From BoatU.S. Government Affairs


May 18, 2015

Dear Georgia BoatU.S. Member:

If you fill your boat up at roadside gas stations in Georgia beware of E15 or gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol. There is not a single marine engine warrantied to run on this higher ethanol blend fuel and it is prohibited to use E15 in any marine engines.

A May 11th announcement that E15 fuel is now for sale in Georgia requires boaters to be extra vigilant when fueling up. Because E15 fuel is often the cheapest at pumps that offer multiple fuel choices, please take an extra moment to ensure you aren’t filling your boat with any fuel containing more than 10% ethanol. It is not only unsafe for you to use this fuel in your boat, but you are prohibited from using it in marine engines as well as other small engines such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, snowmobiles and line trimmers.

BoatU.S. continues to press Congress to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – the government mandate that forces higher ethanol blended fuels on to the market. Click here to ask your member of Congress to support this effort. For more on the Renewable Fuel Standard go to

Thanks for being a BoatU.S. member!

David Kennedy

BoatU.S. Government Affairs

(703) 461-2878 x8363

[email protected]