Excerpt from the November/December Issue 2018 of Ocean Magazine
Australian marine crane and davit specialist, Davco, has released a completely new range of Slimline foredeck cranes.
Davco’s range of Slimline foredeck cranes have been fully redesigned and built using advanced CNC routing. These new aluminium cranes have been designed to complement Davco’s class-leading hydraulic swim platforms.
All cranes in the new range have a longer reach and feature a unique no-cover design, making them both quieter when in operation and easier to maneuver around on the foredeck.
To ensure a rust-free foredeck, Davco’s new hydraulic cranes are the only range with a full 316 stainless steel hydraulic cylinder. And to make launching and retrieving the tender even easier, the company’s bevel gear drive slew mechanism delivers a quiet, smooth and clean operation.
A boat is the most prized possession for water lovers. As owning it is capital intensive, taking care of it becomes a point of concern for all owners. Maintaining a swanky clean and polished boat is a big task and the hydraulic platforms make it easy to elevate the boats from the water level rather than let it corrode in water.
Lifting a boat becomes very complicated without an ideal hydraulic platform. A lot of factors determine the selection of a boat lift. Let us first determine what benefits it has to offer you:
Boat storage can be a big hassle during winters. Stacking it in a trailer is just way too cumbersome, time consuming and inefficient way of storing the boats. A boat lift is a one-time investment that ensures the safety of your boat.
Hauling Time reduced
Using boat lift, you store your boat right at the launch ramp that directly reduces the hauling time. You save on fuel and you save time.
Marine growths like algae and saltwater conditions can run havoc with the boat health. With a boat lift, hauling becomes so easy that you can always keep your boat protected against winds.
What are the kinds of hydraulic platforms?
Selecting a hydraulic platform needs you to take into consideration the boat beam and its weight. Your selection must also be determined by the future considerations of the boat:
It is ideal for you if the dock is fixed and the water is shallow let us say below 10 feet. It works well for boats hauled in lakes. It can work for any kind of boat size.
Floating Boat lift
When the water levels are too fluctuating, only floating boat lift can protect your boat from a potential damage due to rising and falling water levels.
Suspended Boat Lift
For average water depths, you can trust the suspended lifts
The various types of hydraulic platforms can be operated manually or with electric supply. Using the ones that need electric power is way riskier and these are costly too. Manual hydraulic swim platforms are affordable and eliminate your dependency on the electricity.
Choosing a hydraulic platform is a tedious task but needs to be accomplished anyhow if you wish to keep your boat safe and secure during offseason. You will have to know more about your boat before you make a choice as there are many options in the market.
Affordable and easy to use and set up hydraulic platform is the choicest decision. Owning a waterfront property is a precious feeling. Make your life easy when you own a boat. Say goodbye to the old ways of hauling the boat in a trailer to the storage.
The boat lifts are ideal hydraulic platforms to keep your boats safe and away from water without any additional cost. You have lots of options to choose from like Aluminum Boat Lifts, Galvanized Boat Lifts, Davits, PWC Lifts, and Swinger Style Lifts. If you know the kind of water are you surrounded by and the kind of boat you own, you can easily make a decision. With the information, this article renders you must be ready to make a pick.
Boat Davits, Boat Cranes, Boat Cradles, Custom Marine Fabrication, Boat Winches & Hydraulic Swim Platforms
Launch and retrieve your watercraft easily and simply with Davco’s marine davits, marine cranes, marine winches, marine cradles, Hydraulic Swim Platforms and custom metal fabrications. From precision handling to loading and unloading, we have a solution to make your life on the water easier.
Marine Davits are a crane-like device used for supporting, raising, and lowering equipment such as tenders and dinghies. Launch and retrieve your tender simply with our highly-engineered, robust and attractive range of marine davit systems. Choose from the proven and functional folding deck davits, stainless and aluminium pipe davits suitable for lifting dinghies or inflatables, or transom davits with a lift capacity to suit individual requirements. Options include electric davit or hydraulic davit system technology.
Handle your boat gently and with precision with an electric or hydraulic crane. Fitted to the deck of your boat, a small marine crane will mean that you never have to manually lift your dinghy, jet ski or other small watercraft again! Our range of cranes includes 250kg Slim Line Cranes, 350kg and 500kg Hydraulic Cranes, Low Profile Crane 350kg, and Low Profile Crane 500kg.
Secure your jet ski, dinghy or small watercraft with a boat cradle. Smaller watercraft can be secured by their hull to the deck of your boat with a boat cradle. A simple and easy solution to keeping things tidy and secure.
Design your own! Our custom-made fabrications are specialised for the marine industry. Our skilled in-house design team will advise you on the best design to meet all your requirements. We use 316-grade stainless steel or hi-tensile marine grade aluminium to manufacture. We offer a custom service for all of your stainless steel equipment and fittings.
Winches are a necessity for all marine enthusiasts. Used to pull boats and other pieces of equipment, anchor boats, load and unload weight and more, an electric winch will make your boating experience so much enjoyable! Davco’s electric winch motors are manufactured to strict quality standards and covered by a worldwide, 12-month warranty.
Drive your jet ski or dinghy onto the back of your boat with a hydraulic swim platform, also known as a submersible swim platform. Davco’s industry-leading hydraulic swim platforms are tailor-made to fit the back of your boat (from 350kg to 1.5 tonnes), lowering into the water and rising out of the water as required, using hydraulic controls.
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Based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Davco’s davit and crane system designs are internationally-renowned and patented in the U.S.A, Japan and Australia. Our products are all guaranteed with a 12-month worldwide warranty, and we freight around Australia, Norway, China, U.S.A, Taiwan, England and New Zealand.