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7416 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410-269-1218

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Transom mounted davit base

Powerboat Davits - Davit Base Alternatives  


Each Kato davit incorporates our unique ball joint at the lower end. This ball joint screws down onto one of bases shown below and it allows the davits to rotate left and right. It also allows the davit to lean left or right or forward or aft by up to 20 degrees, thus it compensates for deck camber, etc., and gives the installation great flexibility.

Because the ball screws down over the stud on our bases, it means that removing the davit is very simple; undoing just one nut releases the davit from the base.

As you can see below, we have a large variety of bases which allows for installation on an equally large variety of boats. If you are wondering how you would make a choice, chances are we already have the answer we keep a huge database with details on thousands of davit installations just contact us.


This round deck base is delivered when no other is specified. The base is 2-1/2" diameter (63.5mm). The threaded stud is where the davit attaches.


The rectangular deck base is used where space is limited (eg. narrow toerails etc.). It measures 3" x 1-1/2" (76mm x 38mm)


The triangular deck base offsets the davit slightly.


The extended toerail bases offset the davit further - regular and mini extensions available.


Custom angle and 90 degree transom bases


This base is a custom angle extended transom base.

The Mini-Offset bases offer yet more versatility and are quite often bent to suit the mounting area.
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