AFS is easy to install in just 30 minutes

Go Earth is introducing an Automated Fender System (AFS) to handle deployment and lifting of fenders on any size boat at the touch of a button using a smart phone or tablet app and Bluetooth.

The company’s website describes the system as easy to install in 30 minutes, by clamping to a horizontal rail, and it uses built-in solar batteries for power, which Go Earth states can charge even in cloudy conditions.

AFS will remember and deploy fenders to the correct height, and once underway, lift the fenders and store them under the rail.

The system can be installed on everything from small sports cruisers to superyachts, according to Go Earth.

AFS is being sold in port/starboard pairs and priced starting at £499.