Consumer Boat Manufacturers Debut First Factory Designed Natural Gas Boat
Blue Gas Marine and Dusky Marine have partnered to introduce natural gas fuel options to the sport fishing boat market. A Dusky Marine 252 featuring the CNG fuel-system technology from Blue Gas Marine powering its Suzuki outboard motor will be on display at the Miami International Boat Show, February 11–15 for sea trials. This 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.
“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,” said Michael Brown, Vice President, Dusky Marine. “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 accumulated accolades since its first debut to the market in 2014. The technology holds the 2015 Top Product Award from Boating Industry and the 2015 IBEX Innovation Award. This award winning technology is available on the market for boaters looking to outfit their existing boats and engines with the fuel system and also for those looking to add the system to new boat purchases. Blue Gas Marine can work with any boat manufacturer to add this system.