SW-45 Freefall Lifeboat Davit for Rig

The Norsafe SW- 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 classification society requirements. 

The system consists of a skid way (launch ramp) and a large lifting beam where a trolley and an electric winch is installed (Crane class: 1Am according to FEM). The winch is used to lower/hoist the empty lifeboat through an opening in the davit structure, and the trolley is used to position the lifeboat in the horizontal direction. The system is not designed for lifting the lifeboat and personnel.

For this solution, it is intended that the trolley and winch are only installed on the lifting beam during installation of the lifeboats. When all lifeboats have been installed and tested, the trolley and winch shall be removed and stored onshore. The trolley and winch will be transported offshore and installed when required.

The system provides:

  • Free fall launch of the fully loaded lifeboat. 
  • Free fall launch of the fully loaded lifeboat with 20º list and 10º trim, completely
    independent of any power supply. 
  • Recovery of the boat.



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:  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.