Two generations of hovercraft meet for the first time

Two generations of hovercraft met for the first time on Thursday 18th February 2016.

Hovertravel’s existing craft, Freedom90, was used as part of a Griffon Hoverwork trials programme to support the testing of the propellers on the first of Hovertravel Ltd.’s new craft.

This will provide valuable test data to enable the new craft to successfully receive the required certification before entry into service later this year.

The exposed sand banks just off Ryde on the Isle of Wight is an ideal location to put the new craft through its paces.

Freedom90 was the perfect candidate for conducting these tests, having been in operation for almost three decades.

Hovertravel currently have 2,900 day returns on sale for £5.00 between the 20th and 29th February. Today, Friday 19th February 2016, is the deadline date for taking advantage of this offer. Customers can book in advance online through the Hovertravel website at or using the Hovertravel app with promotional code LEAP29 to unlock this special offer.