HD-50 Rig Type Freefall Lifeboat Davit for GES 50 Mk III

The Norsafe HD-50 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. 

Please Contact Us for General Arrangement Drawings and Technical Specifications


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 260KN 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.