The world's first passenger and mail The world's first passenger and mail hovercraft service commenced on 20th July 1962, between Rhyl and Moreton, Wirral.

Rhyl and Moreton were chosen because of their flat beaches; the service was scheduled to run up to 12 trips a day. However, they achieved this on 6 days only. In total, the service ran on only 19 days out of 54, mainly because of strong winds, high seas and the continual failure of the rear lift engine. The service was discontinued 14th September 1962.service commenced on 20th July 1962, between Rhyl and Moreton, Wirral.


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