What do you want to protect?

Fend Marine – Protect your boat and the environment

Biodegradable, non toxic Fend Marine applications

Marine surface protection products don’t have to be solvent-based or propelled by hydrocarbons to work, you do have a choice.

Fend marine products not only protect your boat from the environment, they protect the environment in the process. Using nanotechnology and non-toxic formulations Fend achieves what solvent-based protective products aren’t able to – change the way water behaves, without polluting it.

My family has always had a strong connection to our marine environment. My grandfather Tony Mason built Mason Clippers – a deep V hull powerboat range that proved very popular in their day with a combination of great performance and a soft ride. My father David has always been involved in the sailing scene in Auckland, owning several Y88s and Elliott 1050s. I remember every holiday getting away to Great Barrier or round the back of Waiheke for a fish with the family and just enjoying what we had available around us by swimming, fishing and diving. I rowed throughout High School at Westlake Boys and 4 years of the club scene for Auckland Rowing Club and North Shore Rowing Club. I guess what I’m trying to do is paint the picture of a long family history with the water.

I’d like to see our environment protected so that the fourth and fifth generation of my family can enjoy the same things. Which is why I’m so passionate about introducing Fend marine products to boat owners and managers. The eco message is pretty widely touted by a lot of products, and I think we’ve become desensitised to the message through toilet paper and body wash advertising. However, it’s a message that really rings true with anyone who enjoys the marine environment, as all things usually end up in the sea. The great thing about Fend is the products work, often far better than the run of the mill alternatives. Make no mistake, the marine industry needs products like Fend. We’re so used to using whatever works and not seeing the consequences of it

The great thing about Fend is the products work, often far better than the run of the mill alternatives. Make no mistake, the marine industry needs products like Fend. We’re so used to using whatever works and not seeing the consequences of it. Take a walk down a few piers in Westhaven Marina and you’ll start to see what a concentrated group of boats all using products that are biological hazards will do. I remember putting my dive gear on and cleaning the bottom of Dad’s yachts while they were parked in Wethaven, and always leaving with a foul taste in my mouth and a sore throat. Soon I refused to get in the water there, only cleaning the hull while we were anchored somewhere out in the harbour.

Fend will be at the On Water Boat show next week and we’d love to speak to anyone who is receptive to changing the way they protect their boat. Come and see us at stand 161 and say hi.

Ian Mason, Managing Director