American Boatbuilders Association signs deal with Florida Marine Tanks

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For the first time, Florida Marine Tanks was selected as a preferred supplier of aluminum fuel tanks by the American Boatbuilders Association.

"The ABA is pleased to reach an agreement with Florida Marine Tanks as our preferred supplier of choice for aluminum fuel tanks,”ABA president Jay Patton said in a statement. “Florida Marine Tanks is an outstanding supplier and we appreciate the technical expertise, customer service and overall value they bring to ABA.”

The contract will be in effect for three years.

A coalition of 12 independent U.S. boatbuilders, ABA member companies produce more than 15 percent of all boats larger than 16 feet that are built in the United States. Through collective buying power, the association purchases high-quality materials at the most cost-effective rates available in the marine industry.

"Florida Marine Tanks Inc. is proud to be the preferred supplier of aluminum tanks for such a distinguished group of boatbuilders," company president Rosemarie Fiori said.

North Carolina-based Florida Marine Tanks recently received two U.S. patents that help its products comply with Environmental Protection Agency regulations on diurnal emissions.