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 lighter weight option is preferred for fast patrol boat applications by the Royal Australian Navy's Cape Class Vessels, the Royal New Zealand Navy, the Danish Navy, the Swedish Navy, the US Coast Guard and others. Furthermore, security-conscious authorities operating fast response craft in the Middle East and South Asia are newly engaging with the benefits conferred by the aluminum davits in the 850-7,000 kg safe working load range offered by Vestdavit.
Every kilo saved in onboard equipment weight can enhance vessel stability and add payload. At 30% lighter than their steel-structured equivalents the aluminum davit brings a tangible stability gain for lighter duty vessels, while also minimizing corrosion and being non-magnetic. Operationally, lower vessel CoG translates into better maneuverability, lower fuel consumption, greater speed responsiveness and an expansion of the ship’s operational window.
|Approvals||DNV. Other class societies on request.|
|Certificate||CE marking according to the Marine Equipment Directive.|
|Optional Equipment||Dynamic Shock Absorber, Wave Compensation System on winch, Hydraulic Wire Puller, Hydraulic Limit Switch, Remote Operated PLC.|
|Power||Hydraulic Power with stored power via accumulators in accordance with SOLAS.|
|Typical Users||Military Inshore and Offshore Patrol Vessels. Law Enforcement Interceptor Vessels.|