Permanent Fuel Tanks
For a long time, boat gas tanks were made from steel. Over time, those fuel tanks rusted, began to leak or internal rust sediment made its way along the fuel line to clog fuel filters and carburetors. If your OEM equipment has seen better days, contact Wholesale Marine to inspect our selection of permanent fuel tanks for sale. We carry a selection by by RDS and Moeller Marine and our seasoned representatives can guide you in making the best choice for your boat.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking to replace an old Temp fuel tank they were acquired by Moeller in 2008 so many of their tanks are still available but now under the Moeller name.
Here are some considerations when replacing your fuel tank:
- What type is it:
- Belly, below deck, above deck permanent
- What is its fuel capacity- 12, 18, 24 gallons or more, and the dimensions
- Length, width, height (where is the fill & withdrawal)
- What are the material options for your new gas tank?
- Polyethylene Plastic, or Aluminum
Choosing between an aluminum vs plastic tank can be hard and sometimes the answer is ‘what fits in my boat'. Plastic tanks are much lighter and less expensive. Also corrosion resistant, and not susceptible to degradation from ethanol fuels. Aluminum tanks are extremely strong, can have the added benefit of baffles to prevent fuel sloshing back and forth, and if kept away from corrosion-inducing moisture, should outlast the boat.
When replacing your fuel tank this is an ideal time to replace old fill and vent hoses, and to install new fuel lines.
Ready to talk permanent fuel tanks with us?Give our reps a call and don’t forget to ask about our Captain’s Club Rewards Program for great discounts on future Wholesale Marine purchases. Remember we’re available to assist you Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST at (877) 388-2628.