There are many hovercraft that come up for sale, but not all may be suitable for your requirements. This guide is aimed to help all potential buyers but please make contact with the local branch of the Hovercraft Club of Great Britain for further advice and guidance they will offer good, impartial advice and you will find your local branch to be friendly and approachable, so drop in! Branch Page Here
The first thing you need to do is decide is what you want to use the craft for:
Most race craft that come up for sale can be recognised as such, as the seller will tell you which category they come under . There is a very active race series run by the Hovercraft Club of Great Britain, and one of these craft could easily be an inexpensive first craft, to get you through ‘novices’, but don’t expect them to be competitive.
If you would like to race, check out Events Page for the nearest meeting, go along and speak to the folks there – you will find them very helpful. Most race craft are well known on the ‘circuit’ and doubtless you will get the ‘lowdown’ on it, warts and all!
It is fair to say, not too many good cruising craft come up for sale, so you may need to be patient to find a good one. It is absolutely vital to have good advice when buying a cruiser, there are some very poor craft out there, but you just couldn’t tell without some inside knowledge. In contrast to old race craft, which are likely to be uncompetitive but workable, the dodgy cruiser could turn out to be an expensive liability that leaves you stranded on the mudflats miles from rescue!
For information and help before purchasing or building you first hovercraft please visit our Facebook forum to ask questions
Please use the link below to see what hovercraft are for sale / rent
RLG INNOVATIONS ARE THE LEADING RACING HOVERCRAFT MANUFACTURER WITHIN THE UK.
We specialise in manufacturing hulls and components using advanced composite materials to extremely high standards.
We supply parts for hovercraft of all types, racing or cruising
We Produce Championship winning craft for the UK, European and World Race Series.
We produce a wide range of hovercraft. Rattler, Venom, V100 and Euro Craft
UK distributor for HASCON / MULTIWING / WINGFAN blades and hubs
RLG-Innovations are now breaking into the world of cruising, offering a new approach to this industry.
Bringing racing technology into the recreational scene, with fresh ideas and the latest technology in composite manufacture.
Vortex Services (Hovercraft) Ltd
Manufacture and Supplier of Hovercraft Kits and Parts
Design and Construction in Composites
Mould and Pattern Work
Bespoke Engineering Services
Laser and Plasma Cutting Services
Manufacturer or Leisure, Commercial and High Performance Hovercraft from 1 to 9 seats. Producing Championship winning craft for the UK, European and World Race Series.
Storm, Mistral, Sirocco, Vortex 7+, Raptor and Predator trade marks
UK distributor for HASCON Impellers
Search YouTube for a wide range of Vortex Services Hovercraft Videos
BRITISH HOVERCRAFT COMPANY LTD
The British Hovercraft Company Ltd (BHC) is Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational, commercial, rescue and utility hovercraft. We employ 18 people at our UK factory and export approximately 150 craft per year through our agents and distributors all around the world. In 2013, we were formative members of the Hovercraft Manufacturers Association (https://www.hovercraftma.com/) and have since lead the industry drive resulting in the 2015 Hovercraft Code of Practice.
BHC was started as Flying Fish Hovercraft back in 1998 by Ivan Pullen, a hovercraft designer of over 20 years experience building personal hovercraft. Having manufactured and supplied over 2000 hovercraft worldwide, our company is firmly established as almost the ‘industry standard’ in recreational hovercraft design with unrivalled experience in producing hovercraft to an extremely high standard. With the opportunity provided by the adoption of the Hovercraft Code of Practice, we manufacture and supply three basic models of small hovercraft all fitted with quiet, economical and reliable 4 stroke vanguard engines:
The Snapper is the ‘Go-Kart’ of the hovercraft world! Single seat, an ideal first recreational hovercraft, used by most UK driving events businesses.
The Marlin and Marlin ‘Beast’ are the world’s best selling 2-3 seat recreational hovercraft. The Marlin is more basic and lower priced, the ‘Beast’ is a highly appointed sports recreational cruiser as driven by Jeremy Clarkson to open the Clarkson, Hammond, May LIVE Show! This is the ultimate weekend toy for club cruising events.
The Coastal-Pro is a 3-4 seat twin-engined light commercial/rescue hovercraft which also makes an excellent recreational hovercraft. At just 74dbA, the Coastal-Pro is probably the quietest production hovercraft available in Europe!
Telephone: +44 (0)1304 619820
Address: Building 4, Sandwich Industrial Estate, Sandwich, Kent. CT13 9LU
Griffon Hoverwork have been involved in the design, manufacture and operation of hovercraft for over 50 years, offering pioneering new solutions, expert advice, training and consultancy. 180 Griffon Hoverwork craft operate in 41 countries, allowing us to provide a proven and reliable solution.We design and manufacture a range of diesel and hybrid powered craft to support light, medium and heavy payload needs, from 380kgs to 22.5 tonnes. All our hovercraft can be customised to meet different mission and environmental conditions, from passenger craft, to open well-decked cargo carrying craft. We have designed our hovercraft using the latest developments in hull design and manufacture. We combine a marine-grade aluminum hull with lightweight aerodynamic mouldings built to the latest international standards, all of which can be fitted with a wide variety of add-on equipment.
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 686666
Address: Merlin Quay, Hazel Road, Woolston, Southampton Hampshire, SO19 7GB
We are one of the world´s leading manufacturer of light hovercraft with more than 30 years in the industry! Amongst our clients are: Sea Rescue, Fire Brigades, Coast Guard, Transportation business, Taxi companies, Fishermen, Surveying companies & competitive racers from around the world.
Tel: +46 8 571 506 00
BBV – BILL BAKER VEHICLES
Bill Baker built his first operational hovercraft in 1973. Bill Baker Vehicles Limited was incorporated in 1978 to supply the growing demand for hovercraft of a similar design to those raced by him in the then infant British hovercraft racing series.
Although we at BBV are justifiably proud of the continued success of our racing hovercraft designs, it is the use of our larger hovercraft used over all forms of terrain which gives the most satisfaction. No other vehicle could do the job as efficiently. hovercraft are supplied by us, or made under licence to our designs, and are used for transport, surveying, pollution monitoring, etc, around the world.
We continue to supply the home builder, and support the hovercraft clubs of the world in their promotion of the sport.
You can contact us via Email, just click on the link below
Telephone: 01295 670465
Telephone : 01636 611223
Since 2001 we design, develop and manufacture a wide range of light performance composite hovercraft of our own design and know how. Our hovercraft are suitable for many uses and we ship them worldwide! We run limited manufacture of air cushion vehicles, what is giving us a great advantage to offer our costumers supreme quality of our products as well adjusting each order to specific requirement of our costumerers.
AXCELER-8 UK HOVERCRAFT CENTRE
We are one of the most respected Hovercraft companies in the UK, our approach is entirely focused on providing a thrilling experience for our customers with the latest equipment and technology to ensure a safe but enthralling time.
Phone: 0845 272 2378