Viper Hovercraft


Viper 5 and 5S Hovercraft are practical 4 - 5 person hovercraft which are ideal for fishing, farming, industrial and recreational use.

Viper 5/5S Hovercraft are manufactured to impeccable standards, offering outstanding performance and reliability. The Viper 5/5S is a light, simple, robust design, making it ideal for customers with high expectations and low cost in mind.

The Viper 5/5S, like all our hovercraft retains a beautiful finish, with well laid out features that provide comfort and safety. It is simply a joy to fly without the need to for full power, or struggling in high winds and large chop.

The Viper 5/5S series is manufactured using the best materials and engine avaiable. The hull is light and incredibly strong, by taking advantage of high end fiberglass fabrics, resins and fabrication techniques.
The Viper 5/5S Hovercraft is a stable floating platform for fishing, diving and retrieving. Our positive buoyancy system ensures a unsinkable Hovercraft, even if it is completely swamped. It is a practical with easy passage to all interior and deck areas.

The Viper 5 Hovercraft is powered by a 64hp Rotax 582UL water cooled engine, or a 65hp Hirth 3203 air cooled engine. These engines offer adequate performance for up to four persons.

The Viper 5S Hovercraft is powered by a 939cc, 84hp Hirth 3702, low revving, three cylinder, water cooled engine. This engine has high torque, a flat even power curve, which offers excellent fuel economy with low noise. This engine offers adequate performance for up to five persons.
Viper 5 features :
•  Capacity to seat four to five adults and gear in comfort
•  Enclosed electrical and engine air-intake filtration system
•  Externally vented and removable fuel tank
•  High gloss, marine grade gel coat finish
•  Our own unique HTD tooth belt drive system incorporating a torsional dampener
•  Large storage capacity
•  High buoyancy capacity

Construction Detail :
•  Hand laid Vinyl Ester/CSM/Woven cloth Foam composite hull and components, with localized Kevlar reinforcement
•  High performance, chemical resistant, Vinyl Ester based marine grade gel coat
•  Carbon Fiber Dash
•  Carbon Fiber control vanes
•  Carbon Fiber elevator vanes
•  Carbon Fiber flow straighteners
•  Galvanized engine frame
•  Aluminum coated exhaust system with silencer
•  Colors - White, Central Blue, Safety yellow, Signal red, Chrome green and more

Attachments :
•  Forward and rear deck cleats
•  Forward tow point
•  Gunwale to provide Impact protection
•  Elevator trim system
•  Flow straighteners
•  Bilge pump (500gph)
•  Orange strobe light
•  Cockpit hand rails
•  Anti-slip floor and deck finish
•  Quality coated nylon skirting
Dash components :
•  Tachometer
•  Hour meter
•  Fuel level gauge
•  Voltmeter
•  Water temperature gauge
•  Choke control (on handle bar)
•  12 Volt external outlet

Standard inclusions :
•  Operator manual and log book
•  15 spare skirt segments
•  Spare ignition key

Options :
•  Oil Injection (Standard on Rotax)
•  Fuel Injection (only for Hirth models)
•  Dual ignition (Standard on Rotax. Option for Hirth models)
•  Forward compartments
•  Forward foot wells
•  Navigation lights
•  UHF marine radio
General Viper 5 Viper 5S
Seating 1 crew, 3 passengers, Inline 1 crew, 4 passengers, Inline
Length 4.6m (15 ft) 4.6m (15 ft)
Width 2.2m (7.2 ft) 2.2m (7.2 ft)
Height 1.5m (4.9 ft) 1.5m (4.9 ft)
Weight (dry) 265kg (584 lb) 280kg (617 lb)
Payload 440kg (970 lb) 480kg (1,058 lb)
Hover height (avg) 240mm (0.78 ft) 240mm (0.78 ft)
Positive Buoyancy 850kg (1,873 lb) 850kg (1,873 lb)
Fuel capacity 50 L (13.2 gal) 50 L (13.2 gal)
Thrust (Approx) 90kg (198 lb) 110kg (242 lb)
Speed - smooth water 75kph (40.5 knot) 80kph (43 knot)
Speed - ice 100kph (53 knot) 100kph (53 knot)
Ideal Cruise speed 30 - 45kph (16 - 24 knot) 40 - 50kph (21 - 26 knot)
Endurance 4.5 - 5 hours (10L a/h avg) 4.5 - 5 hours (12.5L a/h avg)
Noise 72db @ 30m (full power) 73db @ 30m (full power)

Engine Viper 5 65hp Air cooled Viper 5 64hp Water cooled Viper 5S 84hp Water cooled
Capacity 625cc 580cc 939cc
Type Air-cooled, two cylinder, two-stroke Water-cooled, two cylinder, two-stroke Water-cooled, three cylinder, two-stroke
Power Hirth 48 kW (65 hp) @ 6,300 rpm Hirth 47 kW (64 hp) @ 6,400 rpm Hirth 62 kW (84 hp) @ 4,950 rpm
Fuel 95 - 98 Octane unleaded 2% oil premix 95 - 98 Octane unleaded 2% oil premix 95 - 98 Octane unleaded 2% oil premix
Ignition Single sparkplug per cylinder Dual sparkplug per cylinder Single sparkplug per cylinder
Starting  Electric and pull starter Electric starter Electric and pull starter
Generator 12V DC 30amp = 250w 12V DC 15amp = 170w 12V DC 30amp = 250w
T.B.O. (Top and bottom overhaul) 900-1000 hours 300 hours 900-1000 hours
Drive system HTD Tooth belt via torsional dampener HTD Tooth belt via torsional dampener HTD Tooth belt via torsional dampener
Propulsion Integrated thrust and lift Integrated thrust and lift Integrated thrust and lift

Viper 5 Hovercraft
Viper 5 Hovercraft
Viper 5 Hovercraft
Viper 5 Hovercraft
Goulburn. N.S.W. 2580 Australia
  +61 418649350

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