The first time that it was mentioned in historical record of the principles behind hovering was by the Swedish scientist Emanuel Swedenborg in 1716. But it wasn’t until 1915 that Dagobert Müller actually designed and built the world’s first air-cushion vehicle. experimentison of the hovercraft contuined beyoned the 1910’s. right through world war 2. it wasn’t until the American inventor Norman B. McCreary, who inventing and patenting the “Double-Walled Flexible Skirt”. Which would become the conventional design for the current hovercraft.