Flexible davit system boosts efficiency
Vestdavit is introducing a flexible davit system that will offer single and dual point boat handling capability to ships that need to launch several boats over a short period, even in high seas.
The 2TDB-7000 davit system features dual point sliding booms, adjustable boat cradle and hook distance capability. It also includes a dual winch system with independent, synchronised control, with each winch featuring a constant tension system for wave compensation and PLC ‘downstop’ to prevent overtravel.
Other features that enhance both safety and efficiency include self-levelling capability for boats/hooks in both directions, independent shock absorbers and an integral ‘anti two block’ system to prevent hook blocks from coming into contact with booms.
Safe boat handling is further ensured by a painter system automatically controlled by davit swing/winch movements, which allows the operator to concentrate on boat movements assured of the painter’s correct outreach and tension in all boat positions.
It is constructed in weight-efficient high tensile steel and is fully available for work even beyond sea state 5.
The system is controlled with ease by a single operator and can handle RHIBS, USVs, AUVs, 11m length Navy RIBS and work boats of up to 14t, plus leisure craft.
The high-efficiency unit is entirely compatible for use with the Vestdavit MissionEase system but is also ideal for refits where mission bays are not an option: the system can also be mounted on open decks that feature an extra foundation frame.
By Rebecca Jeffrey
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