THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT COMPANY
The world’s largest manufacturer of recreational and light commercial small hovercraft. BHC Hovercraft have been developed over the course of more than 30 years. Producing on average 100 quality craft each year and shipping world wide, to private clients and our distribution networks now covering 4 continents.
In 1997, BHC team members also discovered a passion for racing these awesome machines, and it’s impossible to exaggerate how much it has taught us – both from our own successes and failures and the help, input and advice from the super-talented enthusiasts and designers who compete in the sport. Racing really is at the forefront of small hovercraft design so various wins in national events including the challenging 'Coastal Series' championship was a real high-point, as we raced over beaches and tides in physically demanding endurance races.
In 2008, we thought we'd achieved the 'big one' when two of our personal hovercraft crossed the English Channel from Dover to Calais, passing through the busiest shipping lane in the world. The hovercraft then cruised home, taking under an hour each way and using only three gallons of fuel for the entire trip. No small hovercraft had managed that feat before and we were very chuffed with ourselves. In 2010 we did it again, this time with 2 people on board! Yet again the 2 way crossing was completed, this time with our chief pilot Benn Bristow on board - just to prove the first time wasn't a fluke!
It's this spread of knowledge from building personal, commercial, corporate events and race-winning hovercraft that make the BHC range the most accomplished recreational hovercraft available anywhere in the world.