Viper 5X Hovercraft

Viper Hovercraft

Viper 5X Hovercraft is our elite five person design which is ideal for fishing, farming, industrial and recreational use.

The Viper 5X, like all our hovercraft retains a beautiful finish, with well layout 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 or large chop.

The Viper 5X is manufactured using the best materials and engine. The hull is light just by design and incredibly strong, by taking advantage of high end fibreglass fabrics, resins and fabrication techniques.

The Viper 5X Hovercraft incorporates localized Kevlar reinforcement which provides weight reduction, whilst adding additional strength and durability.

The Viper 5X 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. Easy passage to all interior deck areas, gives this design the edge over all competitors.

The Viper 5X is powered by a 939cc, 100hp, inline 3 cylinder, water cooled two-stroke engine. This engine provides an increase to the power to weight over the standard Viper 5. This enables spirited acceleration, tighter turns and higher cruise speeds.

Viper 5x Hovercraft
Viper 5x Hovercraft

Viper 5X features

  • Capacity to seat one crew and up to four passengers
  • Enclosed electrical and engine air-intake filtration system
  • Externally vented and removable aluminium fuel tank
  • High gloss, marine grade gel coat finish
  • Tooth belt drive system the torsional dampener
  • Large storage capacity
  • High bouyancy capacity

Construction Detail

  • GRP Foam composite hull and components with localised Kevlar reinforcement
  • Carbon Fibre Dash
  • Carbon Fibre control, elevator and flow vanes
  • Galvanised engine frame
  • Aluminium coated exhaust system with silencer
  • Colours - White, Central Blue, Safety yellow, Signal red, Chrome green and more.


  • Forward and rear deck cleats
  • Forward tow point
  • Gunwale to provide Impact protection 
  • Elevator trim system
  • Flow straighteners
  • Bilge pump auto (500gph)
  • Orange strobe light
  • Cockpit hand rails
  • Deck and floor anti-slip 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


  • Oil Injection
  • Fuel injection
  • Dual ignition (no pull starter fitted with this option)
  • Forward compartments
  • Forward foot wells
  • Navigation lights
Viper Hovercraft
Viper Hovercraft

Viper 5X Specifications

General Viper 5X
Seating  1 crew, 4 passengers, Inline
Length 4.6m (15 ft)
Width 2.2m (7.2 ft)
Height  1.5m (4.9 ft)
Weight (dry) 280kg (617 lb)
Payload  500kg (1,100 lb)
Hover height (avg) 240mm (0.78 ft)
Positive Buoyancy 850kg (1,873 lb)
Fuel capacity 50 L (13.2 gal)
Thrust (Approx) 140kg (308 lb)
Speed - smooth water 80kph + (43 knot)
Speed - ice 110kph + (59 knot)
Ideal Cruise speed 30 - 60kph (16 - 32 knot)
Endurance 4.5 - 5 hours (12L a/h avg)
Noise 72db @ 30m (full power)

Engine Viper 5X
Capacity 939cc
Type Water-cooled, three cylinder, two-stroke
Power  Hirth 74 kW (100 hp) @ 6,000 rpm
Fuel 95 - 98 Octane unleaded 2% oil premix
Ignition Single sparkplug per cylinder
Starting  Electric and pull starter)
Generator 12V DC 30amp = 250w
T.B.O. (Top and bottom overhaul) 900 - 1000 hours
Drive system HTD Tooth belt via torsional dampener
Propulsion Integrated thrust and lift

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