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Website helps boaters keep eye on fuel prices

The 2011 summer boating season starts in earnest on Memorial Day weekend and fuel prices are a hot topic for boaters everywhere. Seventy-five million Americans, representing an estimated 32 percent of the U.S. population, are expected to enjoy one or more boating outings this year., BoatUS and ValvTect Petroleum Products have partnered for what the groups say will help make on-the-water adventures more affordable in 2011.

Providing free marina reservations and easy access to real-time, accurate and comprehensive data, the partnership strives to ensure boaters always have the most current information on details that affect their buying decisions.

“Our data integrity team ensures our members always have access to current fuel prices and availability, as well as real-time marina information and their discounts. By simply submitting one request for today’s rates in a specific area, members can save hundreds of dollars on marina gas or diesel and related services at each re-fueling,” said president and CEO William McKenna. is a leading online (and mobile) portal uniting boaters, marinas and fuel distributors with centralized retail fuel dock prices and marina information throughout the United States, Bahamas and the Caribbean.