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4 points that explain the IMO Tier III NOx regulations

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There’s no getting out of it

Elena comes in under the 500GT mark, but if she was built after 2021, at 46.7m she would have to comply.

Although the IMO delayed the adoption of the amendments for yachts under 500GT and over 24m LOA by five years (now coming into force in 2021), there’s no way to avoid the IMO Tier III NOx regulations.

Heesen’s van der Linden sums up why the delay was approved: “It’s a smaller space, but the technology will move on as well and maybe in five years we’ll have a solution within the engines.”

“There’s no getting out of this,” explains BMT Nigel Gee’s Roy. “Lots of owners say they want to be green, but when it comes down to it very few of them take the option of pulling out all the stops and now regulation is demanding it.”

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