First Mate Series

First-rate at its finest.

Thern’s First Mate series of davit cranes have a fixed boom length, making them affordable and lightweight with capacities up to 850 lbs (385 kg). The First Mate has an adjustable boom angle with three different positions for operation. Lightweight, economical, easy to carry and easy to use, the First Mate Davit Crane is perfect for a wide variety of simple jobs where adjustable reach is not required.

Welded Steel Construction

Crane boom, mast and base fabricated from heavy-duty welded constructed structural steel pipe and tubing that limits deflection and meets ASTM standards.

Manual or Power Operation

Crane can be configured with a manual winch for short, infrequent lifts or a power winch for longer lifts or heavier loads. Choose from Thern’s spur or worm gear hand winches or power winches with 115/1/60V as well as pneumatic, hydraulic or DC Volt power operation.

360º Rotation

Tapered roller bearing allows smooth and easy 360° crane rotation under load.

Quick Mount Winch Bracket

A variety of Thern winches can be attached to the bracket. After a winch is attached, the bracket is easily mounted (without tools) to the crane via quick-connect pins.

Quick Disconnect Anchor

For quickly attaching or removing wire rope equipped with a swaged ball fitting. This allows the operator to leave the wire rope attached to the load at all times and simply remove the rope from the winch and attach to the optional wire rope keeper, cable reel.

Variety of Mounting Options

Pedestal, flush and wall mount bases allow for a variety of mounting solutions and are easily installed. Heavy-duty base cap included with lanyard keeps water and debris out of base when crane is removed. 

Easy Assembly/Disassembly

Quick-release clevis style stainless steel pins allow for easy assembly and quick disassembly for transport or storage. No tools required.

Corrosion Resistant Finish

Electrostatic powder coated crane and stainless steel fasteners combine to resist corrosion in harsh environments.


Other options available include:

Industry-leading two-year limited warranty on all Thern products.


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