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It’s about learning from each other - with a common objective of making this work

Neil Chapman, Managing Director, Hovertravel


“Barclays has offered much more than anybody else has done in the past. We’re very proud of our relationship”.

Neil Chapman, Managing Director, Hovertravel

  • Hovertravel is the world’s longest running commercial hovercraft service providing critical infrastructure between the Isle of Wight and the mainland
  • Established in 1965, Hovertravel is the fastest way to cross the Solent. Used by 1m passengers a year, the crafts support tourism and the local economy
  • Recognising Hovertravel’s ambition to invest in the company’s future and embrace new technologies, Barclays provided asset finance to help bring two new ‘first in class’ crafts into the fleet
  • This unique transaction required a deep understanding of the business, allowing a strong partnership between Barclays and Hovertravel to form
  • By drawing on knowledge from similar sectors and our expertise in Accessibility, Barclays took a wider holistic view of the business suggesting further enhancements to improve the customer experience
  • As the new, more efficient crafts come into service, the relationship between Hovertravel and Barclays is also in full flight and continues to gain momentum


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