The patent pending C-Hero® Bitt Rescue Davit + Swivel is portable and versatile, making it an ideal part of almost any vertical lifting rescue. The C-Hero Tugboat Rescue Davit attaches securely to all Tugboat Bitts (Even one side of an H-bitt).  Complete your davit system with either the standard VR-12 Rescue Pole + Standard Strap or the upgraded HR-12 Rescue Pole + Body Sling. Contact us for pricing.

*New + Fixed rescue davit coming soon!

Patent Pending in US, UK, Canada & Europe

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"It would eliminate the need for us having to put a person in the water, as a rescue swimmer, to help with an incapacitated person."
P. Hendrix
Foss Maritime


The video above is an example of the C-Hero Rescue Pole and Flush Mount Davit in a man overboard (MOB) drill scenario




This portable lightweight man overboard lifting davit has a proven 3-minute underway man overboard recovery. The Rescue Davit system is light enough for one person to retrieve and carry into position. It attaches in less than 30 seconds. One small person on deck can hoist a 158.8 kg (350 pound) person aboard using the included Radial winch. The boom is long enough to clear tires and fenders; the worm gear controls the boom swing.

The C-Hero® MOB "Bitt Mount" Rescue Davit attaches securely to all Tugboat Bitts (Even one side of an H-bitt). This is the first solution designed for tugboats and barges where there is often only one person to affect a Man Overboard rescue of a conscious or unconscious person, and it can significantly mitigate your risk.

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  • Compact and easy to stow

  • Attaches securely to the bitt in less than 30 seconds

  • System features Harken 20ST Radial winch, Spinlock rope brake, and 8" Harken winch handle

  • 23' long, 10 mm lift line with stopper ball and hook, 6 mm tension line

  • 2" adjustable polypropylene straps with latch clamps for tightening

  • 6"x3"x24" aluminum tubing hold the adjustable feet and stabilizers

  • Size: 81" x 18.5" x 15", davit is 6' 8"

  • Winch can be upgraded to a 35ST 2-speed winch​

  • Weight: 38 lbs



Height (cm)

132 cm

Height (in)

52 in

Width (cm)

41 cm

Width (in)

16 in

Depth (cm)

37 cm

Depth (in)

14.5 in

Davit length (m)

2 m

Davit length (ft)

6’8" ft

Weight (kg)

17.2 kg

Weight (lb)

38 lb



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