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Boat fenders & fender accessories for sailboats & yachts

A boatfender is an important boat accessory that prevents damage or increased wear and tear to boats and yachts caused by contact with jetties and other vessels when mooring or manoeuvring in a berth or harbour. A distinction is made between different types of fenders. For example, there are spherical or cylindrical, air-filled boat fenders made of PVC, which are attached directly to the boat. Other fenders, such as cushion and flat fenders, are flat and have the advantage that they do not roll away and can also be used as a seat pad. Another type of boat fenders are the so-called corner fenders, jetty fenders and pontoon fenders, which are attached to the jetty and thus provide lasting protection against damage when moored.

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A boatfender is an important boat accessory that prevents damage or increased wear and tear to boats and yachts caused by contact with jetties and other vessels when mooring or manoeuvring in a berth or harbour. A distinction is made between different types of fenders. For example, there are spherical or cylindrical, air-filled boat fenders made of PVC, which are attached directly to the boat. Other fenders, such as cushion and flat fenders, are flat and have the advantage that they do not roll away and can also be used as a seat pad. Another type of boat fenders are the so-called corner fenders, jetty fenders and pontoon fenders, which are attached to the jetty and thus provide lasting protection against damage when moored.

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Boat fenders & fender accessories for sailboats & yachts

A boatfender is an important boat accessory that prevents damage or increased wear and tear to boats and yachts caused by contact with jetties and other vessels when mooring or manoeuvring in a berth or harbour. A distinction is made between different types of fenders. For example, there are spherical or cylindrical, air-filled boat fenders made of PVC, which are attached directly to the boat. Other fenders, such as cushion and flat fenders, are flat and have the advantage that they do not roll away and can also be used as a seat pad. Another type of boat fenders are the so-called corner fenders, jetty fenders and pontoon fenders, which are attached to the jetty and thus provide lasting protection against damage when moored.

Thanks to the large selection of boat fenders you can find all these fenders at Compass24. From the classic boat fender, over spherical fenders, pontoon fenders to special fenders, such as bow fenders and stepfenders, you can equip your ship perfectly at Compass. Save with the Compass fender sets! Boat fenders with 4 fenders + 4 lines for the set price.

Boat fenders are irreplaceable, they are the only protection of the hull in various situations. When mooring in the box, lying alongside, at a fixed berth or when manoeuvring in narrow harbours, sufficient fenders must be deployed to prevent damage to your own boat and others. Which size fenders should be depends on the length, weight and type of the boat. It is sometimes useful to have fenders of different sizes and shapes on board to be able to react to different situations.

In case of high freeboard long fenders are installed, also in case of swell they cover the high hull area better. Strong ball fenders also provide a safe distance when wind or swell cause high pressure on the hull. Special bow fenders and stern fenders are used especially in the Mediterranean, where you lie with bow or stern at pier or jetty. Especially yachts with protruding bathing platforms astern need a good protection of the stern edge when moored in front of bow anchor at swell astern. It is practical if the fenders are still used as a step aid.

With a clever fender ladder, you can easily get on board when the ship lies alongside with a high freeboard. The step-shaped fender ladder also offers protection and comfort at the same time. In contrast to inflatable round fenders, fixed flat fenders or cushion fenders made of PE foam cannot roll away. Therefore they are attached to dolphins or sheet piles when being fastened and can also be used as seat cushions. An alternative to normal fenders, which can also solve stowage problems. Cushion fenders are deployed with 2 lines and can be placed vertically or horizontally. Normal fenders with line are attached to the railing wire or even better to railing support or foot rail.

Fender lines made of soft and not too thick cordage are better suited for the knots, so that the weaving hitch can be tightened well. This prevents slipping and loss of the fender. Fenders for yachts and boats are naturally exposed to high loads, not only by the effect of force, but also by UV radiation and weather influences. UV resistance of the material is a must in order to avoid embrittlement and thus pressure loss. Patent valves are compatible with conventional air pumps, but a special fender pump on board makes inflation and re-inflation easier. Boat fenders and fender accessories such as fender socks and fender baskets are presented by water sports specialist Compass in a wide selection under Compass24.

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