19XR-IC Hovercraft - Specifications

Performance 52 hp 135 hp
Payload 900 lbs (408 kg) 1200 lbs (554 kg)
Seating 4 passengers 6 passengers
Range 200 miles (322 km) 200 miles (322 km)
Hover Height 9 inches (23 cm) 8 inches (23 cm)
Climb Gradient 25% to 35%* 40% *
* 650 lb payload (295 kg)
Physical 52 hp 135 hp
Length 19ft 9 in (6.02 m) 19ft 9 in (6.02 m)
Width 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Width on cushion 8 ft 1 in (2.46) 8 ft 1 in (2.46)
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Height on cushion 7 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 7 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Empty weight 750 lbs (340 kg) 850 lbs (386 kg)
Fuel capacity 12 gallons (45 liters) 12 gallons (45 liters)
Fuel type 87 - 93 octane 91 - 93 octane
Fuel consumption 3.5 gph (13 lph)* 4 gph (15 lph)*
Static thrust 235 lbs (107) 457 lbs (207)
* at cruise speed, water
52 hp 135 hp
Speed full payload, water max 50 mph (80 kph) 55 mph (89 kph)
Speed water max* 55 mph (89 kph) 65 mph (105 kph)
Speed ice max* 60 mph (97 kph) 69 mph (111 kph)
Speed full payload water cruise 30 mph (48 kph) 35 mph (56 kph)
Speed water cruise* 35 mph (56 kph) 35 mph (56 kph)
Speed ice cruise* 40 mph (64 kph) 40 mph (64 kph)
* 650 lb payload (295 kg)
52 hp 135 hp
Hump speed 7 mph** (11 kph) 8 mph (13 kph)
Hump time 6 seconds 4 seconds
Noise 79 dba full throtte 81 dba full throttle
Cooling, lift engine Air cooled Air cooled
Cooling, thrust engine Air cooled Liquid cooled
** 900 lbs payload (408 kg)
Slope Gradient
The slope of a surface expressed as a percentage of change in
elevation per unit of distance traveled. Example: 10% grade
= 10 feet of increased elevation over a 100 foot distance. The
19XR can traverse 20% to 35% grade depending on the configuration
of the craft.

Surface capability
Useful for transportation over nearly any surface including;
salt or fresh water of any depth, sand, mud, mangrove, rapids,
floods, grass, swamp, desert, ice, and snow.

Sea state
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue Hovercraft25-30 mph winds. 1-2 foot chop. 3 – 6 foot waves.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftBeaufort scale 5; Moderate waves, taking a more pronounced
long form; many white horses and some spray.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftThe 19XR’s length, low center of gravity, high rise bow
and AcuPlowâ„¢ hull make it the most stable hovercraft rescue
platform available today.

Handlebar controls turn four vertical rudders set behind the
thrust propeller. A self locking lever controls the horizontal trim wing (this helps balance the craft). Left twist grip throttles the lift engine.
Right twist grip throttles the thrust engine. Both have friction
lock knobs.

19XR Rescue is built from a composite blend of urethane
foam and fiberglass rendering the craft unsinkable. Foam fills
every available cavity in the hull providing more than 3,300
lbs of positive flotation.

80 amp engine driven alternator. Two 12V gel cell batteries
(no possibility of leakage) power all onboard systems. Four
12V power outlets are available for additional equipment.

Tachometer, Air Speed Indicator, Water Temp, Oil Pressure,
Fuel level, Voltage, Hour Meter, level gauge and 6 inch

9 gallon aluminum tank supplies both engines with 87-91
octane fuel.

Thrust engine
Two options are available; both engines are 4-stroke and
electric start. The base model is equipped with a 35 hp, twin
cylinder, air cooled, carbureted engine. The upgraded 130 hp
model is a twin cylinder, liquid cooled, turbocharged, fuel
injected engine. Upgraded engine increases speed, payload and
rough water capability.

Thrust propeller
2-blade low noise propeller manufactured by Universal
Hovercraft. A composite wood-carbon structure gives the
propeller long life, resistance to wear and the ability to ingest
rocks, ice and other debris without seriously damaging the

Lift engine
4-stroke, 16 hp, air cooled, carbureted engine with electric
start. Smooth running, low maintenance, good fuel efficiency
and high reliability.

Lift fan
8-blade, 26 inch, low noise lift fan with spinner. Good airflow
and slow turning, precision shaped blades give this fan the
ability to perform in the toughest environments.

Skirt system
Bag type skirt. Made from vinyl coated nylon. Bag skirts are
more stable, agile and easier to repair than their segmented
skirt counterpart. Bag skirts also increase rough water capability.

Landing skids
When the 19XR is at rest or stopping, landing skids will contact
the surface. These skids are made from a composite blend
of Kevlar and PVC foam. This blend is resistant to wear and
can be replaced as necessary.

Emergency stopping can be achieved two ways. Reducing
lift engine rpm will increase the drag resulting in an effective
brake. Dumping the lift fan (dropping throttle from “cruise”
to “off”) will cause a rapid deceleration over most surfaces.
Our AcuPlowâ„¢ hull allows the pilot to accurately control braking
over water.

AcuPlowâ„¢ system
Highly effective hull shape developed by Universal Hovercraft.
Our hydro-dynamically shaped hull aerates and detaches water
as it passes under the craft. This hull shape offers features
including braking, high speed stopping, emergency braking
and plowing.


Light tower
Mount to the tower; light bar, halogen lights, search lights,
VHF antenna, paddle, boat hook and grab handles.

Eight operational modes. Tap and air horn features are hornring
adaptable. Intersection mode alternates the yelp, phaser
and air horn tones. Powder-coated steel housing with an
illuminated faceplate has a rotary switch for mode selection;
three push-button switches for air horn, phaser, & intersection
features; an on /off dial with adjustable volume control; and a
noise-canceling PA microphone.

Light bar
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue Hovercraft352 high-intensity LEDs and two linear Microthin strobe
heads in each mini bar.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftLow-profile design improves fuel efficiency.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftSolid-state LED flasher has seven strobe-type patterns.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftTwo switches - one controls power, the other controls LED
mode selection.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftLEDs and strobes can operate independently OR together
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftThe standard light bar measures 2¼”H x 17¼”W x 9 1/8”D

Halogen lights
Two forward facing halogen lights, two rear facing halogen
lights (20,000 candle power).

Navigation lights
Red green light on the bow, 360 degree white light at the
stern. Lights are on two separate switches so each can be run
independently. USCG approved.

Compact electric horn. Rated at 106 db.

Spot light
400,000 candle watt hand held search light. Intense, fog-penetrating
beam with minimal back splatter. Includes a deckmounted
socket for hands-free use or pick it up for hand-held

Our stretcher comes ready for deployment. The stretcher is
attached to a mounting system that allows the stretcher to be
easily removed from the cradle. After the victim has been secured,
the stretcher can be quickly and securely be re-attached
onboard the hovercraft for safe transport.

VHF Radio
Many radio options are available. All options include VHF
radio and 48 inch tower mounted antenna.

First aid kit (500A)
Provides aid for up to eight people for 10 days. The 500A
is substantially stocked with medications and motion sickness
remedies. It’s the only kit that includes EMT shears, a
Sam Splint® and a 4x4 Watergel® sterile dressing. Among the
contents of its sturdy, waterproof storage bag are 62 bandages
of varying sizes and shapes, an emergency blanket and a CFT®
lifemask. Includes a basic first aid module, wound module,
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limb injury module, eye injury module, medicine module,
CPR/shock module and a burn module.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftIntended Use: 10 day trip for 1-8 people
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftNumber of Pieces: 153
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftCase Size/Material: 10 1/2” x 4 1/2” x 7”/420 denier nylon
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftContents Organization Method: Resealable waterproof storage
bags organized by injury.

Life Sling
Lifesling2 is Coast Guard approved and works better than a
ring or horseshoe buoy because: (1) It can be towed to the
overboard crewmember rather than the crewmember having to
swim to it. (2) It can be used as a lifting sling if the crewmember
needs help out of the water. (3) It has 21 lb. of buoyancy.
(4) The Lifesling system consists of a flotation collar which is a
blend of the traditional horseshoe buoy and a helicopter rescue
sling. (5) Its connected to 125’ of multi-filament polypropylene
retrieving line. (6) The collar and line are stored for
protection against the elements in a rigid and attractive vinyl
storage bag. Graphics on the bag illustrate the instructions for
recovering a person in the water.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftUSCG Type: Type V
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftConfiguration: Horseshoe Buoy/flotation collar
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftBuoyancy: 21lb.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftMaterial: UL-approved foam, line, webbing
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftDimensions: 22”H x 12.5”W x 5”D
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftColor: White storage bag; yellow Lifesling

Commercial life vest
Search and Rescue (SAR) vest with a soft, lightweight mesh
designed for comfort and ventilation.
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftSoft Aquafoam™ combined with durable Crosstech® foam
adds extra comfort
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftTwo 1 1/2” encircling belts, adjustable chest strap and zipper
front for optimal fit and security
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftTwo pockets with hook and loop closure
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftRolled, stand-up collar
62 sq. in. (400 sq. cm.) SOLAS-grade reflective tape
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftUSCG approved Type III

Ear plugs / ear muffs
4 sets of ear protection are provided.

Aluminum paddle
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftStrong, lightweight, silver anodized aluminum shaft
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue HovercraftHigh-impact plastic blade
Universal Hovercraft - Rescue Hovercraft4.5 ft long

Boat hook
gMade of lightweight, anodized aluminum
g1-1/4” tube dia.
gComfortable safety grip

Throw rope
Throw lines provide an accurate way to deliver a line to a
person in the water or to pass a messenger line to another boat.
The 70’ Throw Rope is safety yellow with foam inserts inside
the bag for added buoyancy and SOLAS reflective tape which
makes it easy to see.

Folding grapnel anchor stores under the pilot seat. This lightweight
system includes 50’ of nylon rope and a vinyl storage

High rise bow
The bow of the 19XR is raised 14 inches above the hull line
increasing rough water and high wind capability. Even in the
worst weather, waves will not break over the front of the craft
as is the case with many competitors hovercraft.

Wide stance tower
Heavy duty tower system for high load applications including
towing; anchoring, lighting, GPS dome, or radar dome. Tower
is customizable to fit a variety of applications. Maximum
tower height should not exceed 90 inches, maximum width 85

Electric windshield wiper and washer system with and 18 inch

Canvas Awning
Awning solutions are customized to your specific application.
Permanently mounted, removable and/or foldable awnings are

Storage: Two locking cupboards are located port and starboard.
Inside dimensions are 16” x 16” x 12”. Four cargo nets allow
easy storage of life jackets or other rescue equipment. Under
seat storage for pilot and passengers.

One bow tow eye, two midship cleats, two stern cleats, six
stainless steel deck eyes and four lifting eyes.



Composite: Urethane foam, hand-laid fiberglass sandwich. Available in Carbon fiber / Kevlar.

Side-by-side seating for 4-6 passengers.

Craft can be shipped anywhere in the world by air or ocean.

Customer pickup at UH factory (optional), hired truck or 20' cargo container. Delivery available everywhere.

A wide range of accessories including radar, GPS, and marine radio are available. See Options & Pricing for details.

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