Amels delivers first 188 Hybrid Superyacht Volpini 2
Dutch builder Amels has successfully delivered its latest superyacht, Volpini 2 – its first hybrid-powered vessel. The 57.7-metre Limited Edition yacht is the first delivered from the Amels 188 design, marking the world’s first Tier III compliant new build yacht with Amels’ own hybrid switchboard and waste heat recovery systems.
Following her delivery, Volpini 2 is currently on her way to the Mediterranean. Amels first introduced its Limited Edition 188 design at the Monaco Yacht show in 2015. The eighth edition in this successful range, not only is Volpini 2 longer than her sisters from the Amels 180 series, she is also larger in size, featuring an internal volume of 970 GT.
The Dutch builder teamed up with designer Tim Heywood once more to create the exterior design of the project, while her owners chose to work with Reymond Langton for her custom interiors. Able to accommodate up to 12 guests, Volpini 2 features an 80-square-metre master suite, with a folding balcony in addition to six suites, including a VIP suite on the bridge deck. In addition, her crew quarters allow for a crew of up to 13. Other stand out features include a 30-square-metre beach club at the stern, next to a wellness centre and gym.
“This design is an important milestone for Amels,” said Hans Konings, Amels Design Manager. “We’re very proud of the technology innovations that have gone into her design, the culmination of our Amels 188 Research and Development programme, which we started in 2014.”
The International Maritime Organization’s Tier III emissions regulations currently require new motor yachts over 500 GT with a global cruising area and a keel laid after 1 January 2016 to reduce the harmful NOX emissions in their engine exhaust gases by approximately 70 percent.
“With our Amels Limited Editions approach to yacht building, we need to look further ahead and anticipate the demands of our future clients,” added Konings. “That’s why as far as we understand, we are the world’s first new build yard to reach this milestone. What began as a challenge for our industry just a few years ago is now becoming standard practice – to the benefit of our environment.”
Article by Superyacht Times
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