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Custom SAR Coast Guard Hovercrafts.

Hike Metal Products Custom Manufactured SAR CCGH Hovercraft Coast Guard “SAR” Hovercraft – Mission Ready and Deployed”

These two custom built “multi-task” Hovercraft (ACV’s) , Christened the “SIYAY” and the “SIPU MUIN” are utilized by the Canadian Coast Guard for Emergency Response, Search & Rescue, Navigational Buoy retrieval and deployment, and Icebreaking.

The SIYAY carries out duties on the Frazer River Delta British Columbia, its navigatable tributaries, and the Georgia Straits, while the Sipu Muin conducts these similar operations plus ice breaking during Spring thaw on the St Lawrence River and the Gulf.

Hovercraft Details and Specifications:

  • Designer: Westland Aerospace
  • Manufacturer / Builder: Hike Metal Products
  • Crew / Complement: 4 (3 officers, 1 crew)

Hovercraft Dimensions

  • Length: 28.5 metres
  • Width: 12 metres
  • Height: (on cushion)12 meters
  • Full load displacement: 69 tons

Hovercraft Propulsion

  • propulsion: 4 Caterpillar 3416 TTA diesel engines 912 horsepower for lift and propulsion
  • Generators Power: 2818 Kw
  • Propellers: 2 – variable pitch propellers

Hovercraft Performance

  • Top Speed: 72 knots
  • Cruising Speed: 50 knots
  • Military Lift: 22.6 tons of equipment
  • Endurance:  1 days Fuel Consumption:  
  • Fuel Capacity:  8 m3 Fresh Water:  0 m3  

Hovercraft Communications Equipment:

  • VHF FM:  (1x) NAT NTX 138-000
  • VHF AM:  (1x) Collins CTL22

Hovercraft Navigation Equipment:

  • GPS:  (1x) Magnavox MX-400BR
  • Gyro:  (1x) Sperry Rascar C14D
  • Radar:  (1x) Sperry Rascar 1040
  • VHF DF:  (1x) OAR 4400

Hovercraft Deck equipment:

  • Main Hoist:  (1x) Polar Crane
  • Towing Equipment:  (1x) Portable


Custom Built Coast Guard SAR Hovercraft By Hike Metal ProductsCanada Coast Guard Hovercraft, “One of Two”.

Contact Information

HIKE METAL Products Ltd.
Box 698
Wheatley, ON., Canada
N0P 2P0

Phone: 519-825-4691
Fax: 519-825-7572
E-Mail: sales@hikemetal.com