Pneumatic Fenders

Pneumatic Fenders


The PALFINGER MARINE NPF series is specifically designed for heavy duty marine and offshore use. The construction of the fender makes it ideal for protecting ships and quays from the forces involved when mooring, either ship to ship or ship to quay.

The NPF series is manufactured and tested in accordance with ISO 17357-1:2014. This is the only standard ensuring high quality fenders. Each fender can be supplied with individual class certificate (ABS) showing conformance to ISO 17357:2014-1.




The fender body is covered with either chain net, wire net or fibre net. The chain net is the most popular type, protecting the rubber body from sharp objects and normal wear and tear. Each end of longitudinal chains is linked together with one or two rings, which is connected with a guy chain. As standard the NPF fenders come with truck tyres but aircraft tyres are available as optional. All fenders come with towing lug/ring and shackle/swivel connected to each end.

PALFINGER MARINE also offers custom-made design, like stainless steel tyre net, rubber pads, extra thick rubber sleeves and heavy duty tyre net.

For customers who outfit their fenders with netting locally PALFINGER MARINE supplies body only fenders.

Sling type fender is a body only version but with reinforced flange area as the towing lug is directly connected to the outer flange. Each towing lug has a shackle/swivel set.

The advantage with using sling type fender:

  • Lower weight
  • No risk of scratching ship hull/damaging coating
  • Easier to handle

The disadvantage compared with chain and tyre net type is that the average lifetime of the fender is lower, as the fender body is not protected from sharp objects both during operation and mob/demob/transport. As an alternative to the standard sling fender PALFINGER MARINE offers pneumatic rib fenders. The rubber ribs offer light protection of the fender body. 

For navy and submarine projects PALFINGER MARINE can supply specialized sling type fenders, which are positioned vertically with anchor connected and fitted with a special flange for water injection.

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If you want to contact us, please get in touch with the following, responsible department for Fenders.


Sales Team

Palfinger Marine Europe B.V.
Havenstraat 18 | 3115 HD Schiedam | Netherlands