Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 26, 2012 – NISI Yachts has been awarded a contract for a NISI 1700 model, from the company’s new XPRESSO Class, by a successful Northeast American entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist. NISI 1700 XPRESSO was introduced as the fourth NISI model in the company’s line up at the prestigious opening day of last month’s international yachting exhibition, Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, France.
“A truly great XPRESSO is the ritual of freeing oneself with friends and family. Then, you can taste the sense of occasion and appreciate the essence of XPRESSO completely,” said Christos Livadas, CEO and Founder of NISI Yachts. “Our team’s dedication, creativity, and passion to deliver new ideas that break common industry barriers are second to none.”
While standard NISI models are outfitted with Pod propulsion, to suit this American owner’s Northeastern cruising requirements he opted for Hull #1, which is being outfitted with twin Caterpillar C-18s, delivering a total 2,300 horsepower, mated to an UltraJet propulsion package. Performance from both Pods and UltraJet versions are indicating speeds approaching 40 knots.
To achieve this objective, advanced weight management engineering and construction methods will integrate extensive epoxy and carbon fiber laminates throughout, which is familiar territory for this young and progressive yacht builder.
The layout arrangement highlights NISI’s Casual Opulence with their trademark “fusion of outdoor and indoor spaces” by way of vanishing salon doors. Teak hardwood floors complement this ingenious design that run the entire length of the main deck, three spacious staterooms to accommodate six guests, a separate dedicated pantry area, and optional fly bridge.
Owner comfort and vessel management enhancements will be outfitted from the company’s smart “NISI Control” system found on their larger yacht series, which includes multi-zone digital audio & video distribution, custom programmable lighting, automated power management for seamless shore-to-generator startups and switchovers, and numerous other convenience features, all supported by smart-phone control.
“The acquisition of the first XPRESSO model, almost immediately following her introduction, further underscores yacht owners’ desires to move forward toward a yacht that offers a fresh approach and dramatic departure from the generic, with a confidence that is a unique expression of themselves,” adds Mr. Livadas. “We appreciate industry experts, yacht owners, and renowned yachting publications for their continued input, recognition and support.”
The new model is being built at NISI’s state-of-the-art shipyard, with launch scheduled for Spring 2013.
Discover XPRESSO Class
A pure and intimately captivating style brewed expressly for privileged owners that desire the exclusivity and distinctive yachting experience of NISI.
XPRESSO combines the spaciousness of a true motor yacht and racy feel of a sport cruiser into one incredible design. Like NISI yachts that have come before her, casual opulence cloaks state-of-the-art technology that delivers outstanding performance. XPRESSO Class yachts are available in sizes ranging from 58 to 69 feet (17 to 19 meters).