Safe speed at sea

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Speed at sea
As the vessel cruises free from drag of the water, it can sustain speeds easily double that of current very fast ferries. The passenger arrives at the destination in half the time and twice as many round trips can be scheduled during the same period. Furthermore, there is less infrastructure and personnel necessary for on-board catering and entertainment.
Quiet operation despite high performance
The HF features a very large lift fan and oversized air propulsion fans. This allows them to move lots of air much slower and more efficiently than in competing crafts of similar speed range. There is no energy wasted on generating the loud high pitch sounds that are often associated with machines featuring small fans stressed for performance. Therefore, coastline communities or regulators will less likely object to passing lines or stop-over ports for the HF.
Weatherproof
As the HF does not rely on planing the crest of the waves in any operational regimen, the hull is designed to maintain stability in higher sea states than is customary for flying boats or very fast ferries. Furthermore, as the collective pitch of the lift fan, and not just the throttle, determines the skimming height, higher sea states do not ground the HF; they just require more fuel to cross. A more dependable service attracts a loyal commuter base.
Comfort despite sea state
As the HF stays out of reach of the waves during cruise, the risk of seasickness is dramatically diminished. The ride on the air cushion is as smooth as a silk. This should attract even the most sea wary customers.
Shoreline friendly
As, during cruise, the HF generates no wake, there is no danger for erosion of the nearby embankments.