Unique, Custom ‘Compartment’ Auxiliary Fuel Bladders from ATL


Aero Tec Laboratories Inc., globally recognized for their rugged yet fully collapsible line of on-deck range extension fuel bladders for yachts and sport fish boats, now offers its custom manufacturing capabilities to boat owners looking to create a unique auxiliary fuel compartment.

Whether it be an empty locker, live-well or hold, ATL can engineer a collapsible fuel bladder to fit precisely within, instantly transforming a vacant space into a valuable, often times hidden, auxiliary fuel source. Compatible with both gasoline and diesel fuels, ATL’s custom fuel bladders are built from the same mil-spec, nylon reinforced rubberized fabric used to construct the popular ATL FueLocker® and Petro-Flex® families of on-deck range extension bladders. A variety of hardware options, including a traditional fill/stand pipe or a low-profile twist-off fill cap, are available based on customer requirements.

To ensure safety and to maintain the integrity of the fuel bladder, ATL requires that all surfaces within the compartment are smooth and free of any sharp objects such as rivets or screws. The compartment must also be vented to release any fumes.

For more information or to submit a dimensioned drawing to an ATL sales engineer, simply call toll-free at 800-526-5330 or email [email protected]

Gary Brown
Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea Caribbean. He is a presenter on Island 92, 91.9 FM, St. Maarten, and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High. For more information, visit: garyebrown.net