GLOVERSVILLE, NY – July 6, 2004 - For 2005, Taylor Made Products today announced the acquisition of the patented Freedom Fenders product line.


Taylor Made will showcase the Freedom Fenders at MAATS 2004, featuring the unique v-shaped design that wraps around the piling or dock to hold its position as the boat moves back and forth.


The Freedom Fenders by Taylor Made are made from heavy-gauge PVC material, but are lightweight enough that they can easily be deployed and moved by one person.


The fenders can be hung vertically or horizontally and are effective when mooring alongside pilings, floating docks or stern docking. Taylor Made offers a wide range of sizes and colors for small boats up to megayachts. The larger fenders are reinforced with heavy-duty 60 oz. PVC for extra protection, and come with a built-in inflation valve. When deflated, they roll up for easy storage.


“The acquisition of the Freedom Fender line is in accordance with our strategy of building on our dominant position in the boat fender market with innovative, patented niche products,” said Dave Karpinski, vice president, sales and marketing, for Taylor Made Products.


Taylor Made Products, a member of the Taylor Made Group®, is one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of marine aftermarket products, including buoys, fenders, boat covers, bimini tops, dock products, flags, pennants and hardware.


Headquartered in Gloversville, NY, the Taylor Made Group, Inc. has 96 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industry’s largest, most diversified suppliers. The Taylor Made Group includes Taylor Made Products, Taylor Made Systems and Taylorbrite LLC. The Group operates 11 facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Employing more than 800 associates, its products are distributed through a worldwide distribution network.


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Gloversville, NY 12078




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Taylor Made Products                                                                  

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