PEOPLE MOVERS

From 25 to 250 passenger vessels we design, customise, engineer and build a range of people movers for all applications. The perfect passenger/guest transfer option. 

1. Tornado



  • Length (off cushion): 9.0 metres
  • Length ( On Cushion): 10.2 metres
  • Beam (off cushion): 4.0 metres
  • Beam ( On Cushion): 5.0 metres
  • Height (off cushion): 2.9 metres
  • Height ( on Cushion): 3.6 metres
  • Cushion Height: 0.60 metres
  • Wave conditions: 1.5 to 2.5 metres
  • Wind Conditions: 28 knots max
  • Fuel consumption: 40 Litres/Hour
  • Endurance: 12 hours
  • Cruise speed: 30 knots (in optimum conditions)
  • Max Speed: 50 Knots and above
  • Grade of Climb: Greater than 6%
  • Thrust Fans: 1 x 1.75 metre 6 bladed FPIM Axial
  • Lift fans: 1 x 450 mm centrifugal
  • Noise Levels: Less Than 80 Db at 20 Metres
  • Weight: 2500 kgs
  • Payload: 2500-kilogram payload or 16 passengers plus pilot and one crew.
  • Power: One M16SCI Steyr 6-cylinder, Fresh water cooled, turbo charged, inter cooled diesel engines of 200 kW output is fitted.
  • Manufactured By Steyr Motors, GmbH
  • Bore & Stroke: 85/94.
  • Max RPM: 4000.
  • Max Torque: 610 @1800 Rpm.
  • Dry Weight: 290 Kgs.
  • The engines are manufactured by Steyr Motors in Austria and are used in Military Vehicles as well as marine craft. Each Engine is Supplied with a Euro Certificate of Quality. Accepted by DNV.

2. Tornado 24 (Upto 27 Passengers)

  • Length (off cushion): 10.5 metres
  • Length ( On Cushion): 11.59metres
  • Beam (off cushion): 4.8metres
  • Beam ( On Cushion): 5.95metres
  • Height (off cushion): 2.9 metres
  • Height ( on Cushion): 3.6 metres
  • Cushion Height: 0.692 metres
  • Wave conditions: 1.5 to 2.5 metres
  • Wind Conditions: 28 knots max
  • Fuel consumption: 40-50 Litres/Hour
  • Endurance: 12 hours
  • Cruise speed: 35 knots (in optimum conditions)
  • Max Speed: 50 Knots and above
  • Grade of Climb: Greater than 6%
  • Thrust Fans: 2 x 1.75 metre 5 bladed VPIM Axial
  • Lift fans: 2 x 450 mm centrifugal
  • Noise Levels: Less Than 80 Db at 20 Metres
  • Weight: 3100 kgs
  • Payload: 4000-kilogram payload or 27 passengers plus pilot and one crew. Making a total of 29 in all.
  • Power: Two M16SCI Steyr 6-cylinder, Fresh water cooled, turbo charged, inter cooled diesel engines of 200 kW output are fitted. Manufactured By Steyr Motors, GmbH
  • Bore & Stroke: 85/94.
  • Max RPM: 4000.
  • Max Torque: 610 @1800 Rpm.
  • Dry Weight: 290 Kgs.
  • Each engine can be run independently of the other. The Hovercraft can operate using one engine alone, providing lift and thrust. The engines are manufactured by Steyr Motors in Austria and are used in Military Vehicles as well as marine craft. Each Engine is Supplied with a Euro Certificate of Quality. Accepted by DNV.

3. Typhoon 130

Dimensions

  • Length: 28 metres
  • Width: 14 metres
  • Height (off cushion) to top of duct: 6.5 metres
  • Height (on cushion) to top of duct: 8.6 metres
  • Skirt depth: 2.1 metres

Payload

  • Maximum weight all up includes Fuel: 45 tons
  • Maximum pay load (heavy): 15 tons
  • Maximum fuel: 3.4 tons
  • Maximum water: 1 ton
  • Recommended number of crew: 2/3
  • Designed passengers: 150
  • Maximum passengers: 155

Operational Limits

  • Recommended maximum wave height for passenger operation – 2.5 metres (+0.5 metres light ship).
  • Maximum wind conditions – 28 knots (close quarters).
  • Maximum Range: 600 Nautical Miles at cruising speed

Performance

  • Maximum Speed: 60 knots or better
  • Economic Cruise: 45 knots
  • Obstacle clearance: 1.6 metres
  • Creeping capability: <6 degrees

Engines

  • MAN V12 D2862LE426 Series. 2 x 1400 HP/ 1000 Kw’s
  • Onan 30DGGC-L Series AC Generator
  • Fuel consumption at cruise – 358 Litres per hour.
  • Fuel consumption at max power – 501 Litres per hour.

Propulsion Fans

  • 2 x 6 bladed, 4.0 metre diameter Ducted Fans (VPIM) (Hartzell Propellers).
  • Kevlar/carbon reinforced composite construction Lloyds approved.
  • Stainless Steel Hubs and Drive Shafts.
  • Tooth Belt drive from the engine to the fans.
  • Soft Clutch engagement to the belt drives.
  • The engine can be started and run without the main propellers rotating; this offers a further level of safety.

Lift Fans

  • 2 x Double entry backward inclined centrifugal fans are fitted. Stainless steelshaft with hydraulic motors attached to them. The lift fan speed can be varied independently of the engine speed.
  • The lift fans are not operational until the control system is activated. So the main engines can be running without the lift fans operating.

Classification

  • GL’s Rules for Classification of Naval Ships
  • Bureau Vertias Rules
  • IMO High Speed Craft Code (2000 Edition)
  • Lloyd’s Rules and regulations for the classification of Special Service Craft.
  • Lloyd’s code for the Lifting Appliance in a Marine Environment
  • British Hovercraft Safety Rules
  • Lloyd’s Guidance Notes and Requirements for the Classification of Air Cushion Vehicles.

Hull Construction

  • The hull structure is Core Sandwich composite; Vacuumed infused using materials such as Kevlar/Carbon/ E glass Cloth’s. Rigid PVC foam cored longitudinal and transvrse frames are also infused at the same time making a monocoque structure.
  • The lower air chamber void is filled with a closed cell polyurethane foam for additional impact strength and buoyancy.
  • The bottom skin is ridged and curved in to the bow for greater tensile strength, and to reduce wave impact.

Superstructure

  • The superstructure is constructed from E-glass/ Kevlar/Carbon Rigid PVC foam cored panels.
  • 1 x standard door as well as a sliding door, giving a total opening of 2.5 metres. These are fitted to both sides of the main cabin area to facilitate access of personnel and equipment.
  • The bridge has seating for 3 as standard with room for Chart table.
  • Windows are high impact laminated glass, ballistic glass is optional; the bridge fwd windows have wipers and de-icers.
  • A hatch is position aft of the bridge; to access the equipment placed on the superstructure roof and to act as an escape hatch.
  • Bow door is fitted with is lowered hydraulically with a manual override system.
  • Can be lowered in less than 60 seconds. Vehicles can be driven into the cargo bay. Inner watertight doors are fitted to comply with the High Speed.

Craft code

  • The Floor of the Cargo back is finished in a waterproof nonskid oil resistant coating, which can be easily washed down and kept clean. The coating is a pigmented vinyl ester material with grit added to it so that it provides excellent grip in all sea conditions.

Saloon Main Cabin

  • Seating in the main saloon is on track and the spacing can be adjusted. Aircraft style seats, 12 seats abreast. Two isles 675mm wide between the seats. There are ten rows giving a passenger compliment of 120 on the lower level.
  • The upper deck has seating for an additional 30 passengers in more spacious comfort.
  • There are two toilets with hand washbasins provided with hot & cold water.
  • Seating is padded and covered in a high quality vinyl that is UV resistant.
  • Fabric Covering is a feature. 
  • Reclining function on the seats and Seat belts incorporated, Cup holder included.
  • A galley is opposite the toilet cubical and is 1.8mtres by 3 metres and incorporates a microwave, refrigerator and sink with Hot & cold water.
  • Storage is provided under the seats for inflatible life jackets for the occupants.
  • Access doors are provided on each side of the Hovercraft for entry and exit from the craft.
  • Windows in the cabin are fixed laminated glass with a slight tint and UV protection.
  • Air conditioning and heating is provided in the cabin with outlets at each passenger station.
  • The saloon is fitted with noise insulation material so as to reduce noise whilst the craft is operating. Noise levels inside the craft will not exceed 70 decibels at maximum continuous cruising speed.
  • Cargo space is provided to allow the carriage of up to 30 cubic metres of luggage.

Deck Fittings

  • Stainless Steel No 4 Bollards are placed each side of the vessel forward and aft of the vessel.
  • Fair leads (No 4) are stored in the forward lockers.
  • Fender holders are provided on each side of the vessel both fore and aft.
  • Two Stainless Steel Cleats are mount amid ship each side of the vessel.

Railings

  • Handrails are fitted to the external surface of the cabin so that the crew and passenger can stabilize themselves in rough seas.
  • Safety rails are fitted to the deck around the bow walkway area to assist the crew in retrieval of survivors from the water.
  • These rails are designed to meet Lloyd’s class rules and are of 316 Stainless materials.

Rudders

  • 5 Rudders Mounted aft on the duct, Constructed from Carbon fibre with rigid PVC foam cored and vacuum infused using Vinyl ester resin.

Elevators

  • 2 elevators Kevlar/Carbon/PVC cored mounted in the duct.
  • Computer controlled, with manual override.

Skirt

  • The skirt is “Loop and Finger” type constructed from heavy-duty polyester rip-stop nylon base cloth with a synthetic rubber coating. Anti- plough- in feature in the front section.
  • The skirt finger sections are changeable on hardstand, without having to jack the vessel.
  • Optional hydraulic rams can be fitted to the hull for jacking purposed

Engine Installation

  • The main engines are mounted on a Sub-frame for ease of removal for major maintenance. Rubber isolation mountings are incorporated to reduce vibration.
  • Exhaust system has insulation to avoid possible fire damage and the out lets are through the rear deck and insulated also.
  • Ample space in the engine room is provided to allow for easy access to and around the engine for service and maintenance.
  • Poly-chain GT Kevlar toothed belts drive the thrust fans. It uses a soft clutch to engage and disengage the main propellers.
  • The sub-frame and fan ducts can be removed as a unit or separately.

Ballast/Fuel System

  • 4 fuel tanks are positioned at 4 “corners” of the hull, and are interconnected with a manifold.
  • A high-speed transfer pump can transfer fuel between all tanks to aid trim.
  • Tank heaters can be fitted for operations in extreme cold conditions.

Ballast/Water system

  • The water tank is positioned centrally
  • Emergency dump valve fitted
  • A tank heater is fitted
  • Grey/Black Water Tank
  • Pump out valve fitted
  • Engine Fire Extinguisher System
  • CO2 Drench combined with strategically placed Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Extinguishers.
  • Command controlled, remote fuel shut off.
  • CCTV monitored from the Bridge

Control Systems

  • The control systems are a “fly by wire type”.
  • The steering yoke controls the rudders, also fitted to the steering handles are the engine speed controls.
  • A dead man shut off switch is incorporated in the instrument panel in case of emergency.
  • Touch Screen operation for the clutches for main propellers.
  • Computer controlled elevator with manual override.
  • The lift fans speed controls are Electro-hydraulic from the Steering yoke.

Bridge

  • The bridge is forward mounted and raised at the front and centrally position on the craft.
  • The bow door opens directly below the bridge.
  • The bridge offers a panoramic view of 360 degrees with minimal restriction of view due to pillars.
  • The bridge has seating for a crew of three.
  • The bridge is air conditioned with a roof-mounted unit.
  • There is a rear watertight escape hatch fitted to the bridge to allow the crew to exit to the roof of the Hovercraft.
  • Window glass is tinted to reduce UV and heat penetration
  • Windscreen has heating elements in it for demisting in cold climates.
  • The roof lining is padded as well as noise insulation to maintain lower than 70 decibel when the craft is cruising.
  • Pilot seat is a ISRI 6000/515 height adjustable suspension seat and included retractable seatbelts. Specification sheet attached.
  • The Crew seats are ISRI 6000/515 Static and have retractable seat belts fitted.

Instrumentation

  • Each engine has the following gauge and/ or warning lights or audible warnings. A number of switches are fitted to the instrument panel. These switches are labeled and easily read. They control headlights, bilge pumps, transfer pumps, Searchlight, Interior light, cabin lights, Air conditioning, Cooling fans.
  • Tachometer (2), Main engines
  • Tachometer (2), Lift fan speed
  • Oil pressure (2), Duplicated in the engine room
  • Oil Temperature (2), Duplicated in the engine room
  • Low oil (2)
  • Voltmete
  • Amp meter
  • Incline meter to show the trim of the craft
  • High engine temperature, (2)
  • Alternator failure. (2)
  • Fuel Gauge depth (2)
  • Fresh water depth

Electrical Systems

  • All systems duplicated 12V DC / 220V AC.
  • 220 V AC 3.5kw Inverter is fitted to the craft.
  • 8 Gel cell Batteries are connected in Parallel to provide engine starting and auxiliary power for the vessel
  • 2 X 120 Amp alternators, powered by main engines.
  • Two starting batteries are isolated from the auxiliary power system so that they are always available for starting.
  • All batteries are charge from the main engines once underway
  • The inverter/ charger can charge the batteries from shore power.
  • A shore power connected is fitted to the Hovercraft so that the air conditioning can be run without staring the main engines.
  • All duplicated wiring to Lloyds specifications, with appropriate circuit breakers and standard coded wiring.
  • Switchboards are fitted with Heinemann Circuit breakers on all circuits
  • All Switchboards are housed in waterproof lockable compartments.
  • 220v Power outlets are provided in the bridge and the main cabin, these are fitted in waterproof compartments. This allows the operation of 220v appliances.

Navigation and Communication Equipment

  • Raymarine 18” Colour Multi function Navigation Display. E02020
  • Digital Sounder E63069, Depth Transducer E 66008
  • GPS antenna E 32042
  • Open Array 4 Kw 72 Nm Range T52001-s
  • Multi Plexor 4 Input E55059
  • Rate Gyro Enhanced Electronic Fluxgate Compass E12102
  • 25/5-Watts Icomm VHF Radio,
  • Binocular Silva marine 7×50 floating (2 sets)
  • Navigation Lights.
  • A charger for Portable radios is fitted in the bridge so that whilst underway comms equipment can be charged.
  • Provision is provided in the instrument panel for the fitment of 4 radios to be supplied by Customer and fitted at the factory.

Marine Equipment

  • 6 x 25 person Life raft capsules are mounted on each side of the deck.
  • One anchor windlass and cable locker installed forward, with towing bits.
  • Eight-mooring/fender strongpoint around hull.
  • Stainless steel, lowerable guardrails and stanchions all round
  • 8 lifting positions, with slings

Sea Trials

  • All sea trials and initial training to be carried out in Westernport bay Victoria Australia.
  • Additional training to be carried out in the crafts operational waters

Weight Calculations

  • The craft is fitted with a ballast system that is extremely clever. It determines the craft is level in both planes lateral and longitudinal. It uses a microprocessor to do the calculations, and uses the excess fuel that the craft is carrying as ballast.
  • It will automatically transfer the required amount of fuel ballast, using high volume pumps, to the appropriate area of the craft to maintain the craft’s trim and attitude. This minimizes the need to be careful when loading the craft. The craft has been designed to carry an excess of its own weight in cargo thus making the craft extremely versatile.
  • Based on the current design weight of this craft. When it is full of fuel, a crew of two and ready for deployment it has a draft of 190 mm when settled in the water.
  • When the craft is fully loaded with its maximum payload the craft only has a draft of 320mm. Due to the hull shape design it is an extremely stable platform when in displacement mode.

Inside Amended Equipment

  • The wide bay doors either side of the craft provide for emergent lifesaving
  • The crew quarters can provide a bed for an emergency patient if necessary.

4. Typhoon 150

Dimensions

  • Length: 30 metres
  • Length on Cushion: 32.8 metres
  • Width: 15 metres
  • Width on Cushion: 17.5 metres
  • Height (off cushion) to top of duct: 6.5 metres
  • Height (on cushion) to top of duct: 8.6 metres
  • Skirt depth: 2.25 metres

Payload

  • Maximum weight all up includes Fuel: 45 tons
  • Maximum pay load (heavy):15 tons
  • Minimum pay load (light): 13 tons
  • Maximum fuel: 3.4 tons
  • Maximum water: 1 ton
  • Recommended number of crew: 2/3
  • Designed passengers: 150
  • Maximum passengers (light ship): 155

Operational Limits

  • Recommended maximum wave height for passenger operation – 1.5 metres (+0.5 metres light ship)
  • Maximum wind conditions – 35 knots (close quarters)
  • Maximum Range:    600 Nautical Miles at cruising speed

Performance

  • Maximum Speed: 60 knots or better
  • Economic Cruise: 45knots
  • Obstacle clearance: 2.1 metres
  • Creeping capability: <6 degrees

Engines

  • MAN V12 D2862LE426 Series  
  • 2 x 1550 HP/ 1155 Kw’sOnan 30DGGC-L Series AC Generator
  • Fuel consumption at cruise: 358 Litres per hour
  • Fuel consumption at max power: 501 Litres per hour

Propulsion Fans

  • 2 x 6 bladed, 4.0 metre diameter Ducted Fans (VPIM) (Hartzell Propellers)
  • Kevlar/carbon reinforced composite construction Lloyds approved
  • Stainless Steel Hubs and Drive Shafts
  • Tooth Belt drive from the engine to the fans
  • Soft Clutch engagement to the belt drives
  • The engine can be started and run without the main propellers rotating; this offers a further level of safety

Lift Fans   

  • 2 x Double entry backward inclined centrifugal fans are fitted
  • Stainless steel shaft with hydraulic motors attached to them
  • The lift fan speed can be varied independently of the engine speed
  • The lift fans are not operational until the control system is activated. So the main engines can be running without the lift fans operating.  

Classification

  • GL’s Rules for Classification of Naval Ships
  • Bureau Vertias Rules
  • IMO High Speed Craft Code (2000 Edition)
  • Lloyd’s Rules and regulations for the classification of Special Service Craft.
  • Lloyd’s code for the Lifting Appliance in a Marine Environment
  • British Hovercraft Safety Rules
  • Lloyd’s Guidance Notes and Requirements for the Classification of Air Cushion Vehicles.

Hull Construction

  • The hull structure is Core Sandwich composite; Vacuumed infused using materials such as Kevlar/Carbon/ E glass Cloth’s. Rigid PVC foam cored longitudinal and transverse frames are also infused at the same time making a monocoque structure.
  • The lower air chamber void is filled with a closed cell polyurethane foam for additional impact strength and buoyancy.
  • The bottom skin is ridged and curved in to the bow for greater tensile strength, and to reduce wave impact.

Superstructure

  • The superstructure is constructed from E-glass/ Kevlar/Carbon Rigid PVC foam cored panels.  
  • 1 x standard door as well as a sliding door, giving a total opening of 2.5 metres.  These are fitted to both sides of the main cabin area to facilitate access of personnel and equipment.  
  • The bridge has seating for 3 as standard with room for Chart table.  
  • Windows are high impact laminated glass, ballistic glass is optional; the bridge fwd windows have wipers and de-icers.
  • A hatch is position aft of the bridge; to access the equipment placed on the superstructure roof and to act as an escape hatch.
  • Bow door is fitted which is lowered hydraulically with a manual override system. Can be lowered in less than 60 seconds. Vehicles can be driven into the cargo bay. Inner watertight doors are fitted to comply with the High Speed Craft code.
  • The Floor of the Cargo back is finished in a waterproof nonskid oil resistant coating, which can be easily washed down and kept clean. The coating is a pigmented vinyl ester material with grit added to it so that it provides excellent grip in all sea conditions.

 
 Saloon Main Cabin

  • Seating in the main saloon is on track and the spacing can be adjusted. Aircraft style seats, 12 seats abreast. Two isles 675mm wide between the seats. There are ten rows giving a passenger compliment of 120 on the lower level.
  • The upper deck has seating for an additional 30 passengers in more spacious comfort..
  • There are two toilets with hand washbasins provided with hot & cold water.
  • Seating is padded and covered in a high quality vinyl that is UV resistant. Fabric Covering is a feature. Sample shown below.
  • Reclining function on the seats and Seat belts incorporated, Cup holder included.
  • A galley is opposite the toilet cubical and is 1.8mtres by 3 metres and incorporates a microwave, refrigerator and sink with Hot & cold water.
  • Storage is provided under the seats for inflatable life jackets for the occupants.
  • Access doors are provided on each side of the Hovercraft for entry and exit from the craft.
  • Windows in the cabin are fixed laminated glass with a slight tint and UV protection..
  • Air conditioning  and heating is provided in the cabin with outlets at each passenger station.
  • The saloon is fitted with noise insulation material so as to reduce noise whilst the craft is operating. Noise levels inside the craft will not exceed 70 decibels at maximum continuous cruising speed.
  • Cargo space is provided to allow the carriage of up to 30 cubic metres of luggage.

Deck Fittings

  • Stainless Steel No 4 Bollards are placed each side of the vessel forward and aft of the vessel
  • Fair leads (No 4) are stored in the forward lockers.
  • Fender holders are provided on each side of the vessel both fore and aft.
  • Two Stainless Steel Cleats are mount amid ship each side of the vessel

Railings 

  • Handrails are fitted to the external surface of the cabin so that the crew and passenger can stabilise themselves in rough seas.
  • Safety rails are fitted to the deck around the bow walkway area to assist the crew in retrieval of survivors from the water.
  • These rails are designed to meet Lloyd’s class rules and are of 316 Stainless materials

Rudders 

  • 5 Rudders Mounted aft on the duct, Constructed from Carbon fibre with rigid PVC foam cored and vacuum infused using Vinyl ester resin. 

Elevators

  • 2 elevators Kevlar/Carbon/PVC cored mounted in the duct.
  • Computer controlled, with manual override.

 
Skirt

  • The skirt is “Loop and Finger” type constructed from heavy-duty polyester  rip-stop nylon base cloth with a synthetic rubber coating. Anti- plough- in feature in the front section.
  • The skirt finger sections are changeable on hardstand, without having to jack the vessel.
  • Optional hydraulic rams can be fitted to the hull for jacking purposed  

Engine Installation

  • The main engines are mounted on a Sub-frame for ease of removal for major maintenance. Rubber isolation mountings are incorporated to reduce vibration
  • Exhaust system has insulation to avoid possible fire damage and the out lets are through the rear deck and insulated also.
  • Ample space in the engine room is provided to allow for easy access to and around the engine for service and maintenance.
  • Poly-chain GT Kevlar toothed belts drive the thrust fans. It uses a soft clutch to engage and disengage the main propellers
  • The sub-frame and fan ducts can be removed as a unit or separately

Ballast/Fuel System

  • 4 fuel tanks are positioned at 4 “corners” of the hull, and are interconnected with a manifold.
  • A high-speed transfer pump can transfer fuel between all tanks to aid trim.
  • Tank heaters can be fitted for operations in extreme cold conditions

Ballast/Water system     

  • The water tank is positioned centrally
  • Emergency dump valve fitted
  • A tank heater is fitted 
  • Grey/Black Water Tank
  • Pump out valve fitted 

Engine Fire Extinguisher System

  • CO2 Drench combined with strategically placed Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Extinguishers.
  • Command controlled, remote fuel shut off.
  • CCTV monitored from the Bridge

Control Systems 

  • The control systems are a “fly by wire type”.   
  • The steering yoke controls the rudders, also fitted to the steering handles are the engine speed controls·   
  • A dead man shut off switch is incorporated in the instrument panel in case of emergency.
  • Touch Screen operation for the clutches for main propellers.
  • Computer controlled elevator with manual override.
  • The lift fans speed controls are Electro-hydraulic from the Steering yoke

Bridge

  • The bridge is forward mounted and raised at the front and centrally position on the craft.
  • The bow door opens directly below the bridge.
  • The bridge offers a panoramic view of 360 degrees with minimal restriction of view due to pillars.
  • The bridge has seating for a crew of three.
  • The bridge is air conditioned with a roof-mounted unit.
  • There is a rear watertight escape hatch fitted to the bridge to allow the crew to exit to the roof of the Hovercraft.
  • Window glass is tinted to reduce UV and heat penetration
  • Windscreen has heating elements in it for demisting in cold climates.
  • The roof lining is padded as well as noise insulation to maintain lower than 70 decibel when the craft is cruising at
  • Pilot seat is a ISRI 6000/515 height adjustable suspension seat and included retractable seatbelts. Specification sheet attached.
  • The Crew seats are ISRI 6000/515 Static and have retractable seat belts fitted.

Instrumentation 
Each engine has the following gauge and/ or warning lights or audible warnings:

  • A number of switches are fitted to the instrument panel. These switches are labeled and easily read. They control headlights, bilge pumps, transfer pumps, Searchlight, Interior light, cabin lights, Air conditioning, Cooling fans etc. 
  • Tachometer (2), Main engines
  • Tachometer (2), Lift fan speed
  • Oil pressure (2), Duplicated in the engine room
  • Oil Temperature (2), Duplicated in the engine room
  • Low oil (2),
  • Voltmeter
  • Amp meter
  • Incline meter to show the trim of the craft
  • High engine temperature, (2)
  • Alternator failure. (2)
  • Fuel Gauge depth (2)
  • Fresh water depth

Electrical Systems

  • All systems duplicated 12V DC / 220V AC.  
  • 220 V AC 3.5kw Inverter is fitted to the craft.
  • 8 Gel cell Batteries are connected in Parallel to provide engine starting and auxiliary power for the vessel
  • 2 X 120 Amp alternators, powered by main engines.
  • Two starting batteries are isolated from the auxiliary power system so that they are always available for starting.
  • All batteries are charge from the main engines once underway
  • The inverter/ charger can charge the batteries from shore power.
  • A shore power connected is fitted to the Hovercraft so that the air conditioning can be run without staring the main engines.
  • All duplicated wiring to Lloyds specifications, with appropriate circuit breakers and standard coded wiring.
  • Switchboards are fitted with Heinemann Circuit breakers on all circuits
  • All Switchboards are housed in waterproof lockable compartments.
  • 220v Power outlets are provided in the bridge and the main cabin, these are fitted in waterproof compartments. This allows the operation of 220v appliances.

Navigation and Communication Equipment

  • Raymarine 24” Colour Multi function Navigation Display. E02020
  • Digital Sounder E63069, Depth Transducer E 66008
  • GPS antenna E 32042
  • Open Array 4 Kw 72 Nm Range T52001-s
  • Multi Plexor 4 Input E55059
  • Rate Gyro Enhanced Electronic Fluxgate Compass E12102
  • 25/5-Watts Icomm VHF Radio,
  • Binocular Silva marine 7×50 floating  (2 sets)
  • Navigation Lights.
  • A charger for Portable radios is fitted in the bridge so that whilst underway comms equipment can be charged.
  • Provision is provided in the instrument panel for the fitment of 4 radios to be supplied by Customer and fitted at the factory

Marine Equipment

  • 6 x 25 person Life raft capsules are mounted on each side of the deck.
  • One anchor windlass and cable locker installed forward, with towing bits.
  • Eight-mooring/fender strongpoint around hull.
  • Stainless steel, lower able guardrails and stanchions all round;
  • 8 lifting positions, with slings

Sea Trials   

  • All sea trials and initial training to be carried out in Westernport bay, Victoria, Australia.
  • Additional training to be carried out in the crafts operational waters

  
Weight Calculations

The craft is fitted with a ballast transfer system that is extremely clever. It determines the level of the craft in both planes lateral and longitudinal.  It uses a microprocessor to do the calculations, and uses the excess fuel that the craft is carrying as ballast. It will automatically transfer the required amount of fuel ballast, using high volume pumps, to the appropriate area of the craft to maintain the craft’s trim and attitude. This minimizes the need to be careful when loading the craft. The craft has been designed to carry in excess of its own weight in cargo thus making the craft extremely versatile.

Based on the current design weight of this craft. When it is full of fuel, a crew of two and ready for deployment it has a draft of 190 mm when settled in the water. When the craft is fully loaded with its maximum payload the craft only has a draft of 320mm. Due to the hull shape design it is an extremely stable platform when in displacement mode.

Inside Amended Equipment 

  • The wide bay doors either side of the craft provide for emergent lifesaving
  • The crew quarters can provide a bed for an emergency patient if necessary.

​Lead-time for production of this craft is 12 to 18 months.

5. Typhoon 250

Dimensions

  • Length: 32 metres
  • Length On Cushion: 34.5 metres
  • Width: 15 metres
  • Width on Cushion: 17.5 metres
  • Height (off cushion) to top of duct: 5.7 metres
  • Height (on cushion) to top of duct: 6.91 metres
  • Skirt depth: 2.25 metres

Payload

  • Maximum weight all up includes Fuel: 62 tons
  • Maximum pay load: 25 tons
  • Maximum fuel: 5.5 tons
  • Maximum water: 1 ton
  • Recommended number of crew: 3
  • Stewards: 4
  • Designed passengers: 200
  • Maximum passengers (light ship): 250

Operational Limits

  • Recommended maximum wave height for passenger operation – 3.0 metres (+0.5 metres light ship)
  • Maximum wind conditions – 35 knots (close quarters)
  • Maximum Range: 800 Nautical Miles at cruising speed

Performance

  • ​Maximum Speed: 50 knots or better
  • Economic Cruise: 35 knots
  • Obstacle clearance: 2.1metres
  • Creeping capability: <6 degrees

Engines

  • MAN V12-1550 Series.
  • 1155kwOnan 30DGGC-L Series AC Generator.
  • Fuel consumption at cruise: 295 Litres per hour.
  • Fuel consumption at max power: 480 Litres per hour.

Propulsion Fans

  • 5 bladed, 4.0 metre diameter Ducted Fans (VPIM) (MT Propellers).
  • Kevlar/carbon reinforced composite construction Lloyds approved.
  • Stainless Steel Hubs and Drive Shafts.

Lift Fans

  • 2 Stainless blades, stainless steel shaft centrifugal fans, hydraulic driven. 

Classification

  • GL’s Rules for Classification of Naval Ships
  • British Hovercraft Safety Rules
  • Special Service Craft Rules.

 Hull Construction

  • The hull structure is Kevlar/Carbon composite; strengthened with Kevlar/Carbon PVC foam cored longitudinal and transverse frames.  
  • The lower air chamber void is filled with polyurethane foam for additional impact strength and buoyancy.  
  • The bottom skin is ridged and curved in to the bow for greater tensile strength, and to reduce wave impact.

Superstructure

  • The superstructure is constructed from E-glass/ Kevlar/Carbon PVC cored panels.  
  • The bridge is located high and at the front of the craft. The pilot and crew seats are upholstered with high quality fabric and arm rests and head rest are incorporated.
  • Windows are high impact laminated glass, ballistic glass is optional; the bridge fwd windows have wipers and de-icers.
  • Bow ramp is optional and can be incorporated in the design.
  •  The weather deck is coated with a non skid material.

Rudders

  • 5 Rudders Mounted aft on the duct, Constructed from Kevlar/Carbon/PVC cored. 

Elevators

  • 2 elevators Kevlar/Carbon/PVC cored mounted in the duct.
  • Computer controlled, with manual override.

Skirt

  • The skirt is “Bag and Finger” type constructed from heavy-duty polyester  rip-stop nylon, synthetic rubber coating. Anti plough in feature in the front bag section.
  • The skirt finger sections are changeable on hardstand, without having to jack the vessel.
  • Optional hydraulic rams can be fitted to the hull for jacking purposed

Engine Installation

  • The main engines are mounted on a Sub-frame for ease of removal for major maintenance. Rubber isolation mountings are incorporated to reduce vibration
  • The fans are driven by Poly-chain GT2 Carbon/Kevlar toothed belts
  • The sub-frame and fan ducts can be removed as a unit or separately

Ballast/Fuel System

  • 4 fuel tanks are positioned at 4 “corners” of the hull, and are interconnected with a manifold.
  • A high-speed transfer pump can transfer fuel between all tanks to aid trim.
  • Tank heaters are fitted for extreme cold conditions

Ballast/Water system 

  • The water tank is positioned centrally
  • Emergency dump valve fitted
  • A tank heater is fitted 
  • Grey/Black Water Tank
  • Pump out valve fitted 

Engine Fire Extinguisher System

  • CO2 Drench combined with strategically placed Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Extinguishers.  
  • Command controlled, remote fuel shut off.

Control Systems

  • The control systems are a “fly by wire type”.
  • The steering yoke controls the rudders, also fitted to the steering handles are the engine speed controls·    A dead man shut off switch is incorporated in the instrument panel in case of emergency.
  • Touch Screen fitted that controls the operation of the clutches and a range of function on the craft. 
  • Computer controlled elevator with manual override. 
  • The lift fans speed controls are Electro-hydraulic and operated via the touch screen..

Instrumentation 
Each engine has the following gauge and/ or warning lights or audible warnings:
LCD screens are fitted which provide the data from each of the engines and they can display the following information listed below.

  • Tachometer
  • Oil pressure
  • Oil Temperature
  • Turbo Boost Pressure
  • Charge Air Temperature
  • Low oil
  • Voltmeter
  • Amp meter
  • High engine temperature
  • Alternator failure
  • Fuel depth
  • Fresh water depth

Electrical Systems

  • All systems duplicated 24V DC / 220V AC.   220VAC generated underway, 24V-battery backup.
  • 12 KVA Onan Generator.
  • 8 multi cell, series-connected batteries.
  • 2 X 120 Amp alternators, powered by main engines.
  • All duplicated wiring to Lloyds specifications, with appropriate circuit breakers and standard coded wiring.

Navigation and Communication Equipment

  • 14” LCD E140 Raymarine Radar, GPS, Remote searchlight, Navigation Lights (USCG Approved)
  • Night Vision Capability
  • Collision avoidance features are incorporated in this craft.
  • 25/5-Watts Icomm VHF Radio, Silva 150F flush mount magnetic compass.
  • Binocular Silva marine 7×50 floating  (2 sets)

Marine Equipment

  • 5 x 50 person Life raft capsules are mounted on each side of the deck of the craft.
  • One anchor windlass and cable locker installed forward, with towing bits.
  • Eight-mooring/fender strongpoint around hull.
  • Stainless steel, lowerable guardrails and stanchions all round;
  • 8 lifting positions, with slings

Sea Trials

  •  All sea trials and initial training to be carried out in Westernport bay, Victoria, Australia
  • Additional training to be carried out in the crafts operational waters

Weight Calculations
The craft is fitted with a ballast system that is computer controlled. It determines the trim of the craft in both planes. It uses a PLC and microprocessor to do the calculations, and uses the excess fuel that the craft is carrying as ballast. It will automatically transfer the required amount of fuel ballast, using high volume pumps, to the appropriate area of the craft to maintain the craft’s trim and attitude. This minimizes the need to be careful when loading the craft. The craft has been designed to carry in excess of its own weight in cargo thus making the craft extremely versatile.

When the Hovercraft is full of fuel, a crew of seven and ready for deployment it has a draft of 230 mm when settled in the water. When the craft is fully loaded with its maximum payload the craft only has a draft of 320mm. Due to the hull shape design it is an extremely stable platform when in displacement mode.

Inside Amended Equipment 
There are 4 W/C on the craft, two on the upper deck and two on the lower deck.
The seating is aircraft style, with head rest, fold up arm rests and rear map pockets. The seats are fabric covered and there is a choice of color schemes available. There is a galley that is equipped with refrigerator, cooking appliance and table  for preparation of light refreshments and snacks..

Lead-time for production of this craft is 16 to 20 months.