The Norsafe HD- davit is specifically designed for safe and efficient launch and retrieval of Norsafe free fall lifeboats. 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 system is based on a hydraulic driven jib cylinder system (2 off cylinders) and a lifeboat winch (operating with two wire falls).

The system provides:

  • Free fall launch of the fully loaded lifeboat.
  • Free fall launch of the fully loaded lifeboat with 20º list and 10º trim, completely
    independent of any power supply.
  • Controlled launch of the fully loaded lifeboat, with the ships el. power available,
    controlled from onboard the ship.
  • Recovery of the boat including crew of 3 persons. (Recovery of the fully loaded
    boat is possible).




Structural steel


S355 or equivalent

Outfitting steel


S235 or equivalent

Paint system


Sandblasted to Sa 2.5, painted with 1 x 50µ DFT Zink Epoxy Primer

Optional painting according to customer requirement




Max Lifting


SWL 9000kg max. Adjusted to actual boat weight.

Lifting speed Lifeboat


Approx. 0-5 m/min at max load

Maximun operational list and trim


±20° / ±10°

Operational temperature range


-20°C to +50°C

Winch data





Hydraulic driven. SOLAS Approved

Power consumption



Total power consumption max load lifeboat


Power supply


380V to 420V and 690V / 3Ph / 50Hz
440V to 480V and 690V / 3Ph / 60Hz

Heating element


220V in motor

Typical specification - subject to revision according to customer requirement.
All products are subject to continuous review. Norsafe reserve the right to change specification without prior notice.

Tel: 6515 0030 | Fax: 68720864
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Reg. Name: Norsafe Singapore Pte Ltd
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