The Sports hovercraft has arrived
hover in style
Amphibious. stunning. hybrid.
VonMercier blends cutting-edge hovercraft and hybrid-electric vehicle innovation with luxury, high-performance technology.
The result is the world’s first luxury sports hovercraft.
Hovering gives a new meaning to off-road capability. Grass, gravel, pavement - whatever you prefer.
Air cushion hovering allows you to seamlessly transition from land to water. Explore and play in the shallows and the deep.
Discover that hidden cove. Slip effortlessly ashore for a day on the beach or a sip from the bar.
AIR CUSHION HOVERING
The Arosa sports hovercraft is an amphibious vehicle that can travel over land, water and a variety of terrain in between. It does this by traveling on a cushion of air and essentially flying 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.
ADVANCED DIRECTIONAL CONTROL SYSTEM
The Arosa is the most maneuverable personal hovercraft in the world. The innovative, patented directional control system enables advanced maneuverability in the forward, lateral and reverse directions, so you can stop and go with ease. Intuitive pilot inputs make flying the hovercraft easy to learn and enjoy.
A FUTURISTIC YET CLASSIC DESIGN
The low profile body, aggressive front end, and powerful side thrust intakes make the Arosa the first truly modern hovercraft design. Marine features, such as side decks and an open cockpit, blend with automotive supercar inspiration to embody the versatility and function of this luxury sports hovercraft. At a glance you can sense that Arosa is ready for action.
HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
High-end materials, such as carbon fiber and metal alloys, enhance the state-of-the-art of the Arosa. Material selection is balanced with smart manufacturing techniques to keep costs down. The Arosa sports hovercraft embodies construction techniques from the automotive, marine, and aerospace industries.
SPORT 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.
A high voltage battery pack provides power to three independent electric motors of the powertrain. The motors enable fine-tuned controlled thrust and steady lift. Faster than an IC engine could supply it, the battery pack can apply power to the motors for quick boosts in performance for acceleration and maneuvering.
The electric powertrain also greatly reduces noise and pollution levels.
As was tested on the prototypes, future versions may include a gasoline generator for range extension.