $1295 and two-seater kits from around $2500. Freight is additional
– around $150 or more.
Note: Prices are estimates in US Dollars - features, specifications and prices are subject to change
- check with kit manufacturer.
Availability: They generally stock one of each kit so they are generally available in 5 to 6 days or so.
And, this is the place to get your
Tools Required: Standard household tools but also including power sanders, band saw, miter saw and wrenches. And to do the job right you need
all the right tools.
Skills Needed: Medium mechanical skills
Areas of Difficulty: The “thrust duct” which is a Styrofoam ring laminated with fiberglass (approximately 30 hours of work)
Estimated Time: 2-seater from 100 to 170 hours, a 4-seater from 200 to 300 hours
Finishing Required: Epoxy resin coating, sanding, priming, painting (automotive style enamel or epoxy based paint recommended).
Carriers: Common carrier truck lines
Express Shipping: Not available
Weight & Size Factors: Weights of kits can exceed 600 lbs., however, components can be unloaded from the skid on arrival from truck line
Shipping Point(s): McHenry, Illinois
Overseas/International Shipping: Available
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover
Personal Checks: Yes
Money Orders: Yes
Other: Bank transfer
Check with kit manufacturer.
Personal Kontact: Mon to Fri 8 AM to 5 PM - Sat and Sun variable - Eastern Standard Time
Phone: Regular phone number is listed at their website
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Website Navigation Tips:
From the left side of their Home page click on “kits” which will take you to links of specific details including specifications, options and accessories. The “videos” link to their construction and demonstration tapes is also at their left-hand menu.
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