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New NISI 50 XPRESSO Commissioned

Founded in 2004, NISI is a European wholly owned luxury yacht builder led by CEO Christos Livadas. In 2009 NISI finished construction on it’s own shipyard, a facility positioned just outside of Hong Kong and Macau in the city of ZhuHai in China, followed by a fresh product portfolio launch in 2010. Collaboration with world-renowned naval architect, Ward Setzer of Setzer Yacht Architects has resulted in the unveiling of award-winning vessels from industry topping yacht manufacturers.

The X-citing Xpresso 50 from NISI is sure to impress and delight.

The X-citing Xpresso 50 from NISI is sure to impress and delight.

Coming into the business now, NISI announced it had been awarded a contract by an American entrepreneur for Hull #1 of the first 50 Xpresso model, a new line up of luxury catamarans in its Xpresso Class.

The X50's salon, as seen from aft, offers the kind of spaciousness only found on this type of vessel.

The X50’s salon, as seen from aft, offers the kind of spaciousness only found on this type of vessel.

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.


  • LOA: 54.8′ (16.7m)
  • LWL: 48.9′ (14.9m)
  • Beam: 23.0’ (6.96m)
  • Draft: 2.10’ (0.86m)
  • Displacement Lightship : 21,500 lbs (9.75ton)
  • Displacement Max: 24,000 lbs (10.9ton)
  • Fuel: 700 gallons (2,650L)
  • Fresh Water: 200 gallons (757L)
  • Black Water: 150 gallons (568L)
  • Accommodations: 6-8 (3-4 staterooms)


  • Top Speed: 30kts
  • Cruise Speed: 26kts
  • Range:
    • 375nm @ 26kts
    • 1100nm @ 9kts
  • Boat Propulsion:
    • Horsepower options from 75hp – 550hp
    • Cummins Zeus, Volvo IPS
  • Generator:   13.5kw Onan
  • Build Class:  CE and RINA Class (on request)
  • Concept and Design:  NISI Yachts
  • Naval Architecture: Setzer Yacht Architects
  • Interior Styling: NISI Yachts


 For more information on the exciting new Xpresso 50, or any of the other fine products from NISI, visit the company Website at




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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Dock Buzz


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Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Sunreef Yachts Launches Its First Yacht of 2012:
The Sunreef 70 POMAIKA’I

Sunreef Yachts is delighted to announce its latest launch, the Sunreef 70 POMAIKA’I, which means “Blessed, good fortune” in Hawaiian. This is the eight unit of this yacht model, the most successful of the past year. Two more units are currently awaiting construction.

POMAIKA’I is a stunning owner-version yacht with the port side hull housing just the spacious master cabin comprising a queen-size bed, desk, sofa, extended storage, and a superb bathroom with a full-size bathtub with a Jacuzzi option and his and hers sinks.

The starboard hull houses two double guest cabins and one crew cabin accessible from the cockpit. The saloon comprises a dining area for 8 and a fully equipped galley. The navcom equipment is by Furuno and audio-video by Harman-Kardon. The modern interior design combines light anegre wood with wenge and dark grey upholstery.

The yacht will soon depart for the Caribbean where her owners will sail for a couple of months, after which she will head to Hawaii.

About Sunreef: Founded in 2000 by two French entrepreneurs full of energy, innovative ideas and passion for boating, Francis and Nicolas Lapp – father and son -, Sunreef Yachts has seen consistent growth with new models launched regularly every year. The family-run business, based in the famous seafaring city of Gdansk, Poland, has revolutionised the yachting world after the introduction of its new product on the market, the custom made, large-sized luxury catamaran the likes of the Sunreef 74 CHE.  Within 10 years, thanks to a team of inventive naval architects and interior designers and top quality professional facilities at its Poland yard, Sunreef Yachts has become a success in the demanding market of luxury yacht building.

In 2011, more than 60 Sunreefs, both owner-operated and in the charter fleet, are sailing in ports of call around the world. In order to provide its clients with a full range of services and the most professional and personal approach, the company has gone a step beyond designing and building by establishing its own comprehensive charter agency – Sunreef Yachts Charter – and the Yacht Management department.

Reception Desk Tel.: + 48 58 769 77 77 Sunreef Sales Office Tel.: +48 58 769 77 76 
Mobile: +48 607 730 094              
 Sunreef Yachts USA Tel.: +1 954 999 5121

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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


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