Viper 5X & R5X Rescue Hovercraft

Viper Hovercraft Rescue

Viper Rescue Hovercraft are ideal for rescue and fire fighting on ice, snow, floods and tidal areas.

Viper Rescue Hovercraft are the number choice for Rescue departments around the World.

Viper Rescue Hovercraft are used widely in the Australian mining industry and Fire Rescue departments throughout South East Asia.

Viper Rescue Hovercraft are very nimble and responsive with the ability to carry out rescue operations efficiently. From accessing almost impossible areas, to getting there through high winds and rough water. The design helps rescue personnel through ergonomic design to easy retrieve patients safely.

The benefits of the Viper 5 Rescue series are many. Simply put, it is designed for Rescue use. It is not a personal hovercraft dressed up for the purpose. Every aspect the design has evolved over 20 year of active use.

The most useful aspect of Viper Rescue Hovercraft, is that you can walk around the whole deck, lean over it, and not worry about water flooding the cockpit. The whole cockpit can fill with water and it will remain level and not sink.

The Viper Rescue Hovercraft design incorporates a amazingly strong, light weight, durable ballistics grade Kevlar hull. It features an efficient, lightweight, high powered propulsion system. The practical shape has proven to be a winner amongst the rescue fraternity.

The Viper Rescue Hovercraft is powered by a 100hp, inline 3 cylinder, water cooled two-stroke engine. This engine offers high power to weight in a robust, compact, reliable design. This enables spirited acceleration, tight turns and high cruise speeds.

Our Rescue Hovercraft can be supplied in a variety of configurations to suit individual department needs. The R5X model incorporates additional floatation for extreme rescue operations where by even in the roughest of of flood rescue conditions, it cannot roll over..

Viper Hovercraft Rescue

Viper Hovercraft Rescue

Viper 5X/R5X Rescue features :

  • Capacity to seat five adults & gear in comfort
  • 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 with torsional dampener
  • Large storage capacity
  • High bouyancy capacity

Construction Detail

  • GRP/Kevlar Foam composite hull, fan duct and components
  • Carbon Fiber Dash
  • Carbon Fiber control vanes
  • Carbon Fiber elevator vanes
  • Carbon Fiber flow straighteners
  • Galvanised engine frame
  • Aluminium coated exhaust system with silencer
  • Colours - Safety yellow, Signal red


  • Forward and rear deck cleats
  • Forward tow point
  • Gunwale to provide Impact protection
  • Carbon Fiber Elevator trim system
  • Carbon Fiber Flow straighteners 
  • Auto bilge pump (1000gph)
  • LED Orange strobe light
  • Cockpit hand rails
  • Stainless steel light and grab rail frame
  • LED Rotating or flashing beacon (red,blue or both)
  • Cockpit illumination flood light
  • Navigations lights (optional)
  • Siren (basic)
  • External grab rails (5X Rescue only)
  • Hi Vis Rescue signage
  • Hyperion, dual chamber side pontoons (R5X rescue only)
  • Alloy Oxide impregnated deck and floor anti-slip finish
  • Quality TPU coated 1000 denier 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
  • Forward compartments
  • Forward foot wells

Viper 5X / R5X Rescue Specifications

GENERAL Viper 5X Rescue Viper R5X Rescue
Seating  1 crew, 4 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  1.7m (5.5 ft) 1.7m (5.5 ft)
Weight (dry) 295kg (650 lb) 310kg (683 lb)
Payload 490kg (1,080 lb) 480kg (1,058 lb)
Hover height (avg) 240mm (0.78 ft) 240mm (0.78 ft)
Positive Buoyancy 850kg (1,873 lb) 1,150kg (2,535 lb)
Fuel capacity 50 L (13.2 gal) 50 (13.2 gal)
Thrust (Approx) 140kg (308 lb) 140kg (308 lb)
Speed - smooth water 80kph (43 knot) 80kph (43 knot)
Speed - ice 110kph (59 knot) 110kph (59 knot)
Ideal Cruise speed 30 - 60kph (16 - 32 knot) 30 - 60kph (16 - 32 knot)
Endurance @ Cruise 4.5 - 5.hours  4.5 - 5.hours 
Noise 72db @ 30m (full power) 72db @ 30m (full power)

Engine Viper 5X/R5X Rescue
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 Dual sparkplug per cylinder
Starting  Electric starter
Generator 12V DC 25amp 250w
T.B.O. 900 - 1000 hours
Drive system HTD Tooth belt via torsional dampener
Propulsion Integrated thrust and lift

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