Hong Kong, SAR, and Miami, Florida, March 26, 2013 – NISI Yachts has been chosen as a finalist for “Best Builder” and the company’s 2400GT model as “Best Yacht of the Year” for the prestigious BMW Asia Boating Awards 2013. The ninth annual awards show will be hosted by Asia-Pacific Boating / China Boating and official title sponsor BMW. The gala evening will celebrate the accomplishments of individuals, clubs and companies. NISI infuses casual opulence, cutting-edge styling and unsurpassed engineering in groundbreaking designs that introduce the quality and character of a superyacht in a series that ranges from 50 feet to 108-feet long.
‘NISI rewards her owners with their own true sense of occasion,’ says Christos Livadas, Founder and CEO of NISI Yachts. ‘Owners fall in love at first sight with NISI styling, while placing tremendous value on the safety and quality of NISI’s highly engineered systems, build strength and comfortable offshore sea-keeping capabilities.’
NISI’s 2400GT model was outfitted with only two Volvo IPS 1200 propulsion pods to deliver performance approaching 30 knots. Other features included a highly automated hydraulic carbon-fiber folding mast, with single-button operation, that lowers the owner’s radars and satellite domes in under 10 seconds to clear low-lying bridges, extensive iPad/iPhone control of nearly all the ship’s electrical and entertainment systems, and advanced vibration and acoustic dampening systems to deliver a whisper-quiet ride that reduces salon sound levels to less than 65db. ‘To build the world’s best yachts, one must work with a very special builder. I applaud and recognize NISI’s entire team for their continued excellence,’ says Katerina Cozias, Director with NISI Yachts. ‘Yachtsmen from diverse areas of the world, including Miami, the Hamptons, Bahamas, the French Riviera, and Brazil, have all discovered their own distinct sense of occasion in NISI.’
Cozias adds, ‘Validation from an independent jury of industry experts via this nomination is a true honor and underscores NISI’s first-in-class standing for her legendary styling, superior lifestyle experience and unsurpassed engineering.’
The BMW Asia Boating Awards ceremony will be held on April 29th in Sanya on China’s luxurious holiday destination island of Hainan.
The pinnacle of escape, NISI stands solitary in her class. NISI Yachts infuses casual opulence with legendary styling and advanced naval architecture by Setzer Yacht Architects. NISI 2400 is the first and only luxury yacht in the world under 100 feet to be certified Commercial RINA + MCA. NISI Collection ranges from 17 to 26 meters. Custom builds tailored from 30 to 45 meters.