Pile Fenders

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Do you need to buy pile fenders? This page contains a catalog with prices for pile fenders of different sizes and colors. We deliver throughout Europe and the world, and all products’ quality is guaranteed.

To make it easier for you to choose and buy pile fenders, we have made a detailed description for each product with specifications, photos from different angles and reviews of those who have already bought and use them.

Do you have any questions? The topRik marketplace team will advise you before the purchase and help you choose the right fender.

What Is a Pile Fender Used For?

Most yacht berths are built using piles of various sections made of wood, concrete or metal. In some regions (New Zealand, for example) there are even anchorage spots consisting of nothing but piles. This, of course, is an exotic exception, but in many popular harbors, mooring between two piles is offered.

So, if you have to moor to a high pier or moor between a couple of piles, side, stern or bow fenders may not fully save the ship from damage during maneuvers, especially if the harbor is full of other ships. Boat fenders will not be protected from damage during mooring to the piles.

In such cases, the safety of mooring boats, as well as the integrity of the berth, must be taken care of by the owners or tenants of docking areas.

For such cases, the best manufacturers have developed a special category of protection - pile fenders, which:

  • reliably protect the sides, bow or stern of the boat during the maneuver when mooring and setting sail;
  • designed for piles having a round, rectangular or square section;
  • are located on the side of the pile to which ships are moored, or wrap around the entire perimeter or circumference of the pile;
  • take on the entire impact force of the side, stern or bow of the boat when mooring or when already docked, distributing the force over the entire surface of the fender and reducing it at the point of impact;
  • exhibit a shock-absorbing and damping effect: they gently push the ship away after a collision, dampen the energy of the wave oscillation, reduce the amplitude of the oscillation, absorb the force of shocks and impacts;
  • can serve as protection for the tubular parts of the boat - handrails, bulwark, bowsprit, hinged ladder, etc.

Depending on the location and the level of protection provided, this type of protective devices can be made of various materials, have a different configuration and design. Choosing a specific model out of the pile fenders for sale, you will immediately notice their diversity, including:

  • inflatable PVC belt fenders, consisting of separate blocks of various shapes - are attached to the part of the pile that receives the blow when the vessel is moored, or completely wraps around it along the perimeter or diameter;
  • inflatable rectangular buffers made of polyvinyl chloride - mounted to the front of the pile;
  • fenders of various shapes made of cast polymer material with polyurethane foam - fastened with straps to the part of the pile that receives the impact of the vessel when mooring;
  • rotary models in the form of a rotating ribbed polymer (or rubber) cylinder, which is attached to the piles by brackets - rotates when in contact with the boat, dampening the impact force.

Rotary models absorb wave energy much more efficiently, which leads to a rapid damping of vessel vibrations. This reduces both the force and the frequency of the ship's hits against the pile, both when docked and while mooring.

Inflatable pile fenders made of polymer materials can be wrapped around piles of any section - round, square or rectangular. All of these models can be used on piles of various materials - wood, steel or concrete.

The protection is fastened on belts, brackets or with the help of special hardware, depending on the design of the model.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Pile Fenders

The only possible downside to pile fenders is their absence on the piles of your pier - or simply the wrong choice of a model in terms of material, size or design. We tell how to choose the right pile fenders in the next section. And now let's dwell on what advantages these devices provide for owners of berths or piles docking space.

  1. Just count how many blows a pier pile or a mooring pile endures every day. This is comparable to it being methodically hit with a sledgehammer. Pile fenders protect such structures from destructive interaction with boats when they are being moored. You will significantly extend the life of the berth if you use pile protection.
  2. Most pile fenders for sale can be mounted on piles of any size and material.
  3. The materials from which the models are made withstand operating conditions in fairly harsh conditions - these are high-quality alloys (PVC, artificial rubber, stainless steel, polyurethane foam, molded rubber, etc.) They are resistant to prolonged mechanical stress, sea salt and ultraviolet radiation. They do not mold or rot because they do not contain organic compounds.
  4. Pile fenders don't need much maintenance and last a long time if they are properly sized and constructed to suit the tonnage of the mooring boats.
  5. Pile fenders can be used not only to protect the mooring piles, but also for all tubular parts, including on a boat - handrails, hinged ladders, bulwark, bowsprit, etc.

The main advantage of using pile protection is the absence of costs for repairing the pier itself and avoiding compensating people for their damaged boats if it is a commercial pier.

We remind you that all these advantages will apply to you only if you buy pile fenders exactly according to the purpose of your mooring structure.

How to Choose a Pile Fender

If you are building a commercial pile mooring or want to protect your pier built on high piles, first decide which boats will be mooring there. Then everything is simple - the higher the tonnage and length of the vessels, the more reliable the protection should be.

So, for mooring inflatable and small motor boats or jet skis, options for inflatable pile fenders in the form of a tape or a rectangle are quite suitable.

Models made of microporous polyethylene foam are available in variety of sizes – choose an appropriate one for your situation. Soft EVA piling fenders are large in size and are ideal for commercial spots for mooring between two piles.

In the case of choosing a rotary protection made of cast polymer, proceed from the dimensions of the cylinder. If it is planned to moor boats up to 10 meters long, it is better to use 10x15 cm swivel fenders. For boats from 10 to 15 meters long, the damper should have dimensions of 15x20 cm. These are one of the most effective pile fenders that change the very direction of impact, as a result of which its force significantly decreases.

Before you buy pile fenders, please consult our experts. Our marketplace team consists of practicing yachtsmen who have sailed around most of the popular harbors. They are well versed in marine equipment and will give the most accurate advice when choosing any type of protection for boats and berths.

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