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Vestdavit rides orders wave on naval ramp-up amid security fears

Naval forces are engaged in massive renewal of their fleets amid escalating maritime security threats and turf wars over natural resources – and this is driving increased demand for davit systems to deploy boats for rapid military response. Norwegian davit supplier Vestdavit saw its sales surge to a record Nkr 165 million ($19.2 million) last […]

Ulstein newbuild makes splash with new davit concept

Newbuild cable-laying vessel Nexans Aurora will be making waves in more ways than one when it hits the water shortly – as it will also mark the launch of the next generation in boat-handling systems. The state-of-the-art newbuild, now in the final stages of construction at Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft, has been designed specifically to […]

‘Devil is in the detail’ for davit systems

Getting it right in the design phase is critical to the performance of boat-handling equipment and cutting corners can prove costly. The efficiency of a davit is determined by the sum of its moving parts and a failure of any one of these components can have fatal consequences – so eliminating such pain points early […]

Management System Certificate – Vestdavit Production Sp.z o.o.

Vestdavit are very excited to share that our production facility in Poland – Vestdavit Production – has received ISO 9001 accreditation from DNV-GL. The accreditation demonstrates Vestdavit’s commitment to excellent quality management and is a significant milestone for Vestdavit Production since it was incorporated into the Vestdavit Group just under a year ago. The certification […]

Battle stations for boat-handling systems

The reliability of davits used to launch rapid-response craft from a naval vessel can mean the difference between success and failure of a military or humanitarian mission. The clock is ticking. Timing is critical. As is the covert Nato mission in the dead of night to intercept suspected armed pirates en route to attack a […]

Vestdavit wins contract for new U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker

Leading boat-handling systems manufacturer Vestdavit Inc. has won a tender with Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi to supply marine davits for the United States Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The 460-foot vessel will support U.S. operations in Arctic and Antarctic waters. Two HNFE-5000 davit systems from Vestdavit will launch and recover the Coast […]

Quality remote support via Augmented Reality

As lockdown restrictions re-emerge, Vestdavit is fully ready to offer remote support for the engineers servicing its marine davits, using state of the art augmented reality technology from UBIMAX. Working with ‘RealWear HMT-1’ head-mounted hardware sent to Vestdavit’s Polish production plant, UBIMAX ‘xAssist’ software has proved itself invaluable in overseeing Factory Acceptance Tests from the […]

Vestdavit wins contract to supply six French Navy vessels

Leading marine-davit manufacturer Vestdavit has secured a contract with shipbuilder Socarenam to supply fast rescue boat davit systems for six patrouilleurs d’outre-mer (POM) vessels for the French Navy. The 80-metre-long ships will serve as part of the Navy’s POM programme, providing surveillance and protection for France’s extensive exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which includes parts of […]

Vestdavit wins long-term service agreement with NOAA

Leading boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit has secured a far-reaching frame agreement to provide service, support and spares for the variety of marine davits it has supplied to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA operates a fleet of research and survey vessels that conduct a wide variety of missions, including oceanographic […]