I started building this hovercraft in the summer of my sophomore year in high school. It took about 2 years and 400 hours to complete. It was a solo project that introduced me to fiberglass layup, aero fabric covering systems, welding/brazing and even HVLP paint spraying.
The design is based off of a SEVTEC Vanguard with a 14′ length and a 25hp kohler engine. There are two props, a 24″ fan for lift and a 60″ prop in the rear for thrust. I really decked the boat out with features but it has never quite worked 100%. Everytime I fix an issue another one pops up. It’s like the project that never dies and takes up a full garage space for 10 years. BUT, it is fun out on the water and a very unique ride.