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davit

a cranelike device, usually one of a pair, fitted with a tackle for suspending or lowering equipment, esp a lifeboat

davit

[′dav·ət]
(naval architecture)
A fixed or movable shipboard crane projecting over the side or over a hatchway, which hoists and lowers boats, anchors, or cargo.

davit

A movable crane, 1 that projects over the side of a building.
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It is supported by a functional model to simulate the hook-release gear, wire lashings and gripes, and for boat securing onto a davit.
We are able to supply complete turnkey diving daughtercraft systems including the Diving and Support daughtercrafts, the Davits, decompression chamber facility and HP air and Nitrox generation equipment.
In his new role at Outreach, Gilligan will focus on the UK marine and offshore sectors, responsible for field sales of the Palfinger range of marine cranes, including knuckle boom, stiff boom and telescopic models, as well as Ned Deck's range of Davits and Rescue Boats.
The US Coastguard and US Navy are particularly sophisticated in the systems which they demand fromus, but our long-standing relationship with them is testament to the quality of our davits.
Consider that, after you lower the keel rest on a boat davit, you have a 6,000-to-10,000-pound boat (fully outfitted) dangling from one or two hooks and wires.
Edson International has appointed Harken Australia as a distributor for its line of marine steering systems and accessories, boat davits, radar towers and marine pumps in the Australian market.
Davits are on 18-month periodicities and safety tracks are on two-year periodicities.
Shipman AS awarded Norwegian Maritime Equipment an order for two rescue boats with related davits, while Wilhelmsen Marine Services AS placed an order for two free-fall lifeboats, also including davits.
There I learned of "cant hooks, peaveys, 2-man log tongs, gin poles and davits.
The yachts are impressively equipped, including air conditioning, generator, electric windlass, dinghy and outboard, davits, stereo/CD-player and state-of-the-art electronics.
With the acquisition of Harding, we are now able to offer PALFINGER MARINE davits and Harding boats as a single package to this customer stated Marco Destro, Sales Manager for Davit Systems at PALFINGER MARINE.
One of the last homes I sold was a four-bedroom beauty with pool and Jacuzzi on deep water with dock and davits.