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ELEGANCE - LUXURY - PERFORMANCE

AIR FORM  AF46

a 46 passenger Hovercraft

OVERVIEW-

The AF46 features elegant design, ergonomic seating, impressive performance and seats 46 passengers in luxury.

Need to do long trips? there's a built-in HEAD (toilet) and a small room for a galley or storage.

Powered by triple 500hp turbo diesel engines.

 

CABIN-

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.

 

COCKPIT-

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.

 

LIFT FANS-

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.

 

PROPELLER-

The propulsion propellers feature a fixed pitch prop with reverse.

The propellers are hydraulically driven. Eliminating shafts, belts, pulleys and bearings!

 

ENGINE-

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.

 

MANEUVERABILITY-

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.

 

SKIRT SYSTEM-

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!

 

BODY DESIGN-

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!

 

CONSTRUCTION-

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!

 

 

AF46 base price FOB Wrangell, Alaska. USA

US$2,800,000

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

​                                                       metric                imperial

 

DIMENSIONS

Craft Length                                  14.5 m                 47 ft. 6 in.

Craft Width                                    5.7 m                   18ft. 8 in.

Craft Height                                   3.5 m                  11 ft. 5 in.

Cabin Length                                 11 m                   36 ft.

Cabin Width                                   4.5 m                  14 ft. 8 in.

Cabin Height                                  2 m                     6 ft. 6 in.

Aisle Width                                     1.25 m                4 ft. 1 in.

Cushion Height                              1.2 m                  3 ft. 9 in.

 

 

WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

Craft Weight, empty                      10,500 kg             23,150 lbs.

Craft Weight, fully loaded              17,000 kg            37,500 lbs.

Fuel Capacity                                3x 378 liters         3x 100 US gal.

Crew                                              3

Max. Passengers                          46

 

 

ENGINES

Type                                              3x GM Duramax  (tuned)

Configuration                                 V8

Power @ 3,200 rpm                      3x 367 kw             1,500 hp

Torque @ 1,800 rpm                     3x 1,152 Nm         3x 850 lb-ft.

Fuel Type                                      Diesel

 

 

PERFORMANCE

Max. Speed                                  111 km/h              60 knots

Cruise Speed                                74 km/h               40 knots

Max. Wave Height                         2 m                      6 ft. 6 in.

Max. Wind Speed                          46 km/h               25 knots

​Range @ cruise speed                 1,000 km              540 knots

 

Models ranging from 6 to 46 passengers

 

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