Seajet 1979-1980

« Mesdames et messieurs, nous venons FOILBORNE »

This was the triumphant announcement heard on 29 April 1979 in Brighton Marina.  The English translation which followed might not have been much more enlightening:

“Ladies and gentlemen we are FOILBORNE”

The announcement was made on the first voyage of the Seajet hydrofoil service between Brighton and Dieppe.  This was an exciting new adventure setting out from an exciting new marina.  The high-speed vessel, the Normandy Princess, was underway.

Courtesty of The Keep, Brighton ACC 12085
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