GES 25 Mk II Freefall System

Totally Enclosed Free Fall Lifeboat designed and manufactured according to latest SOLAS Classification Society and National Authority requirements.

The lifeboat provides a secure and protected means of escape for persons onboard vessels or platforms. The lifeboat is for skid launch by a specific davit. Design and construction fulfill the need for reliable, low maintenance standby and operation.
The GES 25MKll free fall lifeboat is designed for launch from a hydraulic ramp. This ensures that the boat enters the water a safe distance from the installation, with significant forward motion. 
Boarding is through an aft door, with easy access to the seats on either side of the central aisle. 
All equipment is designed to ensure the lowest possible emission of sound and to provide good access for service and maintenance.

Technical Data:

Length overall:7,50 m

Beam:2,75 m

Height:3,42 m

Capacity maximum:31 persons

Weight boat with equipment:4.443 kg

Davit load with 31 persons:7.000 kg

Max. Drop Height:20,4 m


Additional: Tanker version available for tank ships and oil installations.

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

HD-25 Freefall Davit

The Norsafe HD-25 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 NORSOK R-002 requirements. The davit system is based on a hydraulic driven jib cylinder system and a hydraulic winch operating a single wire on a three part configuration. 

The system provides:

  • Free fall launch of the fully loaded lifeboat with 20º list / 10º trim, and 17º list / 17º trim completely
    independent of any power supply. 
  • Secondary launch of the fully loaded lifeboat, by means of winch and with electric power provided by the host facility. This is not avaliable for NORSOK R-002 applications. 
  • Recovery of the fully loaded lifeboat. No personell is required. 

GA drawing for GES 25MKII freefall boat in HD25 davit ship type, click here.


Structural steel:S355 or equivalent suitable for -20ºC

Outfitting steel:S235 or equivalent suitable for -20ºC

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 70KN 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 

Winch:  Hydraulic driven. SOLAS Approved

Power consumption  

Total power consumption max load lifeboat:TBA

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.