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CRN Achieves IMO Tier III Certification for a Megayacht

CRN, part of Ferretti Group, is the first shipyard in Italy to receive IMO Tier III certification for the CRN M/Y 137, a soon-to-be-delivered fully custom steel and aluminium 62- metre megayacht. This success is a well-earned reward for an industrial strategy firmly centred on environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

IMO Tier III is the International Maritime Organization standard that enshrines the naval industry’s commitment to safeguarding the environment; CRN has attained certification right from its first pleasure vessel to be delivered in early 2020. As a result, and in accordance with the regulation, a certified reduction of 70% in harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in engine exhaust gases is now guaranteed for all CRN motor yachts. This reduction is mandatory for any pleasure yachts with a gross tonnage of more than 500 GT that are permitted to cruise in all geographical areas and whose keel was laid after 1 January 2016.

The project was coordinated and completed by the team of engineers at the CRN Technical Office. Compliance was achieved by fitting the engine exhausts with the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) auxiliary system, which uses a chemical process to slash harmful emissions. The new 62-metre CRN 137, launched last November, is therefore the first IMO TIER III–compliant megayacht built in Italy, to be followed by the other 3 fully custom CRN yachts currently under construction: the 62-metre CRN M/Y 138, 70-metre CRN M/Y 139 and 60-metre CRN M/Y 141.

Besides being compliant with the regulation, CRN’s environmentally friendly solutions meet yacht owners’ increasing expectations about ecological safeguards.

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