NISI 2400 AWARD FINALIST FOR "MOST INNOVATIVE YACHT OF THE YEAR" AND "BEST BUILDER"

Mar 31, 2011, 09:00 ET from NISI Yachts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS, and MIAMI, FL, March 31 /PRNewswire/ - NISI Yachts is pleased to announce that its NISI 2400 has been chosen as a finalist in the "Most Innovative Yacht of the Year" category for the prestigious Asia Boating Awards 2011. The most coveted new yacht of the year, NISI's groundbreaking design infuses casual opulence, cutting-edge styling and unsurpassed engineering in a 78-foot superyacht.  She is the first and only yacht under 100 feet built to commercial RINA Charter Class and MCA (MGN280) commercial certification.

"NISI stole the show in her American debut at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage show and has drawn rave reviews during her global debut from Hong Kong to Miami," said Catherine Cozias, Director of Business Development for NISI.  "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. Support from an independent jury of industry experts for this nomination underscores NISI's first-in-class recognition with her legendary styling, superior lifestyle experience and unsurpassed engineering."

Legendary Styling

NISI is an instant modern classic that exudes charm.  Beneath the surface, she boasts today's state-of-the-art technology, and combines outstanding performance with luxury and comfort.  Handling is fused with powerful lines -- a plumb bow, sparkling stainless steel stanchions and sleek lifelines, crowned by a stately command deck atop the covered wheelhouse.  Enticing features cloak 21st century engineering -- the wave-piercing hull, pod propulsion, stabilizers, and the cutting-edge SkyHook®, an innovative station-keeping function that is the first of its kind in the recreational marine industry.

World-class craftsmanship can be found in every detail of NISI. Quality finishes flow throughout to create an expansive feel; a serene, zen-like atmosphere that is soothing, airy and bright with large windows revealing stunning views of sea and sky.

NISI sacrifices neither luxury nor comfort for simplicity and convenience. Her generous open plan erases the line between indoors and outdoors and allows owners to customize their space in simple, dramatic, wildly romantic, or sensual designs.

Below decks, NISI's four elegant staterooms berth eight and include private ensuite heads and separate shower stalls for each.  The full-beam master suite features a magnificent six-panel portal and is located amidship for maximum comfort in any sea condition.  The VIP suite, in the forecastle, affords private and luxurious guest quarters featuring enhanced sound dampening while at anchor or underway.  Cabins for guest or crew are the discretion of the buyer.

Photos of NISI are available at: www.nisiyachts.com/photos. High-resolution photos are available on request.

NISI's Exclusive Builder Nominated as "Best Builder"

Tricon Marine, the exclusive builder of the NISI Yacht series, has been named as a finalist in the "Best Builder" category at the Asia Boating Awards 2011.

"To build the world's best yachts, one must work with a very special builder.  I applaud Tricon Marine's entire team for due recognition and their continued excellence," said Christos Livadas, CEO of Tricon Marine & NISI Yachts.

The Asia Boating Awards 2011 ceremony will be held on May 6th in Hong Kong.

About NISI

The pinnacle of escape, NISI stands solitary in her class. She infuses casual opulence with legendary styling with naval architecture by Setzer Design Group. NISI is the first and only luxury yacht in the world under 100 feet to be certified Commercial RINA + MCA. The NISI collection ranges from 22 to 26 meters (68 to 86 feet). NISI 2400 was launched on December 1, 2010. NISI 2600 is scheduled for introduction in summer 2011, offering extended flybridge, entertainment, and galley layout options. NISI Yachts are exclusively built by the Tricon Marine Group. Additional information on NISI is available at www.nisiyachts.com.

About Tricon Marine

Tricon Marine represents a new era of quality craftsmanship and superior investment value in the luxury yacht industry.  As the exclusive builder of semi-custom, limited-edition luxury motor yachts, Tricon also prides itself on delivering pure custom projects to discerning owners. Tricon Marine (www.triconmarine.com) is a 100% Euro-American mega yacht builder that is setting new global standards in design and build.

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