New Zealand Navy turns to Vestdavit for hands-on experience


Boat handling technology from Vestdavit is playing a central role in The Royal New Zealand Navy’s drive to operate Realistic Working Environments (RWE) at its new Devonport Naval Base training facility, Auckland, which is set to open in March. RWE uses ‘like for like’ equipment to that installed on board RNZ Navy ships, working within […]

Vestdavit agrees dive boat cooperation with Hukkelberg


A new cooperation with specialized diving boat manufacturer Hukkelberg Boats brings together two like-minded companies renowned for innovation, in an informal partnership that both believe will generate new business opportunities. The new associates aim to work together in forthcoming projects involving dive-boats, ROVs, wind turbine support vessels and crew transfer boats, with each recommending the […]

PLAR-4000 plays role in NZ seamanship excellence

PLAR-4000 NZ seamanship

Load testing was completed at the end of October in Ruakaka on the PLAR-4000 davit from Vestdavit that will grace the New Zealand Navy training centre at their Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, which is due to begin full operations in 2018. The Auckland facility is a major commitment to the Navy’s ‘Reclaiming seamanship excellence’ […]

Delivery of first davits to Sri Lanka Navy

Sri lanka

The hand-over of SLNS Sayurala, the first of a new pair of 105m length Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPVs) for the Sri Lankan navy built by Goa Shipyard in July, was a cause for major celebration at Vestdavit. We are delivering two PL-3600R davits per ship, each with a Safe working load of 4 tons […]

Olympic Commander keeps Vestdavit alongside for Med rescue mission


The deployment of Olympic Commander as Norway’s new contribution to Mediterranean patrol and rescue operations also extends the support being offered by Vestdavit to address the continuing humanitarian crisis. The 93m length Olympic Shipping offshore supply vessel took over from Siem Pilot earlier this year to meet Norway’s commitment to the Operation Triton project. Siem […]

New After Sales Director on-board

Henric Collvin

Vestdavit is strengthening its after sales team and has hired Henric Collvin as After Sales Director to provide a lead. With a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from Chalmers University of Technology Henric joins us from a previous position as Tender Project Manager for Technip FMC, which puts him in a very good […]

Upcoming exhibitions


Vestdavit will exhibit at the Work Boat Show in New Orleans and at Marintec in Shanghai, both of which events take place late November and early in December, and both of which are key events in the Vestdavit calendar. Please accept an open invitation to come and see us at the Vestdavit booth if you […]

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 […]