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Reaction International Ltd, England

The HovPod SPX TCC Hover craft is a new generation of safe, high quality, easy to use, strong, durable hovercraft, very affordable to purchase offering great value for money. The HovPod SPX has one simple set of controls which can be mastered in minutes this together with high durability, safety quality levels incorporated as standard mean the HovPod is in a class of its own and an ideal craft for anyone; be it for patrol, rescue, survey, commercial or leisure use.

Why HovPod is unique 

The HovPod Hover craft is the only hovercraft currently available manufactured from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). All-terrain vehicles need to be very strong take punishment in day to day use over ice, water debris, stones, rocks, rough terrain and bumps and dips in the surface.

Hovercraft Safety

The HovPod SPX is designed with safety in mind, compared to other craft it is the class leader made from high quality durable parts with many features unique to the HovPod such as HDPE impact resistant hulls, anti-rip skirts, rear guarding, ease of operation, anti-plough (most craft dig in at high speed, operators can be thrown dangerously forwards and then don't have enough power to get going again) unlike most other craft (which actually will sink if flooded) contain complete integral flooded conditions buoyancy. Some craft even take on water in calm conditions if they are incorrectly balanced.

Easy to Use

The Hov Pod is easy to operate with a minimum of training anyone can learn to drive it in about 15 minutes, it really is simple designed to make life easy. We spent time to design out the need for confusing extra controls and careful attention to detail on the balance and trim of the craft so the HovPod is simple, instinctive easy to drive. This also allows you to train anyone to operate to use it as when it is necessary to do so - no special training required. We sell direct since the HovPod is easy to operate, and maintain. Quality and performance for long product life, low depreciation The HovPod SPX is in a class of its own, designed by CAD made on CAM machines from highly durable materials processes. This means that components such as the drive parts are made to high levels of accuracy quality for increased operational durability, safety reliability. The HovPod unlike many other craft is also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers parts such as high specification electrical components stainless steel fittings to minimize corrosion increase operational reliability safety. The simple yet rugged design use of quality components mean that servicing where required is easy to undertake.



Available as a 4-stroke 120HP or 2-stroke 65HP variant & taking up to 4 adults with speeds up to 40mph. The HovPod SPX is the perfect all in one craft to take on the role of other vehicles for traditional coastal/inland/border patrol. It is also just about the only vehicle suitable for many areas inaccessible to conventional vehicles & can



operate over mud, riverbeds, tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, swamps, marshland, weeds, submerged plants, snow, desert, ice, roads, shallow lakes & dried up salt marshes.

The new TCC 3-layer composite High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), is lightweight, extremely buoyant, yet far stronger & more impact resistant than brittle glass fibre (GRP) which cracks & breaks on impact. You can hit HDPE with a mallet or jump up & down on it without cracking it, this means the HovPod can withstand operational use, impacts, knocks & bumps that destroy other craft.  The HovPod skirt material is a unique specially developed weave & fabric combination with anti-rip properties & incredible wear resistance. It means you can operate in greater safety & will not be forever changing or repairing skirts. Individual skirt sections & the unique IAPSS skirt design gives far greater flexibility, continued operational ability & high speed safety.

HovPods have been used in many applications & by various clients in severe conditions, just a few amongst these include: 

  • They have been used by the UN world food organisation.

  • Used by the oil industry in remote locations in central Asia & Middle East.

  • Used as commercial workboats & rescue boats day in day out at various locations.

  • Australian EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

  • South Korean fire & rescue departments

  • Used in dried up salt lakes for many 100's of hours.

  • They have been used in northern Norway & Canada in winter.

  • Used in the Middle East & African counties such as Sudan & the Congo in desert & very hot & dusty areas.

  • They have been used by the German DLRG

  • They have been used by the Red Cross

  • They have undergone European inspection in France. The HovPod went through the French Centre de Securite Des Navires marine certification approval. This stringent process involved technical/fire/safety inspection, flooded buoyancy tests & operational use.

  • Border/coastal/inland patrol, anti-terrorism, drug smuggling patrol.

  • High speed marine sub surface & ground scanning survey & detection.

  • Rescue work from flooded areas, mud, sand, tidal areas. Hovercraft does not create the problem with downdraft associated with helicopters, & a fraction of the cost to purchase, operate & maintain. Rescuers can reach floods, mud, sand & ice victims without exposing rescuers to life threatening danger.

  • Distribution of famine or flood aid support craft. Relief work (United Nations).

  • Civil emergency & infrastructure support

  • Oil industry survey, exploration & pipeline patrol.

  • Electrical Power-line patrol & safety.

  • Remote mining access support vehicle.

  • River, lake & port geological surveys.

  • Mud & riverbed sampling.

  • Environmental projects & clean-up operations.

  • Airport bird scaring/support/rescue services.

  • Coastal civil engineering & bridge construction & repair/maintenance.

  • Transport, service & safety craft for river & low tide coastal work where 24-hour access is vital for staff safety.

  • Fish farm & low tide access.

  • Leisure & family fun. Rental Operations, Corporate entertainment, Education, schools, summer fetes & shows.

  • Access to Riverside, lakeside & island properties. Hovercraft travel over mud, sand & ice.

  • Hovercrafts are not restricted by tide, or fast running water. Or shallow water, or submerged rocks, coral, or marine life.

  • SuperYacht Tenders

  • Filming & TV work.

  • Store sales & advertising (Harrods).

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