A Griffon 2000TD craft was received in Quebec by the Canadian Provincial Government, in September 2012.
Québec's maritime transport organisation, Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) is operating the 2000TD in the area of Saint Augustine in North East Quebec. The purpose of the hovercraft is to support the local community by improving a transportation network in the area. The craft is required to operate all year round, in winter temperatures often below -30°C. During periods of ice build up, the craft provides the only transport between the village to the local airport, it also provides a back up emergency rescue service if required.
The Canadian Coast Guard have operated Griffon hovercraft for over two decades, during extreme weather conditions. When officials recognised the benefits of Griffon hovercraft and the services they provide, they selected them to supply STQ.
The Griffon 2000TD hovercraft is built to international classifications and capable of carrying up to 20 passengers and crew plus cargo either inside the craft or on its side decks at speed, in excess of 30 knots over ice, snow, water and land. The Griffon 2000TD hovercraft also benefits from being transportable on a flat bed truck and can also be fitted into open ISO containers to reduce shipping costs.