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Inflatable FenderStep™

$92.99

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Model # 11952132 | Mfg # 1180

Boarding your boat from a dinghy or dock can be difficult. Simply tie two lines from the Inflatable FenderStep™ to the bottoms of two stanchions and it is now safe and easy to board your boat. Made from high-quality, marine-grade vinyl, this 16"W step is solid and wide enough for everyone. Can be used as a traditional fender or deployed as a step when needed.

Inflatable FenderStep™

Color White
Dimensions 16" Width
Eyelet Triple
Material Marine Grade Vinyl
Shape Step
Type Inflatable

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West Marine Inflatable FenderStep
 
3.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

54%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Safe (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Large boats (8)
  • Docks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

PERFECT GUIDE STOP FOR THE BOW

MOUNT AT THE BOW END OF SLIP ADD TWO LINES IN TRIANGLE BACK TO OTHER END

WHEN I MOTOR IN,THE LINES GUIDE HER IN AND THE STEP-BUMPER STOPS HER

MOUNT AT THE BOW END OF SLIP ADD TWO LINES IN TRIANGLE BACK TO OTHER END

WHEN I MOTOR IN,THE LINES GUIDE HER IN AND THE STEP-BUMPER STOPS HER

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

We had 2 tear within a year...

This is such a great idea, and works REALLY well. However, we went through 2 of them in less than a year each. Neither one of us is particularly big, and the...Read complete review

This is such a great idea, and works REALLY well. However, we went through 2 of them in less than a year each. Neither one of us is particularly big, and the joint at the black/white border tears with use. We are not the only ones with this problem, 2 other boats that I recommended this product to, have had the same problem. I'd love to have another one, since they work so well. But at this price, lasting 6-12 months just doesn't work for us.

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1.0

Step failed!

By Sailor

from CA

About Me Advanced

Pros

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

    Step failed, ripped on the inside of step near the black. Wall as thin at that section but I was at the weight limit.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Very useful to have on board

    By Sailthebay

    from North Beach, Md

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks
      • Small Boats

      Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

      Serves two purposes, as a step and and as a fender. Recommended to have.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      1.0

      Either 5 star or 1 Star!

      By Dick

      from South Gulf Cove

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Great Design And Utility

      Cons

      • Always Develop A Leak

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

      Really useful especially on a high freeboard boat eg center cockpit.
      I have had 2 and both leaked within 12 months of light use.
      I would buy another if it was made of longer lasting materials and came with even just a 2 year warranty!

       
      4.0

      Great step, so-so fender

      By Jan

      from Tampa, Fl

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Extra Step - We
      • Reliable
      • Safe

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

      We use the fender-step as a step. When we used it as an additional fender, we came back to the boat and it had deflated. Westmarine gave us a new one, they looked up my purchase history, and it was in the computer. We also had the issue of trying to reinflate the fender-step. The guy at Westmarine had to call the company, and then we tried to reinflate our deflated one. It would be nice if they included that on the fender-step, where you need it. Inflation needs to be universal.
      We love the step, but have learned that if we want it to last, we need to put it on deck when we are docking, so that it does not take the full force of a hard landing.

       
      1.0

      Garbage, 3 all failed and leaked

      By Mike

      from Portland Oregon

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

          I bought three of these over two years. Each one failed within 3-6 months. First one split at seam. The other two developed small leaks.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't buy

          By EricE

          from Victoria ,BC

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Hard To Inflate
          • Poor Design
          • Split After Less Than 1yr
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats

          Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

          At the price one would expect better quality , mine split after less than a year of light service,

          Service and delivery comments:

          Could not return without receipt

           
          4.0

          Fender step

          By Captain Scotty

          from Lake Ozark MO

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great For Tall Freeboard

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats

            Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

            Pro- great for any yacht with tall freeboard. Lets people board from starboard or port with out having to use stern ladder.
            Con- does not come with lines to attach u must be proficient in knots for safety and looks.

             
            5.0

            Great dual use product, a must have!

            By Neddy

            from Seattle

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

              Easy to use and install, great for getting into a boat!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Fast delivery!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              We had 2 tear within a year...

              By Bill

              from Port Aransas, TX

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Really great design

              Cons

              • Lasts less than a year
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

                This is such a great idea, and works REALLY well. However, we went through 2 of them in less than a year each. Neither one of us is particularly big, and the joint at the black/white border tears with use. We are not the only ones with this problem, 2 other boats that I recommended this product to, have had the same problem. I'd love to have another one, since they work so well. But at this price, lasting 6-12 months just doesn't work for us.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                how do you fill it?

                By jeffyboy

                from San Francisco

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable
                • Safe

                Cons

                • Need special pump

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats

                Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

                couldn't get anyone at West Marine to explain how to fill it. from the internet you need to order a special pump they don't sell??!

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