Like all hovercraft the 93-B differed from repulsorcraft in that it rode on a cushion of air, which was created by lift engines and contained within a flexible skirt. While not as fast or maneuverable, hovercraft could handle environments which were hazardous to repulsorlift use.
The 93-B was used by the galaxy's megacorporations and the Galactic Empire to transport personnel and supplies. A two-man crew operated the craft (although a single pilot could manage on their own) in a command compartment separate from the passenger area. Both were independently sealed and pressurized so that a breach in one compartment did not endanger the other.
The hovercraft's skirt was reinforced with thin plates of duralumin, which not only prevented normal tearing but made it resistant to weapons fire. However the 93-B was not meant for actual combat, and while theoretically it could mount weaponry installing the necessary wiring to control it threatened the integrity of the compartments.