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Fendering
Fender Systems
Our experience
Hippo Marine has been working with designers and boatyards
internationally on both leisure and commercial fendering projects for
well over a decade. We have more experience of doing this type of work in
these materials than anyone else in the world.
The niche nature of our fendering technology has allowed our customer
base to extend out from our UK manufacturing facility into Europe and then
further afield. We now supply and support our fendering systems in all the
major boat-building markets, from North America to Australasia – and most
places inbetween.
Unique construction
Each boat we work on is different so each fendering project takes its own
unique path, whether it is for a one-off custom yacht tender or an ongoing
series of patrol vessels. Because of the almost infinite flexibility of our
technology we are not restricted to offering a small number of off-the-shelf
possibilities. We are in the very happy position of being able to offer a
blank-page approach to our customers and to draw upon our experience
to jointly develop the fendering specification and arrangement which best
suits your operational requirements.
Our starting point is a drawing of the hull, an approximate profile size which
is being sought and an understanding of the operational role of the boat.
Given this information we select the optimum combination of materials
and then provide an initial proposal for the supply of a suitable set of Hippo
fendering. This is then invariably modified over the course of the project
as the design criteria change, until the most suitable fendering solution is
ultimately arrived at and agreed by all parties – at which point we move
to manufacture.
However, our work in taking our customers through the process from start
to finish does not stop there. We can also recommend or supply suitable
adhesives and primers, and we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive
fitting instructions and installation support to our customers as required to
ensure that the end result is to their and their end-users’entire satisfaction.