Davit Cranes

Davit Cranes


Making a decision on purchasing a davit crane depends on your specific needs and requirements. Davit’s are extremely versatile lifting devices with a range of applications, and here, our experts, outline a few reasons why you might consider investing in one:


Davit’s are generally compact and portable, making them suitable for when you need to perform the same tasks across multiple locations. They can be easily moved to different sites and are often utilised in outdoor and remote environments where a fixed crane isn’t practical


Davit Arm Cranes take up far less space when compared to larger, fixed crane systems. This makes them ideal for smaller workspaces or areas where a full-sized crane is impractical.


Davit Cranes can often be the most cost-effective option, especially if your lifting needs are relatively light and infrequent. They require less maintenance and have lower upfront costs compared to larger, permanent systems.


These types of cranes are versatile and suitable for a whole host of applications and environments, including lifting/lowering of equipment, materials, and personnel. Some models are available with adjustable booms, increasing flexibility.


Portable Davit Cranes are generally easier to install compared to larger crane types. This can save time and resource during setup, making them a practical choice for temporary or changing operating environments. A wide range of bases are available that can simply be bolted to certain structures around your site.


When used properly and maintained sufficiently, Davit Arms can contribute to a safe working environment. They are often equipped with safety features such as locking mechanisms and overload protection.


Depending on your industry or regulatory requirements, Davit cranes may be a suitable choice to meet specific or specialist standards.


Many Davit Arm models can be customised to suit specific requirements. This can include choosing appropriate lifting capacities, boom lengths, base types, and much more.


We often receive calls from customers asking what’s the difference between a Davit and a Jib. Although it may seem that they have many similar characteristics, in truth, there isn’t much passed the fact they are both used for lifting and lowering loads.

Here are just a few of the distinguishing features of a Davit Arm, and why it might just be a better choice for you.

  • When mounting a Davit, just six inches of reinforced concrete (or other suitable foundation) is required.
  • Increase flexibility thanks to the telescopic boom with adjustable angles.
  • Highly customisable with a range of finishes, sockets, and extensions.
  • Safe rotation away from loads increases safety
  • Easier to operate as the winch is located at the back of Davit rather than a hoist attached to the load.
  • Lighter and more portable than a Swing Jib.
  • More suitable for longer distance lifts, as a wire rope hoist lifts faster than a conventional chain hoist.
    Both Davit and Jib Crane are highly useful pieces of kit, for a wide range of heavy lifting tasks, but for those up to 1 Tonne, a the functionality, portability, and adjustability of a Davit Arm can more often than not outweigh the higher costs and rigidity of a Swing Arm Crane.

If you would like to discuss your situation with one of our fully trained and technical Sales Team, give us a call or drop us an email, and we’ll help you make the most informed decision.


Before committing to a purchase, we advise that you carefully assess your lifting requirements, available space, and budget constraints. Additionally, consider the safety standards and regulations applicable to your industry to ensure compliance.

If you’re unsure, are just simply wish to speak with a highly trained professional, please give us a call and we will offer the valuable guidance that you are searching for, enabling you to make the most informed decision for your business.


Davit Cranes are the ultimate choice if you’re in the market for a diverse, cost-effective, efficient, and user-friendly solution.

Our range of Davit Arm Cranes includes the latest portable models, designed specifically for easy installation and transportation, anywhere around your facility. From 350kg right up to 1,000kg (1 Tonne) lifting capacities, many of our Portable Davit Arms can be operated by a single user, with zero tools required – significantly improving your productivity.

We also sell an extensive range of bases (Flush, top, side, wall, and bridge-mounted), as well as socket extensions, meaning that regardless of the task you need to undertake, and what type of environment you’re working in, we have a Davit Crane to suit your needs – available to purchase online today, with rapid dispatch.

Check out below for a comprehensive guide on why you should invest in a Davit Crane.

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