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Battle stations for boat-handling systems

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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 […]

New Launch and Recovery System for Unmanned Craft Proved in Testing on Norway’s West Coast

SOLUS, a new Launch and Recovery system for unmanned craft has been proven in testing that took place on Norway’s West Coast. The SOLUS system is the result of a long and successful collaboration between two of Norway’s most recognizable maritime brands, Vestdavit and H. Henriksen. SOLUS is a cost-effective and compact equipment fit for […]

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 […]

Vestdavit wins contract to supply six Australian Navy patrol boats

Illustration of Australian Navy Patrol boat

Vestdavit wins contract to supply six Australian Navy patrol boats Leading davit supplier Vestdavit has secured an agreement with Austal Australia to deliver twelve boat launch-and-recovery systems for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The marine davits will be installed on six new Cape-class patrol boats (CCPBs), under construction for the Navy at Austal’s Henderson shipyard […]

Vestdavit to deliver advanced boat-handling systems to U.S. Navy

Vestdavit Inc., the US operation set up by industry-leading davit supplier Vestdavit, has won a contract to deliver boat launch-and-recovery systems to two Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessels belonging to the United States Navy. Currently under construction by global shipbuilder Austal at its yard in Mobile, Alabama, the EPFs will assist the Navy’s military and […]