Olsson Mfg. Inc


Olsson Mfg. Inc., makers of Roskelley/Olsson Davits and Cranes is North America’s leading davit manufacturer and has a long and rich history of providing the correct solution. In business for over 40 years, Olsson Mfg. has set the standard for transom davit technology and continues to lead the way in innovation and reliability. Often copied but never duplicated, we have the right solution the first time. We offer everything a boater needs including a full line of deck cranes. Olsson Mfg. has the right piece, in stock, ready to deliver, with a robust dealer network of experienced installers throughout the nation and the world.

We are big enough to satisfy all of your needs and small enough to care. Family owned and operated, we are dedicated to our customers and dealers, as they are our family. Olsson Mfg. strives to design and build the ideal solution for each of our customer’s needs. We are committed to delivering affordable, reliable and efficient systems to fulfill our customer’s needs. Please view our website and contact us so that we may add to your boating experience.


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206 767.0505

Our Products

Olsson Mfg. pioneered the original transom fork design some 25 years ago. Since the original, we have worked to provide vessel owners many options.
We believe you shouldn't sacrifice your vessel's performance to take along your tender. Nor should you need to stow your tender items in your valuable vessel space.


What is the cost of a Davit?


Most people think of the cost of a davit as being the purchase and installation price. We argue that it is more than that. We think of costs in two ways:

1. How does it change the performance of the vessel?

No one in their right mind would drag a parachute behind their vessel everywhere they went. Why? It creates drag which then requires more power to maintain the same speed or a reduction in speed at the same power. More power means more fuel. Less speed means more time running. What does this cost you? How much is a gallon of fuel?

Many davits on many vessels are exactly the same as dragging a parachute everywhere you run. Any time you interrupt the clean lines or laminar flow of you vessel, you increase drag and decrease performance. In certain marginal performing boats, it could be the difference of getting on plane or not. That certainly changes the performance. What if a davit system where to create just enough of a low pressure that it decreases the performance by 2%. Not much. But at $4.00 per gallon that’s $.08. You’re still paying for that davit $.08 per gallon of fuel for the life of the davit.

If you own an express style boat, a convertible, a sedan, sport fisher or down-easter, any aft edge riding davit system you buy will drastically effect your performance. If you have and aft cabin, an argument could be made, but you must still consider the low hublot pressure. Exhaust?

At Olsson Mfg., our davits “cup” little if any air. No drag chute. No low pressure. No exhaust soot across the transom and swim step. Laminar air moves above, below and around our davit/dinghy combo virtually eliminating any performance robbing drag chute effect.


2. If every time you stow you tender on your davit, you are forced to unload the tender, is it costing you space?

If you have to find storage for the motor, battery, fuel, fishing gear, crab or shrimp pots, is it robbing you of vital space that you could use to bring other things. Costco provisions versus fuel dock provisions. Extra safety items versus tender supplies? Olsson Mfg feels tender items belong in the tender. Our systems allow the motor and fuel to stay where the manufacturer intended. With the addition of a cover, all items stowed in the tender stay high and dry. Instead of robbing storage, a transom davit is adding storage.

So when considering a davit purchase, add to you vessel don’t take from it.


Dealers

Now available at select retail locations throughout Canada and the United States.


Ballard Inflatable Boats

Edd Hajek

2611 N.W. Market Street
Seattle, WA  98107

206-784-4014

www.ballardinflatables.com

 

Bellingham Marine Repair, Inc.

Gordon Lavigueure

907 West Holly Street
Bellingham, WA  98225

360-734-6326

www.BellinghamMarineRepair.com

 

Boater's Discount Center

Betsy

601 Dunlap Street
La Conner, WA  98257

800-488-0245

www.boatersdiscountcenter.com

 

Canoe Cove Marina

Basil Drinnan

2300 Canoe Cove Road
Sidney, B.C.  V8L 3X9

250-656-5566 ext. 225

www.canoecovemarina.com

 

Cap Sante Marine

 

2915 W. Avenue
Anacortes, WA  98221

360-293-3145

www.capsante.com

 

Day Island Boatworks

Chris Kooley

9011 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA  98466

253-564-1468

www.dibw.com

 

Emerald Harbor Marine

Larry Schildwachter

2601 West Marina Place
Seattle, WA  98199

206-285-3632

www.emharbor.com

 

Guyer Boatworks

Steve Guyer

P.O. Box 2411
Ferndale, WA  97217

360-647-2628

www.guyerboatworks.com

 

Hayden Island Yacht Center

Ray or Dale Laird

50 N.E. Tomahawk Island Drive
Portland, OR  97217

503-289-4007

www.hiyc.com

 

Inflatable Boat Pro

Ken Rodgers

1360 Hammondville Road
Pompano Beach, FL  33069

954-712-1598

www.InflatableBoatPro.com

15 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale airport  

Maurer Marine, Inc.

Craing Maurer

873 West 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA  92627

949-645-7673 ext. 215

www.MaurerMarine.com

 

Modutech Marine, Inc.

Darrin Swindahl

2218 Marine View Drive
Tacoma, WA  98422

253-272-9319

www.modutechmarine.com

 

Pacific Coast Yacht Service

Paul Sittauer

2418 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA  98109

206-282-9819

 

Philbrook's Boatyard Ltd.

Jamie Hansen

2324 Harbour Road
Sidney, B.C.  V8L 2P6

250-656-1157

www.philbrooks.com

 

Puget Sound Yacht Service

Paul Waits

400 Admiral Way
Edmonds, WA  98020

206 660-3630

Located in Edmonds Marina  

Sells Marine Service

Paul Wilson

1111 N.E. Marine Drive
Portland, OR  97211

503-285-3838

www.sellsmarineservice.com

 

Suncoast Inflatables

Brad

4971 110th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL  33760

888-572-4317

www.suncoastinflatables.com

 

The Dinghy Doctor

Brian Wagnon

1271 Scott Street
San Diego, CA  92106

619-804-6921

www.thedinghydoctor.com

 

Wolf's Marine, Inc.

 

250 West Main Street
Benton Harbor, MI  49022

269-926-1069

www.wolfsmarine.com

 

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We'd love to hear from you.
Please give us a call if you have any questions about our line of Boat Davits and accessories.
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  • Address

    525 S. Elmgrove Street
    Seattle, WA 98108

  • Phone

    206.767.0505