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The Red Cross collect their Hov Pod SPX with rescue hovercraft specification to meet their specific rescue and communications requirements. The hull is Hov Pod Rescue Orange - a special colour to designate rescue craft operation. The Red Cross were very happy with the very warm reception this craft received during it's press debut in Scotland October 4th The Hovercraft has been brought in to help Highland rescuers. It will be used in flooded areas, on frozen lochs, sand bars and mud flats. The vessel Greer, named from Old Scots meaning watchful or valiant, was unveiled by the Red Cross and is based in Inverness. Operations director Ian Rideout said: "A big issue for us is shallow, fast-moving water where we can't launch a boat. The hovercraft is totally unaffected."
Raising the Flag - Our latest consignment of Hov Pods arrive at their destination in The Ukraine.The new SPX hull has allowed us to respond more quickly to customer demand, so consequently we are shipping more Hov Pods to many more destinations.
The new SPX manufacturing process allows our factory to produce more hovercraft than any other manufacturer - we have invested in new tooling to meet growing demand.
Shipment above has the Hov Pod SPX Rescue Version. This craft has been ordered and specified to rescue hovercraft specification. The customer ordered a special colour edition.
Local Hov Pod Dealer collects his latest Hov Pod. This latest model is specified to suit rental operations, and Peter will focus on corporate events and hovercraft rental operations in his designated area in England. If you need a hovercraft for any event, please contact us for details of your nearest dealer.
Latest shipment September 2008 of 2 craft are sent to Ukraine to our new dealer. Picture above shows one of the craft just prior to shipment.
Customer Florin Coca collects his craft from our Southampton factory. Note: Hov Pod graphics are now protected until delivery time.
Our dealer in Surrey UK Darren takes delivery of his latest Hov Pod.
The Hov Pod is shown during recent demonstrations in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Hov Pod was star of the show at the Korean International Boat Show,
demonstrated by new Hov Pod Dealer Hovertech Ltd.
Dealer training class of February 2008 get to grip with the new Hov Pod SPX in the UK. Congratulations to Nikki, Robert, Tarmo and Peter for passing all three Hov Pod Hovercraft Training Modules.
The SPX version is quieter than our previous model, the new High Impact PE material appears to reduce the sound output associated with the previous glass fibre ACX model. and the feedback we received from customers is extremely positive.
The Hov Pod SPX is now manufactured in batches of 9 to keep up with growing demand. Available in a choice of colours, the SPX is manufactured from High Impact PE, with composite buoyancy. New production methods enable technical staff to build batchs of sub assemblies to create a number of craft concurrently, thus enabling us to manufacture more leisure hovercraft than any other supplier.
Our dealer in the east of England takes delivery of the latest Hov Pod, image shows Ade and Jo preparing for the journey home. They will offer a number of rental experience rides from their base in Lincolnshire.
Hov Pod technician Paul Lewis is responsible for ensuring all craft are shipped according to customer specification, and have passed through the final assembly checklist prior to shipment. See checking first of two craft shipped in November to Martins in Eastern Europe.
Two craft ship to Australia to our new dealer Aaron go through final test prior to shipment.
Our latest shipment to Bahrain is to be used for survey work. The Hov Pod has been modified to add two outrig supports to take Magnetometers that can survey under the water. Magnetometers are used in geophysical surveys to find deposits of iron because they can measure the magnetic field variations caused by the deposits. Magnetometers are also used to detect archaeological sites and shipwrecks and other buried or submerged objects. The Magnetometers feed data to onboard waterproof laptop computers to image underwater characteristics. We understand this application will assist oil exploration.
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Recent filming for National Geographic TV Special
Two craft leave our factory for rental work in South Wales.
Blue craft prooving very popular, latest craft has been shipped to a
Our French dealer Dany collects another Hov Pod ACX 65 for a customer in France.
These two Hov Pods ACX 65 leave our factory on route to Fiji where they will be used for tourist ride rentals.
Two Hov Pods leave our factory on route to a UK based customer.
Our latest consignment ship from Southampton Docks by container to our dealer in Canada.
The green Hov Pod shown right is on route to Zambia to be based in the remote African bush situated on the banks of the River Zambezi just. It will be mainly be used assisting local conservation efforts and research and will available for wildlife photography trips, skirting past Hippos and Crocs!
James and his engineer Mike from Canada receive their training certificates Modules 1, 2 and 3 from Mike. James and his family made the flight over to Southampton to go through the dealer training programme. Hov Pod offer a full range of hovercraft operator and technical training courses.
Another Hov Pod unit ships out to a new customer in the UK.
Following the opening of the a dealer's showroom in Southern Europe, another Hov Pod ships out to handle demand for rental operations for this year's busy tourist season. Image shows Joanne, Shipping Manager and Mike, Sales/Marketing Manager
Latest pics from New Zealand. Gary says - As I was podding in the water ... I saw the boat coming in ... I parked, got out .. thought .." umm... now I'm gonna have my picnic" Sat and ate, drank ... and watched for the next 20 mins as the tractor was eventually fetched, retrieved the boat and winched back to the beach.
Our French Dealer Dany accepting an award for innovation by introducing hovercraft in french market. Dany satisfied authorities re the safety, reliability and suitability for marine leisure of the Hov Pod and receives many enquiries and sales, particularly from rental operators, through his network of affiliates. Dany is seen on right of picture.
Beach crowds and three TV channels gather to see the the Hov Pods. Over 100 people drove the Hov Pods, and considerable interest generated, particularly from customers interested in the valuable beach rental concessions now available.
Hov Pod Shipping Manager Joanne hands over the latest Hov Pod shipment to Matt Penfold at shipper Peters & May, for shipment to Mumbai India. Joanne works with our customers to get competitive quotes to global destinations.
On the last working day of 2006, we ship by truck three Hov Pods to Southern Europe, where they will be used for rental and beach activities.
Our delivery of five craft just before they left for eastern Europe. Hov Pods are now being ordered and shipped in ever increasing batch sizes to meet customer demand, the most popular small hovercraft ever!
Mr. Rahmat, Sylvi and Mr. John represent the Hov Pod at a recent exhibition in Indonesia.
Gary, Pete and Kerry Hov Podding at Awhitu Penninsula in New Zealand
Richie takes delivery of a new demo craft..
Dany putting the Hov Pod through it's paces at Noirmoutier island, France, "a very nice place for Hov Podding."
Gary above is seen teaching Peter the basics of Hov Podding in New Zealand
Hov Pod arrives in Indonesia, and proved to be a great hit during the first demo day at Anyer Beach.
We meet Ohad Flinker from Israel, a Hov Pod affiliate, who came for a Hov Pod driving lesson. Excellent pupil !
Hov Pod technician Steve giving two Hov Pods the final polish before leaving our factory to ship to U.S. dealer in Florida.
Delivery of demo craft to shippers, for shipment to Indonesia via Singapore.
Gary Newman puts the Hov Pod through it's paces in New Zealand
Images show the Hov Pod making light work of the rapid on the River Cher in France, driven by Dany
Latest shipment to Canada, image shows Hov Pod 65 being delivered to shipping company Peters and May, Southampton for seafreight to Canada.
This Hov Pod starts its journey of 2 days to Portugal. Thanks to Nick and the team for transport support, shown here collecting craft from Hov Pod Technician Paul Lewis
These images show Thomas having fun.
Mr Joly receives his craft. Both craft were used for an incentive day where over 100 rides were given over a 5 hour session, a great time was had by all attendees.
Norman collects his craft and practices a few 360 spins at our practice airfield in Romsey.
Michael completes his training in Southampton.
Thomas captured these images at the recent AutoShow,
where he received a fantastic response from TV crews, journalists and others, of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Images above show Gary during his trip to UK for training - Gary's craft shipped May 23rd 2006, so we look forward to soon demonstrating the Hov Pod to our Kiwi friends.
The Madrid Boat Show, 2006. Over 150 customers have booked demonstrations as a result.
Lee collects his Hov Pod for rental use on a beach in UK
Dany collects his Demo craft
We shipped a Hov Pod to Thomas in Latvia
We shipped three craft to Spain March 2006
We shipped a craft Kjell in Norway, shown here having fun in the snow
Picture shows the Hov Pod sent to Sudan to help with the UN World Food Program
Hov Pod shipped to another SuperYacht in South of France, Feb 2006
Raymond took delivery of three additional Hov Pods to Western Africa in December
Paul shipped three Hov Pod 52 craft to Caribbean Island in November 2005
Tom took delivery of their new Hov Pod 52 Feb 2006.
Antonia took delivery of the first Hov Pod 52 to Minorca in February 2006
We shipped a Hov Pod 65 to the owners of a SuperYacht based in the South of France Feb 2006.
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