W fenders are designed for use in extreme conditions to absorb excessive shocks. This type of fender is suitable on the bow and stern of tugs, workboats and icebreakers. The grooves on the top of the fender provide extra grip and low pressure. The two flexible legs allow easy installation of the W fender with a large or small radius by means of guide rods. W fenders are used for protection at the bow and stern of vessels, typically together in connection with Cylindrical Tug Boat Fenders. Their large contact surfaces are ideal for low hull pressure and grooves provide additional grip. W Fenders are available with profiled and non-profiled surface.
W - Fenders are made for the most extreme operating conditions. the W-Fender is one of the most successful fenders for tugs in the world today. It has a unique 'open bore' design which makes installation very simple. The flexible legs allow W-Fenders to be curved around most hull shapes.
Features of W fender
Well proven design Gentle contact face High friction for controlled manoeuvres Highly durable with a long, trouble-free service life Sizes from 320mm to 500mm Pre-cut to suit the vessel bow/stern profile Easily curved to fit the hull radius Stock spares often available