Blue Heron 9

“BLUE HERON 9” and its sister ship “BLUE HERON 8”, were both designed by E.Y.E. Marine Consultants to Transport Canada regulations.  E.Y.E. Marine Consultants was contracted to do the design for the new vessel due to the remarkable performance of “BLUE HERON 8″. This 200-passenger tour boat belongs to The Blue Heron Company cruises, which is operating around the Flowerpot Islands of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron.  The vessel is intended to cruise at about 25 knots with triple water-jet drives and 2700 kw total power. Fitted with Lexan bottom panels, it allows passengers to look down into the water below. The vessel was built by MetalCraft Marine in Kingston, Ontario.


LOA: 20.08 meters
Beam: 7.01 meters
Design Draft: 0.91 meters
Depth:  1.98 meters
Vessel Type: Passenger Tour Boat
Complement: 3 Crew + 200 Passengers
Voyage Class: Near Coastal Class 2, Limited to Inland II
Main Engines: 3 x 900kW MTUs @2250RPM
Propulsion: 3 x Hamilton Jet HM521s
Cruise Speed: 25 knots
Max Speed: 33 knots
Gross Tonnage: 95.05 GT
Fuel Capacity: 9160 litres
Owner: Blue Heron Co.
Shipyard: MetalCraft Marine


Constructed of aluminum to Lloyd’s Special Service Craft Regulations.

Lexan viewing panels installed in the deck and hull bottom.