On this site you will find a basic guide to the sport of hovercraft cruising. I hope you find it useful!
The main purpose of this site is to show some of the exciting things you can do and the places you can go with a hovercraft. I've tried to be as honest as possible - all of the good and bad stuff is here. I hope it will encourage and inspire you to look at hovercraft in a new light - they are a truly unique and capable machine that open up new possibilities for water users. All of the information found here is my own opinion based directly on my personal experience.
Take a look around the top menu and I'm sure you will find something of interest!
The videos and picture libraries contain a selections of images of my craft in action together with some other interesting clips (I don't post many new clips to this site - they are all now available on YouTube at http://uk.youtube.com/user/jarobhov)
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This site is not updated as regularly as I would like- I am currently the Chairman of a new UK hovercraft cruising club (www.hoverclub.org.uk) and most of my efforts (and posts) appear on there!
A new hovercraft club has set up in the UK specifically to support cruising hovercraft. The web site can be found at http://www.hoverclub.org.uk
Sevtec Scout has been sold
I received a call from David Ryan from Ireland asking if I was interested in selling my Scout. I had no real intention of selling it but his call made me think about it seriously (Matt, the main driver now has a licence to drive a car so his priorities have moved away from hovercraft a bit - fast cars and loose women seem to be the main things nowadays ). We negotiated a fair price and the deal was struck.
I delivered the Scout to the ferry port and Stranrear where I met David and passed it over. I'm sure he will have as much fun as we have had over the last four years!
Barry Palmer ("Mr Sevtec") retired earlier this year - the full range of Sevtec hovercraft plans are now available from Amphibious Marine. They sell kits and parts also but all parts to build a Sev (except Props) can be sourced in the UK and Europe (look at the parts supplier pages for metric equivalnets on this site). Barry's web site is now hosted HEREon the hovercruiser site - it contains a lot of interesting historical and design information on hovercraft (and hang gliding, etc).
Hovercraft visit the Queen!
Had a good days hovering yesterday with Steve starting with a visit to the Queen (the QE2 that is - not the "real" queen ). The QE2 was on it's very last visit to its' "birthplace" (it was built on the Clyde in 1967) and berthed at the Ocean Terminal in Greenock. See 2008 diary and Videos & Pics for full details
The 2008 Scottish Hoverin!
This year the event was held on Loch Fyne in Argyll - a 40 mile long sea Loch famous for oysters, dolphins, basking sharks, spectacular scenery, etc.