At $58000, this real-life golf cart hovercraft is powered by a 65hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine, with its nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan propelling the craft up to 45 mph and 9″ off the ground without harming grass, allowing immediate crossing of a pond or stream to follow-up a cross-water shot. Continue reading for a video and more information.

According to the company, “the fan’s streamlined design minimizes noise, speeds up an 18-hole outing, and conveys four passengers beneath a lift-up roof and two golf bags in an open rear compartment. Motorcycle-style handlebars steer the craft, controlling its patented fly-by-wire reverse thrust system, which provides braking and backwards hovering up to 25 mph – the only hovercraft in the world to do so.

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