NISI has been awarded a contract for the first NISI 50 XPRESSO model (50ft/15m), from the company’s new XPRESSO Class, commissioned by a successful American entrepreneur. NISI 50 was introduced as the fifth NISI model in the company’s collection at the prestigious opening day of the international yachting exhibition, the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show.
The yacht is designed and engineered by the NISI Yachts team, in collaboration with Ward Setzer of Setzer Yacht Architects. This collaboration has resulted in the unveiling of award-winning vessels from industry topping yacht manufacturers.
“Like all NISI Yachts, X50 will deliver a unique sense of occasion,” says Christos Livadas, NISI Yachts Founder and CEO. “We’ve engineered the X50 to fill a need that infuses the best of mono- and multi-hull designs. One that embodies a balance between the design disciplines of performance and effective space planning. Her expansive layout rivals even our own, larger megayachts to offer abundant areas to mingle and relax in. She will be exceptionally comfortable in open seas, with exceptional speed while delivering superior fuel efficiencies. She is the perfect yacht for active, social owners looking for adventure—and the power to get there.”
According to the company, the X50′s appeal is focused on attracting monohull owners to catamaran styling, strength, large social and entertaining area, and performance. Both the concept and design comes from the collaboration between NISI’s engineering team and Setzer Yacht Architects. The mission: To deliver exceptional and efficient offshore performance with unprecedented exterior and interior spaciousness.
NISI is also doing some R&D on a hydrofoil design–dubbed SonicFoil by NISI–for the company’s GTX model that, according to Product Development Engineer Don Marshall, will deliver some 20-30 knot speeds, a top speed of 35 knots, and a 50% reduction in fuel consumption as compared to a mono hull vessel.