OK, I agree with this
Board & Key Staff
The Rock Hotel
News & Community
Western Mediterranean Businesses
News & Community
November, 09 2015
Hovertravel keeps customers informed on new craft
Hovertravel reports that construction of its two new craft is progressing well. The craft are now recognisable from their exteriors as hovercraft, although obviously updated and more streamlined.
'We are very happy with the progress of the build and we are on plan to have both these two craft in service next year.',' explains Neil Chapman, Managing Director of Hovertravel.
One of the most dominant features on new craft are the larger ducts; the circular covering which surrounds each propeller. At four metres tall, the ducts are made from Carbon Fibre and are 28% bigger than the existing ducts.
Moving towards the front of the new craft, the wheelhouse has been completely redesigned with larger, heated glass windows. Suspended from the main cabin aluminium frame, the wheelhouse is mounted centrally to provide excellent all around visibility for the pilot.
At the very front of the new craft, it is now possible to see the clam-shell covers for the two boarding entrances: one being a ramp and the other being a set of steps. These ingenious clamshells open for boarding and then close to form a weather- -proof seal during the journey, adding to the streamlined poise of the vessel.
Neil Chapman adds: 'As you would expect with such a project, once the craft are built, there needs to be a comprehensive series of trials. Working with Griffon, we plan to conduct these early in 2016 and we will be able to share some of what we will be doing during these trials as they progress.'
View all News & Community
More Stories from Hovertravel
March, 01 2021
Dedicated school flights announced by Hovertravel
February, 22 2021
Hovertravel names Wessex Cancer Trust as charity of the year
September, 08 2020
Hovertravel celebrates partnership with NHS
Hovertravel has celebrated a partnership which has contributed significantly to the local community
August, 27 2020
Hovertravel is a finalist in the Chartered institute of Logistics &...
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Awards for Excellence 2020
August, 18 2020
Hovertravel’s Tourism Superstar officially recognised at virtual...
Lorry Middleton won the public vote to become the nation’s tourism superstar earlier this year
June, 29 2020
Hovertravel thanks our Armed Forces
Hovertravel is using Armed Forces Day (Saturday 26th June) to say thank you to our armed forces.
May, 04 2020
Hovertravel trials Island Rescue for NHS and BBC
Hovertravel is continuing to work closely with the NHS to further develop their Island Rescue service
April, 26 2020
Hovertravel favourite is voted the UK’s Tourism Superstar!
When it comes to brightening up your day, Hovertravel’s Lorry Middleton is often quoted as the perfect tonic.
April, 15 2020
Hovertravel adds 24/7 Island Rescue to critical lifeline services
Hovertravel has created a new way to transport patients across the Solent at any time of the day or night.
Take a look into our evolution
Take a look back in time from 1810
Find out more about our key people