Fast ferry operator SpeedFerries has signed a four-year lease on part of the old Hoverport at Dover's Western Docks, previously used by Hoverspeed. SpeedFerries have already commenced a program of preparation and refurbishment of the site and hope to start operating from the Hoverport before Easter 2007.
Following the forthcoming move, SpeedFerries will be the only Dover based ferry operator to offer exclusive port facilities at both its Channel ports, Dover and Boulogne. Customers will be able to access the exclusive SpeedFerries facilities at the Hoverport without passing through Dover and will avoid the heavy traffic in and around the Eastern Docks.
As with Boulogne port, SpeedFerries will be offering shopping & catering facilities in Dover as well as easy access to an exclusive SpeedFerries check-in area.
SpeedFerries founder and CEO Curt Stavis, says, "I am delighted to have secured new port facilities which will enable us to provide an even faster and more convenient service. The port will be used exclusively by SpeedFerries and is ideal for a passenger vehicle service.
The combination of the fastest ferry crossing - just 55 minutes - and exclusive port facilities with no freight traffic creates optimal travel conditions for SpeedFerries' customers. The improved operational set up is also the perfect platform for expansion."