About Viper Hovercraft
Nell Fabrication / Viper Hovercraft has served the hovercraft industry and enthusiast since 1991, with extensive knowledge in the
construction and maintenance of 1 to 6 person hovercraft.
Our products and services
• Hovercraft, kits, plans and components
• Composite/Kevlar/Carbon fabrication, modification and repairs
• Light machining and welding services
• Hovercraft electrical repairs and rewiring
• Two and four stroke hovercraft engine servicing and overhauls
• Second hand Hovercraft and components
• We also carry out fiberglass repairs to boats, cars, trucks, horse floats and caravans
About the owner - Michael Nell
Michael started his working career in 1980 as a automotive engineer / motor body builder.
He became seriously interested in small hovercraft in 1988. He joined the NSW hovercraft club in 1990 where he took on the role as secretary,
organizing club events and producing the club publication, NSW Hovercraft News.
In 1991, He took on the role as secretary of the Australian Hovercraft Federation, co-coordinating national
hovercraft racing events, annual national cruise events, producing the AHF publication Australian Hovercraft News and the AHF website.
In the same year, He started a small engineering business, Nell fabrication, which also repaired and restored small hovercraft.
In 1995, The Nell Fabrication expanded to produce complete hovercraft and parts for local
manufacturers and other assorted industries. The business also carried out fiberglass and composites fabrication and repairs.
In 1997, He started Viper Hovercraft, producing plans and kits for the the Viper Cruiser, and produced the first fiberglass production
hovercraft in 2000.
In mid 2002, The business grew to include a second factory combining Viper Hovercraft and Nell Fabrication.
Over a period of 27 years, Nell fabrication and Viper Hovercraft has made Hovercraft, competition surf boats,
ridged inflatable surf rescue boats, competition rowing skulls,
building facers, Defense force parts, light aircraft parts, vertical take off and landing craft,
display stands, and a variety of other parts (too many to mention).
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