boat rub rail / stainless steel
SPHAERA Strong Base



  • Application domain:

    for boats

  • Material:

    stainless steel


A crafts rub rail can be beautiful as well as practical. Sphaera™, a new US PATENT fender profile from Mate USA, combines high-impact strength with elegance and good value.
Born of Italian ingenuity and skill, Mate USAs new product has changed the design of traditional rub rails. Sphaera features a 316 L stainless steel outer layer, co-extruded with a shock-proof vinyl chloride core. This minimizes weight yet retains durability equal to traditional half-round stainless profiles. It also enables the rub rail to easily bend around hull corners without kinking the metal. The Sphaera systems semi-rigid PVC base comes in pre-cut sizes to eliminate unsightly joints.
Installation is quick and simple, using the boat itself as a bending template. Once the PVC base is positioned in place with tape, the pre-drilled stainless bars are aligned on top and the assembly is secured with stainless steel screws. Stainless steel top caps cover any gaps at joints, and keep the bars perfectly aligned. Elegant stainless steel end caps provide an aesthetically pleasing finishing touch to the boats transoms and sides.

Sphaera is available in four models and three different colors: white, black and grey.

More about this patented product and its installation is at
Contact Mate USA, 3251 SW 13th Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. 954-463-5757,;