Superyacht builder Amels has announced that its new 57.7m Amels 188 is the first yacht to comply with IMO Tier III NOx emissions limits. The yacht has undergone tests under independent Lloyd’s Register class supervision. The test showed that the generator sets onboard will comply with IMO Tier III regulation that will be applied to vessels from 1 January 2016.
“Even though we have already laid the keel for the AMELS 188, we are committed to managing power onboard our motoryachts responsibly and efficiently,” explains Amels project manager Romke van der Linde. “We are the first yard in the Netherlands that can apply for IMO Tier III certification for luxury yacht generator sets and we will also be certifying the main engines when they arrive in February.”
Tier III, the next stage of the United Nations’ IMO nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions regulations, applies to vessels operating in North American and the United States Caribbean Sea NOx Emission Control Areas (ECAs). Additional areas are expected to be designated NOx ECAs in the future.
Introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, the Amels 188 is an innovative 57.7m, 970gt superyacht featuring design by Tim Heywood.