After sales all-time-high

Using original spare parts remains critical to safeguarding the performance and reliability of davit systems and their components, which is why Vestdavit has made it something of a mission to make ship owners aware of the risks associated with third party spares.

When lifting personnel at sea, safety must always be the top priority and one key involves sticking faithfully to the intended maintenance and spares plan set by designers for each davit, according to Henric Collvin, Vestdavit After Sales director. Counterfeit parts have become a running sore across the marine equipment industry, but even generic spares offered as drop-in solutions for equipment in the field pose a risk.

“Third party spares can often look the same, but in most cases their performance will not have been verified as being in line with classification society certification tests,” says Collvin. “In fact, use of non-original spares will invalidate the type approval and certification of the davit.”

He says Vestdavit has therefore been gratified to mark an all-time high in its OEM spare parts sales in the first part of 2018, which demonstrates that the message is clearly getting across. “Boat crew safety must always be the top priority, and we would like to renew our invitation to customers to investigate Vestdavit’s spares parts program: our davits have designed for built-in safety, and their certified performance is based on the use of OEM parts.”

For more information on this topic please contact:

Henric Collvin, After Sales Director, Phone + 47 47 91 15 59, henric.collvin@vestdavit.no