AF - 46 Hovercraft
The AF - 46 features elegant design, ergonomic seating, impressive performance and seats 46 passengers in luxury. The cabin features a split-level design. The main cabin is spacious enough to seat 36 passengers, the upper cabin/cockpit area seats 10 passengers, the pilot & navigator.
Standard passenger seats recline & feature arm rests, table trays and magazine pockets. The cabin aisle is 1.25 meters (49") wide.
Amenities; There’s a built-in HEAD (toilet) and a small room for a galley or storage. Powered by three 500hp turbo diesel engines.
This unit is 95% complete. When the new owner is found the hovercraft will be test flown then fitted with a finished interior per the customer’s specification.
Craft Length: 14.5 m - 47 ft. 6 in.
Craft Width: 5.7m - 18 ft. 8 in.
Craft Height: 3.5m - 11 ft. 5 in.
Cabin Length: 11m - 36ft
Cabin Width: 4.5m - 14 ft. 8 in.
Cabin Height: 2m - 6 ft. 6 in.
Aisle Width: 1.25m - 4 ft. 1 in.
Cushion Height: 1.2m - 3 ft. 9 in.
Payload: 10,500 kg -23,150 lbs
Max vehicle weight, fully loaded: 17,000 kg - 37,500 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 3x 378 Liters - 3x 100 US gal.
Max. Passengers: 46
Power plant: 3x GM Duramax
Power: 3,200 rpm: 3x 367 kw - 1,500 HP
Torque: 1,800 rpm: 3x 850 lb-ft.
Fuel Type: Diesel
Max speed: 111 km/h (60 knots)
Cruise Speed: 74 km/h (40 knots)
Max. Wave Height: 2m (6ft. - 6in.)
Max. Wind Speed: 46 km/h (25 knots)
Range @ Cruise Speed: 1,000 km (621 Miles)
The cockpit has a clean modern layout which is well appointed, with dual controls.
The dash also features dual 12" color LCD Radar/GPS screens, each mounted directly in front of the pilot & navigator. There are 3x 8" color LCD screens for engine monitoring, centrally located between the pilot & navigator in an overhead console.
Ingress & Egress
Main entrance/exit is via a spacious stern door located between the propellers. This door folds out & down, which features built-in steps. Additionally, there is a "gull-wing" type door, one on each side of the main cabin. For loading/unloading from a dock.
Twin centrifugal lift fans, hydrostatically driven via the forward engine provide lift. The lift fans can be slowed down or sped up during maneuvering, independent of propeller speed.
The propulsion propellers feature a fixed pitch prop with reverse. The propellers are hydraulically driven. Eliminating shafts, belts, pulleys and bearings.
This model features the reliable & powerful GM "DURAMAX" 6.6 liter turbo diesel engines. Custom tuned for 500hp! The engine rooms are accessible from within the craft.
Craft maneuverability is superior due to the combination of four independent control devices.
1. Rudders, provide steering
2. Elevators, provide fore & aft trim
3. "ABC" (active body roll control) system banks the craft into the turn (or can be used to check cross winds)
4. Propellers are used for slow speed maneuvering, with forward/reverse thrust.
The skirt system is dynamically stable under adverse conditions (weather or terrain related). With an impressive isolated obstacle clearance, of up to 1.2 meters. A smooth ride is ensured!
This model features a "wide body" design. This design eliminates the large unusable side panels often found on similar sized Hovercraft. This normally "wasted space" is utilized for cabin width, resulting in a luxurious spacious cabin.
The body is a one piece fiberglass foam sandwich construction with a molded durable gelcoat finish. *major advantages of foam sandwich construction is superior thermal and acoustic properties with no joints or rivets to leak!