Project Description

Walcon Marine launches new premium marina products

18 November 2019

Working in partnership with a leading marina operator, Walcon Marine has developed three new marina accessories that both look good and are intended to deliver added benefits to boat owners and their vessels.

Corner fenders
The new corner fenders have been introduced to cater for the new generation of larger boats, however they work equally well for boats of all sizes, offering more protection for both the boat that makes contact with it and the pontoon on which it is mounted. Made from rotary moulded plastic they are available in two sizes, both larger than current standard versions, and come over the top of the decking for complete protection. This also makes them more visible as well as ensuring a snug and secure fit. Walcon is now offering these as its standard corner fender option for finger and hammerhead pontoons.

Longer fitted fender
Using the same material, Walcon has introduced a new, one metre long lateral fender for its widely used System 2000 pontoons. These are intended for use primarily as stern or bow fenders and are easy to fit using the existing slot built into all System 2000 units. This product has been developed due to the increasing numbers of motorboats with bathing platforms that choose to moor stern-to, but again can be used in a wide range of applications.

By introducing the new corner and lateral fenders at the same time, Walcon is offering marina operators a uniform style of high-quality fendering that will contribute to those marinas seeking a visually distinctive and well turned out look, as well as offering an enhanced level of protection for boats entering and leaving their berths.

Composite duct covers
Walcon has also developed a new duct cover using composite GRP. Again, this product offers both an aesthetically pleasing improvement on the current standard aluminium duct covers as well as practical advantages. Customers can for example choose from a range of colours to match their corporate branding or for any other reasons, and they can be supplied in a variety of widths.

From the practical angle they are manufactured with a gritted surface for excellent non-slip properties and being GRP based they are very low maintenance being subject to neither oxidisation nor corrosion. The result is a projected service life of at least 25 years. The GRP duct covers are also available for retrofitting.

“We have introduced these products in response to marina operators looking for ways to upgrade the facilities that they offer their customers in visually distinctive ways,” says Walcon’s managing director James Walters. “While berthing facilities are very much practical structures where safety, durability and ease-of-use always comes first, if we can work with their operators to make them pleasing to the eye in ways that gives their end users added pleasure and a sense of pride in where they keep their boats, so much the better.”