Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Specifications:
Name: The Spirit Of Lelaina
Hovercraft type: BBV-6
Cruising speed: 25 knots over water
Lift engine: 2 cyl v2 4st 20hp
Thrust engine: Rover 4 cly 113hp
Hull: 2.5m x 5.25m
Lift diameter: 0.6m
Fuel consumption: 0.5ltr nautical ml
Fuel capacity: 50ltrs
Seating: Five to six people
Payload: 600k including pilot
Builder: Magnus Ivanoff of N. Stavsudda Handel AB, Sweden.
Designer: Bill Baker of BBV Hovercrafts.
Video of the hovercraft in action:
Click here to see a BBV-6 hovercraft in action.
Designer of the Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft:
BBV (Bill Baker Vehicles) built its first operational hovercraft in 1973. Bill Baker Vehicles Limited was incorporated in 1978 to supply the growing demand for hovercraft of a similar design to those raced by him in the then infant British hovercraft racing series. Read more about BBV Hovercrafts.