Long fenders are also called "roller fenders" and characterize the typical image of a boat currently in port. These are available in different sizes and can be used individually. The standard model is long, tubular and has reinforced fasteners at both ends to attach the fender line to the railing.
Boats with a high freeboard in particular should be equipped with long fenders, as the hull area is then better protected in swells. The clear advantage of long fenders is that they are easy to handle. In addition, it can be unrolled from the side of the boat. If a second rope is attached, the long fender can even be used as a transverse fender.
However, it is then no longer possible to unroll the fender, which can lead to increased scratches. If you want to extend the durability of the fenders, you can also use fender covers. These protect the fenders from the UV rays of the sun, which often make the material brittle or fragile.