After trying a number of ways to stow our dingy, none of which we liked very much, we're very interested in these stow-away davits from Dingy Davits in Canada.
Dinghy Davits for your yacht
What I like:
1. The dingy lays flat and low below the transom. Our previous Weaver Davits required swinging up the dingy 90 degrees on the swim platform which created a big dingy shaped "scoop" to catch our exhaust and obscure the boat name.
2. They mount and stow under the swim platform. Nothing to stub or catch a tow on (I did this constantly with our previously installed Weaver Davits).
3. Launch and retrieval seems easy for our light, 150# hard shell dinghy (although their promotional video shows a dude trying to wrestle a heavy jet ski on there which looks like a ton of work).
4. Cost. They are $1600 and I can DIY the installation.
I haven't seen them in person before so I wondered if anyone here has them and wouldn't mind commenting on how they worked out.
Thank in advance.