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Inflatable FenderStep™

$92.99

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Model # 11952132 | Mfg # 1180

Product Description

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.

Specs

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
 
3.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Large boats (7)
  • Docks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (8)

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.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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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??!

               
              4.0

              Makes boarding safe and easy.

              By Ray

              from British Virgin Islands

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Docks
                • Large Boats
                • Open Water

                Comments about West Marine Inflatable FenderStep:

                Great for boarding or leaving the boat at floating docks. Eliminates having to jump 3 feet down to the floating dock.

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