From Boats of the Norfolk Broads
In the 1950s and 60s, Ripplecraft produced a fleet of very distinctive craft, most were centre cockpit with a raised bows. There are still several around on the Broads as private craft.
Christopher Cockerell, the owner of Ripplecraft is also famous as the inventor of the hovercraft, which I believe was actually an experiment to reduce drag on the cruisers by pushing air under the hull, but I cannot confirm this!
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