Rubber for the Marine Industry
If your vessel is a ship, passenger ferry, trawler, pleasure boat or canal barge; whether you operate a port, harbour, jetty, pontoon or lock or even if you simply need to replace the rubber protection bumpers on your trailer, our UK-based manufacturing resources and expertise are at your disposal to supply the rubber fenders, seals and mouldings you need. Fast turnaround and cost-effective solutions are underpinned by over 70 years of know-how.
Recommended Rubber Fender Profiles
Premium quality EPDM rubber fenders are either manufactured to order either from our standard range or designed to meet your specific needs. Our fendering provides unrivalled protection in a wide range of marine applications, protecting boats, jetties and landing stages.
If you have purchased fenders for boat use before or are looking to make a purchase, you will know that there are many types to choose from. Rubber fenders are a very popular choice as they provide a high level of compatibility with plastic and metal liners, as well as excellent flexibility in their design and installation. Our heavy-duty EPDM rubber which is used to manufacture them is highly resistant to degradation in all outdoor and marine applications and is frequently used in water.
Flat base D and B fenders are a common choice for boats, docks and marinas and alternatives come in round and flat configurations. All are typically manufactured from heavy impact EPDM rubber. These types of fender have excellent dimensional stability and impact resistance compared to other types of material. We have a choice of standard solid or hollow D-Sections as well as B-Sections (also known as Double D-Sections), both of which are great for protecting whatever you need. They are extremely tough and designed to withstand the harshest conditions, in exposed marine environments.
Cylindrical rubber fenders are also a very durable option. These are typically mounted horizontally to provide a much larger clearance between the stern of a craft and the front of the keel or hull.
WHY CHOOSE WALKER RUBBER?
UNRIVALLED LEAD TIMES
If your order is urgent, no one can get it to you in a shorter timeframe than Walker Rubber.
IN HOUSE MANUFACTURE
Your product, designed and manufactured to your specifications in our UK manufacturing facility.
SAME DAY QUOTATIONS
Over 90% of the enquiries we receive are quoted on the same day.
Did You Know...?
The Norfolk broads are one of the UK’s most beautiful National Parks with over 125 miles of navigable, lock free waterways. Home to 12,000 pleasure craft it is no surprise that Walker Rubber has played a large part in supplying rubber fenders and seals to boat yards, hire companies and private owners for over 50 years, helping to sustain the local marine economy.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I install a rubber fender?
We are commonly asked this question by our customers, so we decided to write a blog on how to install a rubber fender – you can access it here!
Do you have a catalogue of marine fender profiles?
Yes we do, please check our online store to view our range of rubber fenders here!
Walker Rubber provides a wide range of services suitable to the marine industry.
We have highlighted three of them below.
We can facilitate either multi-impression rubber moulds for small components or single impression rubber moulds for large components and short runs. We also mould directly onto metal, forming a long lasting bond.
Our top of the line industrial CNC machine makes light work of cutting your rubber gaskets, pads and washers. We’ll design and programme the software for the precise cutting of your gaskets, washers, pads and sheet material products from a range of different rubbers we stock.
Our specialist and bespoke extrusion service has been setup to ensure that we're able to fulfil the demanding needs of all our customers. With over 3 decades of expertise, we now have over 2,000 extrusions profiles available that may already meet your requirements.