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Lehr wins second West Marine honor

Lehr recently added the West Marine's Very Important Vendor award for Green Product of the Year in honor of its propane-powered outboard motors, its second honor from the company this year.

Lehr won West Marine's Green Product of the Year Contest in February at the Miami International Boat Show.

The application of Lehr's technology to a marine solution is both timely and critical for the planet and its water supply, according to the company. Propane has long been recognized as a "green" energy source that reduces emissions, protects the environment and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

The Lehr propane outboards have an overall lower cost of operation than current gasoline-powered models, not only saving the environment but also saving boaters money.

The first two engines are 2.5 hp and 5 hp, with higher-horsepower models to be released in the future.

Upon their initial release at the Miami boat show earlier this year, Lehr received the Green Product of the Year Award from West Marine, as well as the Environmental Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

"Lehr paints a bright future for the boating industry evolution with their ongoing commitment to boating ingenuity necessary to the future of the industry," Innovations Awards judge Zuzana Prochazka said in a statement.

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