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ecosurveyor - n/a
28-Feb-09, 09:16 AM
Cruising Hovercraft for sale.



Fully refurbished and ready to go. HCGB registered, current

cruising log book, marine radio callsign and CG66 registered. Hover-on refurbished trailer with lights & brakes.



This craft is a ‘sports cruiser’. Small enough to tow and launch easily, with a hull length of 12 feet, but with sufficient power to give blistering performance, together with good freeboard, huge buoyancy reserve and reliable engines. There is a substantial reserve of thrust and lift and she carries 2 people and gear with ease. She handles beautifully, is easy to manoeuvre and the acceleration really pushes you back in the seat! The craft has been maintained with a view to reliability and didn’t miss a beat last season.



Based on a lengthened BBV 1/F35 ‘Severn Surveyor’ was built by BBV to commercial heavy duty specification for commercial costal survey work and later rebuilt and refitted for costal leisure use. She has two aircraft spec engines - a twin ignition Rotax 503 thrust motor and a new ( 12 hours ) Solo lift. Both engines are electric start and known for their reliability. New fuel and electrical systems are fitted, both engines have generators and battery charging rectifiers, instruments and separate lanyard kill switches plus a master electrical services switch.



The craft was refitted at BBV for last season and had a full safety check. Any work needed was done to bring it into good condition for inshore and leisure use. The hull has massive quantities of additional foam buoyancy. The skirt is approx 15 hours old and almost like new. There is plenty of under seat storage and all electrics are waterproofed. This craft has been maintained regardless of cost & is corrosion proofed after every outing.



Accessories include beacon, navigation lights, electric and manual bilge pumps, voltmeter, switch panel, battery box, separate ‘outboard’ style fuel tank and exhaust heat shields.

Although built for commercial use, and to a heavy duty specification, she has stunning performance, a roomy cockpit, handles beautifully and has a huge reserve of power for climbing banks and gullies. The total power output is around 75 bhp – this is a sports cruiser with a thoroughbred BBV pedigree. Top speed was clocked at 59.8 knots by the previous owner who won an off shore race having entered as a joke and walked off with the prize !



The craft has a specially built hover-on trailer with brakes, spare wheel and under floor storage. It has good tyres, a spare wheel, winch, new pneumatic jockey wheel and rear ramp. We rebuilt the trailer last year and the chassis has been shot blasted, repainted and waxoyled. The brakes and bearings have been rebuilt and the lights work!



Custom made heavy duty fitted cover for the craft protects it from the elements.



Reason for reluctant sale – new BBV3 has arrived.



4850.00 ovno to include trailer, spare skirt segments and various running and engine spares.



Located near Weston Super Mare, North Somerset. Tel 07974 308398 or rossfloyd@saqnet.co.uk



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Ross Floyd
27-Mar-09, 10:27 PM
Severn Surveyor is now sold.