Ohio River tug boat
powered with two 3600HP EMD engines running at the same RPM. The starboard
engine is equipped with the Fitch Fuel Catalyst, the port engine is not.
The emissions reduction is visually obvious.
Better Fuel Economy
It is estimated that each year the nation's 12 million powerboats
exhaust into the environment 400-450 million gallons of unburned fuel
(compared to 10 million gallons spilled by the Valdez). Treatment with the
Fitch® Fuel Catalyst greatly improves combustion efficiency and would
dramatically reduce unburned fuel from this source. In addition there is a
resultant increase in horsepower, improved fuel economy and extended engine
life. Units are available to equip everything from the smallest outboard
motor to larger diesel engines, and will pay for itself in fuel savings
alone after only a few months (varies with fuel cost/consumption and
Advertizing and reviews:
Fitch has appeared in publications such as Southern Boating, Go Boating,
Yachting and Power & Motoryacht.
Advanced Power Systems International's Fitch Fuel catalyst was rated "Best"in
an independant evaluation of in-line fuel treatment devices by "Yachting
The results of testing were as follows:
1. Fuel Consuption was reduced by a minimum of 7% which the
"Yachting" staff described as " impressive". Based on
calculations provided by "Yachting" of fuel savings of one gallon
per hour at $1.00 per gallon total fuel savings would be $7,500.00 over the
5,000 hour life of the product or a net savings of $6,750.00 after the
recovery cost and installation charges.
2. Exhaust Emissions were reduced 30% to 40%. Reductions were seen in
Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Nitric Oxide (NO) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2). It was
noted that since nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide decreased in parallel that
it was a "sure sign of cleaner combustion."
3. Both fuel savings and emission reduction were monitored. The Fitch Fuel
Catalyst performed well on both emissions and fuel efficiency,
performing better than all of the other products tested.
The FFMS is the latest product to join the APSI line of products. The Fitch
Fuel Management System is the only dynamic fuel / water separator
designed specifically for use on pleasure craft and commercial vessels, as
well as all industrial applications such as fuel storage tanks etc. FFMS
polishes the fuel, removing water and algae directly from the source, your
fuel tank. For more information about these units. Click Here.
Presentation (abbreviated version) with some technical info:Click here
BOATERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FITCH® FUEL CATALYST
Fitch Fuel Catalyst being tested on large whale watching vessel:March 19th
FAS Seafoods in Victoria Canada is
a large company who is now a believer in the Fitch Fuel Catalyst and moving
ahead to save money on their fuel costs. Not only have they been happy with
the initial results but now they are now outfitting 7 more boats along with
gensets in their fleet. Owner Bob Fraumeni is now outfitting the fleet
after experiencing the "lowest all time fuel bill" on his Ocean
Pearl, equipped with a Cat 3512 engine. This shows the strength and value
of savings available for many operators out there, especially in these times
of high fuel prices.
New Data Released A large fishing company
launched a comprehensive 18th month invesigation of potential benefits of
utilizing the Fitch Fuel Catalyst. The primary benefit is reduced fuel cost
related espense asociated with operating its fleet of tuna seiners. For
more info Click here
Commercial Fishing Vessels Save Fuel and
Excerpt from the website of Power Fuel Savers LLC~Western U.S. Distributor Click here
Passenger boats use the Fitch. Also the
Barrus Report on testing the FFC on a Yanmar 4HLA Engine!
Excerpt from the website of Fuel Harmonics PLC, UK Distributor Click here
Phil Schenck / Lowell Jundy, Fishing boat
I endorse the Fitch Fuel Catalyst fully and have already recommended it to
many fellow fishermen because I know it will help them survive.....The
engine has been performing perfectly with only a whisper of smoke on start
up and my fuel filters are lasting longer as well.Click here for more
Western Fish Company Inc
Western Fish Company is so pleased with the results of our investment in
the Fitch Fuel Catalyst on our two fishing vessels that we are now in the
process of outfitting our fleet of refrigerated diesel trucks so that we
can reduce that fuel expense as well. Click here for more info
Seawork's catalyst for success -Seaworks
The resulting evaluation demonstrated that the Fitch gave fuel savings that
peaked at 5.7%, throughout the entire rev range tested, while pollutants
such as CO2, NO2, carbon monoxide and nitric oxide were also reduced, an
effect explained by the more complete combustion of the fuel.....Fitch
units are already in place on Condor Express and Condor Vitesse – both
SeaCat fast ferries.You can read the full report on thier website. Click to
go the website.
Mrs Marcia Nebe, Managing Director /
Marshelly Fishing Co Pty Ltd
We were approached by Mr Paul Riley, the distributor for Townsville and
North Queensland in regard to the Fitch Fuel Catalyst in October 2003.
Marshelly fishing Co operates four prawn trawlers out of Innisfail in Far
North Queensland. We decided with some reservations to try the Fitch Fuel
Catalyst out on one of our vessels.
This vessel is fitted with a V12 Mercedes and has 360 hp rating with a fuel
consumption of 700 litres per day. We found after 42 days at sea, our fuel
consumption had been reduced to 630 litres per day, therefore providing
a saving of 70 litres per day or 490 litres per week.
It has been noticed that exhaust emission have become almost visually
non-existent. We are impressed enough to now fit our other three
vessels including two trucks and assorted generators. We have also hosted
Paul and John from Fitch Fuel Qld at our home to talk to other trawler
operators in Innisfall. This achieved a positive response.
Roger Porter Automotive,Roger Porter,
In April of this year my wife and I purchased the 33' Motor Vessel
'Minerva' being an older timber hull vessel driven by a 50hp Diesel Perkins
4108 4 cylinder engine.
I noted that the engine smoked considerably and as a motor mechanic
considered the valve guides and seals may need servicing or replacing.
Whilst I was totally skeptical with your proposal that I drop the Fitch
Fuel Catalysts into the fuel tank to alleviate the problem I never the less
accepted to do this on the basis that there was a 90 day cash back
I cannot believe the difference which has occurred. After leaving them in
the tank for one week, our next outing saw a small puff of smoke on
starting the engine and then absolutely nothing from there on.No longer
do I have to clean the transom. Whilst motoring there is no longer the
smell of diesel rolling over the stem into the rear cockpit. It is frankly
Over the past two months since dropping in the 'bullets' the engine is a
lot quieter and is running more like a brand new engine. In all my years as
a motor mechanic I have seen many devices that have been marketed but in pretty
much all cases they did not deliver. The Fitch Fuel Catalyst does exactly
what you said it would do and I am so impressed that I intend to purchase
one for my Nissan vehicle.
There is no doubt you are on a winner here and be assured I will be more than
happy to advise my clients and friends of the benefits of this product.
Equion Corporation, Barry Banducci
Last year i installed your drop-in Fitch Fuel Catalsyt in my 35 HP Johnson
outboard motor fuel system which resulted in major operating improvements.
Quicker starting, smoother running, more power and noticable lower
emissions. I believe that anyone who operates a marine powered 2 cycle
engine will share my enthusiasm for your "break through" product!
ETS INC., George Donato
Three years ago I installed our Fitch Fuel Catalyst in two Catapillar
3208TA 375 HP in a boat. We noticed reduced smoking and a fuel savings
of 10%. A day of fishing meant 60 to 63 gallons, today it means 55 to
65 gallons per day.
Blue Fin Sportsfishing Inc., Michael
I purchased a Fitch Fuel Catalyst system for my sports fishing boat Blue
Fin IV. The vessel has a GM 6V92 Turbo Charged, After cooled, blower-bypass
diesel engine that, under normal conditions has a fuel flow of 88 gallons
per hour, including return... after a few days I noticed significant
decrease in smoke and then calculated 10% improvement in fuel consumption.
I have also noticed the engines run much smoother and start a lot easier. I
am pleased that the Fitch Fuel System is doing everything you told me it
would and can recommend it to everyone.
Coastal Guide Services, Herb Gorden
I want to thank you for the opportuniny to use the Fitch Fuel Catalyst....I
use a small 24 foot open fishing boat, "seminar"...My boat was
fast and fuel efficient and I really did not think it could be improved
upon until I tried the Fitch Fuel Catalyst. I ran trips...the last two
weeks and noticed an increase in economy...the boat burned 24 gallons of
gas,(12 gallons per day across the bay and back). Prior to the installation
of the fuel catalyst, I was burning 26 to 30 gallons depending on sea
conditions, the number of people and gear...In conclusion I really do think
this fuel catalyst helps, even though I don't understand exactly how it
Blue Water resourses, Allen Gray
The F750 installed on the V8 Detroit propulsion engine on the
"Southern Comfort II" has now settled in with the following very
1. Fuel consumption is down by 18.2%. We are now using 27
liters/hour as distinct from 33 liters/hour, a saving of 36 liters of
diesel in a trawling night of 6 hours.
2. There is a definite increase in horsepower!
3. Exhaust emission is virtually non-existant.
4. In short, the catalyst's performance is outstanding and beyond
Condee Cooling & Electric Inc.,
Donald E. Condee
Here are some interesting results on the Fitch Fuel Catalyst on the two
Detroit 671-TI 485 HP engines on my 41' Hatteras Sports Fish. Prior to
their installation I was averaging 34 gallons per hour for the two engines.
This was based on an average of 150 hours. After installation I ran another
average over the next 115 hours of 30 gallons per hour which is an improvement
of 11%. This, of course, considered idle in restricted waters, and
cruising, where I normally run 2200 RPM. In addition...I found less soot
deposit on the stern of the boat. I'm satisfied with this product, and
would recommend it to anyone interested in saving fuel and keeping the
Captain, F/V Maverick
... We installed the Fitch Fuel Catalyst on the 3406 Caterpillar main
engine in the fishing boat I am captain of. We currently fish albacore in
the north and south pacific. The Fitch was installed with 3 way valves so
we could choose to use it or bypass it and track any consumption differences
with the "Flow Scan" fuel meter on the main. What we found was at
1250rpm we used approximately ¾ of a gallon an hour LESS fuel and
approximately 1.5 gallon an hour LESS at 1450rpm. That equates to about
1500 gallons LESS fuel used on a 90-day trip. As you can see it
effectively extends the time we can spend at sea. We should use around
4500 gallons less fuel in the coming year and that means a dollars
savings of about $3100.00 @ .70 per gallon. Considering the cost of the
Fitch that's the best deal I've had in along time!
R. Thiel editor Power and Motor Yachting
... on our 43 ft Fairline with twin Volvo Penta 73Ps'the Fitch Fuel
Catalyst reduced soot on our transom. This is a solution to transom soot
worth considering. It sure cleaned up our act.
Jay N./ Seattle
....I would like to provide some information to you regarding the use of
the Fitch Catalyst for my 37' Pacific Trawler with Cummins 6BT5.9M engine
during 1999. During 1998, we recorded 228.7 engine hours with 683.8
galllons consumed for a figure of 2.99 gallons per operating hour. During
1999, since last winter's installation of the Fitch, we recorded 256.1
engine hours with 646.6 gallons consumed for a figure of 2.52 gallons per
This unscientific study produced a fuel consumption savings of 15.7%
since the previous period. In addition, there was a marked decrease
in exhaust soot at the transom, we probably didn't wash the transom
more than 3 times the whole summer. Another thing we noticed was that
pyrometer readings were consistently 10-15 degrees below identical
engine rpm settings of the previous year, although there may be some
variance due to different load conditions.
We did not consciously operate the engine any differently in 1999 compared
with 1998, and with the number of operating hours, a significant variance
probably does not exist that could be attributible to load, weather and
other variable conditions.
The Fitch Catalyst in our application also treats diesel oil sent to our
Espar furnace, Northern Lights generator and Dickinson cabin heater, and we
have also noticed a decrease in sooting from all these units. In the
case of the furnace, this was the first cruising year where maintenance to
clean the unit was deferred until next year. We are very happy with the
Testing by the Marine Corporation of
....on a 270-hp. Mercruiser yielded a 2-horsepower increase in performance,
5% cooler exhaust, and a 10% savings in fuel consumption.
PFN, Illinois, 16 Ft. Skiff w/350 Chevy
"No other bolt on option, including intake valves, manifolds or
carburetors gave me the increase Fitch did. After some of the previous
changes I had to imagine the difference. With Fitch, the proof was in
Capt. WCS, Wisconsin: 143 ft. tug w/twin
1200 HP GM diesels:
"We have seen a reduction in fuel consumption of 8% when
compared to the usage prior to installation as well as to that during the
same period last year."
MP, New York, Sportfisherman w/ GM 6V92
"At first I was skeptical about the product, but after a few days I
noticed a significant decrease in the smoke and then a calculated 10%
improvement in fuel consumption."
GD, Puerto Rico, 36 ft. Sportfisherman
w/twin CAT 3206TA diesels:
"We noticed reduced smoking and a fuel savings of 10% ."
LN, New York, 82 ft. commercial
We feel it is fair to say our fuel consumption has improved by
approximately 10% -12%."
DEC, Florida, 41 ft. Sportfisherman
w/twin Detroit 671-TI diesels:
"….an improvement of 11%. I’m satisfied with this product and would recommend
it to anyone interested in saving fuel and keeping the environment
AG, Australia, 52 ft. trawler w/Detroit
"Fuel consumption is down by 18.2%…there is a definite increase in
horse power….exhaust emissions is virtually non existent." "In
short, the catalyst’s performance is outstanding and beyond our
BB, Connecticut, 35 hp Johnson outboard:
"I believe that anyone who operates a marine powered 2 cycle motor
will share my enthusiasm for your "break through"
The Wayfarer Marine Corporation
...look forward to increased horsepower and speed, cleaner exhaust, a
significant reduction in fuel-soot contamination in the oil, and less
overall wear on engine components -- meaning lower maintenance and repair
costs as well as longer engine life. (this link will open in a new
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Hawaii Fishing Adventures and Charters
Their latest boat, Eclipse, is a self-built 37 footer built in 1990 using
Airex core materials. One of the nicest features of the boat is the absence
of diesel fumes, which is the result of the use of a fuel catalyst called
Fitch that helps the fuel burn much cleaner. (this link will open in
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Go Boating Magazine
..Fuel treatment was never this easy, this effective or this long-
lasting... (this link will open in a new window. Just close it to
Southern Boating, Packard Boat Company
After three years of testing on it’s boats, the Packard Boat Company has
begun distributing a product that Packard President Bud Finkl calls
amazing! "There is no question as to the catalyst’s ability to meet
these claims. But in spite of the facts, it is hard to believe unless
you have tried it for yourself. We read of these wild claims almost every
week, but here is a product that delivers, probably for the first time in
the history of internal combustion engines.
Bud says that he has seen proof that emissions of carbon monoxide can be
reduced by as much as 65% to 90% , and unburned hydrocarbons are reduced by
the same amount. Nitrous oxides have a reduction of about 30%. But there is
an additional bonus. According to Finkl, his lovely Packard runabouts show
a 5% to 10% reduction in fuel consumption. Diesel engines have a
similar bonus. The apparent fuel octane rating is increased about two
points, plus an 80% to 90% reduction in exaust smoke.
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