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Passenger and Commercial Applications

Operating in a wide variety of applications, from passenger services through to survey work and engineering support


The main benefits of Griffon hovercraft for the commercial role are: the ability to travel at high speed over a wide variety of surfaces; the reliability and low maintenance running costs of the modern diesel engine; the simplicity but ruggedness of construction; the ease of operation and maintenance; the high degree of manoeuvrability; and the capability of fitting the craft out in a wide variety of configurations.

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  • Passenger Ferry

    Conventional passenger craft often have to slow down on waterways because of the amount of wash or wake they produce at speed. Griffon Hoverwork craft produce virtually no wash or wake at high speed, which authorities and environmentalists consider as highly important. Journey times are also reduced. Our hovercraft can travel on rivers, tidal estuaries etc. which cannot be navigated by conventional vessels, opening services that before were inaccessible.

    Passenger Ferry from Ryde, Isle of Wight to SouthSea, Portsmouth
  • Hydrographic & Seismic Surveys

    All our hovercraft can be equipped with hydrographic and seismic survey equipment. The Griffon hovercraft allows the operator to carry out studies in the shallow water areas, normally inaccessible by any other means. Much time is saved since the craft is not restricted by tidal considerations.

    Our hovercraft can operate in areas which are inaccessible to conventional craft, Griffon hovercraft safely extend the areas for seismic surveys.

    Hydrographic & Seismic Surveys
  • Engineering Support

    Our Hovercraft are used across the globe in an engineering support role. Wherever there are difficulties in providing vital ship to shore services for engineer work such as dredging, cable and pipe laying in shallow water and marginal terrain. Griffon's hovercraft can provide a round-the-clock solution. Not having to rely on harbours, Griffon hovercraft can be based on unprepared beach or shore line. When not providing support to offshore equipment, they can offer an essential emergency rescue service.

     

    Engineering support and survey work

Contact Information

Our Address

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