Blue Gas Marine, Inc. and Dusky Marine will be partnering to introduce the Dusky Marine 252, featuring Blue Gas Marine's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel-system technology
The vessel, powered by a Suzuki outboard motor, will be on display at the Miami International Boat Show, Pier 1/Slip 137 February 11-15 for sea trials. The companies say it is the first factory-built boat designed from the ground-up to seamlessly integrate the fuel system for the sport fishing market, while maximizing range.
“Dusky Marine has chosen to partner with Blue Gas Marine to facilitate bringing an eco-friendly natural gas hybrid power source to the sport fishing boat market," said Michael Brown, vice president, Dusky Marine. "With the ability to switch from gasoline to a natural gas energy source on the fly, our customers can have a fuel source that is both wallet and environmentally friendly while maintaining the convenience of traditional gasoline when necessary. This hybrid system allows avid fisherman and boaters to significantly reduce their pollution output as well as their fueling costs, thereby allowing for more time on the water.”
The Blue Gas Marine Natural Gas Fuel system has won several industry awards since debuting in 2014, including being selected as a 2015 Top Product by Boating Industry and a 2015 IBEX Innovation Award.
“We are excited to partner with such a great sport fishing boat manufacturer as Dusky Marine," said Miguel Guerreiro, president & CEO, Blue Gas Marine, Inc. "This Dusky 252 will make a great showboat throughout the 2016 boat show season. We want everyone to come out and sea trial this boat and try the technology for themselves. It’s seamless and meets our mission of allowing someone to boat more often by saving money in fuel and maintenance costs."