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Descendants of the original invention


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 and this business (Hovertravel)  continues to flourish as part of the Bland Group.  Some of our team worked on the development of the Hovercraft when it was being pioneered as a concept by the British Hovercraft Corporation and their knowledge and experience is being applied in the new product development programme in operation today. We are the design authority for the original and subsequent British Hovercraft Corporation designs and we have a unique library of hovercraft related knowledge.

Griffon Hoverwork Limited was born out of the acquisition and merger of Griffon Hovercraft and Hoverwork by the Bland Group in 2008, uniting almost half a century of hovercraft design, manufacture and operational experience.

We have been able to apply investment in lean manufacture, product development and after-sales service and due to the excellent support from our customers we have trebled the size of business.

Our mission is to provide leadership in the design, manufacture and operation of hovercraft and provide our customers with products and services which enable them to readily achieve their objectives.

  

 Image top right: Sir Christopher Cockerell testing his hovercraft design.                                                    Image bottom right: The first production hovercraft in the world, the SRN5.

Images are courtesy of The Hovercraft Museum

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Our Address

  • Griffon Hoverwork Ltd.
  • Merlin Quay, Hazel Road
  • Woolston, Southampton
  • SO19 7GB
  • United Kingdom
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