First for US

Rolls-Royce is delivering its new generation mtu Series 2000 engines, which comply with the strict emissions regulations IMO III and EPA Tier 3 Recreational, for the first time for a yacht to be built in the US


Rolls-Royce will provide two, new generation mtu Series 16V 2000 M97L engines that are equipped with integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems significantly reducing nitrogen oxide emissions.

The engines will be installed in a Westport 125 yacht, and the IMO III certification of the propulsion system will enable the Westport 125 to sail in particularly emissions-protected areas, which are defined as ECA zones, such as the US and Canadian coast, and the North and Baltic Seas. The first pre-series engines of the new Series 2000 generation were delivered to a customer in 2021. Series engines are now available for sale and further engine variants will gradually be added to the portfolio.

Rolls-Royce is also delivering its automation solution mtu NautIQ Blue Vision NG for monitoring and control of the yacht’s propulsion system.