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Seafood specialist selects Vestdavit

Sanford

Vestdavit has won a contract with sustainable seafood specialist Sanford, in New Zealand, to replace the boat launch-and-recovery systems it supplied 30 years ago on three deep-sea trawlers and one freezer trawler with its latest versatile marine davits. Each of the vessels will be supplied with a new PLi-2000 davit to support operations off the […]

Vestdavit deploys augmented reality to enhance remote support

Ubimax

Vestdavit is enhancing its remote support offering with augmented reality software from UBIMAX, the world’s leading provider of wearable technology solutions for enterprises. The platform, named ‘xAssist’, will be used in conjunction with head-mounted hardware ‘RealWear HMT-1’ to provide customers with consistent levels of service when Vestdavit engineers are unable to work on site. After […]

Safe return for painter boom

Painterboom extended

A well-known shipowner with a ‘colorful’ brand recently had a change of heart on the value of the painter system as a tool for safer boat launching and recovery, after early stage operations led it to re-evaluate and request a quick turnaround on the installation of the Vestdavit solution. A fast ferry that recently entered […]

Vestdavit fulfils four-davit order for Trinidad and Tobago coast guard

TT Patrol 58 Rev 2.0 HR

Leading davit supplier Vestdavit has completed the delivery of four boat-handling systems to Australian shipyard Austal. The PLAR-4501-type davits are due to be installed on two Cape-class patrol boats acquired by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to enhance the island nation’s border protection capabilities. The cutting-edge launch-and-recovery systems – part of […]

SOLUSV outgrows the cradle for unmanned boats

SOLUSV

The established method of using an intermediary ‘cradle’ to connect davits and unmanned surface vessels for safe launch and recovery is being challenged by a lighter weight, more cost-effective alternative – the SOLUSV. With applications that range from minesweeping and research to environmental monitoring, inspection and surveying, the unmanned surface vessel has become a utility […]

Safe hands from Female-led production

Vestdavit Production ladies

Earlier this year, Vestdavit took ownership of its principal assembly partner Tritec Production, gaining full control of its supply chain and establishing a stable sourcing platform for its davit systems. Based in Redzikowo, Poland and now operating as ‘Vestdavit Production’, the plant’s four most senior positions are occupied by women, which Managing Director Katarzyna Stańczyk […]

Vestdavit wins contract for US Navy Expeditionary Sea Base duo

Vestdavit 2TDB-7000 with containerized HPU

Leading boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit will deliver the most advanced motion-compensated davits in the world to the US Navy, following orders placed with Vestdavit Inc. by General Dynamics NASSCO to equip two Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ships. The US shipbuilder’s San Diego yard will deliver ESB 6 and ESB 7, the latest […]

Renewed selection HMS Protector

The Royal Navy polar research vessel HMS Protector is equipped with seven davits from Vestdavit. Photo; Courtesy of the Royal Navy.

Vestdavit has brought new fast craft handling capability to HMS Protector, the only Royal Navy ship dedicated to Antarctic Patrol & Survey duties, following an order which once more saw our boat launch and recovery systems preferred for a vessel operating in the harshest conditions. The advanced icebreaker HMS Protector provides a UK presence in […]