From IMPACT to You, Durango: Dock Bumpers Donated and Installed at Lake Nighthorse and Navajo Lake

Our local community has been extremely supportive of our growing endeavor, and we wanted to give back. We’re boaters on a mission to build better boat protection, so what better way to give back than by providing premium protection to the masses? 

With huge gratitude to our Southwest community, IMPACT recently donated and installed over 135 lineal feet of dock bumpers. There are many world-class lakes to explore within a short(ish) drive of our world headquarters in Durango, Colorado. We landed on two of our personal favorites, not to mention most frequented: Lake Nighthorse and Navajo Lake.

The IMPACT team arranges custom-made dock bumpers on the municipal dock at Lake Nighthorse in Durango, Colorado

By the Numbers

At the Lake Nighthorse municipal dock, we donated and installed:

  • 13 custom-made, IMPACT dock bumpers
  • That’s over 100 lineal feet of padded, durable boat protection
  • 9 hours of install time (three people working for three hours)

At the Two Rivers Marina, operated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Navajo Lake, we donated and installed:

  • 9-foot IMPACT dock bumpers for each side of the gas dock
  • Four bumpers for the launch dock (in 2020)
The finishing touches are applied to donated IMPACT dock bumpers installed at the fuel dock at Two Rivers Marina at Navajo Lake which straddles the border of Colorado and New Mexico.


No more scuffing and scratches to boats refueling at Two Rivers Marina at Navajo Lake.

These installations were unique as both the City of Durango and the owners at Navajo wanted to minimize permanent attachments (aka screws) into the dock tops. We worked around metal and wood segments of the docks, as well as upright poles on the waterside. Where typically, IMPACT dock bumper attachments are completely hidden by a fold-over design, we instead used a wraparound technique. That accommodation means a slightly less sleek appearance, but with far fewer permanent screws into the existing dock. 

Dock bumpers installed at Lake Nighthorse
The adaptable design of our custom crafted IMPACT dock bumpers were a perfect match for the needs of the City of Durango’s municipal dock at Lake Nighthorse.

It’s a testament to the versatility of our dock bumpers for nearly any application challenge. Bonus: Boaters and marinas leave IMPACT dock bumpers out year round in many areas of the country. For our climate, the dock and marina managers can quickly and easily remove the bumpers to clean and store them for winter.  And the most important part? Even with the adapted install methods, there is absolutely ZERO sacrifice in the premium protection IMPACT dock bumpers provide for your boat, raft, friends and family. 

Co-founder and CEO Brian Slaughter installs dock bumpers
Brian Slaughter, Co-founder, CEO, Master Craftsman, Laborer, Custodian, Welder and Boater following his passion of helping boaters on Lake Nighthorse.

Launching, docking, fueling up, picking up kids, and every dock-side aspect of a day at the lake just got easier and less stressful. Thank you to our phenomenal Southwest community! We hope the bumpers help to make your days out on the water that much more fun and worry-free. 

With love and appreciation, 

Brian and Courtney

Arizona Boat Show: Sportsmen, Boat and RV Expo This Weekend

impact fenders Arizona boat show Scottsdale, AZ
Photo credit: Dana Gerrard

We’re baaack…for another boat show in Arizona.

Grand Canyon state, we just can’t get enough of you. This weekend, the Impact Crew is in Scottsdale for the Sportsmen, Boat & RV Expo. Presented by WestWorld of Scottsdale, the show starts tomorrow, March 13 and runs through Sunday, March 15.

As the name implies, this EPIC boat (and more) show covers all things boat, alongside outdoor and fishing gear, RVs, trucks, campers and #vanlife inspiration. It’s the type of event that might persuade you to quit your job, sell your house and start that dream retirement…right now. Even if your response isn’t quite so…passionate…it’s the type of show that will certainly inspire some fun weekends.

Be sure to come by the Impact Fenders booth (#4158C). We love to meet more folks in our extended boating community, and we’ll have daily show specials that will be worth your time.

After taking care of all your boat protection needs at our booth, check out the full line-up of presentations. Get closer to landing the big one at one of the fishing seminars or plan your next adventure with RV and camping tips.

However you plan it out, the Arizona Sportsmen, Boat & RV Expo looks to be a fabulous time.

See you soon!

– Brian & Courtney


Arizona Sportsmen, Boat & RV Expo

March 13-15, 2020

Adult tickets (buy online): $12.00

16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ


Photo credit: Dana Gerrard

Arizona, Here We Come!

Impact Fenders will be at the Arizona Boat Show Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2020, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

It’s billed as the “biggest boating show in all of Arizona,” so it’s guaranteed to spark some joy and inspiration. This is a boat-forward show, with five dealers bringing over 200 models from all the biggest and best manufacturers.

And, of course, you know where to come when you’re ready to protect and outfit your new (or still loved) boat: the Impact Fenders booth!

We’ll have all of our products on-hand to check out, inspect and to buy! (Of course, we’re happy to answer EVERY question you have first.) And bonus: We’ll have show specials every day.

For more info, head to

Hope to see you there!

– Brian & Courtney

Impact Fenders is at the Utah Boat Show

Happy Thursday! Do you know how you’re spending your weekend? It’s still too cold to get out in the water for most of the country, and especially in the Mountain West. So we’re getting into the boating spirit here at the Utah Boat Show.

This show is always a good time. With just under 100 exhibitors, it’s big enough to stoke plenty of inspiration, but not so big that it’s overwhelming. It attracts new and boutique brands where you can discover the innovative products that will set the standard for boating accessories moving forward (like Impact!!).

It’s also a celebration of all the outdoor fun that comes along with boating. There’s a 150,000-gallon indoor wake park with pros throwing down tricks. There’s an outdoor pro BMX demo, boat-friendly outdoor cooking demos, dutch oven cooking classes, bass fishing and fly fishing presentations, and a dog agility demos.

And we’re here exhibiting our full line-up of Impact fenders, dock bumpers and boat totes. Come visit us on the show floor. We’ll have show specials every day, but we want to meet you! So you have to come by to learn what they are. Trust me: We’ll make it worth your time. 😉

Here are the details. We hope to see you this weekend.

Location: Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy, Utah

Dates: February 6 – 9, 2020

Cost: $10/adults and Free for kids 12 & under

More info:






Visit Us at the Los Angeles Boat Show This Weekend!


We’re stoked to be exhibiting at the L.A. Boat Show, in Pomona, for the next four days. The show is open Thursday, January 9, to Sunday, January 1 2, 2020.

This is the BIGGEST show in Southern California, with over 100 exhibitors. If you’re in the neighborhood, come on by for inspiration and (drool-worthy) boats around every corner.

And of course, stop by the Impact Fenders booth (#463) and say hello!

We’ll have fenders, bumpers and bags on-hand, so you can finally touch and experience what all the excitement is about. Plus, we’ll have daily show specials!! Why not save a little $$ as you fuel your summer stoke?

Can’t wait to see you there!

– Courtney & Brian

Photo courtesy: Los Angeles Boat Show