The Bland Group acquired Griffon Hoverwork in 2008, enabling investment in the latest thinking in lean manufacture, product development and after-sales service. The mission was to be the world leader in hovercraft design, manufacture and operation and provide customers with a service that is second to none.
The company structure has been established to keep costs and overheads to a minimum and this is reflected in the prices of the craft.
Griffon Hoverwork Ltd has more than 150 hovercraft in service over 35 countries worldwide, ranging from the jungles of South America to the freezing conditions of the Arctic. More of the company’s hovercrafts are operation with the military, paramilitary, commercial and rescue sectors than any other manufacturer.
In the commercial role, Griffon hovercraft are used for passenger ferries, survey work, civil engineering support, mobile medical clinics, search and rescue and logistics. The hovercraft are also in use by navy, army and paramilitary clients worldwide and their applications include coast guard patrol, amphibious assault, fast attack, mine counter measures, policing & customs, logistics, medical evacuation, crash rescue, and commando missions.
Griffon hovercraft are also operated by rescue services around the globe, from airport rescue and engineering support to ice rescue and mobile medical clinics.