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In this study, NOx emissions from diesel engines of 75 recreational boats were measured on-board in accordance with the simplified method specified in the NOx Technical Code. The study was carried out in boats with ranging between 14.42 m-37.50 m in length and engines power varying between 138 kW–2,040 kW. NOx emissions were measured by using a portable exhaust gas analyser (Testo 350 Marine) in ppm in a dry basis. An in-house program was developed to calculate the final emission results in g/kWh. The main aim of the study is to develop NOx emission factors for recreational boats, which are not specifically included in previous emission factor studies. The NOx emissions of the marine diesel engines of the recreational boats were found in range of 0.92 g/kWh – 10.69 g/kWh while the mean emission factor was found as 4.81 g/kWh.