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 with 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