LUM Multi-Tasking Davits
The LUM Multi Tasking type davits provide the flexibility to allow the operation of more than one small boat or a variation of the same class of small boats / landing crafts from the same davit system. Options can be selected that will configure the davit to operate as both a single point and dual point davit with a range of safe working loads from 3,000kg for a single point mode to 26,000kg for a dual point mode.
Options include fully adjustable hook centres. This allows the davit operator to change the location of the fore and aft pick up points by up to 2.5M on either the fore or aft hook. Also available is programmable sequence operation reducing the possibility of operator error.
The LUM type davit is in operation with the British Royal Navy on board HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark used to deploy Landing Craft. The US Navy uses the multi tasking LUM davit to increase their Force Protection / Anti Terrorist activities on the LSD Class of Dock Landing platforms launching a combination of 7 & 11M RIBS.