Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc. and Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island have announced a partnership to pair the largest civilian sailing school vessel in the U.S with its high quality marine fuel
The newly constructed SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, a 200-foot, fully rigged ocean-going Tall Ship-the first vessel of its kind to be built in more than 100 years-will be powered by Slipstream Premium Marine Fuel during its education-at-sea voyages, which commence this summer.
Introduced to the marine fuel market by AFS last year, Slipstream is commercially blended with fuel performance enhancers to ensure greater efficiency and improved engine performance. The premium additive brand offers treatments for both gasoline and diesel engines, eliminating fuel deficiencies, optimizing performance, and reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
“The last thing any crew learning how to operate a new ship should be concerned about is fuel quality,” said Paul Nazzaro, AFS president. “The AFS team is pleased to provide OHPRI with the peace of mind that their engines and generators will be running smoothly and efficiently through whatever unpredictable or challenging circumstances the ocean is sure to present.”
The partnership will include regular fuel sampling and lab analysis by AFS to ensure that fuel quality is maintained, and participation by AFS in OHPRI’s educational program to inform students and crew members of the importance of fuel quality. AFS has also pledged support of the STAR Kids Scholarship program, which enrolls high-risk, low-income children who have a parent with a history of incarceration and/or substance abuse in OHPRI’s teen summer camp program.
“Sailing ships have been green since before there even was a ‘green’ and our goal is to operate this ship to the most rigorous environmental standards” said Captain Richard Bailey, “this Slipstream fuel additive will ensure that our engines perform to the high standard we expect of them.”
OHPRI offers programs for kids and adults of all ages through customized single voyages and ongoing partnerships with universities, schools, and other organizations. Voyages can span from three days to entire semesters, and are scheduled year-round throughout New England, the Canadian Maritimes, Bermuda, and down the East Coast to Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Photo AFS Caption: Paul Nazzaro (left) and Captain Richard Bailey