Manufacturing

maxistow fabric

maxiStow inflatable fenders are manufactured from high quality 4 Layer + base reinforcing layer heavy duty 1450gsm/1100 Dtex fabric, heavily top coated inside and outside.

 

 

The maxiStow manufacturing process has excellent properties including UV Protection, abrasion resistance, temperature tolerance outstanding Tear Resistance and Tensile Strength.

Seams:

The maxiStow inflatable fender is constructed using a combination of welded seams and hand glued lateral seam overlaps and attachment points. Seam reinforcement inside and out, providing a strong, durable barrier that can be repaired if necessary.

Attachment Points:

maxiStow inflatable fenders are fitted with high-quality 8mm x 50mm AISI 316 marine grade ā€˜Dā€™ ring attachment points. With reinforced straps on both ends, securely interconnected to the fender ensuring the attachment point is evenly distributed throughout. As well as this custom fitting is also available for different styles and configurations of attachment points. Depending upon the intention of the fender, swivels, eyeā€™s, extended webbing strops are all available along with much more. Contact us for further details if needed.

 

maxiStow ValveInflation Valves:

2009 – 2013 The fill valves of the maxiStow inflatable yacht fenders (pre-2014) are Halkey Roberts valves type (or similar), to assure tight seals and rapid inflation and deflation.

 

C7 valve maxiStow2014 > All ranges of maxiStow fenders manufactured after January 2014 the inflation valves installed to have been upgraded to the C7 Leafield low profile valve. C7 valves have become the favourite valve for use in demanding applications, such as superyacht fenders.

Its stylish appearance and airtight reliability is just one reason we choose to install exclusively to all maxiStow’s

 

C7 valve adaptor

C7 and Halkey Roberts fill adapters are available to purchase from:

 www.fendequip-direct.com

 

Pressure Testing:

pressure-gaugemaxiStow Inflatable Fenders have an operating pressure of 1 p.s.i and are subjected to stringent pressure testing that ensures that our fenders exceed the requirements of ISO EN 6185-4 2011, which is the industry ISO standard for the manufacture and pressure testing of inflatable RIB collars.

Pressure Test Certificates can be supplied with all inflatable fenders.