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Vestdavit

What we do

Vestdavit designs, supplies and supports tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea. Our range of boat handling systems and davits are the first choice of navies, coastguards, seismic survey operators, pilot authorities and offshore operators who need to operate small boats safely from larger vessels.

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Davit designs for download

Vestdavit’s digital library of 2D and 3D davit drawings is providing a powerful tool for ship designers, allowing them to download davit CAD files to include in their vessel conceptualisation files on a ‘cut and paste’ basis. Vestdavit’s…
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Royal Navy prefers PLR-5000 for latest OPV duo

The UK Ministry of Defence has given the go ahead for BAE Systems to build two further Royal Navy ‘River Class’ offshore patrol vessels, in a move that signals good news for Vestdavit. The contract brings the total number of River Class…
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Fully prepared for Polar Code

IMO safety standards are a minimum: entry into force of the Polar Code from January 2017 holds no surprises for Vestdavit, which has exceeded the new standards for many years. A combination of climatic and economic conditions saw the number…

Why choose Vestdavit

  • Global support

    Vestdavit doesn’t sell davits, we sell safe boat handling for life. Vestdavit has a global service network ready to perform annual inspections and service work, backed by a well-developed spare parts system which ensures rapid and timely delivery of spares. Our web-based database enables clients to acsess the current maintenance, class and statutory status of their davits at any time, in addition to drawings and manuals.

  • Reduced crew training

    Vestdavit systems are easy to use and intuitive, reducing the need for crew training. Vestdavit provides training for all its systems.

  • Improved traceability and document handling

    Vestdavit solves your documentation problems with a central, web-accessible database and full drawing, certification, service and supply history.

  • Innovation that works

    When you commission a Vestdavit boat handling system you access the deep experience and engineering knowledge of Vestdavit’s team to focus on getting your specific task right. That team are the world leaders in davit innovations, but they always deliver systems they know from experience will work and carry on working.

  • Increased time on task

    Vestdavit’s tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea widen the operational window for users.

  • Improved Safety

    Vestdavit davits are built around a fail-safe self tension system, a shock absorber to take peak loads and an end stop which all ensure crew safety while handling boats in demanding conditions.

  • Reduced maintenance costs

    Vestdavit focuses on reliability and ease of maintenance when designing systems. Users benefit from simpler, less frequent maintenance and fewer spare parts needed.

  • Proven reliability

    Since 1975 Vestdavit has supplied over 1,800 davits and side and stern launch systems. We have proven ourselves over more than 30 years use in the North Sea and other harsh environments around the world.

  • Reduced operating costs

    Vestdavit systems need very little maintenance between five-yearly services and only a single operator when in use.

  • Because the best choose Vestdavit

    Vestdavit systems are the davits of choice globally for navies, coastguards, seismic survey operators, pilot authorities and offshore operators who need to be able to operate small boats safely from larger vessels, whatever the condotions.

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