UPDATE: We expect the next batch of Bandit 54's to be complete around August 5. Please contact us to get a freight quote to your zip code.

The Bandit 54 is our biggest airdrive, designed for a Vanguard 35/40 hp or Duromax 35 hp engine turning a 56" propeller for maximum thrust. Perfect for mid-sized jon boats in the 1448-1648 range. It's designed to push 2 people plus light gear. Cruise through shallow water with submerged debris and vegetation with no moving parts in the water!
Bandit 54 Specifications
Boats 1448, 1544, 1648, or similar jon boats
Engine Briggs 35 hp, 40 hp hp EFI, Duromax 999 cc, or similar
Propeller 56" diameter 3 blade
Speed 15-25 mph (depending on payload)
Weight 250 lbs
Fuel burn 1.5-2.5 gallon per hour
Bandit 54 Pricing
1. Airdrive kit only (use your own engine*) $4700
2. Upgrade to Powerfin carbon fiber propeller Not currently available
* We are not currently able to offer kits complete with engines, but we can provide recommendations for a couple good engine sources. Duromax 35 hp engines run around $2,000 and Vangaurd 35 hp engines run around $3000. So you can assemble a complete Bandit 54 setup for $7,000-$8,000, comparable to many similarly sized mud motors.

Bandit 54 Airdrive features:
1. Welded steel construction
2. Durable powder coat finish
3. Belt reduction drive reduces tip speed and propeller noise
4. Installs on the transom and rear bench seat of most boats
5. NO moving parts in the water to hit submerged debris or get tangled in weeds
6. Designed for the Duromax, Vanguard, and Kohler big block V-Twin engines.
7. Running gear is all stainless steel and aluminum for superior corrosion resistance

For more details, call us at 817-944-1957 or send us an email!

This is a kit that requires assembly and some knowledge of small engines
Assembly/installation process includes mounting brackets on your jon boat, bolting airdrive frame to these brackets, bolting engine to airdrive frame, installing belt reduction drive and propeller, installing rudders, installing airboat-style control stick, wiring kill switch, running throttle and steering cables. Starter battery and fuel tank not included. Note: depending on the location of your fuel tank, you may also need a 1-3 psi fuel lift pump (not included).

The Bandit 54 airdrive has to ship by LTL freight. Freight is typically between $350-$500 depending on your location. If you can have the airdrive shipped to a business address or freight terminal, this will reduce the shipping cost (Residential delivery with a lift gate adds cost). Also, if you are within driving distance of Katy, Texas, feel free to pick up your airdrive in person! It will easily fit in most pickup beds or small trailers.

Bandit 54 with 40 hp EFI engine installed on a customer's 1648 jon boat, running on late season ice in Wisconsin. The handlebar steering system was a custom upgrade by the customer.

Bandit 54 Airdrive in action on a Lowe 1648 jon boat. This video shows the Bandit 54 with the Vanguard 35 hp engine. This version can plane up to 700 lbs payload (people plus gear)