Amels delivers the first 188 hybrid superyacht


She is named Volpini II

After launching the 57.7m Limited Editions Amels 188 in April, the Dutch yard has announced the delivery of M/Y Volpini II.

She is the world’s first Tier III compliant new build yacht and the first with Amels Hybrid Power. Volpini 2 is now on her way to the Mediterranean.


The Amels 188 was sold in 2017 with Ben Young of SYM Superyacht Management representing the owner, a repeat Amels client. SYM Superyacht Management supervised the build through to its completion, working together with the Captain and crew.


The Amels 188 has an all new exterior design by Tim Heywood and interiors by Reymond Langton. The wide 10.6-metre beam (35 ft) adds to the high volume (970 Gross Tonnage) interiors with high ceiling heights. Volpini 2 is able to accommodate 12 guests and features an owner's suite with folding balcony (12 square metres / 130 sq ft), six suites including a VIP suite on bridge deck, a sun deck Sky Lounge accessed by central staircase and elevator, plus a beach club and wellness area with internal stairs to the main saloon.


The International Maritime Organization’s Tier III emissions regulations require new motor yachts over 500 Gross Tonnage 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 around 70 percent.


In addition to the Tier III engineering, the Amels 188 features the Amels Hybrid Power. The system combines energy sources from engine heat recovery, a battery bank and a father-and-son generator configuration to increase efficiency and reduce harmful emissions.