NISI Yachts enjoyed an impressive debut last year, winning an International Superyacht Society Design Award for NISI 2400, a 78-footer. Next month NISI Yachts will launch a follow-up, NISI 2400GT, a more customized version of the yacht.
You may recall that NISI 2400 combines an open main-deck floor plan, an overall casually cool decor, and higher levels of engineering than similarly sized yachts. All NISI Yachts meet RINA Charter Class and optionally can comply with the MCA Code. NISI 2400GT was commissioned by an experienced couple who wanted a bit more more tailoring.
For one, NISI 2400GT is two feet longer. This allows for more usable space on the flying bridge, too. Other creature-comfort customization includes a hot tub on the main aft deck and relocating the galley forward to port (see the barstools in the rendering). You’ll have to wait until NISI 2400GT debuts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show to see all the changes, but the renderings here give you an idea of how she’ll look overall.
By the time of the boat show, the owners will have hopefully put a few miles under NISI 2400GT’s hull. She’ll be powered by twin 2,200-hp Caterpillars with pod drives and should see speeds close to 30 knots. (Recall that pod drives make for far more compact installations than traditional setups.) Similar-size yachts with pod drives are employing triple or quadruple engine installations to achieve similar speeds. NISI Yachts says NISI 2400GT hits the mark with fewer engines because of her lighter-weight laminates employing carbon fiber and Kevlar.
In more NISI Yachts news, hull number three of NISI 2400 recently sold to another American couple. And the new flagship, NISI 2600, measuring 86 feet, started construction this month.
More on both projects in the coming weeks.