Master Boat Builders, Inc. today 17th June 2022, announced the construction of a new 4,000-hp tug for PNE Marine Holdings, LLC. The new tug is the sister ship to Polaris, which was delivered to Polaris New Energy, LLC earlier this year.
“Master Boat Builders is humbled by the vote of confidence from Polaris New Energy to request construction of a sister ship to Polaris, which was delivered earlier this year,” said Garrett Rice, President of Master Boat Builders. “We are incredibly excited to continue this relationship with such a well-respected company in the industry.”
The sister ship to Polaris will be coupled with a barge currently under construction at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company and will form a Jones Act-compliant articulated tug barge (ATB) to help fuel the cruise ship industry’s new LNG-powered ships in Port Canaveral in Florida. The tug is expected to be delivered to PNE Marine Holdings, LLC in 2023.