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Class will follow the Vestdavit standard

A new voluntary certification standard covering the davits used to launch and recover workboats and tenders is in its final review with DNV GL. For Vestdavit, the new standard promises not only clarity on davit performance, but recommendations that align closely with some of the design features that we have long argued lead to safer […]

No substitute for the ‘VestWinch’

In bringing its largest ever singel point davit to market, with a 16-tonne loading capacity, Vestdavit recently showed once more how a decision taken years ago continues to pay dividends in setting itself apart from the competition. At the heart of our latest PAP-16000 is the most powerful winch developed in-house, whose 50 m/min handling […]

US patent confirms MissionEase originality

Securing a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for our MissionEase boat handling solution for mission bays offers a clear signal to the maritime and offshore industries that the intellectual property rights behind Vestdavit innovation are strongly protected. MissionEase has been widely acknowledged for its originality. Added to the patent safeguard we already have […]

PLi-2000 is ready to go

A strong market position looks assured in the fishing and ferry sectors for the Vestdavit PLi-2000, the newest addition to our davit range whose delivery to shipyards with all equipment already fitted and fully shop-tested has been turning heads. The fully hydraulically-operated, single point A-frame davit is capable of a SWL of 2000kg and is […]

After sales all-time-high

Using original spare parts remains critical to safeguarding the performance and reliability of davit systems and their components, which is why Vestdavit has made it something of a mission to make ship owners aware of the risks associated with third party spares. When lifting personnel at sea, safety must always be the top priority and […]

Upcoming exhibitions

The second half of 2018 includes some of the most important international events in the Vestdavit conference and exhibitions calendar, at two shows which address key market segments for our davit solutions: ONS Join us in Stavanger 27-30 August 2018, at one of the offshore oil industry’s leading events. The biennial conference and exhibition attracts […]

SOLUS brings flexibility to USV handling

Demand for Unmanned Surface Vehicles is growing fast but, despite the variety of USVs available, launching and recovery options from ships remain limited and inflexible. In response, Vestdavit has worked with hook specialist H. Henriksen AS, to bring the innovative SOLUS system to market, bringing USV handling in line with the most advanced boat launch […]

Docking head advantages seen and believed

As an aid to boat launch and recovery the davit docking head remains innovative and, with its triaxial anti-pendulation device and compact design, the head used for Vestdavit’s latest PAPH-type, single point davit for fast rescue daughter craft is certainly state-of-the-art. However, we are also mature enough to acknowledge that as a concept, the docking […]

MissionEase shortlisted for prestigious Safety at Sea Award

Vestdavit is both proud and excited that its unique MissionEase boat launch and recovery system for mission bays has been shortlisted by judges at this year’s prestigious and popular Safety at Sea Awards 2018. MissionEase has been shortlisted in the Best Safety Product of the Year (hardware) category, where the Safety at Sea panel of […]

Adventures with MissionEase

If cruise ship orders have been the icing covering an otherwise uninspiring orderbook cake, then expedition ship orders have surely been the cherry on top. More than 20 ‘adventure’ cruise ships or yachts were reckoned to be on order at the end of 2017. Expedition cruisers may be topping up calories at a shipboard bistro […]