The Future of Hovercraft - Now

Mercier-Jones has brought modern design to the hovercraft so we can share the thrill of these vehicles with everyone!
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$4,076USD
raised of $50,000 goal
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This campaign started on Jul 26 and closed on August 22, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
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Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 22, 2012
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  • $1USD
    Everyone Gets a Ride!

    You'll get to ride one of the first Mercier-Jones hovercraft! The goal is to make the future of hovercraft a reality for everyone! Every backer will get to enjoy and experience the thrill of this hovercraft! You'll also get your name proudly displayed on our website as a backer. Rides will be available at our home base and at hovercraft events around the USA.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    3 claimed

  • $15USD
    A Render for You

    Choose your color scheme and get a signed print of a Mercier-Jones hovercraft rendering! Keep the image where you can see it as you anticipate your ride on the future. ($1 level rewards included)

    Estimated delivery: September 2012

    1 claimed

  • $25USD
    Wear Your Support!

    You will receive an exclusive "I Backed the Future" T-shirt along with the $1 level rewards. Show off this awesome T-shirt design and the awesome fact that you have made the future of hovercraft possible!

    Estimated delivery: September 2012

    18 claimed

  • $45USD
    A Longer Ride

    You'll get a 15min ride on a Mercier-Jones hovercraft with at least one advanced maneuver like a 360 spin! You will also receive a print, T-shirt, and your name on the website.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    6 claimed

  • $65USD
    Hovercraft Developer

    Become a part of the development team by receiving your own plans for building the MML1 "Red Bench" hovercraft. The MML1 is a proof of concept prototype for a simplified hovercraft lift system, so there is no thrust or controls. The design is not refined, but with these plans, you can build the version we made, and work with us on refining it! We've included formulas and tips to help you advance. ($45 level rewards included)

    Estimated delivery: September 2012

    1 claimed

  • $80USD
    Hovercraft Pilot

    Pilot the Mercier-Jones hovercraft for 30 minutes. This is not just a ride, you get to fly it! An instructor will ride along with you and give you training and tips on controlling the vehicle. This is what it’s all about, piloting the future! Of course, you'll also get a t-shirt, print, and your name on the website.

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    3 claimed

  • $100USD
    Hovercraft Pilot and Developer

    Become a pilot and developer! You'll get the MML1 plans, the 30 minute pilot session, the t-shirt, print, and your name on the website under "Top Backers".

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    5 claimed

  • $150USD
    Facility Tour

    You get to peek behind the curtain and look under the skirt of the hovercraft during a hands-on facility tour. Come see the research and development center, and learn how to work with carbon fiber! ($100 level rewards included)

    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    0 claimed

  • $250USD
    A Piece of History

    Keep a part of hovercraft and transportation history forever. You’ll get a carbon fiber piece of a Mercier-Jones hovercraft body panel mounted and identified on a 5x7" plaque. Hang this on your wall and show it off to all your friends! ($100 level rewards included)

    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    1 claimed

  • $350USD
    Inner Circle

    Become a part of the Mercier-Jones Inner Circle. You’ll get updates on new vehicle models and types in development, before anyone else. Experience an inside scoop on the design and build process. You’ll get priority access and position on waiting lists for this and any future Mercier-Jones vehicles. And to top it off, you’ll get 2 piloting sessions on this hovercraft and every Mercier-Jones vehicle to come! ($150 level rewards included)

    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    3 claimed

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