In 2008 the Bland Group acquired Hoverwork Ltd, an Isle of Wight based hovercraft manufacturer. At the same time, Griffon Hovercraft Ltd, another manufacturer based in Southampton, was purchased. In March 2009 these companies were merged to create Griffon Hoverwork Ltd, the world’s leading hovercraft producer, this unification brought together almost half a
century of hovercraft design, manufacture and operational experience, with craft
operating in environments ranging from the jungles of South America to the freezing conditions of the Arctic.