Vestdavit Combat-Effective Boat Davits and Handling Systems
Vestdavit designs, supplies and supports tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea. Its davits get boarding parties in rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) away and safely back on board in extreme conditions. Its range of boat handling systems and davits are the first choice of navies, coastguards, seismic survey operators, pilot authorities and offshore operators who need to be able to operate small boats safely from larger vessels.
Since 1975, Bergen-based Vestdavit has supplied more than 1,800 davits and side and stern launch systems. They have proven themselves over more than 30 years’ use in the North Sea and other harsh environments around the world. Self-tensioning and shock absorbing systems ensure crew safety and widen the operational window for the users. Vestdavit’s key focus is on operational effectiveness, safety and the reliability of its equipment.
Effective interception and boarding for navies
Meeting the needs of navies and coastguards is at the heart of Vestdavit’s business. We understand the patrol and interception environment and the special needs of warships and patrol vessels. That has made us the first choice boat handling system provider for navies and coastguards around the world.
Our davits are reliable when you need to deploy raiding, rescue and interception craft in conditions when everyone else has run for shelter. A Vestdavit davit allows you to launch and recover boats swiftly, silently and safely. Your boarding operations become more effective and safer using Vestdavit boat systems and davits.
Patrol vessels pose a special challenge for all marine equipment. We develop davits to be light, compact, and resilient and have a high degree of redundancy so they will keep working, even when parts of the system are immobilised. That is why navies and coastguards globally specify Vestdavit systems for their high performance vessels, from the largest US aircraft carriers to the fastest and most nimble offshore patrol vessels.
Davits with fail-safe self-tensioning system
Vestdavit davits are built around a fail-safe self-tensioning system, a shock absorber to take peak loads and an end stop, which all ensure crew safety while handling boats in demanding conditions.
Reliable davits and reduced maintenance costs
Vestdavit focuses on reliability and ease of maintenance when designing systems. Users benefit from simpler, less frequent maintenance and fewer spare parts needed.
Vestdavit systems need very little maintenance, between five-yearly services and only a single operator when in use.
Safe boat handling systems
Vestdavit does not just sell davits, we sell safe boat handling for life. Vestdavit has a global service network ready to perform annual inspections and service work, backed by a well-developed spare parts system which ensures rapid and timely delivery of spares.
Vestdavit systems are easy-to-use, reducing the need for crew training. Should any training be required, Vestdavit provides for all its systems.
Improved traceability and document handling
When you commission a Vestdavit boat handling system or davit, you access the deep experience and engineering knowledge of Vestdavit’s team to focus on getting your specific task right. That team are world leaders in davit innovations, but they always deliver systems they know will work and continue working.
Vestdavit solves your documentation problems with a central, web-accessible database and full drawing, certification, service and supply history.
Call Rolf Andreas Wigand or Atle Kalve to discuss how Vestdavit can enhance the operational effectiveness of your warships and patrol craft.
Products and Services
Vestdavit has fitted the 93m-length Olympic Shipping offshore supply vessel with a PLR-3601 davit to help support the continuing humanitarian crisis.Read more
Vestdavit is carrying out the delivery of two PL-3600R davits to a new pair of 105m-length advanced offshore patrol vessels (AOPVs) for the Sri Lankan Navy.Read more
The Vestdavit-produced PLAR-4000 has received load testing at the end of October.Read more
Vestdavit and Hukkelberg Boats are now working together to create new business prospects in the boat manufacturing sector.Read more
Vestdavit is due to present its solutions at the Work Boat Show, taking place in New Orleans, US, and the Marintec event in Shanghai, China.Read more
Latest reports suggest that aluminium davit weight advantages are swaying owners in new markets to look again at the structural alternative to steel.Read more
The SWATH Wandelaar vessel, which features two of Vestdavit's ground-breaking PAPH-10000 davits, has completed its first five-year inspection and maintenance overhaul.Read more
Vestdavit has produced its largest single-point-A-frame davit for over-the-side boat handling.Read more
Vestdavit's MissionEase multiple-boat handling system for hangars and mission bays has the capability of making boat handling on passenger ships easier and safer for new-generation expedition yachts and ice-strengthened cruise ships sailing in extreme conditions.Read more
Sustained low oil prices, changing safety rules and new vessel operating scenarios require more flexibility from Vestdavit's boat handling systems than ever before. We believe our new identity captures the agility now required of marine equipment suppliers.Read more
Vestdavit is the first choice for navies, coastguards, customs, seismic and offshore energy operators who need to launch and recover boats on board ships working in tough environments.Read more
NORWAY-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has designed a multiple-boat handling system which will the process safer and simpler.Read more