Successful IMO TIER III test

17 dec 2015

AMELS has become the first Dutch yacht builder to meet stringent new International Maritime Organization (IMO) emissions regulations. The successful test under independent Lloyd’s Register class supervision ensures the generator sets of the new 57.70-metre AMELS 188 will comply with IMO Tier III NOx emissions limits. In fact, completed as the United Nations climate summit drew to a close, this achievement puts AMELS ahead of the regulations, which apply to vessels with keels laid from 1 January 2016.

“Even though we have already laid the keel for the AMELS 188, we are committed to managing power on board our motor yachts 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.

Reduced ecological footprint
AMELS is leading a new generation of engineering best practice to reduce the ecological footprint of its superyachts. In addition to IMO Tier III NOx compliance, the new AMELS 188 currently under construction will feature:

  • Hybrid Power switchboard for peak shaving with battery bank
  • Smart generator set configuration
  • AMELS Heat Recovery system.


“Our holistic design approach demonstrates not only a reduced ecological footprint, but also significant operating cost savings,” comments AMELS Design Manager Hans Konings. “It's faster return on investment and lower Total Cost of Ownership. The numbers stack up and that's what our clients want to hear.”

Tim Heywood design
Introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, the AMELS 188 is highly innovative and completely new in the AMELS family. The 57.70-metre, 970 GT superyacht combines advanced solutions with the modern elegance and timeless pedigree of designer Tim Heywood. See more details, exterior perspectives and Reymond Langton's vision of the interiors on the AMELS website: http://www.amels-holland.com/range/amels-188/#1 and news item http://www.amels-holland.com/amels/news/