A high-speed craft (HSC) is a high speed water vessel for civilian use, also called a fastcraft or fast ferry. The first high-speed craft were often hydrofoils or hovercraft, but in the 1990s catamaran and even monohull designs have become popular. Most high-speed craft serve as passenger ferries, but the largest catamarans and monohulls also carry cars and even buses and freight. Hulled designs are often powered by water jets coupled to medium speed diesel engines. Hovercrafts are usually powered by gas turbines or diesel engines driving propellors and impellors.