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RFA Responds To BoatUS: E10 is Safe for Boat Engines

September 1, 2015


WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released the following statement in response to a news release issued today by the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), in which the group claims that the results of an informal survey of its members shows that a majority of boaters are frustrated with using gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol. "The poll results are, unfortunately, a clear indication that the myths surrounding boating and ethanol continue to exist," said Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. "The National Marine Manufacturers Association has engaged in a relentless misinformation campaign regarding E15 and, in doing so, has confused the issue. It is simply not true that ethanol and boat engines do not mix. E10 is safe for boat engines. In fact, every boat manufacturer warrants the use of ethanol-blended fuel with up to 10 percent ethanol. So boaters should not have any worries about filling their engines with E10 over the Labor Day holiday."