Pilot boat foam filled fender

Around harbours, rivers, ports and basins, pilots offer local knowledge and the experience necessary to ensure navigation safety and protect the environment.

Through daily practice, pilots develop specific qualities and techniques for maneuvering ships in narrow waters and restricted areas surrounded by port facilities. They serve ships day and night, through thick fog or high winds, thus avoiding delays or carrying the maximum cargo capacity through the usable depths of the channel in the economic interest of the port and the ships, thereby ensuring fluidity of traffic, and therefore participating directly in the competitiveness of the port.

In addition, it is expected that the maritime pilots, who are the only port stakeholders to board the ship “en route”, report to the State of the port of call if the ships present a risk to the environment or by security.

To carry out their mission, pilots deserve high quality equipments, especially high performance boat foam fenders, necessary for all-weather and safe ship berthing.

Expert in the supply of sprayed foam filled fender is available for the bow, sides and rears of a vessel, and is able to support the harshest marine environments and working conditions.

Our lightweight products is the preferred solutions for the fast moving boats like pilot boats.

Providing industry best levels of durability, our boat fender solutions are fit to purpose for pilot boats , especially to board the ship « en route » in the safest possible conditions .

Foam filled fender has many advantages, that’s why most of pilot boats are equipped with this type of fenders 


One third lighter than rubber fender

Where vessel weight is of a prime importance, foam filled fender will significantly reduce overall weight without reducing protection. Lightweight fender also have a direct impact on oil consumption of workboats.


Our foam filled fender ensure maximum protection with a very high energy absorption & low reaction force. Our design office provide calculation note taking consideration of customer’s berthing conditions.

Using the 3D drawing of our customers, we advise and supply the fenders in different forms according to the available recess of the boat 

  • Square shape + 3D sketch
  • Half cylindrical shape  + 3D sketch
  • Cylindrical shape + 3D sketch

The sprayed Nibraprène R ES40D coating is produced without solvent, respectful of the environment, securing dimensional stability over time of the fenders while improving the resistance qualities. 

Main features of boat foam filled fender

  • Unsinkable, even damaged
  • Lighweight and efficient berthing properties,
  • Choice of foam density to customize boat fendering system according to berthing conditions,
  • Better spread of kinetic energy absorption
  • Low maintenance and no pressure monitoring required,
  • No temperature impact
  • Repairable
Square shapeHalf cylindricalCylindrical
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 Different fixation type are available according to customers” boat design ;

  • by bonding with “Sikaflex” type, on flat section along the boat (option with return on deck)
  • using adjusted straps in “V” recess
  • or by bolting.