Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
Mercier-Jones Supercraft™ — Chicago’s Mercier-Jones Hovercraft announces the company will be delivering their first Mercier-Jones Supercraft™ this spring. Michael Mercier, CEO and Co-Founder confirmed that 10 collector’s edition will be available as soon as May 15th with 50 more units scheduled to be manufactured by October. The company also confirmed that the MSRP of the 2015 Supercraft will start at $ 75,000 / € 54,000. Customers can choose a variety of options to make their buying experience personal and unique. “We are pleased to lift the veil on the future of personal transportation,” Mr. Mercier commented. “The amount of interest we have received since our first public announcement late last year is staggering. These collectable first editions are already highly sought after.”
The Future of Transportation has Arrived
Mercier-Jones has designed a cutting edge, agile, and high-performance hybrid-electric hovercraft that is positioned to revolutionize personal transportation. The patent-pending directional control system makes the Mercier-Jones hover vehicle safer and easier to operate than conventional hovercraft, therefore paving the way to improved search and rescue and even street legal versions in the not-so-distant future. The eco-friendly hybrid powertrain improves performance while reducing environmental impact and noise pollution. With support from key development partners Barger Tech Ltd., Indy Car builder JT Composites, and others, this premium two-seater, supercar inspired hovering vehicle is now speeding to market. “To date, there has never been a more agile and easy to pilot hovercraft than the Mercier-Jones Supercraft, so we think we are going to attract a whole new demographic of hovercraft owners,” added Mercier. With features and designs inspired by the world’s elite supercars like the Audi R8 and Bugatti Veyron, the Supercraft is the car of the future you can drive really fast over land, ice, sand, water and everything in between.
Luxury Vehicle of the Year
The World combined Luxury Goods Market for 2013 was almost $300 Billion annually according to Boston’s Bain & Company’s 2013 Market Study. Mercier-Jones will be striving to penetrate the luxury market with a product that is high quality, personalized, rare and unique with a lifetime of over-the-top customer service. We anticipate Mercier-Jones will have no rivals in the present luxury vehicle marketplace. “I expect you will be seeing some version of our Supercraft in a major film release soon. It’s just too cool to not be in James Bond’s safe-house,” added Chris Jones, COO and Co-Founder.
Features and Specs
With top speeds estimated at over 80 MPH and acceleration that will rival it’s supercar cousins, Mercier-Jones hopes to handily beat the hovercraft land-speed record this summer of 56.25 mph and go after the water-speed record of 86.5 mph. Speed freaks will be interested to know that the Supercraft has 250 pounds of thrust and a thrust-to-weight ratio of 0.208 which is slightly better than the supersonic B-2 Stealth Spirit at 0.205.¹
Current features of the handcrafted Supercraft include hybrid electric drivetrain; liquid cooled duel rotary engine; alternative fuel conversion packages for diesel, propane and natural gas; fly-by-wire control system; carbon-fiber body; light weight chromium alloy frame; halogen lamps; LED running lights; GPS navigation; Android driven cockpit display; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity; hands free phone integration; 4 speaker digital audio system with a sub-woofer option; custom made Formula One inspired seats; refrigerated personal drink wells; 6 color schemes including Gotham Night™; customized wood trim packages including teak, walnut, maple and zebrawood; and personalized monograms. Ejector seats and rocket boosters sold separately.
Founded in 2013, Chicago’s Mercier-Jones has patent pending technology in its revolutionary propulsion system and hybrid drivetrain, making it the most innovative hovercraft manufacturer in the world.
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