LARS & Davit Manufacture

Thrust Maritime have a production facility in Pakenham, Victoria, Australia which allows for both manufacture and assembly of davits/launch and recovery systems.


Thrust Maritimes manufacturing and assembly capability includes the following:

  • Ability to process raw material (ie. aluminium and steel) into davits

  • High level of experience with exotic materials including ultra-high strength steels allowing the weight of davits to be minimized

  • Assembly of control, electrical and hydraulic systems

  • Extensive experience in high specification, heavy fabrication to Classification Society requirements

  • Complete end to end manufacture and assembly of marine davits/launch and recovery systems. 

  • Having worked closely with DNV-GL and Lloyds Register, our welders are qualified to a variety of marine standards; with extensive experience and a myriad of qualified welding procedures for the welding of extremely high yield steels (yield at a minimum of 690MPa).

  • In addition to our manufacturing capability, we have a very large load testing bed (81t capacity) which is used for the conduct shore based function and load testing

Facility details

  • Size: ~2000 sq.m

  • 2 off 8t overhead gantry cranes – total capacity 16t

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