Workshop full of Launch and Recovery Systems

November 2021

SMP currently have 3 Launch and Recovery Systems being manufactured in the workshop. These projects are for 3 different clients, including being used by an overseas navy.

SMP design their LARS to give a compact operating footprint to minimise the deck space required on board a vessel or barge. The LARS folds down to allow it to fit into a standard ISO shipping container thus expensive shipping costs for out of gauge size goods are avoided. This also allows for safe storage and protection of the system from the elements during periods when the equipment is not required operationally.

SMP’s range of basket and bell Launch and Recovery Systems features a great selection of equipment types to best suit your needs. Designed to sit on the deck of a vessel or barge, these products are easy to use and provide reliable performance when it’s needed most. SMP’s LARS are currently in use worldwide in many different sectors.

SMP’s LARS are IMCA D023 and D018 compliant and have design approval to Lloyds’ rules for lifting appliances in a marine environment. Our systems can also be constructed under survey to stipulated standards, rules and regulations.

SMP have been manufacturing commercial diving equipment for over 35 years and have built a reputation of customer care and outstanding quality. Their experienced engineers work hard to deliver lasting quality to all their clients. From oil and gas companies to tunnelling firms, armed forces and building contractors, SMP have delivered workable and reliable solutions to organisations the world over.

If you would like to enquire about a LARS, please contact their sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775 or via email

Workshop full of Launch and Recovery Systems
SMP Launch and recovery cage system
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