20 October, 2015

Neoteric Hovercraft: A Great Promotional Tool!

Yes, we're in business to sell hovercraft. But did you know that the Neoteric hovercraft is the most popular hovercraft out there for helping other businesses sell their products and services?

During our 40 years in business, a wide variety of businesses around the world have used Neoteric's hovercraft in commercials and events to promote their products and services. A few examples are Disney World, LaBatt's Beer, Germany's Lord Extra Cigarettes, Brazil's Hollywood Cigarettes and, of course, Bubba Watson's Bubba's Hover, which was created to promote products sold by his sponsor, Oakley.

So, Neoteric doesn't just sell hovercraft ... our hovercraft can sell anything!

Watch the latest commercial featuring the HoverTrek, for GMC Certified Service ...

Advertising agencies & businesses:
Could a hovercraft help you promote your product or service?

16 October, 2015

Neoteric Hovercraft to star with Rae Sremmurd on MTV

No doubt about it – a Neoteric hovercraft is the next level of cool. That’s why the media keep us so busy. What’s up next? Move over, Bubba's Hover - the Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart has been chosen to star in the pilot episode of an upcoming new MTV show that will feature the new, unusual and cutting edge.

The series will be hosted by the wildly popular hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd (“Ear Drummers”, backwards) composed of two brothers, Khalif “Swae Lee” Brown and Aaquil “Slim Jimmy” Brown.

Neoteric’s Law Enforcement Liaison/Flight Instructor Steve Stafford recently took a Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart to California to fly it in the pilot episode filmed at a golf course in Pasadena, California near the Rose Bowl. Check out a few photos ...

Steve Stafford advises the film crew as they install GoPro cameras on the Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart to be featured in the show's premiere ...

Stafford and Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy Brown go over final hovercraft flight plans with the production crew ...

A drone films the Neoteric Hovercraft Golf Cart as Steve Stafford flies the MTV show's hosts Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy Brown over a water hazard on the golf course ...

After experiencing hovercraft flight - and 360 degree spins - the new MTV show's hosts, Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy Brown, may now be more into hovercraft than hip hop! ...

The name of the MTV series and its premiere date are a big secret, but we'll keep you posted. 

In the meantime, check out the full photo gallery of the filming …

12 October, 2015

Neoteric Rescue Hovercraft Saves the Day

The Neoteric Rescue Hovercraft owned by the White River Hazleton Volunteer Fire Department has served them well since they purchased it in 2011. The Department operates a dive boat, but needed a hovercraft to let them access areas a boat can’t reach. White River Hazleton protects the main fork of the White River in southern Indiana, which drains 70% of the state, and they provide mutual aid into Illinois as well.
Mark Ellis of the White River Hazleton Fire Department pilots their Neoteric hovercraft on the Wabash River last year as his Department assisted Neoteric with advanced flight training for the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department.
The Department’s hovercraft has successfully completed numerous difficult rescues along the White and Wabash Rivers … here’s an article about their most recent success …

Mt. Carmel Register
Oct. 7, 2015
by Marcus Smith

Hovercraft called in to rescue stranded boat

MOUNT CARMEL- Wabash Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) had to call in Hazleton’s White River Water Rescue and its hovercraft to rescue a stuck pontoon boat on the Wabash River Monday morning.

Shawn Lane, of Fairfield, and Bill Woodall, of Albion, went out to do some fishing before having engine troubles and becoming stuck south of the boat ramp by Twin Rivers Restaurant.

Woodall said the motor stopped running and the pair drifted down river until they became stuck.

Gerald Brooks, WEMA coordinator, said the depth of the river was so shallow that they couldn’t get a rescue boat close enough to the stranded craft to help.

“Not the best thing to do, going out on the river when it’s this shallow,” he said.

Initially, Brooks thought the people might have to be pulled from the craft, and a plan would have to be devised further down the road to tow the boat in.

“The boat might have to sit there for a while,” Brooks said.

White River Water Rescue from Hazleton, Indiana was called in to assist with its hovercraft.

Mike Ellis, White River Township Fire Chief, said the plan was to raise the motor on the pontoon boat out of the water, get the boat floating downstream and tow it to a downstream boat ramp.

After raising the motor out of the water the boat began to drift down river before hanging up on another set of rocks.

The passengers of the boat could be seen rocking the boat back and forth trying to break free. 

When that didn’t work, a tow rope was thrown from the pontoon boat to the hovercraft.

With one of the passengers of each craft holding on to the rope, the hovercraft was used to break the pontoon boat free, and then tow it to a private boat ramp downstream.

Read how Mike Ellis and first responders around the world use their

22 July, 2015

Hovercrafters help feed hungry children

Yes, hovercraft are fun, but they also serve the greater good – and not just in rescue operations.

Organized by the Hoverclub of America, a group of hovercraft adventurers will come together on July 29 for a unique 500 mile Hover for Hunger journey up the Wabash River to raise funds and awareness for charities combating childhood hunger in Indiana.

One of the charities that the Wabash 500 Hover for Hunger will benefit is the food pantry of the Goshen Middle School. A similar program at South Vigo High School in Terre Haute will also benefit from the funds the hovercrafters raise.

These are kids that are identified by their teachers or counselors as being at-risk of going hungry when they go home over the weekend. Through the program, once per week the kids are sent home with enough nutritious food to supply them with weekend meals,” explains Dave Reyburn, Hoverclub President and organizer of the trip. “The food pantries are stocked entirely by donations from local churches, individuals, and grants when available.”

All participants are covering the costs of their trip, and 100% of the proceeds raised through donations will go to the charities. If you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause, click here and then click on the “Donate Now” button under the graphic. 

The participants will be flying hovercraft from a wide variety of manufacturers, including Neoteric. They’re coming from all over the United States to participate, and even from as far as Australia.

Their trip will cover the entire navigable portion of the Wabash River. The downriver trip has been done by boat, but never by hovercraft and never upriver. Reyburn explains, “This will be the first attempt ever to complete the entire journey by hovercraft in one go. The hovercraft is ideally suited for navigating the shallows, sand bars, rapids, log jams, buried debris, and low head dam and shoals found along the Wabash.

If you’d like to meet up in person with this amazing group of people, you can see their full travel agenda at the bottom of this page. They’re launching the trip at 8 a.m. Wednesday July 29 from Old Shawnee Town, Illinois 10 miles south of the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers, and ending it around 5 p.m. Sunday August 2 in Fort Recovery, Ohio.

“We hope to cover about 100 miles per day, stopping at many towns along the river to raise awareness and tell the story of our journey,” says Reyburn, “This is hovering with purpose.”

This is a great opportunity for you to “pay it forward”!

Your donation will help feed a hungry child …