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This website and our FaceBook page have a mission to raise the profile of hovercraft – too many people think hovercraft died out in the 1970’s, so we aim to explain all the many and various ways that hovercraft are used.
Uses for Hovercraft
Hovercraft save lives, during and after flooding events – alas, global warming has increased the frequency of flooding disasters, and raw sewerage in flood waters can spread disease. Hovercraft also save people from drowning when they get stuck in mud, or fall through ice.
There are many commercial applications for hovercraft – they save money, particularly in areas where boats or other vehicles cannot reach, such as inter-tidal areas, or areas where the water is shallow and runs fast. Uses include fish farming, shell fish farming, mosquito control, bridge construction and maintenance, power line and pipe line installation and repair, as SuperYacht tender, rental and resort entertainment, surveying, UXO detection, access at low tide, or for use in fast running waters, for border patrol, anti smuggling etc