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Thamesport Marina Named 2019 ValvTect Marina of the Year

BUFFALO GROVE, ILLINOIS, March 4, 2020 – ValvTect™ is pleased to announce Thamesport Marina in New London, CT, has been named the ValvTect™ Marina of the Year for 2019.


“We are excited to be able to name Thamesport Marina the winner of the ValvTect™ Marina of the Year award. This is a first class operation and a perfect example of how marinas can help bring new business to the surrounding community. By working through various agencies, they have been able to successfully transform the marina into a wonderful place to visit for transient boaters, as well as locals,” said Marvin Griffin, President of ValvTect™ Petroleum Products.


“We have recently completed substantial capital improvements to the marina including the construction of a 700’ floating concrete breakwater dock, new floating transient slips, and new fuel tanks, with the help of grants from the State of Connecticut DEEP and the Boating Infrastructure Grant program. Without these grants, these improvements likely would not have come to fruition,” said Ari Yasgur, Principal of Thamesport Marina. “With our new floating transient slips, and new fuel system, we are able to better serve the boating community and help attract more boaters to New London,” he added.

Thamesport Marina offers many onsite amenities including restaurants, shore power, fuel, as well as deep water and easy access off the Long Island Sound. Through industry relationships with Valvtect™, Oasis Marinas, Snag-A-Slip, Mystic Oil, Marinalife Magazine, Sea Tow, BoatUS and many others in the industry, the marina strives to deliver a great experience to customers and the greater boating community.


The City of New London offers countless exciting destinations for residents and visitors to see and explore. From Fort Trumbull, Downtown Bank Street, Garde Arts Theatre, the Marina District, to Ocean Beach Park, there is always so much to do in New London. As the major local employers continue to expand and invest in the area, New London will continue to improve and become better recognized as the great city that it is, a beautiful place to live and an exciting place to visit.


For more information about Thamesport Marina, call 860-442-1151 or visit www.thamesportmarina.com. For more information about ValvTect Petroleum Products or to learn the name of your nearest Certified ValvTect Marina, visit the ValvTect web site or call 800-728-8258.


More about ValvTect Petroleum Products:

ValvTect Marine Gasoline and ValvTect Marine Premium Diesel with BioGuard are the only gasoline and diesel fuels “specifically formulated” for marine engines and marine operating conditions. ValvTect Marine Fuels are only sold at Certified ValvTect Marinas which conform to ValvTect’s stringent quality control requirements. ValvTect Marine Fuel additives are also “specially formulated” for marine engines and available at marinas and marine supply dealers.