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Defending your boat

Defending your boat with fendress Upffront

 

In Spanish, a boat’s fender is normally called ‘una defensa’, which may be a more appropriate name: a Defender. They are used to defend your boat by acting like a bumper between you and either a mooring quay or another boat, thus protecting the paintwork, the hull and the gunwales of your vessel.

Which Fenders do I need for Offshore Racing?

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There are many challenges that come with offshore racing, but just from a mooring point of view alone it can be a nightmare. Many offshore races finish at locations that differ from their starting point so it is important to take your docking equipment with you. However, when it comes to racing yachts, especially during offshore regattas, space and weight are rare commodities! So what are the factors to consider when purchasing fenders for an offshore racing boat? This blog will give you a basic comparison of the different types of fenders to consider for offshore racing.

How many fenders do I need for my boat? – A complete guide

Fender hanging

 

Boat fenders, sometimes known as boat bumpers, are an essential piece of equipment for protecting the hull from contact with docks, pilings or other boats. They are an essential for avoiding damage to your boat and other boats around you. This blog will take you through the basic types of fenders, and help give you an estimate of exactly how many fenders, and what size, you need for your boat.

We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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