2010 Explorer 22 TDi , 742 hours
This Explorer 22 hovercraft for sale is 22’x11′, weighs about 1700 lbs and can carry 1600 lbs. The engine is a remanufactured 1.9L MTDI (Mechanical Turbocharged Direct Injection) Diesel Volkswagon engine. Aprox 40 hrs max, installed 2017. About 84 HP Engine.
HISTORY: This is the first Explorer 22 built by Amphibious Marine, construction began in late 2009. The orginal soft-top was replaced with a custom fiberglass hard-top built by a fiberglass business. The craft has had a few incidents over the years, but all repairs are sound. He ran it for over a year with no problems until his passing in 2018. Since then, it has been run in the water on a few test runs and gets run in the shop periodically for maintenance.
MAINTENANCE: The craft is maintained and stored in dry storage. After every run, it gets hosed off with fresh water.
Specifications: This hovercraft can carry 1600 lbs, with payload to spare, though the hard top may have reduced that a bit. The average fuel consuption is 2.2 gallons per hour at 30 mph. The craft has many LED lights for night operation. See the image of the orginal spec sheet below for full details..
The cruise at approx. 32 MPH, Top speed is 40 MPH
The designer has taken 500 mile trips through the Puget Sound with the 14′ Vanguard 18 hp version of this design. You can read about the trip here. In fair conditions you can travel in open water between islands. Explore areas rarely seen by others. River deltas, estuaries, mudflats, rivers during low water and high.
On another adventure the original 20 ft version of this craft traveled 1400 miles up the west coast of north America to Juneau Alaska from Anacortes Washington. Read about that here.