ADVANTAGES OF GRIFFON HOVERCRAFT
All Griffon Hovercraft are fully amphibious, i.e. they will travel over deep water, shallow water, land, sandbanks, mudflats, rapids, small rocks, weeds (i.e. water hyacinth) and any reasonably flat surface.
All Griffon Hovercraft are constructed to the highest exacting standards. Their design and construction complies with both the British Hovercraft Safety Requirements as issued by the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and with the IMO Code for Safety for High Speed Craft. Griffon Hovercraft Limited also supply craft classed by Lloyds and other classification societies.
From the smallest to the largest model, all Griffon Hovercraft are powered by well-proven diesel engines, make use of elevators and movable water ballast systems for fore and aft trim control, are built solidly with an aluminium hull and GRP deck with separate buoyancy compartments between the aluminium under-hull and the deck, which makes them virtually unsinkable.
Griffon Hovercraft are currently operating in all types of climates: - In the Arctic and Antarctic, in the Tropics and in Temperate climates. They are equally popular in rich sophisticated countries (U.S.A., Canada, Sweden, U.K.,) as in emerging nations (Nicaragua, Thailand, Nigeria, Malaysia, India, Lithuania, Estonia, etc.).
Griffon Hovercraft Limited’s Quality Assurance system has been fully approved by the British Ministry of Defence in meeting the requirements of the International Standards Organisation (ISO 9002).
Griffon Hovercraft Limited became the first company in the world to install diesel engines in small to medium-sized hovercraft and led the world with other innovations such as ducted propellers, skirt shift control systems and significantly lowering noise levels.
SUMMARY OF GRIFFON HOVERCRAFT ADVANTAGES