It used to amaze me how much weight these yokohama fenders would take. Going alongside with a heavy loaded ship,perhaps a bit faster than I would have liked,they would "Squash" unbelievebly till you were sure they would burst.
The problem then was that the ship would "bounce" off so far that you had to do it all again!!
Odd how we read the same word and reach different conclusions For years I saw the name Yokohama and assumed the fenders were first used in the Japanese port of that name and other ports used them and carried the name on; it was only later that I found they were named after the manufacturer The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.