Floating Monopile Donut Fender


Marine Fenders International, Inc. manufactures the Ocean Guard™ Donut Monopile floating fender exclusively. The Ocean Guard ™ Donut Monopile floating fender design is an innovative foam filled fender. This unique fendering system provides a floating energy absorbing foam filled fender.  It is designed to simply slip over a stationary monopile and float at the fluctuating water line.  

Upon contact of a ship or vessel, this design allows the fender to freely rotate and self adjust with the changing water level. The unique rotating feature also makes it ideal for turning dolphins and eliminates shear forces. Where there are large or extreme tidal fluctuations a mooring crown can be constructed into the fender to allow safe moorage during the tidal swings. This can also be accomplished when the fender is compressed.

The Ocean Guard™ Donut Monopile floating fender construction consists of:

  • A tough, thick filament nylon tire cord reinforced non-marking urethane skin.
  • 100% closed cell heat laminated energy absorbing foam core
  • Heavy duty internal structural steel core
  • Anti-friction bearing pads
  • Custom designs and shapes

The Ocean Guard™ Donut Monopile floating fender has many applications:

  • Breasting Dolphins
  • Bridge protection
  • Corner protection
  • Dock fendering where large tidal changes occur
  • Dock fendering where vessels need roll along fenders for loading
  • Ferry vessel applications
  • Lock entrance  
  • Turning dolphin applications

The Ocean Guard™ Donut Monopile floating fender performance features:

  • High Energy Absorption with low Reaction Force
  • Rotates freely thus eliminating shear forces
  • Freely floats with water levels, maintaining optimal fendering
  • Allows vessel to roll along fender
  • Hull conforming flexible design
  • Burst resistant construction
  • Unsinkable – buoyant
  • Easy installation
  • Low maintenance