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.
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
1. Twin-leg attachment 2. Extreme-duty design 3. Open bore for easy installation 4. Fits around tight bends