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Free-fall davits

Davits for free-fall lifeboat systems for offshore

VIKING Norsafe free-fall davits provide rapid evacuation using a skid launch - guaranteeing that lifeboats enter the water well away from the ship or offshore installation. And the hydraulic winch systems streamline lifeboat launch and recovery.

The free-fall davits are manufactured in-house at VIKING Norsafe facilities and designed to suit the full range of our VIKING Norsafe free-fall lifeboats. Take a closer look at the range and don't hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions.



    Key features of VIKING Norsafe free-fall davits

    • Uniquely designed to meet existing interface with optimised structures reducing weight impact on the host installation or ship.

    • Typically designed to meet SOLAS and NORSOK requirements

    • Alternatives for ATEX or IEC EX specifications for operation in hazardous zones

    • Designed for safe maintenance and operation in offshore and marine working environments

    • Special solutions available for extreme high or low temperatures

    • Project-specific solutions for retrofit

    • Designed and manufactured at VIKING Norsafe facilities




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    H-/HD - free-fall davit series

    Davit typeDavit fit boat typesSafe working load
    HD-30GES-30 MKII9300 kg
    HD-35GES-3512000 kg
    HD-40GES-40 MKII13500 kg
    H-160GES-40 MKII/GES-40 ULS   16000 kg
    HD-45GES-4522000 kg
    HD-50GES-50 MKIII26500 kg
    HD-52GES-52TBA

    SW - free-fall davit series

    Davit typeDavit fit boat typesSafe working load
    SW-45GES-4522000 kg
    SW-50GES-50 MKIII                      26500 kg
    SW-52GES-5230000 kg

    Building a new vessel or platform?

    When making boat and davit choices for newbuildings, there are plenty of design and maintenance strategy decisions to make – as well as regulations to be aware of. And short-term savings in the first phase can quickly evaporate as operational realities take over.

    VIKING offers unbeatable safety and convenience with a well-deserved reputation for solving the challenges our customers face. Choose the world’s best boats and davits – we’ll take care of the rest.

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