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Griffon Hoverwork Limited


+44 (0)2380 686 666


+44 (0)2380 686 686


Hercules House
Merlin Quay
Hazel Road
SO19 7GB
United Kingdom


Hovercraft, Maritime, maintenance, spares, warranty Cargo, Equipment, stores, Deck Equipment, Fire Fighting, electrics, electrical, design, engineering, navigation, communications, Auxiliary, Surveillance, Monitoring, Border Control, Detect & Respond Equipment, Design, engineering, Ancillary, rescue, aid, humanitarian, weapon fit, armoury, defence, security, surveys, studies

Contact Name:

Nick MacLeod-Ash

Contact Position:

Marketing & Sales Director


Sustainable excellence in hovercraft, marine and related innovtative technologies.


Griffon Hoverwork Ltd (GHL) was established in the 1970s shortly after our sister company ‘Hovertravel’ was formed. Both companies were then taken over by the Bland Group in 2009. GHL is at the forefront of hovercraft development and has been involved in the manufacture and operation of hovercraft all around the world. Our customers "fly" our hovercraft in all 5 continents and we support over 180 GHL craft in over 41 countries.

Our purpose is to enable our customers to engage in tasks in some of the most diverse and inaccessible areas of the world, from the jungles of South America to the frozen seas of the Baltic and Arctic. Tasks include search and rescue, border security, river patrol, flood and airport crash rescue, passenger ferry operations, survey work, cargo carrying missions and littoral military operations. Despite our customers' diverse requirements, they all have one thing in common - a need to access areas where conventional marine craft cannot go.

The people at Griffon Hoverwork have a long history of working in the Hovercraft Industry. The founders of the business set up the world's first hovercraft operation, alongside Sir Christopher Cockerell who invented the hovercraft in 1954.

GHL continues to innovate and develop new IPR, for example, the 995ED which uses hybrid technology and has a number of patents associated with it. This craft could be used within multiple sectors effectively, particularly search and rescue.

GHL’s work force is able to utilize their skills and create diversified products from flexible water tanks to hovering cricket pitch covers. This ensures that their skill set is continually developing. Our existing customer base is regularly supported by our training and product support team who travel around the globe to deliver first rate customer service.


After Sales Support

All of our hovercraft are supported through life, can be supplied with 12 or 24 month warranties.

Configurable Craft for Multi-Purpose Use

A forward load area with a bow ramp which will allow a Land Cruiser type of vehicle or other cargo to be transported.

Electric and Hybrid Drive System

 Offering new technology and services

Navigation and Communication Systems

 Electronic systems used on board for navigation and communication 

Surveillance, Border and Range Patrols

 All our craft are available with differing levels of survellience platforms 

Search and Rescue

 A covered area behind the load area configured to carry personnel which can also be adapted for other purposes such as a medical care

Crew Configurations

Crew accommodation facilities on board for extended missions.

Military and Paramilitary Configuration

All our craft are available with differing levels of ballistic protection to suit our clients' requirements.

Professional Consultancy Services

Our expertise spans areas such as route analysis, business planning, terminal design, crew development, engineer training and a broad range of after sales services.

Design and Engineering Capabilities

Offering new technology and services


Training provided for both pilots and maintenance crews

Research and Development

Continuous customer support in correctly configuring scientific services

Charter Hovercraft

Supporting hovercraft chartering operations in differing roles

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