The ProDav™ Swivel Davit System™ is the newest, most innovative way to load and launch your dinghy! With over 30 years of boating experience, we have used many different davit systems; all of which were too cumbersome and expensive. We set out to design something simple and easy, of excellent quality, and at an affordable and reasonable price. ProDav™ Swivel Davit System™ is the answer!
The ProDav Swivel Davit System loaded. Throw on your stainless steel ratchet straps and your gunwale tie-down and you’re ready to go!
Once your dinghy is launched, tip your ProDav Swivel Davit System for swim platform functionality!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to help with your boating needs! Now through December 31st, you will get an additional $200 off of your ProDav ProPackage or ProDav system AND *FREE SHIPPING!
A ProDav Swivel Davit System would make a great gift for your captain! $200 off and free shipping? Doesn’t get much better than that!
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It’s the age old boaters question (or maybe not) as to who has the more important or most demanding job… the Captain or the First Mate. Well let’s examine the evidence and take a look at the job “requirements”.
The first mate has to ready the bow line, spring line and stern line for docking. This requires speed and agility to move from the bow to the stern, usually in just a few moments. The captain tells the first mate which side to fasten the lines; starboard or port. This can change at the last minute if the captain decides he’d rather back in; again speed and agility come into play. The first mate must then be able to toss the lines accurately to the dock hands and secure the fenders to the cleats. First mates watch for obstacles in the water, secure the boating gear, stow the lines and fenders once the boat is underway. When boat traffic increases or a storm brews with wind and rain and building waves, tensions can run high. It is up to the first mate to follow the captain’s orders [even as he yells] and remain calm until they are safely docked.
The captain plots the course for the voyage studying way points and charts, checks the radio, electronics, fuel gauges, wind and weather. The captain pilots the boat and docks the boat and must also keep an eye out for deadheads, fish nets, and other water vessels. This requires constant vigilance. A good captain is ever watchful for these potential dangers. The captain has the overall responsibility for the safety of the crew, the passengers and the vessel itself.
Obviously, both jobs are equally important and necessary! The first mate and captain work as partners and a team like a well-oiled machine to ensure an enjoyable boating trip with no damage to their vessel or themselves.
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There’s nothing more relaxing than being on the water on a beautiful summer day. The sunshine, blue skies, warm temperatures, and calm water call to our inner self to pack up the cooler, load the boat and cast off for a favorite spot. Every boater has a special place to moor out and hang a hook or raft off with boating friends. Maybe it’s a cove around the bend, an inlet across the lake or a secluded natural harbor. Wherever it is, get out and enjoy the water. Soak up the sunshine! Create lasting memories with family and friends! Make every day a boating day!
Sturgeon Bay, WI is a favorite destination of ours. Once docked, we like to launch our dinghy from our ProDav Swivel Davit System and explore Door County. Make every day a boating day!
“I tried more than 2 years to find an easy way to lift a dinghy on my 45 Foot Princess boat , I was thinking to put Hydraulic system but was very expensive and also needed high maintenance especially in Kuwait. Also I was looking for lifting Davit system with winch but also need a lot of modifications in the body of my boat , I look at PRODAV system and I bought one and I said myself
let me try it and very reasonable price and if not doing what I want I will take it and close only the small holes. It took me around 30 min to install it alone, I took a dinghy from my friend it around 11Foot weight with the engine 300 lb with fiber bottom and try it . WOW it is very simple and easy you do not need anybody to help you to launch or retrieve it and also you can take it out only you need to pull the 2 pins. The ProDav it is very cheap and easy solution and also very strong . Also I try it in high speed and in rough weather , did not change my boat performance or speed , even NOW I going to buy a dinghy after 2 years of searching for a system to lift a dinghy . Thanks ProDav for a simple and easy way!”
~Ady Sayer, Kuwai
“Summertime, summertime, sum..sum..summertime”; “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer”; “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy”; No matter how you say it or how warm the weather is, our summer boating season has arrived! Yippee!! It’s time to double check the equipment on your vessel and make sure everything is in good working order. It’s time to reconnect with the boating buddies you haven’t seen since last summer. It’s time to check charts and navigation and enter way points. It’s time to finalize plans for your excursion to the North Channel or Door County, Georgian Bay or the Bahamas; wherever your adventurous boating spirit takes you. Yes, our “Endless Summer” has begun! Life is good…a great boating summer awaits us all.
It’s that time! Boating season means check your equipment. In need of a solution to your dinghy loading and launching woes? ProDav Swivel Davit System is the answer!
The word fool has many definitions…as a noun- one who lacks judgment or acts unwisely; as a verb-to be deceived, tricked or duped. With such a variety of marine products out there it can be easy for a boater to be fooled by companies promoting certain claims and then failing to deliver. A product might look good and appear genuine but turns out to be “fool’s gold” or an inferior knock off of another companies’ original design. So, whether you’re looking to purchase fenders, lines, electronics, lights, or a dinghy davit system, do your research; investigate the product; talk to other boaters and find the best fit for your boat and budget. Don’t be “April Fooled” by the ethically challenged companies who lack the honesty and integrity to follow through on their claims. Our ProDav Swivel Davit System will never let you down. It has been on the market for over three years and tested on the Great Lakes and the oceans worldwide and continues to exceed all expectations. We take pride not only in our davit system but in our customer service and the honesty and integrity behind it.
Don’t be fooled by knock-offs and false claims. The ProDav Swivel Davit System is the davit system for you!
March signifies different things to different people… in like a lion, out like a lamb…Beware the Ides of March (unfortunately for Julius Caesar he did not heed this warning)…St. Patrick’s Day with leprechauns, shamrocks, green beer…the vernal equinox or the first day of spring bringing equal hours of day and night. But to most boaters, especially in our neck of the woods, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel. Boating season is right around the corner. It doesn’t matter if the ground is still covered in snow or that the frozen lakes and harbors are thick with ice. We know that it’s coming and will be here soon. It’s time to start preparing for your launch date. What can be done now so you’re not waiting until the last minute?
Start with your dinghy. Give it a good cleaning and check for holes, tears, or any damage that needs to be repaired. Make sure your rib or inflatable has up to date registration numbers. Tune up your motor so it runs smoothly when you need it. Double check your life vests, oars, safety equipment keeping them all in good working condition. Don’t forget your davits. Did you order your ProDav Swivel Davit System yet?
Be ready…boating season will be here before you know it and you want to make the most of every day.
Prep for boating season and upgrade your davit system with a ProDav Swivel Davit System!
January is leaving us just as it began; cold, cold, cold. The lakes are frozen and dotted with fish shacks. The snow is falling (AGAIN); the temperatures have dipped well below zero (AGAIN); the wind is howling and snowdrifts are building (AGAIN). It seems like such a LONGGGGGG way to boating season and the dreaded cabin fever or “can’t wait for boating season blues” has set in. Nothing you do seems to help diminish this awful “disease”.
If the winter blues have got you down, take steps to prepare for the upcoming boating season! Just make sure a ProDav Swivel Davit System is on the list.
If cabin fever or the “can’t wait for boating season blues” has taken hold of you, try a few of these tips:
- Check out a boat show. They are in full swing this time of year.
- Thumb through your boating magazines or pick up a couple of new ones.
- Dig out the photos you took last summer on the dinghy or boat and enjoy the memories.
- Make a list of gear and equipment your vessel needs AND don’t forget a ProDav Swivel Davit System.
- Jot down harbors you’d like to visit this summer.
- Plan a boating excursion with fellow boaters and get it on the calendar now.
These are certainly not a cure all for the “can’t wait for boating season blues” but they just might help ease the symptoms a bit.