This Hovercraft was Chartered by Carillion Rail in April of 2006 to provide safety cover for the award winning Leven Viaduct deck replacement project.
The viaduct is on the Leven Estuary in Cumbria, and as such, is in an intertidal area. The hovercraft provided a valuable asset. 2 months into the project, Carillon requested that a rib be on site to back up the hovercraft during high winds (which can restrict hovercraft operations). Hovercraft Services continued on the project until its completion in October 2006.
Since this initial contract, Hovercraft Services Ltd has gone from strength to strength, with a varied selection of ribs both open and cabin from 4m to 12.5m, small survey / dive catamarans 10m and 12 m.