Meet Snapper II

Fun. Reliable. Economical.
All in one craft

Height 4'-6" (off cushion)
5'-6"(on cushion)
Length X Width 9'-6" x 6'-2" (off cushion)
10'-9" x 7'-6" (on cushion)
Capacity

1 person

Fuel Consumption

1 gallon/hour

Max Speed

30 mph

The Snapper single seat hovercraft was designed with three goals in mind. It had to be fun, economical and reliable. The Snapper II is the embodiment of all three! Insanely fun to drive, this is the craft that produces nothing but fun and excitement for anyone who experiences it. The handling is instantly responsive, making the machine feel like an extension of your body, doing exactly what you want it to. As for economy, not only is it one of the lowest cost new hovercraft you can buy, but also the average fuel burn is a minuscule one gallon per hour, so it costs almost nothing to operate! Don’t forget reliability. With the same proven drive system and hull design we’ve used for years, plus the rock-solid Vanguard four-stroke engine all backed by a full Hoverstream warranty, you’re going to find it remarkably easy to operate and a HUGE exciting ride in every way! If you’re hungry for a hovercraft, the Snapper II can’t be beat!

Live in Action

Hull, Design and Buoyancy

The Snapper offers superb buoyancy and freeboard. The attractive, but strong GRP hull has been designed to reduce drag and lift at high speeds, yet remain lightweight and durable. The new Snapper II floor features a composite floor with Kevlar reinforcement on bottom for the best protection possible with very little weight. All fittings used in construction are of marine quality - designed for use in a saltwater environment. It can be supplied on a one-man, easy-load trailer and can be unloaded and on its way within a couple of minutes. It can also easily start from a dead stop in water up to the rated hump capacity.  Auxiliary flotation foam is found throughout the inner hull, providing exceptional buoyancy. This means the craft can be safely shut down on water at any time when loaded up to its operating capacity.

Fan Assembly

The Snapper II single seat hovercraft was designed with three goals in mind. It had to be fun, economical and reliable. Insanely fun to drive, this is the craft that produces nothing but fun and excitement for anyone who experiences it. The handling is instantly responsive, making the machine feel like an extension of your body, doing exactly what you want it to. As for economy, not only is it one of the lowest cost new hovercraft you can buy, but also the average fuel burn is a minuscule one gallon per hour, so it costs almost nothing to operate! Don’t forget reliability. With the same proven drive system and hull design we’ve used for years, plus the rock-solid Vanguard four-stroke engine all backed by a full Hoverstream warranty, you’re going to find it remarkably easy to operate and a HUGE exciting ride in every way! If you’re hungry for a hovercraft, the Snapper II can’t be beat!

Vanguard - the ENGINE Makes the Difference!

Four-stroke hovercraft are the wave of the future! Using a fraction of the fuel, they’re immensely quieter with far fewer emissions. We discontinued two-stroke powered craft long ago and became the first hovercraft manufacturer to use the ‘Big Block’ Vanguard motor. The use of environmentally friendly, low emission four-stroke power is becoming necessary in many sports previously dominated by two-strokes. Quieter, cleaner, far more reliable and a fraction of the fuel consumption means a better hovercraft experience for everyone!

You're in Control

The Snapper II has a low seat with the driver in a kneeling position, enhancing the sporty feel of the machine. Shift some of your weight to one knee or the other, and the hovercraft will turn that direction. It really feels like an extension of your body with very little practice. For ultimate comfort, we offer a padded and upholstered seating upgrade that gives two inches of high-density foam padding for your seat and knees. Control is by a simple handlebar steering with throttle control. Most people are driving it easily within a few minutes! Steering is precise and because of its lightweight, small size, and excellent thrust, it’s much faster and more responsive than other craft in its class!

Coastal Cruising, Maritime Usage

There is no legal requirement for a license or qualifications to drive a hovercraft. However, like any other vehicle, it’s crucial that you prepare properly for its use. Failure to respect your environment can land you in trouble, whatever you’re driving. We’ll provide you with the support and service you need and teach you how to drive your new craft as part of the ‘handover’, but if you have no maritime experience, we recommend gaining some basic experience in a safe place before venturing out to remote areas. We strongly advise joining the Hovercraft Club of America and, initially at least, using your craft with others at organized events to gain more experience. Always remember to equip yourself adequately with all necessary equipment. As with any boat, life jackets should be worn at ALL TIMES. Bring along proper clothing, register the craft with your state and carefully check the weather conditions before setting out on your journey. For any questions or concerns, Hoverstream is always available to provide expert advice and help you with any support assistance needed for reliable service that exceeds your expectations.

Specifications

  • Hull construction Glass reinforced plastic with core materials (Fibreglass and Kevlar)
  • Protection Aluminum skid plates, perimeter aluminium strip.
  • Fan protection 2"/50mm guard to front of duct.
  • Dry Weight Approx 350lbs
  • Payload Up to 285lbs on land or when travelling over water without needing to stop. Maximum water start/hump capability is approx 250lbs
  • Seating GRP seat for one person.  Padded seat/knee cushion optional.
  • Steering Handlebars with twist grip throttle control (lever style optional).
  • Length 9'-6" (off cushion)
  • Width 6'-2" (off cushion)
  • Height 4'-6" (off cushion) 5'-6" (on cushion)
  • Engine 'Hoverised' and upgraded Briggs & Stratton Vanguard air-cooled, V-Twin engine
  • Starting Electric
  • Max Revs Static 4000rpm max
  • Flotation Superb stability from wide, flat floor. Floats and starts on water.
  • Buoyancy Foam filled plenum, positively buoyant when swamped.
  • Noise 78dbA (25m) at cruising speed. Maximum 85dbA at full power (loudest possible reading)
  • Fuel Capacity 3 Gallons in removable tank
  • Range Approx 3 hours or 60 miles depending on conditions.
  • Maximum Speed Approx 30 mph in ideal conditions depending on load.
  • Cruising Speed Approx 25 mph depending on conditions and load.
  • Skirt 52 individually replaceable segments.
  • Fan 6 Blades, 940mm duct, 120m/s tip speed.
  • Flow straighteners 7 concentric, give extra thrust & fan protection.
  • Storage Side pockets, under seat storage.
  • Engine/Fan frame/Exhaust/transmission Stainless Steel.
     
       

Upgrades & Options

Available options

All purchases include driver familiarization training which teaches piloting techniques, safety, and basic maintenance. Custom options are always available, just tell us what you need!  Common choices include custom graphics, two place trailers, fully enclosed trailers, company logos, rescue equipment, special lighting, special electronics, and more. Contact us for a full list of available upgrades or for more details about the items below.

Turn-Key Ready

turn key hovercraft

This upgrade converts the kit package Snapper into a finished, ready to go turn-key hovercraft.
$2000

Triton Aluminum Trailer

trailerA modified tilt deck trailer designed for effortless loading and unloading. This super lightweight, top-of-the-line all aluminum trailer is made by Triton Trailers, arguably the best aluminum trailers on the road.

$1950

Upholstered Padding

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The highest quality marine vinyl with 2 inches of high density foam for the most comfortable driving experience.
$449

Spare Parts Kit

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A helpful collection of spare parts for the do-it-yourselfer or for those traveling in remote areas.  Includes 100 skirt clips, 200 zip ties, extra drive belt, full set of fan blades, oil filter, 10 side skirts, 5 rear skirts, steering cable, 50 rivets, 50 p-clips.

$425

Fitted Hovercraft Cover

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A must if the hovercraft will be stored outdoors, this fitted cover protects the hull and skirts from mother nature's damaging elements.
$399

Aux. 12v Power

power13A 12v cigarette lighter style power port near the dash for powering extra electronics. Other custom options are available including USB charging ports.

$70

Safety Equipment Kit

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Includes 2 adult life jackets, emergency signaling kit with flares, paddle, tow rope, and installed marine fire extinguisher.
$150

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