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Ethanol Free Fuel: A Look at the Benefits For You and Your Boat

Last updated 7 years ago


Americans are doing their part to save more and waste less, finding countless ways to go green in their everyday lives. For many people, this means everything from installing energy-efficient appliances to carpooling. But the house and the car aren’t the only places to pursue eco-friendly habits—boat owners can also go green on the open seas. 

While ethanol fuel may be a popular choice for many boat owners and boat rental facilities, it comes with its fair share of disadvantages. Ethanol fuel is known to quickly dissolve certain materials, putting your boat in danger. Ethanol also absorbs water—another characteristic that could damage your boat. This type of fuel can also cause clogs in the engine system when left sitting for too long. Ethanol-free fuel is a much smarter choice. This alternative offers boat owners a number of benefits, including: 

  • Better fuel economy. Research shows that ethanol fuel actually decreases the fuel economy of vehicles, including boats. This not only wastes money, but also takes away from time on the water. Using less fuel is a great way to reduce our impact on the environment. 
  • Longer life expectancy. Ethanol-filled gasoline has been shown to cause such severe damage to engines and other mechanical systems, so many boat owners should consider alternate fuel sources to prolong the lives of their boats. Using safe and engine-friendly ethanol-free fuel is a great way to protect your boat from the inside out, ensuring many years of great performance. Ethanol-free fuel does cost a bit more, but compared to the costs of boat repair and maintenance, its benefits are well worth the price. 

For the very best in ethanol-free fuel, you can depend on the boating experts here at Boat Tree Marina. We know how important it is to care for your boat and the environment, which is why we offer only the best for our water-loving customers. Call us today at (888) 485-9883 to learn more!


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