Motor Monkey Beginnings
In 2015 Motor Monkey CEO, Kort Wittich, purchased a Sunsation 34 CCX. Accustomed to docking stern to with his other boats, he soon came to realize that protecting his outboards, while making it easy to load and unload his new boat, had a few hurdles to overcome. Traditional fenders and spring line docking was not reliable and both brought their own set of challenges. Spring lines often get untied or loosened at events and buoys had the tendency to roll out of position leaving his boat vulnerable to accidental damage.
His team set out on a mission to find a solution to the problem and soon developed a prototype that did the job. The initial design was rudimentary and needed refinement. Regardless, when other boaters saw the system in use, it wasn’t long before offers to purchase this new fender became a regular occurrence.
It has taken years of testing and perfecting to develop the Motor Monkey fender system you see today. The fender system made its debut at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show and has quickly gained popularity across the Gulf Coast region and increasing interest across the country and internationally. Today, Motor Monkeys have found homes as far away as Bahrain.