Our marine fleet does contain several Pilot & Crew tenders, mooring launches, work vessels and pontoons. Every 24 hours over 500 controlled collisions with our vessels. This intensive use of equipment made us choose Poly Marine Service fender system.
The five crew tenders equipped with C600 fenders have been operational for over 5 years and no hull damages recorded. Which made the vessels very efficient and average cost reduction of €15.000 per year per vessel, each high speed water yet tender make more than five thousand running hours a year.
Other positive aspects of the fender systems are reduced shock loads through the vessel at every (un)controlled collision. This fact reduced mechanical damages on engine, jet systems, drive shafts and electronic systems.
Gert van der Burg, KRVE
The oldest Discovery class tenders with GRT 40 tonnes have the Camarc designed ø280 mm HDPE pipe as a fender. The HDPE pipe is fitted with foam blocks in the aluminium fender casing. Each year we have an average repair cost of € 8.000 on each tender.
The new type tenders, also designed by Camarc with GRT 60 tonnes had the same fender system. The average repair costs were much higher and the down time due to the repairs longer because the vessels are heavier than the older Discovery class tenders. The modification to the D450MHD-S system and fine tuning resulted in almost no repair costs and down time. The two tenders under construction also get the fully developed fender. To everyone's satisfaction.