Davits developments by Navim Goup
Publication: Passenger Ship Technology, March 2022, “New passenger lifeboat systems take a step forward” pp. 39-40.
[…] Navim Group has designed, engineered and delivered its systems on a clutch of recent newbuilds.
Its most recent projects include the davits system on MSC Seashore where it supplied 14 semi-gravity davits for lifeboats, four semi-gravity davits for a combined lifeboat/tenderboat, two semi-gravity davits for life rescueboats and two telescopic davits for rescueboats.
The davits are of approved types and incorporate all statutory arrangements. Navim explained, “They are selected taking into account frequent lifting and lowering operations.”
On Discovery Princess, Navim Group designed, fabricated and delivered 10 set of semi-gravity hinged davits type SGHD-360L for lifeboats, six sets of stored power hinged davits type SPHD 390T for tenders, two sets of fixed davits type FDRB 6P for rescue boats. The davits are designed to lower the fully loaded lifeboat in all ship abandon conditions as per SOLAS requirements.
Navim Group has also provided equipment for the four ships for Virgin Voyages. It has designed, fabricated and delivered semi-gravity side-hinged davits for life and tender boats. Each semi-gravity davit is designed for a semi-enclosed lifeboat with a capacity for 305 people. The winches are a new concept designed for lowering by gravity and lifting by hydraulic power.
The company is currently working on new buildings including vessels for MSC, TUI and Queen Anne.
Navim: every ship is a new project
Navim explains that “For us, every ship is a new project because we design and manufacture on specific requests and we work ‘ad hoc’ with dedicated concepts, targeted designs and tailored projects.”
Navim CEO Giuseppe Cracolici says “Our production is very customised. The characteristic is made of technical and technological details, which make our products unique pieces of sartorial engineering, despite the size and weight of these creations. It is the ability to provide tailor-made solutions that makes us authoritative on the market.”
The company has a portfolio of over 30,000 systems and equipment delivered globally.
Navim says that innovation in an important issue: “What concerns us is that it is related to the use of eco-sustainable materials, like, for instance, the use of biodegradable oil to grease our systems.”