Of all the ways to avoid the cost of repeated repairs and maintenance to your boat or yacht, choosing premium boat dock fenders is one that is sometimes overlooked, but very important. Choosing the right fender for your berthing situation is crucial to preventing scratches and scrapes to your hull; Fend Off dock fenders have solutions for a range of environments and dock types. The Fend Off light duty dock fender is a versatile product for a variety of docks.
The light duty dock fender provides a protective barrier for your boat or yacht from hard surfaces such as docks, seawalls, and pilings, and is intended for boats up to 35’ in length. These dock fenders not only provide maximum protection for a vessel’s hull, but will stand up to the harsh marine environment. Like all Fend Off dock fenders, this product is carefully designed to give you the greatest possible value for the money you’re spending to protect the investment your boat or yacht represents.
When it comes to boat dock bumper pads, materials matter. Fend Off uses UV stabilized flexible PVC shells, with spun polyester fiber on the inside, mounted on 2×4 recycled plastic lumber. Our fasteners are 316 stainless steel full annular ring shank nails. The light duty dock fender comes in standard lengths including 6’, 8’, 10’, and 12’, with custom fenders available upon request. Boat dock fenders can be made from a variety of materials ranging from rubber and vinyl to foam and more; but our specialized flexible PVC and recycled plastic lumber are made and designed to last. The light duty dock fender resists marring, and is unaffected by water, salt, gasoline, oil, and even marine boring creatures.
Even more importantly, the materials we use are not just durable but more environmentally friendly than many other options. Recycled plastic dock lumber does not leech harmful chemicals into the surrounding environment, and doesn’t generate the pollutants that are often produced in the virgin plastic production industry. Our products are made in the USA and come with a three year warranty—though they will last you much longer.
It is important to choose boat dock bumper pads that are specifically geared towards the environments that your boat is likely to face in berth; while there is no real problem if you choose a bumper that is more protective than you need it to be, choosing one that offers less shock absorption and less buffer to hard surfaces than you require can result in a great deal of damage to your boat or yacht. Light duty bumpers are intended for general purposes, for vessels up to 35’—if you have a larger vessel, you should choose a bumper accordingly, particularly for areas where concrete piling is in use.
While many people consider products such as Fend Off dock fenders to be almost an afterthought, they are an important step to take in preventing damage to your vessel. Choppy conditions, storms, and accidents can all cause scratches, dings, and more to the hull of your boat—and the repair costs for these damages can add up quickly. By purchasing a dock bumper that offers the maximum protection at a great value, you can minimize the long-term costs of owning your boat and put more time and energy into enjoying it. Making the right choice is as easy as investigating the materials and workmanship that goes into the product—and at Fend Off we take a great deal of pride in the fact that our products are durable, resilient, and long-lasting, offering you years and years of protection. Buy a dock fender that will give you peace of mind.