180mph Seaglider ‘flying ferry’ concept backed by Brittany Ferries

Part hydrofoil ferry, part electric plane, the Seaglider could slash Channel crossing times by 78% according to its designers.

A radical flying ferry concept that can fly at speeds of up to 180mph is being touted by Brittany Ferries as the future of passenger ships.

The operator this week announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Boston-based start-up REGENT (Regional Electric Ground Effect Nautical Transport) that could see the first Seaglider carrying up to 150 passengers from the UK to France in 2028.

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