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Defender Product Spotlight: Lewmar Heavy Duty Inflatable Yacht Fenders

Compact storage, welded seams, and a spring-activated, quarter-turn inflation valve are key features of this exceptional fender.
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After using the Lewmar Heavy Duty Inflatable Yacht Fender, you’ll never want to hoist another fender aboard your cruiser or sportfish. Made from 30% heavier material than the next best brand, it features 15% more tensile strength to provide protection for your hull when docking and during storms.

Lewmar Heavy Duty Fenders are designed for boats up to 150 feet in length and come in six sizes ranging from 18” to 36” in circumference and 29” to 58” in length.

These fenders are tough in every way. Welded seams end the problem of glue hardening and cracking over time, and the 2-inch nylon straps at both ends are rated to 4,500 pounds. In addition, these fenders are 50% more abrasion-resistant than other fenders in this category.

The key feature, however, is the ability to quickly deflate these fenders for more compact storage. Once deflated, they can be stored in any tight space.


With Lewmar’s commitment to innovation in mind, these fenders are manufactured with spring-activated, quarter-turn locking valves — similar to the valves on most inflatable tenders — to make inflation and deflation fast and easy.

Lewmar backs the Heavy Duty Inflatable Yacht Fender with a hard-to-beat warranty of five years.

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