Staying Afloat with Fair Wind Fasteners 1
Small, Sailor-Owned Rhode Island Business Rapidly Expanding by Offering Curated Quality

Fair Wind Fasteners happily announced that it had added Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel fasteners to it’s ever growing marine fastener inventory. Carefully curated by owner and career seaman, Robert Lehmann, Fair Wind Fasteners carries a range of corrosion-resistant nuts, bolts, wood screws, machine screws, carriage bolts, hex bolts, lag bolts, washers, nails, wood plugs, and much more.

A “Quality First” attitude has driven growth of this small business.

“We started up just two years ago, but we’re growing fast and already well-known for our high-quality silicon bronze fasteners,” said owner Robert Lehmann. “I started the business after recognizing a need in the industry for high quality silicon bronze fasteners, I spent the time to personally check tolerances, had alloy testing done, and visited manufacturers before even considering putting something on my shelf.” In a world of online shopping it’s difficult to know what kind of product will show up at your doorstep, and in the world of boatbuilding, quality matters.

After logging over 200,000 nautical miles as a sea captain, Lehmann was looking for a way to stay in touch with the marine industry but also have an opportunity to finally settle down in his home in Newport, Rhode Island. Having gone through the process of trying to find quality fasteners throughout his long career at sea, he knew that there was room in the market for some good, honest suppliers that could offer what the marine industry so desperately needed. Two years ago he founded Fair Wind Fasteners and it has been making a splash in the marine industry.

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“The timing was right. I had just tied the ship up after a trip through South America, and the Covid panmdemic was booming,” said Lehmann. “Online shopping was also booming, but fastener retailers were slow to catch up. Quality had been declining for years in the industry, and the good stuff was getting harder to find. I knew there was room in the market for a selection of proper fasteners for mariners and boatbuilders.”

About Fair Wind Fasteners:

Officially established in 2020, Robert opened an online shop and has quickly built a reputation for carrying the absolute best silicon bronze fasteners to be found.

Since then, Fair Wind Fasteners have expanded inventory to include copper and a variety of other hard-to-find fasteners: like Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel. Now found in thousands of boats worldwide, Fair Wind Fasteners proudly supplies parts to boatbuilding colleges such as IYRS, large boatbuilding companies, DIY boatbuilders around the globe, and OEMs in the marine, electrical, and and component manufacturing industries.

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