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Davit systems

Boat handling systems from Vestdavit are designed and tailor-made for launch and recovery of boats in difficult conditions at sea. Hydraulic shock absorbers, and other high quality technology, ensures safe, efficient and reliable davits. Our range of davit systems 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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KNM Maud

PAP-6000 davits for the Royal Norwegian Navy`s largest ship

Royal Norwegian Navy’s biggest ship to date, KNM Maud, lands in Norway fully equipped with innovative MOB boat launch and recovery system courtesy of Vestdavit. A high profile example of the continuing preference of navies and coastguards…

training

New training package success in theory and practice

The scope of user training available from Vestdavit now takes in hands-on davit use, following the commissioning of a new quayside A-frame unit at a demonstration area at our  Bergen headquarters. A three-day Vestdavit boat launching and…

oscar dyson

Performance consistency critical for NOAA

Uniterrupted boat launch and recovery capability day-to-day is critical for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) western fleet as it goes about its seasonal mission work to support research in the Northern Pacific. The…

Why choose Vestdavit

  • Global support

    You don’t just get a davit system, you get safe boat handling for life. Vestdavit has a global service network ready to perform annual inspections and service work, backed by a well-developed replacement parts system, which ensures rapid and timely delivery of replacements.

  • Reduced crew training

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

  • Improved traceability and document handling

    Your documentation problems are solved with a central, web-accessible database and full CAD-drawing, certification, service and supply history.

  • Innovation that works

    When you commission a Vestdavit boat handling system, you get access to the vast experience and engineering knowledge of our team who will focus on getting your specific task done right. Our team are world leaders in davit innovations, but always deliver davit systems we know from experience will work and carry on working.

  • Increased time on task

    Tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea, widen the operational window for your crew.

  • Improved Safety

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

  • Reduced maintenance costs

    With focus on reliability and ease of maintenance in our davit design, you benefit from simpler, less frequent maintenance and fewer replacement parts needed.

  • Proven reliability

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

  • Reduced operating costs

    The davit systems need very little maintenance between regular services every five years, and only a single operator is needed when the davit is in use.

  • The best choose Vestdavit

    Davit systems from Vestdavit 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 conditions.

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