Dock bumpers for boats are an important consideration for any marina, as a precaution against damage ranging from accidents to regular wear and tear. While they are sometimes viewed as an afterthought, the material and design that goes into a marina’s dock boat fenders can make a huge difference; while some products may seem more expensive as an initial investment, cheaper fenders are often made of materials that degrade in the harsh marine environment, requiring much more frequent replacement.
FEND-ALL® Fenders are the only continuously supported, double-wall fenders available on the market with a unique internal high-energy absorption web design capable of 250+% extension before breakage. This, combined with a special UV stabilized material, makes the FEND-ALL® line of fenders the standard bearer for all marine fenders. They are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) called GEON C9000, designed to face the harshest climates. The material has a brittle point of -7 degrees F and a melting point of 351 degrees F. FEND-ALL® fenders are trademarked, patented and have a life expectancy of 10+ years.
The basic purpose of dock bumpers for boats is to prevent wear and tear, not only on the dock itself but also on the boats moored in each of the slips. In spite of the best of precautions, weather as well as accidents and mistakes can bring marine vessels into contact with the pilings, walls, and other structural components of a dock, which can lead to scratches or other forms of damage to both the vessel and the mooring. This is why the material used in dock fenders is an important consideration, as well as the design of the bumper.
FEND-ALL dock bumpers for boats are an excellent investment for any marina, because they are designed specifically to absorb the maximum amount of energy and to tolerate the environment they are used in. The particular materials used in FEND-ALL products include their unique formulation of PVC, designed to resist marring and to hold up to oil, gasoline, salt, water, sun, and marine boring creatures. For those in need of mounted fenders, FEND-ALL can provide models pre-mounted on recycled plastic lumber, which lasts years longer than other materials such as wood lumber.
When searching for the perfect dock bumpers for boats, aesthetics also play a role in the decision-making process. FEND-ALL products are available in white and black, providing a clean and discreet—yet attractive and distinct—finishing touch to marine structures. The company takes pride in its products with a three-year warranty on all items, though the products themselves provide lasting value beyond the warranty. In addition, FEND-ALL dock bumpers for boats are made in the USA, which means that they are held to a higher standard of manufacturing and production than many other countries. For a long-lasting product that provides extended value and protection against the elements, designed to withstand everything that the marina environment can throw at it, FEND-ALL dock bumpers for boats are an excellent investment that will pay off for years to come.