Designed, engineered, and manufactured under our BS EN ISO 9001:2000 accreditation, Welin Lambie and Fairbanks Morse Defense offer a comprehensive range of davit systems for commercial / merchant marine applications. The Welin Lambie davit range incorporates the latest requirements from SOLAS and can be offered with certification from all recognised authorities.


    All SARBE/H/F range are designed for a 20° list and 10° trim conditions, ABS certification is standard and other classification societies are available on request.

    SASD 1.8/2.0 A

    The SASD davits are designed for shore-based operations for inshore rescue boat stations and for training purposes. These davits are provided with both power hoist/lower as well as full manual operation. Falls Tensioning is also provided to allow all weather operations.

    Many of these davits are installed in remote locations and operate in adverse weather environments. Operations are sometimes conducted with rescue volunteers so the attention to simplicity and minimal maintenance have been designed into the system. Davit head and area lighting is fitted to the davits as well as vandal proof guards.


    SASD 1.8/2.0 A

    SARBE 8 A

    The SARBE series offers a low installation impact and features both electric hoist with gravity lowering, power/hoist and power lower options. The slewing is by electric motor and / or manual operation.

    The Sarbe 8A is a self-contained all electric slewing davit that has a safe working load of up to 1,600kg and can be supplied with a fixed slewing radius of 3.2 to 5.6M. Changes in the overall height of the davit can be considered for restricted installation.

    For weight sensitive applications like fast ferries the SARBE F version is available in a high-quality marine grade aluminium and stainless steel for superior durability.


    SARBE 8 A

    SARBE 8 C

    The SARBE series davit offers further variants including the “C” version that allows both the vertical post and winch to remain stationary whist the arm rotates providing 360° operation.

    This unique davit design is for restricted installation envelopes and allows the davit to be placed against the vessel structure or at the deck edge. The davit has a “zero” tail radius.

    The SARBE 8 C is a self-contained all electric slewing davit that has a safe working load of up to 1,400 kg / 3,086 lbs.


    SARBE 8 C

    SARB 1.0/1.3 A

    The SARB (E/H) 1.0A & 1.3A offers both electric and hydraulic operation and is supplied with a self-contained power pack with accumulator with a safe working load of up to 1,400 kg / 3,086 lbs with a 70° slew angle.

    The standard winch is power hoist / gravity lower with power lower / hoist is available as an option.


    SARB 1.0/1.3 A


    The Single Point Pivot (PIV series) offer a range of self-contained or modular davits. The PIV series are fully approved systems designed for SOLAS, 20° list and 10° trim conditions. For weight sensitive applications, the PIV series can be offered in high quality marine grade aluminium as well as all electric versions.

    PIV 1.0 A/PIV 1.6

    The PIV 1.0 and 1.6 have a SWL of up to 1000 kg / 2,204 lbs and 1,600 kg / 3,527 lbs respectively. These Davits are suited for integrating into both new construction and existing vessels, with the PIV 1.0 offering a total Davit weight of 730KG. For weight sensitive applications PIV davits can be offered in high quality marine grade aluminium

    Meeting the latest requirements of SOLAS, the davit’s is provided with an anti-pendulum frame that interfaces with the Rescue boat and can be supplied with optional:

    • Falls tensioning
    • Shock absorbers
    • RIB docking frames
    • Integrated boat stowage
    • Davit head lighting
    • Integrated diagnostic / system monitoring.

    PIV 1.0 A


    PIV 1.6

    PIV 3.0/4.0

    These Davits have a SWL of up to 4,000 kg / 8,818 lbs. The PIV 3.0/4.0 davit is a self-contained davit system. Meaning all davit components are provided on a single skid. The Palletization of the davit system greatly reduces the installation impact and minimises the installation envelope.

    The PIV 3.0 / 4.0 is available with options that include shock absorbers, falls tension and anti-pendulum frame that interfaces with the rescue boat. Approved to the latest SOLAS requirements this davit can be equipped to also meet the RO-RO regulations.


    PIV 3.0/4.0


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