The all new Griffon 995ED is a fully amphibious hovercraft capable of carrying a maximum payload of 995kg, or up to eight persons, at high speeds over a variety of surfaces.
The very large and accessible main compartment has outfit options for many different roles such as search & rescue, surveying, passenger ferry or military operations.
The latest innovation in manufacturing techniques ensures that the hovercraft is extremely light-weight whilst maintaining the trademark Griffon robustness. The dimensions of the craft are such that it can be road trailored with the side bodies deflated.
The extremely light-weight and efficient hull is constructed from marine grade aluminium alloy and designed to comply with ISO 12215-5:2008. Either side of the hull are flat inflatable sidebodies to which the skirt is attached. This innovative system significantly improves the working area compared to hovercraft of a similar size whilst maintaining the ability for them to be deflated for transportation.
The 995ED is supplied as standard with a GRP wheelhouse over the operators' position giving weather protection to the front seat and controls. The cabin can be fitted out in a number of role options including additional seats, stretcher hold-downs and equipment tie-down points.
Unique to the 995ED are its 2 standard hybrid power modules containing a proven and world-wide supported 85kW Ford Tiger diesel engine driving a highly efficient integral lift fan and electric generator. If one power module is inactive, the craft can be operated (with reduced performance) on the other alone.
Have you seen the 995ED in action over ice and snow?