Master Boat Builders Inc. announced March 9 the delivery of a new 4,000-hp. tug to Polaris New Energy. Named Polaris, the tug will be coupled with the recently delivered barge Clean Canaveral, forming the largest Jones Act-compliant articulated tug barge (ATB) providing LNG bunker fuel in the U.S. The ATB will be operated by McAllister Towing.
“Master Boat Builders is committed to producing the most dependable and reliable tugs in the maritime industry, and we thank Polaris New Energy LLC for giving us the opportunity to prove it,” said Garrett Rice, president of Master Boat Builders. “Polaris will be used to its full potential, helping fuel the cruise ship industry’s new LNG-powered ships when they arrive in Port Canaveral later this year.”
Headquartered in Coden, Ala., Master Boat Builders was established in 1979. Over the past 30 years, the yard has built and delivered about 430 vessels to customers all over the world, including tugboats, offshore supply vessels, fishing vessels and dive support vessels. Master Boat Builders manufactures boats for major corporations, maritime industry operators, fishing businesses and individuals with a focus on quality, reliability, utilization, safety and cost-effectiveness.
Caption for photo: The mv. Polaris will be coupled with the barge Clean Canveral to deliver LNG bunker fuel.