What Are Boat Davits and What Are Their Functions and Uses?

Boat davit is a very helpful machine like object which is placed on the decks of boats and ships. Davits usually are big and small in size depending on the size of the boat or ship it has been placed on. These boat davits are very helpful to have them on because they can lift heavy weight items and even can lifts emergency boats to be kept hanging on them.

Boat davits were also loaded on ships which use to carry small boats with them; this has helped a lot in the shipping industry. There are many sizes of davits built on orders and there are companies which manufacture these davits, whether you need it in a small size just to fit in your own personal boat or even on huge ships which are much big in size.

These davits are built in usually four types of category which can fit into different sizes of deck space. They are as follows, Gravity roller track davit or GRA, Single pivot gravity davit or SPG, Free fall davit or FFD and Quadrantial davit or QD. All of these different kinds of davits are made for different options and space size.

Usually davits for small personal boats and rescue boats are small in size and are made of stainless steel; the good thing is that these davits are built to hold objects which are heavy in weight. Davits have been the most common type of boat lifts its just that is has another name attached to it, but almost davits and boat lifts are the same. In older days when there was no source of electricity, there were manual boat lifts which required manual labor to operate on it, the function of the lifts or davits is almost the same, it is just that now a days these boat lifts or davits work on electricity as well. These davits are built in good quality and there are little chances of customer complain.

Davits usually have two legs or arms attached together and one arm works as a pivot point and the other arm installed or bolted on the deck and the other arm can also swing around in 360 degree motion which is quite a helpful option it has. These arms are also attached with stainless steel cables which are very strong and do not break easily unless it is properly cut through.

Whether you want to install your davit or boat lift on deck or sea wall, this should be your choice as you know what type of place you have and where can you easily install it, there is nothing in particular that where these davits should be installed but you should remember where ever you are installing these davits that ground area must be strong enough to hold the davits, because they are used to lift heavy objects so the ground must be strong enough to contain the davits.