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12000TD Production Update

New Hovercraft for Solent Crossing


Construction work of two new vessels is underway for the Southsea-to-Ryde route at Griffon Hoverwork.

The two new 12000TD hovercraft for Hovertravel are capable of carrying 88 passengers and will enter service in 2016. 

 "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.

Neil 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.'

For further information and images on the new craft click here.

Contact Information

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  • Griffon Hoverwork Ltd.
  • Merlin Quay, Hazel Road
  • Woolston, Southampton
  • SO19 7GB
  • United Kingdom
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