Master Boat Builders delivers ATB tug to Polaris New Energy

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Master Boat Builders has delivered a new 4,000-hp tugboat 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 liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker fuel in the United States.

“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.”

McAllister Towing LNG Services LLC will operate the Polaris/Clean Canaveral ATB. The vessel was delivered to Polaris New Energy earlier this month.

– Master Boat Builders

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By Rich Miller