The easy, effortless, maintenance free way to load & launch your dinghy!

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!

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!

Once your dinghy is launched, tip your ProDav Swivel Davit System for swim platform functionality!

What do these names have in common?

Walker Bay, Four Winns, Brig, Sea Ray, Cruisers, Zodiac, Nautica, Carver, Princess, Mercury, Formula…….the ProDav Swivel Davit System of course! These are just some of the many different brands of dinghies and yachts that work with our system. Here at ProDav we make sure our davit is the perfect fit for your boat and tender or we won’t sell it to you. We take pride not only in our davit system but in our customer service and the honesty and integrity behind it.

We have equipped many different boats and dinghies with a ProDav Swivel Davit System.....are you next?

We have equipped many different boats and dinghies with a ProDav Swivel Davit System…..are you next?

IT’S HERE!! 

The ProDav Swivel Davit System for the SeaDoo Spark is here!! After numerous inquiries from boaters all over the world, our design engineer reconfigured a new ProDav specifically for the SeaDoo Spark.  Not only does it have the same great features as the ProDav for your tender, it’s designed to hug the Spark keeping it stable and secure while underway.  Dinghy or SeaDoo Spark…the ProDav Swivel Davit System once again gives you the only option!

 

Own a SeaDoo Spark? Time to own a ProDav Swivel Davit System for your Spark!

Own a SeaDoo Spark? Time to own a ProDav Swivel Davit System for your Spark!

 

This ProDav Swivel Davit System for the SeaDoo Spark is installed on a Four Winns.

This ProDav Swivel Davit System for the SeaDoo Spark is installed on a Four Winns.

 

The pictures are coming in!

We are so happy to be getting pictures of our new Spark davit in action! Please keep them coming!

 

Check out our new ProDav Swivel Davit System for the Spark in Norway!

Check out our new ProDav Swivel Davit System for the Spark in Norway!

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This ProDav Swivel Davit System for the Spark is on a Four Winns.

This ProDav Swivel Davit System for the Spark is on a Four Winns.

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Question….

…what is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use by a larger vessel?  If you answered a dinghy [a dory, tender, life boat, inflatable, pinnace or rib] you are correct!  As most seasoned boaters will tell you, a dinghy is a necessity.  It’s not only a safety feature in case of an emergency but it expands and increases your boating fun.  So whether you’re exploring the nooks and crannies of Canada’s North Channel, exploring the fjords of Norway or zipping across the harbor to see friends, a dinghy is a must have. Loading, launching and transporting your dinghy on your boat should be easy and effortless.  This way a boater is more likely to use their dinghy and add to their boating pleasure.  The ProDav Swivel Davit System is all of that; easy and effortless to load, launch and transport your dinghy.

How will you transport your dinghy? The ProDav Swivel Davit System is the answer!

How will you transport your dinghy? The ProDav Swivel Davit System is the answer!

Calling all Spark owners!

Do you already own a SeaDoo Spark or you are looking to own one? ProDav Swivel Davit System is now manufacturing a davit system designed specifically for the SeaDoo Spark! Visit our shop to get yours! Questions? Visit our contact page or e-mail us at prodav@ymail.com.

Photo courtesy of www.seadoo.com

Photo courtesy of www.seadoo.com

 

Your boating resolutions

Ahhhh…New Year’s Resolutions; we make them; we break them.  Our good intentions might last a day or even a few weeks but by the end of January most are but a distant memory.  Don’t give up!  It’s not too late to make some boating resolutions for the 2015 boating season.  Resolve to repair or replace your lines, canvas, fenders, ison glass or update your electronics.  Most importantly resolve to get the affordable, easy to use ProDav Swivel Davit System making the loading and launching of your dinghy effortless.

Don’t delay! This is the year! Now is the time to add the ProDav Swivel Davit System to your boat.  Keep this resolution.  When summer comes around, you’ll be glad you did!

Do not let this be you! Resolve to finally get your ProDav Swivel Davit System this year!

Do not let this be you! Resolve to finally get your ProDav Swivel Davit System this year!

Captains OR First Mates

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.

Make EVERY day a BOATING day!

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!

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!