SUPERCRAFT

Mercier-Jones blends cutting-edge hovercraft innovation with luxury, high-performance supercar technology, resulting in the world’s first Supercraft.

 

The Mercier-Jones Supercraft™ is the world’s first luxury high-performance hovercraft. Agile, fast, easy to pilot, the 2015 Supercraft  is an advanced amphibious vehicle with style certain to draw attention. Mercier-Jones has patent pending technology in its revolutionary propulsion system and hybrid drive train, making the Supercraft the most innovative hand built hovercraft ever manufactured.

 

FEATURES

The Mercier-Jones hovercraft design is inspired by elements of the Bugatti Veyron, Maserati Gran Turismo, Audi R8, but brings its own distinction as the world's first Supercraft.  A low profile body, aggressive front end, and powerful side thrust ports make this the first truly modern hovercraft design. Marine features, such as side decks and an open cockpit, blend with the automotive inspiration to embody the versatility and function of the Supercraft.

THE FUTURE OF HOVERCRAFT DESIGN

AIR CUSHION TECHNOLOGY

Hovercraft are advanced vehicles that can travel over land, water and a variety of terrain in between. They do this by traveling on a cushion of air and essentially fly right above the surface. The air cushion is suspended inside a flexible reinforced fabric skirt which helps compensate for changes in terrain and gives clearance for obstacles.

SEATING FOR TWO

Tandem sport seating provides a comfortable, balanced ride inside the open air cabin. Side decks provide additional seating for more passengers. Lower hull decks make it easier to board from the water, and top decks allow for easy entry from a dock. Recessed side steps make it possible to enter and exit from dry land.

ADVANCED DIRECTIONAL CONTROL SYSTEM

The Mercier-Jones Supercraft not only looks like a high-end sports car, it will perform like one too . The innovative, patent-pending directional control system enables advanced maneuverability in the forward, lateral and reverse directions, so you can stop and go with ease. Intuitive pilot inputs will make flying the hovercraft easy to learn and enjoy.

High-end materials, such as carbon fiber and metal alloys, enhance the state-of-the-art of this hovercraft. Material selection is balanced with smart manufacturing techniques to keep costs down. The Mercier-Jones hovercraft embodies construction techniques from the automotive, marine, and aerospace industries.

HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

A gasoline engine is used to generate electricity for the two independent electric motors of the drive system. The motors enable fine-tuned controlled thrust, while the gasoline engine is optimized for maximum fuel efficiency. A battery pack is used to hold reserve power that can be applied to the motors for quick boosts in performance. The gasoline engine is isolated from the cockpit and outside environment to reduce noise and pollution levels.

HYBRID ELECTRIC DRIVE TRAIN

STANDARD FEATURES

• Air Cushion Hovering system

• Vinyl coated rip stop polyester air suspension skirt

• Vectored thrust directional control system

• Fly-by-wire actuation

• Two 6-blade thrust fans

• Airfoil profile, glass fiber reinforced, polyamide blades

• Cast aluminum fan hubs

• Carbon fiber thrust intake ducts

• Duct wall embedded steel safety rings

• Airfoil directed thrust port

• Light-weight welded chromium alloy tube chassis

• Composite panel hull

• Hybrid gas-electric power train

• Liquid cooled duel rotary Powermax engine

• Dual in-line exhaust mufflers

• Sound isolated engine bay

• Permanent magnet DC generator

• Lithium ion battery pack

• Electric driven thrust motors

 

Interior

• Custom wood and carbon fiber accents

• Tandem 2-passenger seating arrangement

• Comfort suspended  and support bolstered seats

• Custom interior and seat upholstery

• Refrigerated personal drink wells

• Cup holders

• Inner steps for entry and exit

• Side storage compartments

 

Cockpit

• Intuitive pilot steering interface

• Gas pedal

• Reverse thrust (brake) pedal

• Performance gauges

• Android driven central touch-screen display

• Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity

• Hands-free phone integration

 

ADD-ON OPTIONS

• GPS navigation

• Custom trailer and integrated winch

• Custom fit cover

• On-board audio system

• Custom fit seat heaters

• Desert Tundra Package

• Swamp  Tundra Package

• Arctic Tundra Package

 

 

Performance and Maneuvering

 

• Enhanced Supercraft styling

• Carbon fiber body

• Polycarbonate windscreen

• Upper side decks with fiberglass sealed wood inlay

• Grab rails for ease of entry and exit

• Lower side decks with slip-resistant tread

• Attachment points for trailering, mooring, tow and hoist

• Dual chrome exhaust outlets

• LED running lights

• Halogen headlamps

• LED taillights

• Marine navigation lights

 

Exterior

SPECIFICATION

Physical

Length

Width

Height

Dry Weight

Buoyancy

Fuel Capacity

 

Seating

Hull Plow Angle

4318 mm

2159 mm

1219 mm

318 kg

907 kg

38 L

 

 

170 in

85 in

48 in

700 lbs

2000 lbs

10 gal

 

2 Person Tandem

35 Degrees

Performance

Hover Payload

Thrust

Hover Height

Cruise Speed

Range

Est. Fuel Economy

Duration

 

500 lbs

250 lbf

7 in

40 mph

120 mi

12 mpg

3 hrs @Cruise

 

227 kg

1,112 N

20 cm

56 kph

193 km

5 km/L

Drive Train

Gas Engine

Electric Motors

Li-Ion Battery

60 HP

42 HP

48V 64Ah

45 kw

31 kw

 

Amphibious Ability

LAND

FIELD

SAND

DESERT

MUD

PAVEMENT

GRASS

DIRT

GRAVEL

WATER

SNOW

ICE

OCEAN

SWAMP

MARSH

LAKE

RIVER

FLOOD