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What is a HarborCamel?


HarborCamels are floating log fenders which are devices used between the ship and the pier or wharf structure. They provide a vessel standoff from a pier or wharf. Composite fender camels also spread berthing loads across many fender pilings or footprint of pier or wharf structure. These floating fenders are usually allowed to float with the tide. Our composite fender camels can be secured in the desired position by using nylon ropes or chains which are run through hawse pipes or connected to eyebolts.

 

Protect your pier and assets with floating log fenders!

HarborCamels are tough and durable! When constructed through specified materials, composite fender camels offer a long life of operational functionality, with minimal maintenance. Our marine camels are specifically designed to be abrasion, impact, and UV resistant. These floating fenders also have sufficient strength and stiffness to dissipate berthing forces along their length.

Our floating log camels have an inner fiberglass core which provides specific strength and stiffness properties. An HDPE outer surface encases the marine camels for abrasion resistance. The pipe is foam filled and sealed, so it floats alongside the pier.

 

What is the diameter of these floating log camels?

HarborCamels are available in diameters from 16” to 42”.

What is the length of these floating log camels?

HarborCamels are available up to 75’ in length, but the most common lengths are 40’ and 50’.

What is the buoyancy of the HarborCamel?

HarborCamels typically float with a 50% freeboard. If a lower freeboard is required, let us know, and we can usually meet your needs.

How do HarborCamels connect to the pier?

Our composite fender camels are available with a variety of attachment options. From traditional stainless-steel hawse pipes to eye bolt style connections to all-composite attachments we can come up with a solution which will work for your specific project.

How are the impacts of vessels absorbed?

HarborCamel has an HDPE outer skin which is designed to handle abrasion from direct vessel impact. An FRP inner wall is designed to absorb the radial compression asserted on the marine camel during berthing. Wall thicknesses of the FRP vary depending on the sizes of the vessels.