Vestdavit opens office in the US

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Safe boat handling specialist Vestdavit has responded to a sustained positive trend in North American business levels by opening an office in the United States. The Bergen-based supplier of davits and other boat launching equipment is opening an office in Seattle and says that direct representation will help it build on its existing strong regional […]

CADCAM options for the open-minded


  Design options are best visualized and Vestdavit’s 2D and 3D davit digital library of drawings is putting CAD files where they belong – at the disposal of ship designers for download to include at the concept stage. By being available to ‘cut and paste’ images into main vessel design drawings, those specifying or recommending […]



It is no surprise to learn that Vestdavit will be out in force at Nor-Shipping 2017, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our exhibition stand. It’s been a busy year for the company, with product launches, new quality system certification, strong orders from naval customers, and some interesting refinements in both our product […]

Five-year service for PAPH-10000


The revolutionary SWATH Wandelaar, designed and built by Abeking & Rasmussen for the Belgian Pilots, is a special vessel for Vestdavit, featuring two of our ground-breaking PAPH-10000 davits. The vessel, operated by Flemish Government subsidiary Vloot, has just completed its first five-year inspection and maintenance overhaul in a 12-day drydocking followed by sea trials in […]

Expedition ships to get Mission Ease

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Vestdavit has turned its attention to the way its MissionEase multiple-boat handling system for hangars and mission bays can make boat handling on passenger ships safer and simpler as a new generation of expedition yachts and ice-strengthened cruise ships seek the spectacular destinations found in harsher locations. First delivered to an offshore customer at the […]

PAP-16000 is the new lifting force

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Vestdavit recently completed its largest ever single-point A-frame davit for over-the-side boat handling, as we continue to rise to challenges set by our customers for the launch and retrieval of ever-larger workboats from their ships. The first PAP-16000 davit, which features a safe working load of 16t, will be installed on board a service operation […]

Extreme low weight aluminium

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Latest feedback suggests that the weight advantages of aluminium davits, long-accepted by navies, coastguards and fast ferry operators. are convincing owners in new markets to look again at the structural alternative to steel. The Australian Border Protection recently decided to equip two more Cape Class Patrol Boats with PLAR-6500 aluminium davits from Vestdavit, having already […]

Join the Vestdavit blog

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The Vestdavit blog recently went live and we’re inviting your comments. As always, our aim is to serve the buyers and users of our davits, and for our products and services to be under continuous improvement. Those efforts don’t take place in a vacuum; they need to be based on dialogue with our customers on […]