Boatbuilder Encourages Ethanol Measures

Parker Boats to include additive with each new boat.

Parker Boats, a Beaufort, North Carolina builder of fishing boats, now provides ValvTect Ethanol Gasoline Treatment with each new boat sold. It's the first such offering by a boat builder that we've heard of, and its intent is to help boaters combat the deleterious effects that ethanol-blended fuels have on fuel systems and engines, according to Parker Boats president, Linwood Parker.

“Although we build our boats to the industry’s most stringent specifications, ethanol gasoline can destabilize very quickly and cause corrosion and other problems to the fuel delivery systems and engine components. “By providing samples of ValvTect Ethanol Gasoline Treatment with each boat, we are helping our customers prevent ethanol related problems and better enjoy their boating experience,” said Parker

For a variety of articles pertaining to ethanol and boats read The Lowdown on Ethanol.

“We are pleased to have Parker Boats on board with us to help educate boaters about the problems and the solution for ethanol gasoline problems,” said Jerry Nessenson, President of ValvTect Petroleum Products.

Headquartered in Beaufort, North Carolina, Parker Boats has been building quality boats since the late 1960s. The company operates a state-of-the art 225,000 square foot production facility, manufacturing boats for commercial, government, recreational and sport fishing use worldwide. For more information visit

ValvTect Petroleum Products manufactures the leading brand of fuel and fuel additives specially formulated for marine engines and marine operating conditions. For information about ValvTect Ethanol Gasoline Treatment and other ValvTect products, visit, email or call 1+847.272.2278.