Emissions Regulations Postponed

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee voted to delay enforcement of IMO Tier III engine emission regulations for vessels larger than 78 feet, a move the Coast Guard said it would support. The NOx Tier III emission limits for marine engines has been around since 2016, but the International Council of Marine Industry Associations was granted a five-year extension for recreational vessels that was set to expire this year.

Amaroq Diesel Outboard

A diesel outboard engine light enough to be used on an inflatable. The lightweight diesel outboard, seen by many in the commercial and military sectors as the holy grail in terms of small-craft propulsion, has been a long time coming ‒ that is, until now. British company Amaroq have been developing a 72kg 697cc 50hp diesel outboard engine, which following a UK patent was launched this year. Due to be revealed at the cancelled 2020 Seawork show, this motor will be demonstrated on the water to interested customers during the early part of 2021.