Navies want to use unmanned surface vehicles (USVs). They will keep boatcrews out of high-risk environments and extend the outreach of surface vessels. There are already 40 prototype USVs on the market globally, ranging from one to ten tonnes in weight. But most R&D in this area is focussed on the USV itself.
Vestdavit designs, supplies and supports tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea. 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 over 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
Vestdavit davits are built around a fail-safe self tension 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.
Since 1975 Vestdavit has supplied over 1,800 davits and side and stern launch systems. We have proven ourselves over more than 30 years use in the North Sea and other harsh environments around the world.
Vestdavit systems need very little maintenance between five-yearly services and only a single operator when in use.
Global support and easy-to-use systems
Vestdavit doesn’t 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 and intuitive, reducing the need for crew training. Vestdavit provides training for all its systems.
Innovation and improved traceability and document handling
When you commission a Vestdavit boat handling system you access the deep experience and engineering knowledge of Vestdavit’s team to focus on getting your specific task right. That team are the world leaders in davit innovations, but they always deliver systems they know from experience will work and carry on working.
Vestdavit solves your documentation problems with a central, web-accessible database and full drawing, certification, service and supply history.
Vestdavit’s tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea widen the operational window for users. Vestdavit systems are the davits of choice globally for navies, coastguards, seismic survey operators, pilot authorities and offshore operators who need to be able to operate small boats safely from larger vessels.
The latest reports suggest that the weight advantages of aluminium davits, long-accepted by coastguards, fast ferry operators and navies, are convincing owners in new markets to look again at structural alternatives to steel.
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.
Vestdavit has manufactured its largest single-point-A-frame davit for over-the-side boat handling.
Vestdavit has begun to focus on how its MissionEase multiple-boat handling system for hangars and mission bays can make boat handling on passenger ships simpler and safer, as a new generation of ice-strengthened cruise ships and expedition yachts seek the spectacular destinations found in adverse environments.
Vestdavit, a company that designs, supplies and supports tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea, has launched a completely new and refreshed website.
Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by shipbuilder Austal to supply its state-of-the-art PLAR-6500 davits to eight new Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) to be built for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry on behalf of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to design and supply extra-long outreach workboat/lifeboat/FRC davits for PGS's 5th generation Ramform new building seismic vessels.