The Power Fender is our value product (lowest cost). It supports center hole fenders up to 8.5x20” for small to mid-size cruisers. Deploy fenders from the Cockpit without the need to climb on the bow.
The Power Fenders requires electrical connection to the boat, a switch installation and 3 clamps. Line length set manually by the operator per each docking site. Dashboard control only. The Power fender provides no Automation and no application.
Normally ships within 2 days.
Hanging the bow fenders on many boats is uncomfortable. Now, using the Power Fender™, we can dock without leaving the Cockpit!
The Power Fender deploys the bow fenders with a single push of a button, without the need to climb onto the boat's bow/deck. The fenders are stored horizontally under the railing, almost invisibly. The Power Fenders are made of a very durable, white and shiny Polycarbonate/ABS material. They blend nicely with the boat; making them almost invisible.
Fender height from the water can be set to support different height docks and rafting/tethering (boat to boat) tying. Operation and installation are simple: connecting three clamps, power connection to the boat (12V) and a panel switch installation. The switch comes wired and just needs to be installed on the panel. The cigarette lighter is a convenient option to connect the 12V.
For maintenance-free long-lasting operation, all electronic parts are sealed and conformal coated. The Power Fenders are controlled from the boat’s dash board.
Supports center (through) hole fenders up to 8.5x20" for small to mid-size cruisers
Deploy/Lift with a single push
of a switch
Beautiful, very strong and durable Polycarbonate/ABS product
Fenders stored horizontally under the railing, almost invisibly
Simple installation & operation. Needs power connection to the boat and a switch installation
No automation or application
From all fender Baskets and fender storage solutions they are the best looking. The fenders are stored horizontally under the railing, not blocking the captain's view.
Designed and manufactured in California, USA. Shipping worldwide.
Deploy fenders from the Cockpit. Eliminate Fender inconvenience & risk!
A Power Fender box includes:
The ordered amount of Power Fenders.
ALL required parts for a guard rail with stanchion installation including clamps, 3-way switch, electrical cable bolts and nuts.
Care & Operation Instructions.
Questions? Contact us at: Support@BoatInnovation.com or +1 (925) 418 2448.
The Power Fender™ Design
Our objective was to build a beautiful, very strong and durable product, which is very simple to install and operate. This required an innovative design:
Withstanding the line tension while docking
The lines tension while docking may be very significant. Withstanding that tension without building a very large and expensive product was one of the biggest design challenges. To handle the line tension/force we tested thick docking line implementations, a spring addition, a rubber strip addition and quite a few additional creative options. Testing showed that the best solution is deflecting that force by using a strong, Nylon line. Nylon is a good shock absorber. The longer the line, the better it absorbs.
When manually deploying the fender, the total line length from the fender to the cleat or stanchion is about 4 feet. The Power Fender’s Nylon line is 18 feet long and provides a good shock absorbing effect! It runs from the stanchion or cleat to the center hole fender and back to the Power Fender; the remaining line is being stored in a pulley inside the Power Fender.
Adding a shock absorbing line reduces the stress on the Power Fender, the boat’s cleat or stanchion, and on the center hole fender.
To achieve the best longevity and maximum strength a 50% Polycarbonate and 50% ABS, high pressure, custom made injected enclosure was developed. All bolts and nuts are stainless steel. All electronic parts are CRC Urethane conformal coated and are stored in a sealed enclosure.
The Power Fender is continuously being tested in two environmental Chambers:
The first Chamber running temperature cycles -25 degrees Celsius (- 13 degrees Fahrenheit) to +75 degrees Celsius (167 degrees Fahrenheit)
The second Chamber constantly at + 75 degrees Celsius which is the most extreme temperature
Both Chambers are at about 95% humidity and contain salt!
Ease of operation
3-way switch for lift or deploy
The Power Fender was tested while being underwater!
The Power Fender's functionality is continuously tested on the company’s cruiser and running lift / deploy cycles in the lab. A Few Power Fenders ran more than 200,000 lift / deploy cycles without a single failure!
The Power Fender cost drivers:
For the highest strength and durability, the product enclosure is made of high pressure, custom injected, Polycarbonate/ABS. These parts are the most expensive component in the overall product cost. All bolts and nuts are stainless steel, which provides the best longevity. The line is made out of strong Nylon and is 18’ long!
The Power Fender is designed and manufactured in the USA.
Power Fender pictures
Power Fenders on a 31' Bayliner
Power Fenders on a beautiful 32' Sundancer. Thank you Sue and Terry for sharing!
Stanchion install for boats with a lifeline instead of a railing (for example sailing boats):
Install in a case of a tight space under the railing:
Power Fenders on a beautiful 34' Sea Ray. Thank you Amy and Jack for sharing!
Stockton California: Power Fenders on a beautiful 43' Portofino. Thank you Bill for sharing!