I first approached UMT Marine because when it comes to custom stainless steel work, they are the best. Their expertise, however, comes at a price. We were beyond ecstatic when they agreed to partner with us to design and create our dinghy davits. We had considered buying pre-manufactured davits but were concerned about the look and strength of them. Not to mention, our pushpit (back of the boat) is unique and quirky because of two bucket seats back there. We love those seats and didn't want to compromise their comfort or functionality with davits that got in the way. Enter UMT.
|The designer and artist, Rafal!|
As I wrote in a previous post, Scott and I wanted to preserve the beautiful, elegant lines of our new boat and we wanted the davits to reflect that. We also wanted them to be strong. Really strong. We've pounded head first into enough heavy squalls and storms to know how powerful mother nature can be and the last thing we want to worry about at sea is if our davits are going to hold up (note: for long passages we lash our dinghy up on the bow, but shorter hops we secure it to the davits). UMT delivered exactly what we wanted. Custom crafted from 3" stainless steel tubing, our davits are strong enough to hold approximately ten of our new dinghy and they continue the lines of our boat seamlessly. I could not stop looking at them as they were being installed, they are things of beauty!