The hovercraft of the project Christy-5146 has perfectly coped with the task
The craft Christy-5146 has a standard 5-seater closed cabin. The modifications with a fully or partially open cabin are also available. The hull is completely made of the composite materials. The hovercraft is equipped with a two tier flexible skirt, all segments of which are independent and easily replaceable in the real life conditions. The level of the comfort and design of the vessel will not leave indifferent even the most demanding buyer.
The hovercraft Christy-5146 has the following characteristics:
Passenger seats: 5
Payload: 500-550 kg (1102-1213 lb)
Thrust engine: 120 hp
Lift engine: 23 hp
Fuel consumption: 15-20 lt/hr (4 - 5.3 gl/hr)
Tank capacity: 160 lt (42.3 gal)
Max speed: 70 kph (43.5 mph)
Weight of hovercraft: 700-800 kg (1544-1764 lb)
Dimensions (L.W.H.): 5490×2200×2260mm (216×87×89")
You can see clearly in the video how easily the Christy hovercraft slides on the water and ground, successfully moving from the one surface to another. An air-cushion vessel literally hovers in the air, performing all kinds of maneuvers.
At the beginning of the video, the testing of the vessel with a load of 2 people, plus a total weight of 350 kg, is shown. Starting from the 9th minute, you can observe the testing of the vessel with a variable ballast (sandbags) equivalent to a maximum load of 580 kg, when there are 3 people in the cabin, plus 350 kg of the cargo and 60 liters of the fuel.
The tests were successful, the declared operational-technical characteristics were confirmed. The vessel can easily start from the water both with partial loading and with overload.
Lineup of the 2017-model year Christy hovercrafts:
● Christy-463 (458) (4-seated, length – 4,8 m, payload – 450 kg);
● Christy-5146 (5143) (6-seated, length – 5,49 m, payload – 550 kg);
● Christy-7186 (7183) (6-seated, length – 5,9 m, payload – 650 kg);
● Christy-8186 (8183) (7-seated, length – 6,5 m, payload – 750 kg);
● Christy-9205 (8-12 seated, length – 7,4 m, payload – 1000 kg).