September 8, 2014, Miami, Florida: NISI Yachts is pleased to announce its recently debuted NISI 50 XPRESSO – GTX50 (15m/54’) – has been chosen as a finalist for the 2014 World Yachts Trophy for “Most Innovative Design” among yachts under 24 meters.
GTX50 is the first model to be released in NISI’s new XPRESSO multihull series. Recent sea-trials yielded 35-knot top and 31-knot cruise speeds. She is driven by twin Cummins 550hp plus Zeus Pods. The builder reports Volvo IPS pod propulsion system is also available.
Finalists include the Sacs Strider 18M and the Cranchi Eco Trawler 53’LD in the Innovation category. The World Yachts Trophy is the most prestigious award of its kind and is awarded annually to select yachts by the World Yachts Trophies Committee in Cannes, France. Having made her European debut at the 2011 Cannes International Boat Show, inaugural model NISI 2400 was the 2011 Trophy Winner for “Best Design of the Year” in the under 24-meter category. NISI’s groundbreaking designs infuse casual opulence, legendary styling and unsurpassed engineering and safety across all model sizes.
“On behalf of myself and the rest of the NISI Yachts team, we thank the World Yachts Trophies panel of esteemed judges for honoring us with this nomination,” said Christos Livadas, Chairman of NISI Yachts.
Designed in collaboration with acclaimed Setzer Yacht Architects, GTX50 is the true embodiment of the evolution of the multihull. Advanced use of carbon fiber, NISI proprietary-Sonicfoil and custom-designed electronics and navigation systems make 50 XPRESSO one of the most exclusive and strongest performing yachts in her class.
“A spirited double-shot of performance, efficiency and stability, GTX50, like all NISI yachts, delivers a unique sense of occasion” adds Director, Katerina Cozias.
The trophy will be awarded in Cannes on September 13th, at the World Yachts Trophies gala ceremony, hosted by LuxMedia Group, and is considered one of the highlight events of the Cannes International Boat Show.
Photos of NISI GTX50 are available at nisi.com/x50/landing
High-resolution photos are available on request.
About NISI Yachts
Founded in 2004, NISI Yachts is a wholly-owned European luxury yacht builder led by CEO Christos Livadas. In 2008 NISI finished construction on its shipyard followed by a fresh product portfolio launch in 2009. NISI reflects a passion for yachts that deliver a unique sense of occasion. That passion is realized with styling that highlights casual opulence, open-sea performance at speed, and first-rate build quality.
NISI’s luxury yachts are born from generations of shipbuilding experience and draw on expertise in planning, design, and execution from three continents: North America, Europe and Asia. The finest features of each region’s traditional boatbuilding heritage are integrated to produce modern yachts of surpassing style and quality.
NISI Collection ranges from 15 to 26 meters (50 to 88 feet). Custom builds are tailored between 30 and 45 meters (98 and 145 feet)
Additional information on NISI can be experienced at www.nisiyachts.com