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Vanguard 18 Medium Commercial Hovercraft by Vanair

The Vanguard 18, by Vanair, is a high-performance and exceptionally rugged medium commercial hovercraft that is capable of carrying nineteen people in all weather in great comfort. This hovercraft would be ideal for water taxi, search and rescue and disaster event command and control center in water-logged or marginal terrain.

Power is provided by a 350 horsepower Cummins diesel. Full control is exercised by a conventional steering wheel to a hydraulically-assisted power steering system and a fully reversing propeller.

Specifications For the Vanair Vanguard 18:Standard Features of the Vanguard 18:
Hull & SuperstructureAluminum
Length36' 4" / 11.2 mtrs
Width - solid structure14' 5" / 4.41 mtrs
Width - for shipping9' / 3.51 mtrs
Height - off cushion10' 4" / 3.2 mtrs
Weight - Maximum Gross15,325 lbs. / 6,966 kgs
Obstacle Clearance18" / .45 mtrs
Fuel Capacity69.6 gallons US / 271 litres
Engine Cummins 350 HP Diesel
Seating19 - including Operator
  • Twin, individually-controlled Lift Fans
  • Variable Lift/Thrust Control System
  • Elevator pitch trim control
  • Variable Pitch, fully reversing Propeller
  • Loop and Segmented Skirt System
  • Cabin Heating and Ventilation
  • Navigation Lights
  • Tinted Windows
  • GPS
  • VHF Radio
  • Ballast Tanks
 
Performance:Optional Equipment for the Vanguard 18:
Payload - (including Fuel)6,000 lbs. / 2,727 kgs
Speed - cruise on water35 mph / 56 kph
Fuel Consumption6 US gals / 27 litres per hr.
Endurance10 hours
Wave Height - Full Load39" / 1.0 mtrs
BreakingReversing Propeller
  • Air Conditioning (dual unit)
  • Boarding Ladder with Hand Rails
  • Cargo Area Tie-downs
  • Custom Exterior Paint Scheme
  • Custom Interior
  • Engine Heater Unit - Arctic
  • Fitted Cover
  • Interior Communication System
  • Life Raft
  • On-board Spares Kit (contains essential unique tools)
  • Radar - Furuno
  • Safety Kit for Water Operations
  • Spot Light - Remote Control
  • Shipping Pallet
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Spreader Bar (for hoisting)
  • Trailer

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