Since 1975 Bergen-based Vestdavit has supplied over 2,000 davits and side and stern launch systems. We have proven ourselves over more than 30 years of use in the North Sea and other harsh environments around the world.

Vestdavit is a team of committed people with different backgrounds and experience that are all passionate about safe boat handling. Our key focus is on operational effectiveness, safety and the reliability of our equipment.

When we work together with a client, we provide our expertise right through the product development process and follow that with a lifetime service commitment, and we explain the good reasons why self-tensioning and shock absorbing systems ensure crew safety and widen the operational window for users.

Hands on

All of Vestdavit’s team have real hands-on experience with boats and davits. They don’t just think about making products; they think about ways to make boat launch and recovery safer and more efficient for customers. They know the risks and they know the issues, and more importantly, they know the way to mitigate the risks and overcome the problems. Each project requires a different solution. Vestdavit’s team approach will always find the right one.


Listening and collaboration drive innovation forward at Vestdavit, in a conversation that always includes our own specialists, outside experts and our clients. We also always base our innovations on proven technology and the highest standards of safety. From their base in Bergen Vestdavit’s team reaches out through a global network of partners and agents to be close to navies, coastguards and offshore operators all over the world. They speak the global language of safe boat handling and getting the job done when the conditions get tough.

Download cad files

Vestdavit’s digital library of 2D and 3D davit drawings provides a powerful tool for ship designers, allowing them to download CAD files, conceptualize davit installations on board and consider the consequences of their decisions in an easily navigable procedure.

All relevant CAD formats for Vestdavit’s large range of naval, coastguard, commercial marine and offshore davits are continuously updated and available for download as Step files. Once downloaded, the davit drawing including accurate measurements can simply be pasted into a working project.

Vestdavit holds all relevant certifications.
Vestdavit holds all relevant approvals and certifications related to the manufacture, supply and servicing of davits, in line with requirements set out by regulators and best industry practice.

Approved as a manufacturer of launching appliances (davits) by the Norwegian Maritime Authorities, the company also has a MED-D-1412 – QS Certificate of Assessment from DNVGL for Launching appliances using fall and winch (davits) that is verifiable by other classification societies on request. In addition, Vestdavit holds an ISO 9001:2015 Certificate and an Achilles Certificate of Qualification

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Bergen, Norway

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