Landing craft added to fleet

By editor • Feb 24th, 2010 • Category: Latest News

Hovercraft Rental have added an ex-Royal Marines Landing Craft LCVP MkIV to the fleet.

This craft is over 43′ long, and over 7′ wide, with an even shallower than standard draught of under 2′, due to the removal of the armour.

It acts in support of the hovercraft, or independently. Carrying up to 5.5 tonnes load, or 12 passengers, it is coded to Maritime and Coastguard Agency standards Category 3, allowing 24/7 operations.

With twin Perkins diesel engines, it cruises at 12 knots, and operates in a wide range of sea conditions. It can deliver cargo up to a beach, and retreat for continued operations.