The problem launching dinghies from yachts with transom platforms,

or steeply raked transoms

Rear view of yacht deck drop-down bathing platform

With the exception of a few centre cockpit cruisers, most of the new cruising yacht designs being released are moving towards a drop down transom platform.

The decks either side are taken by lockers or pushpit mounts, so there is neither space nor structure for a conventional deck mounted davit. And if there were, the 2.5-3 metre separation is too wide for most dinghy lifting points of 1.6 to 1.9 metres.

And even if you could reinforce the hull or hang the davits on the stern, you could not use it to drop a dinghy on top of a bathing platform, or vice versa.

And then if you found some improvised way of launching, then the dinghy in the normal carriage position would block any use of the platform,  any attempt at stern-to docking, or even a man overboard routine.

Designs with steeply raked (say 30 ° or more) require davits of such arm reach that the base footprint usually cannot take the bending moment, so effectively suffer the same problem even if the deck space was present.

Ark-Marine have the solution.    Dinghy Derrick can launch your dinghy from yachts with fold down transom platforms,  extremely raked sterns 

-  AND most conventional modern yachts as well!


Find out more about how Dinghy Derrick works >>