Ethanol and biodiesel fuel blends are capable of attracting up to 300 times the moisture of regular petroleum-based fuels, and once that fuel starts to break down it can gunk up your boat’s engine before you know it. Enter the E-Valve, a device designed to stop fuel contamination before it starts causing you problems. The unit monitors your fuel tank by allowing air to freely exit the fuel vent line when refueling and by sealing the fuel system from moisture when the boat is idle. The device is made from corrosion-resistant marine materials and is compliant with ABYC, NMMA, and USCG standards.
Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there.
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