Vortex Services (Hovercraft) Ltd


News February 2017


Vortex Services are pleased to announce that having faced stiff commercial opposition from a large number of manufacturers’ we have been selected to supply:-


with its first inshore rescue hovercraft.

More details can be found at http://www.ferryside-lifeboat.co.uk/


The new craft will be based on our very successful MISTRAL class of craft, which will undergo some minor design changes to meet the stringent needs associated with lifeboat rescue work.

Hand over is scheduled for the middle of May. More news about this exciting project will be on this page as soon as it happens.



Race Craft

We have been manufacturing the Vortex Predator and Raptor race craft for a number of years now, these craft have and continue to, win all the major championships in the UK, Europe and World Race series.

These craft have up till now only been available as complete products, however we now feel that the time has come to offer these craft in kit or partial kit form for the dedicated home builder. I must stress that these models are out and out high performance race craft and are not suitable as crusing / leisure craft, we already do have a good range of these type of craft.

The Raptor is a top line F50 or FS craft, the Pedator is a top line F1 craft, we are also now offering a new derivative the Rapidor. This new craft is a size reduced top deck of the Predator with the underneath planning surface of the Raptor, this creates and outstanding craft for F2 or F35, being that bit smaller than its Predator big brother and having the capability to have a lift engine which the Raptor does not.

We have been racing an F35 Rapidor this season and won 9 out of the 10 races at the first meeting, this is a very well behaved craft that will suit the novice and the experienced racer alike.