Fire is always a frightening risk of boating, and fueling your boat improperly can create a hazardous situation for you and your passengers. Be aware of the dangers and stay safe with these simple tips:

BEFORE fueling:

  1. Close all windows and doors.
  2. Turn off the engine and all electrical devices.
  3. Frequently check fuel lines and connections for leaks or worn spots.

DURING fueling:

  1. To dissipate static electricity, keep the metal fueling nozzle in contact with the metal part of the tank opening.
  2. Don’t spill fuel.

Crownline Automatic fire extinguishing systems

AFTER fueling:

  1. Securely fasten the gas cap.
  2. Open all doors and windows to ventilate.
  3. Run the bilge blower and/or fan for at least five minutes.


  1. No smoking or grilling while fueling.
  2. Keep one or two (depending on the size of your boat) U.S. Coast Guard-approved fire extinguishers on board at all times. Make sure they’re in working condition and easily accessible.(Automatic fire extinguishing systems are standard on Crownline models – E30, 266SC, 286SC, 325SCR, 264CR, 294CR, 330SY & 350SY)
  3. If you smell gas, turn off the engine and all electrical devices until you find the source.