The E-SERIES single pivot gravity davits are specifically designed for safe and efficient launch and retrieval of totally enclosed life boats. It is intended for long term, reliable operation in harsh and hazardous marine and offshore environments. The davit system is designed in accordance with latest Solas and classification society requirements. The davit is intended for lifeboats/ rescueboats on ships and similar installations where single point swing-out davit arms offer the optimum solution for launching conventional lifeboats/ rescueboats.
The davit system comprises two davit arms, a davit structure and an electrically powered winch operating two wire falls. The winch is deck mounted. The lifeboat is normally boarded in the stowed position.
The Single Pivot Gravity (SPG) Davit is based on a well known concept. Swing out and lowering is done in one continues movement and the lifeboat is launched in the minimum time. The winch brake is released by the operator on deck or from within the lifeboat. When the brake is released, the davit arms will swing out and the boat is then lowered to the water. The operation can be stopped at any time by engaging the winch brake.
Optional approval, according to latest SOLAS, for rescue function
The system provides:
Gravity lowering of the loaded life boat independent of external power supply.
Retrieval of life boat with crew of three persons with electric power.
Retrieval of the life boat by manual hand cranking.