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Kind words from our customers...

"I am a previous customer - and bought one of your transom mount folding davits, about 18 years ago. It was successfully installed on a 48' DeFever trawler, named "Meander". For a number of years you featured a photo of it on your website. It was an excellent product"
Greg A

"Thanks Mike.  Problem solved.  I will add the links to the bridle and all will be great.  Again thanks for all your help and time. The davits are a quality product. I am very pleased"

Andrew S., Florida

"Thanks for the great service!  You’ve restored my faith in business ethics and professional, personal service.  We’re looking forward to receiving the Davits and installing them on our “dream boat”.  

Will definitely call before we drill"   Tim A.

"...your instructions and fitting of pieces is nothing short of genius.  Karin and I installed the windlass, propane stove, etc. on QR in Mexico with just a tiny help with the electric cables.  WE reinstalled the solenoid in Shearwater.  We did the diesel heater on Quick in La Paz.  You are phenomenal.  Be proud of that "

Marike F. Nova Scotia 

Let me just say that your customer service is perhaps the best I've ever received.  For any product. 

Dan K, California -- October 2018

Hi Michael,

...I want to thank you for selling me an excellent product and for standing by with all of the support during the installation. It has exceeded all of my expectations. As I may have said before, I am/was an engineer and I can appreciate all the effort and thought that went into designing this system.

Once again thank you and feel free to use me as a reference should the need ever arise.

Marc Potkin
Stonington CT.

Ocean Marine Systems Dinghy Davit
Ocean Marine Systems Dinghy Davit

"Solid as a rock"

Hi all,

I want to let you know that the Davits stood up well to +20 knot winds and high seas crossing the gulf to Silva Bay and they are easy to use to hoist the dinghy up and down.  My only regret was not installing them a lot sooner. 


Thanks again,

Ian and Mary

Tartan 3700


We are very happy with the BOB systems we purchased.  Happily we did not have to deploy them underway on either of our offshore legs between Newport, Or and the Puget Sound.

It is a comfort to know we have a good option to retrieve crew as my wife and I sail by ourselves and occasionally encounter some challenging weather conditions.


    Michael Van Blokland

Beneteau 351
Beneteau 351 -- side view


We think that she looks great!!  Again thanks for your assistance and it was a pleasure dealing with Ocean Marine Systems.  

We now have our motor on the engine mount and the lift works very well. Will drop a note after our trip and let you know how all systems performed.


Best regards,

Angus & June

Victoria, BC

Hunter 420 Dinghy Davit
Hunter 420 Dinghy Davit -- rear view

Hi Mike,

Got the davits installed and did sea trial over the weekend.  In one word... awesome!  Here are a couple of pictures for your files.  Ready for sea, and how we leave dinghy when at the doc for weather.  We are also editing our installation movie.  Davit installation for the amateur!

Thanks a ton for the tremendous customer support.  Will be in touch.

Rick and Pam Smith

Mike is a gem to say the least.  He knows his stuff and will work to save you money.  The company is in it for the long haul.  The quality of the equipment is top of the line.  I will highly recommend them.

Larry Venteux

...we have had Ocean Marine Davits for years.

I have them on my Northeast 400 and had them on my Fisher 34 before that. Nothing but good. Never had a problem with his instructions, support, or especially functionality.

I just purchased and installed the same davits and radar post with a motor hoist. We bolted the bolts through cap rail and deck joint.

Attached to stern railing. They said in this configuration it was good for 300 lbs.

Also you can add removable supports tied to aft cleat up to each davit upright.

Here is a link to a nice article including photos about installing one of our own OMS davits.  Courteousy of Niels R. Jensen as seen in Sail Magazine May, 2016.

Beautiful photos of our davit posted on the Catalina 320 International Association.  

Arrived on time and is beautifully made. Could not be more satisfied. Thank you Mike.

Jeffrey S

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