High-performance fenders

Protection of ships and structures from damage caused by impact and abrasion is a constant challenge for vessel builders, owners and marina and dock operators – all of whom rely on durable, long-lasting and reliable fenders. This is made more difficult by the conditions under which fenders often need to operate. Coping with the combined effect of salt water, metal corrosion, UV exposure, rough or deteriorating contact surfaces, and vessel impact.

For over 35 years, Derby Rubber has manufactured a wide range of marine fenders for a host of demanding applications.

Our marine fender range (available in black, non-marking grey, and non-marking white) has been specially designed for long life in marine environments and for maximum return on installation costs. We also provide a wide range of associated rubber components to the boating and ship-building industry including waterproof and airproof gaskets, hatch seals, noise isolation, vibration control, and tubing, as well as protective components for wharf operators and marina owners.

Our marine fenders can be found Australia-wide on:

• Port Authority vessels and wharves
• Royal Australian Navy vessels and wharves
• Water taxis
• Heavy work boats including dredges and barges

• Leisure craft
• Commercial and ferry wharves
• Floating pontoons, marinas and docks
• QANTAS service vehicles and air bridges

Derby Rubber formulates its rubber compounds based upon years of experience developing and manufacturing products for demanding applications. This results in improved service durability of its rubber-based components, which significantly reduces maintenance costs.

We are 100% Australian owned, with strategic commitments to growth and ongoing investment in new technologies, Industry 4.0 and R&D. In addition, our robust supply chain helps to deliver greater efficiency and reduce wait-times or down-time when components need to be replaced. We regularly work with marine and harbour engineers and specialists to develop unique solutions for the myriad of challenges that the industry encounters as new innovations and processes are tested and adopted.

Applications include:

  • Docking bumpers
  • D fenders
  • Round fenders
  • Open fenders
  • Edge fenders
  • Marina fenders
  • Dinghy fenders
  • Pontoon fenders
  • Workboat fenders
  • Non-marking fenders
  • Marine hatch seal rubber
  • Gaskets
  • Inflatable seals
  • Extruded rubber profiles

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