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9038556 Fender assembly for boats  
A concealable fender assembly comprising a fender; a cover having an external surface form compatible with the lateral surface form of the boat hull in closed position; mechanism for actuating the...
9039895 Oil spill clean-up vessel with ice displacement capabilities  
An oil spill clean-up apparatus and method, and more specifically to a self-contained oil spill clean-up vessel with ice displacement capabilities. One preferred oil spill clean-up system includes...
9027495 Boat protection device  
A boat protection device includes a boat fender having a cushion, a first attachment element and a second attachment element. The first attachment element has a first keyhole aperture. The first...
9003993 Nautical line pad and method  
A pad for protecting nautical sails from the rigging including a material having a soft outer surface and an inner surface with hook and loop material attached to the material. The pad also...
8992128 Pneumatic fender and method for transporting same  
A pneumatic fender is configured to improve workability during folding up, be conveniently secured during transport, and suppress damage during folding up and during transport, thus increasing...
8843246 Crush zones for unmanned vehicles and methods of using the same  
An unmanned vehicle comprising a body and a crush zone combined with the body. In a preferred embodiment, the crush zone is a crushable bumper connected to the body. The unmanned vehicle including...
8839732 Mooring device  
A portable water level-responsive mooring device has a mooring strap with a ring capable of engaging the mooring device around a dock piling. The mooring strap has a suitable length of cord having...
8839731 Fender for a boat, in steel with PVC core  
A fender for boats provides a rolled profile with an open section, consisting of an external shell connected at its ends to two straight parallel supporting and containing strips which converge...
8814475 Dock systems and dock fenders  
A flange free, semi-rigid resilient, hollow, dock fender having a skeletal triangular shape with a set of radiused edges and end fasteners to support the dock fender as the dock fender...
8721224 Protective apparatus for marine structures  
An apparatus for inhibiting damage from impact between a marine structure and an adjacent watercraft, and a related method, are described. The apparatus includes a cushion body forming a mounting...
8651909 Segmented recreational device  
A segmented flotation device available in a plurality of colors, sizes, and configurations is disclosed. Each flotation device includes one or more buoyant members strung together with an elastic...
8647018 Frame rail assemblies, interlocking frame rail systems, and related methods  
A frame rail assembly for a boat dock structure includes a first frame rail member, a second frame rail member and a corner bumper member. The first frame rail member is secured to a first side of...
8567333 Protective boat rub rail system  
A rub rail system for a vessel including a rigid track extrusion attached to a vessel, a resilient flexible fender extrusion, and a shock absorbing inner core. The inner core is disposed in the...
8534212 Pontoon boat fender and method of using the same  
A pontoon boat fender comprises a shell portion with a hollow interior and a bumper portion slidably received in the shell portion hollow interior. The bumper portion is movable between a...
8528494 Modular rough water docking system  
A modular dock unit and system for making large modular dock systems is disclosed. The dock unit includes a molded floatation shell, a molded decking piece and a molded dri-loc retainer ring. The...
8490561 Hull safety and protective device  
Apparatus and methods for attaching a safety device to the hull of a boat. In one embodiment, the safety device is a net that is held tightly in tension against the hull. The net is attached to...
8459902 Dock catway with improved nose piece, dock bumper and platform  
A dock catway is comprised of a catway frame adapted at a near end to be secured to a dock. The dock catway has a nose piece structure at a far end of the catway frame. At least one dock bumper is...
8291846 Boat mooring assembly  
Described is a boat mooring assembly and method for preventing a boat from being damaged during docking and mooring. The boat mooring assembly can be used to moor a boat while allowing the boat to...
8291847 Portable water level-responsive dock securing system and method of use thereof  
A portable water level-responsive mooring device has a mooring strap with a ring capable of engaging the mooring device around a dock piling. The mooring strap has a suitable length of cord having...
8245659 Mechanical member for favouring the movement of means of transport  
Mechanical member (1; 100; 200) for a means of transport such as a boat—where said mechanical member has a support shaft (2; 101; 201), provided with a main axis (Y) that is mountable on the means...
8166903 Deadrise-altering adjunct for marine hull bottom  
As typically embodied, the present invention's add-on device includes two wedge-shaped structural components that are oppositely congruent and symmetrically connected. In profile, the device...
8156883 Boat bumper assembly  
A boat bumper and a securing harness for mounting the boat bumper to a boat hull. The securing harness includes a main strap which is flexible and sufficiently stiff to be self sustaining to...
8136467 Inflatable fender for a boat  
An inflatable fender for a boat comprises an enclosure (2) mounted on the boat hull (5) and connectible to a fluid supply, an inflatable flexible member (4) mounted within the enclosure and...
8065971 Boat fender positioning process  
A method for adjustably positioning a boat fender on the side of a boat utilizes a flexible strap having a plurality of openings therein having a boat fender rope threaded therethrough. The boat...
8056491 Berthing system and structure for use therein  
A separation and guidance structure comprises an arm having an inner end with a crosspiece secured in use to a pontoon or the like, and an outer end provided with fenders extending above and...
8029209 Load absorbing device  
A load absorbing device or other resilient device, such as a fender, bumper, or rub rail, for protecting an object, such as a dock or boat, from an impact force delivered by another object...
7971546 Watercraft docking system  
In a preferred embodiment, an apparatus for guiding a watercraft, including: at least two center members of relatively hard material; each of the at least two center members having a tube of...
7946240 Group for operation fender elements suitable to protect a boat during movement and mooring  
An assembly (1; 200; 300; 400; 500; 600) for operating fender elements (P) suitable to protect a boat during the movement and/or mooring including articulation means (2; 201; 301; 401; 501; 601)...
7921791 Portable water level-responsive dock securing system and method of use thereof  
A portable water level-responsive mooring device has a mooring strap with a ring capable of engaging the mooring device around a dock piling. The mooring strap has a suitable length of cord having...
7918176 Watercraft bumper  
A watercraft bumper has an elongate body. The elongate body has a generally C-shaped cross-section. A protrusion extends from one of the end portions of the cross-section and extends towards the...
7862258 Floating standoff assembly  
A standoff system for keeping a containment boom or other floating barrier device spaced at a desired standoff distance away from a structure. The system includes an inner side member, an outer...
7770531 Bumper assemblies for modular barges and methods therefor  
A system for protecting a modular barge, which includes a plurality of modular barge sections assembled together using male and female connections, is provided. Each modular barge section has a...
7730844 Bumper system  
Variations of a bumper systems are disclosed. A bumper system may have one or more rotatable members and/or non-rotatable members configured to protect a vessel or structure during docking...
7721667 Watercraft fender  
A portable fender for protecting a watercraft hull from damage. The fender(s) length corresponds to the length of the watercraft likely to make contact with a dock, pier and/or pilings. An...
7685956 Rub rail with self-contained trim and methods for manufacturing and installing the rub rail  
A rub rail for a boat, and methods of manufacturing and installing the rub rail on the boat are provided. The rub rail includes a base polymer and a metal trim embedded or integrated into the...
7650845 Device for protecting a boat hull  
A device for protecting a boat hull has an inflatable element with a deflated state, in which the element can be positioned either inside or outside of the boat hull. When located outside the...
7624694 Resilient device  
A resilient device, such as a fender, includes a mounting portion connected to a resilient leaf spring portion. The leaf spring portion is designed to collapse and absorb a substantial amount of...
7617792 Bumper assembly for posts and pilings  
A bumper assembly for attachment to a post has a hollow bumper member with an internal bore that fits over a post and allows the bumper member to rotate. A protective liner is provided between the...
7584943 Loading dock bumper with replaceable metal faceplate  
A bumper assembly for use at a loading dock comprises a resiliently compressible pad protected by a readily replaceable metal faceplate. The bumper assembly has certain metal components that move...
7527454 Marine fender  
A marine fender for protecting a marine structure and watercraft against damage from collision forces. The marine fender includes an elongate body of resilient material having a basal wall...
7513210 Modular sponson with replaceable sections  
A modular sponson for a small boat has discrete sections disposed in a series from the bow and along both sides to the stern. Each section has an axially extending length of tubing defining a...
7506601 Boat fender mount  
A boat fender mount which is characterized by a fender mount plate of selected shape and size adapted for receiving a boat fender and a selected number (typically two) of piling plates typically...
7478801 Vehicle loading dock fender assembly  
The invention relates to a loading dock fender unit (12) which is adapted for attachment adjacent a dock leveller (11) of a loading dock (10), the fender unit comprising a mounting plate (13), an...
7448338 Flexible support for dock fender  
A dock fender support bracket includes a cup-like holder section having a sidewall and a bottom wall and a pair of axially aligned holes through the sidewall. In one embodiment, the support...
7430978 Fender for boats with internal conduit  
A fender for boats consisting of an internal portion fixed to an edge of the boat and of an external portion adapted to absorb external shock. The external portion includes an internal conduit...
7421965 Flexible buoy  
Provided is a flexible buoy lightweight, excellent in workability, and excellent in durability preventing the buoy from being damaged by contact and collision with another object. An airtight...
7421966 Device for protecting dock anchor posts from ice damage  
A system for protecting a dock from ice damage. The system includes a circumferentially fluted, water-impermeable housing capable of longitudinal and radial expansion and contraction. The housing...
7421968 Boat that is provided with floating tubes in a multi-layer design  
A boat that is provided with floating tubes in a multi-layer design is composed a plurality of floating tube devices which are installed respectively at a left and a right side of a hull, and is...
7418913 Extendable retractable portable watercraft mooring system  
A kit features two arm assemblies, each of which features a longitudinal member with a padded portion extending from proximate one end thereof toward the other end and a connection at each end...
7370595 Watercraft hull and gunwale mooring guard  
A watercraft hull and gunwale mooring guard for attachment to a mooring structure to prevent abrasion damage to the contact surfaces of a moored watercraft. The mooring guard includes a stationary...