Amels Meets New Emissions Rules

The builder says it’s the Netherlands’ first to achieve compliance, beating deadline.

December 30, 2015

Amels 188

Courtesy Amels

Amels says it is the first Dutch yacht builder to meet new International Maritime Organization regulations for yacht emissions, beating the deadline that will begin to apply to vessels with keels laid starting January 1, 2016.

The claim is based on a recent test of the gensets aboard a new Amels 188, performed under the supervision of Lloyd’s Register. Amels says the generators comply with Tier III NOx emissions limits, which will apply to vessels operating in places designated as NOx Emission Control Areas, including parts of North American and Caribbean waters.

“Even though we have already laid the keel for the Amels 188, we are committed to managing power on board our motoryachts responsibly and efficiently,” Amels project manager Romke van der Linde stated in a press release. “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.”


The Amels 188 will also have: a hybrid power switchboard for peak-load shaving, what Amels calls a “smart genset” configuration, a heat-recovery system for the hot tub and more, an exhaust gas purification system on the generators, windows with a heat-absorption layer to reduce air-conditioning loads, energy-saving LED lights and more.

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