Inflatable ferry carries five tons
Slovenia-based Hovercraft has announced an inflatable Ferryboat, which it says can be used for everything from flood rescue to transporting five tons of construction equipment, produce and animals. Prices start at just under R90 000, which includes aluminum ramps to allow loading the ferry from just about any firm surface, an electric pump that inflates the boat in minutes, a 3,7 kW electric outboard motor that is good for four knots and a solar cell to load the boat’s battery. Hovercraft said the ferry has a five-centimetre draft, is basically unsinkable and will not tip, and expects to start shipping the Ferryboat sometime next year. Inset: The Ferryboat before it is inflated.