Normally used where tidal conditions exist and flexible mounting is desired. They are usually suspended on a chain or festooned for easy installation.
The inherent lateral flexibility of cylindrical fenders gives them the widest range of mounting options available. They may be draped, suspended, or strung on chains to provide protection through tidal changes or where substantial vessel draft variations are anticipated. Where straight mounting is desired, a metal bar through the bore will provide the lateral stiffness required. They may also be curved to meet special contours on structures or vessels.