About Welin Lambie

Our History

Welin Lambie HistoryEstablished in 1901 as Welin Davit and Engineering Company Limited the tradition of innovation and quality continues.  The Welin Lambie head office in the West Midlands of England is located within walking distance of the original factory.  In the early history of the company the “Welin Quadrant” davit became the industry standard for many years with a reported 4,000 units sold.

Welin Davits are synonymous with ships that have made maritime history, the QEII, Royal Yacht Britannia and Titanic to name a few.  The introduction, some say, by Welin of the inclined trackway davit paved the way for the use of larger lifeboats that we see today and also gave the designers the space to allow clear promenade decks on the Cruise Ships and Liners.

Today Welin Lambie Davits continue to operate worldwide on commercial marine vessels, offshore supply vessels, oil rigs, ferries, Navies and Coast Guard Platforms, even NASA uses Welin Lambie Davits to support their SRB  (Solid Rocket Booster) recovery systems.

Welin Lambie offers a complete range of standard and bespoke davits that meet the requirements of SOLAS and recognised certifying authorities as well as meeting the demands of military customers.

We offer bespoke davit designs and customisation that will allow the selected davit to be modelled to fit your installation envelope.

Our in house davit refurbishment programme provides an affordable way of upgrading existing davit systems to meet the life extension of many existing vessels and platforms.

The traditional skills and the attention to detail have not changed over the 107 year history of the Welin Brand name and we will continue in . . . Leading the World in Davit Technology.