Manufactured in Europe, from a military grade, high-tensile polyester laminate, DEFENDA Superyacht Fenders offer unbeatable strength and abrasion resistance.
“Following extensive material and process analysis, we re-engineered every element of our fenders to create the most advanced product range on the market,” says Simon Billington, Managing Director. “Our construction methods utilise state-of-the-art cutting and welding techniques, ensuring that seams are even stronger than the fabric itself.”
A low profile D7 valve provides maximum inflation and deflation speeds, whilst maintaining an airtight seal and ensuring years of trouble-free service. The flexible attachment points are incredibly strong and won’t chip or scratch paintwork or degrade with prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Rigorously tested by an independent laboratory, DEFENDA are backed by an industry leading 10-year warranty on materials and construction.
“The best fenders in the world deserve the best covers, so we developed our unique reversible neoprene cover, called FENDASKIN.” Soft yet durable, the covers are fade resistant and won’t lose their shape or absorb water. The smooth skin easily sheds grit or salt crystals and flatlock seam technology enables a fully reversible construction, doubling the cover’s useable life.
Swiftly inflated or deflated by manual or electric pump, the volume of a covered fender is reduced by approximately 90% when deflated, freeing up valuable storage space.
“We set out to design the ultimate fender and cover solution for large yachts, experimenting with a wide range of fabrics and manufacturing techniques. Gaining exclusive civilian access to military grade materials and designing everything from scratch, here in the UK, has given us a significant advantage over our international competitors. Locating production in Europe was a key objective, allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint, while improving quality and efficiency.”
DEFENDA and FENDASKIN can be seen on Stand 03.300 in the Superyacht Pavilion at METS 2019, taking place at Amsterdam RAI from 19th to 21st November.