Giant hovercraft lands on a Russian beach


Give or treat yourself to a subscription to Boats in Motion print + digital and for only 39 euros a year you get the magazine at home plus read it on your PC, smartphone and tablet. With a sea of advantages.

It sounds like a movie but it’s all true: a huge Russian Navy hovercraft, landed on a crowded beach during a quiet day at sea. Panic and confusion but also a hint of awareness, because the area is recognized as a military area, and has long been marked as not swimmable. So the real question is: Why were all those people quietly in an off-limits area?

Still, the video is impressive: the hovercraft, Zubr Class and 57 meters long, lands without even trying to decelerate on a crowded beach making its way through people without, fortunately, causing any injuries. Needless to emphasize the stir, including media, that the affair has caused; for while it is true that the beach was interdicted, it is also true that only by sheer chance did not result in death in a at least impetuous landing of the behemoth




Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Are you already a subscriber?

Sign up for our Newsletter

Join the Sailing Newspaper Club

Powerboats, its stories, from small open to motoryachts. Sign up now for our free newsletter and receive the best news selected by the editorial staff each week. Enter your email below, agree to the Privacy Policy and click the “sign me up” button.

Once you click on the button below check your mailbox



You may also be interested in.

GALLERY The forest of forgotten fishing boats

Imagine walking through the forest and suddenly finding yourself in front of–a fleet of fishing boats! It would be … rather strange, to put it with English phlegm. And it is in England, in Bristol Leigh Woods (near Bristol) that