Aere Docking Solutions signs deal with Fjord

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Fjord, manufacturer of the Chafe-Pro line of removable chafe-abrasion protection, announced a partnership with Aere Docking Solutions, the maker of Aere inflatable fenders and Fenda-Sox marine covers, to handle exclusive distribution of its select chafe-abrasion products in the market under the Fenda-Sox brand.

The chafe protectors will now be in global distribution under the Chafe-Pro name. The agreement does not affect any of the other products currently in distribution under the Fenda-Sox or Aere brand names.

“Chafe-Pro has been recognized around the globe as the leading provider of chafe abrasion protection for both commercial marine and military, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, as well as the superyacht industry. Aere Docking Solutions is easily the premier manufacturer of inflatable fenders and docking solutions, and their chafe protectors, manufactured with the Fenda-Sox material, are a fine complement to our product line as we expand our retail offerings,” Fjord president Michael Ratigan said in a statement.

“Aere Docking Solutions is experiencing significant growth and as we streamline our focus toward our core products and unique marina solutions we are very satisfied to have found the proper outlet for the chafe protectors we’ve manufactured under our Fenda-Sox name,” Aere Docking Solutions COO Vicki Abernathy said. “Rather than compete for shelf space with Chafe-Pro, we can now simply provide the product.”