Full functional test of new PAPH-7000 davit


Vestdavit has recently performed a full functional test of its newest and most advanced PAP davit, the PAPH-7000 davit. This compact single-point davit is fitted with an anti-pendulation device and can safely launch and retrieve boats up to 7 tonnes in weight in sea state 6. A long series of these davits has been ordered for a new class of OPV being built for a major navy with significant territorial waters to patrol and protect.

The davit has a docking head to secure the boat during swing in/out of davit. The davit is fully computer controlled with direct feedback from the cylinders and winch and can be controlled remotely. This davit has all Vestdavit’s normal safety features including self-tensioner, shock absorber, wire puller and end stop.

The end-user of the davit has been fully involved in the design and development process of the new davit. Designing this davit was a challenge due to space constraints, as the davit needs to be placed in a ship recess, where the door opening is lower that the davit head. Vestdavit designed a tri-hinged davit with pre-programmed sequences to overcome this challenge.