Invitation to Lorient for NAVEXPO

Logo Navexpo

In May, Vestdavit will be at NAVEXPO, which takes place at the French Port of  Lorient La Base in southern Brittany. This is the third NAVEXPO for Lorient, and the event has become a busy show for French and international businesses involved from the public and commercial sectors. It is also characterised by interactive business […]

Successful cooperation with Socarenam


Vestdavit’s relationship with specialized French multi-function fast patrol boat builder Socarenam is going from strength to strength, following the renewal of our agreement to work together with this most specialized of shipbuilders at the beginning of 2018. What is more, there are many exciting projects ahead. Boat launch and recovery Socarenam’s success centres on vessels […]

Always ready for the US Coast Guard

US Coast Guard Baltimore Yard crest

The platform Vestdavit is building for further success in the US is being broadened through our deliveries to the US Coast Guard. We recently completed factory testing of another PLA-2000 rescue boat davit for the Coast Guard, which has since been dispatched to the USCG Yard in Baltimore. This is the eighth PLA-2000 davit delivered […]

US Army Corps’ first F-10000 Davit

The compact F-10000 davit undergoing factory tests in Poland, in preparation for its delivery to the US Army Corp of Engineers in 2019

The first compact F-10000 work boat davit ever to be specified by a US-based customer has successfully completed factory testing in Poland, ahead of installation in the early part of 2019. The contract, which also represents a breakthrough for Vestdavit with the US Army Corp of Engineers, calls for the retrofitting of the 10,000 kg […]

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 […]