The Viper Cruiser Hovercraft is our "do it yourself" 4 person plans/kit design.
The Viper Cruiser was designed in 1997 as a light offshore performance cruiser. The design has evolved over 20 years and still remains one the most advanced small plywood kits on the market.
The Viper Cruiser design flows on through all the present Viper production hovercraft. It is a practical design offering outstanding performance and safety.
The Viper Cruiser is designed for people on a budget who would like to build their own hovercraft hull and use our kit parts, or optionally use their own engine and parts.
The Viper Cruiser hull is a plywood/foam sandwich version of our early fiberglass/foam sandwich Viper 4 model. It uses the same power module and fit out components that we presently use on our current Viper 4 and Viper 5 models.
The Viper Cruiser builder makes the hull from marine plywood using a traditional "stitch and glue" method. There are no stringers or complex internal structure. This light weight, monocoque design achieves its strength by using a plywood foam sandwich, integrated foam fill buoyancy compartments and localized Kevlar reinforcement. The hull is surprisingly light, strong, buoyant and safe.
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