NISI Yacht: Ward Setzer & Tricon Marine Set A New Bar on a 24m project

the only 24 meters performance yacht certified to RINA charter

NISI 2400 series Performance Yacht under construction for sale

New Project Under Construction at Tricon Marine:

What you need to know: NISI 2400 (78 feet – length over all) is the first, and, currently, only yacht under 24-meters that is available classed to RINA + MCA commercial service code (Read “Superyacht grade engineering and materials”). With the Zeus pods propulsion set up, she comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests in four en-suite cabins plus separate crew quarters. Ward Setzer pedigree, built to the highest standards and dripping with sex appeal, meet NISI.

Standard Specifications:
LOA: 78′ (23.6m)
Beam: 19′ 10″ (6.04m)
Draft: 3.6′ (1.12m)
Displacement: 80,000lb (36.6 ton) dry
Fuel: 1,409 gallons (5,334L)
Fresh Water: 338 gallons (1,272L)
Top Speed: 28 knots larger engine option 33 knots est.
High-Speed Cruise: 25kt
Range: 1,500nm @ 9kt passage making speeds
Performance with Propulsion: 1,800hp – 3,000hp options
Classification: RINA Charter + MCA Commercial (MGN 280)

78' Performance yacht for sale
NISI represents a unique balance of excitement, elegance and versatility. She’s as comfortable hosting a black-tie cocktail party in the New York Harbour as she is island hoping in the Exhumas. With speeds exceeding 25kts and the economy of a long range vessel, NISI aims to fulfill the need for a refined and modern take on the elegant commuter yacht with the ability to comfortably support longer stays.

As expected from a Ward Setzer design, exterior elements are highlighted by NISI. Fore and aft deck seating are complemented by South Beach style sun decks and a beautifully designed lanai offering al fresco dining that is at once intimate and expansive. The flybridge follows the same form with ample seating and clean lines. Further integrating the open feel, the salon’s aft windows open to invite the lanai virtually joining the two for a superb entertaining experience. A custom and unique moonroof arrangement above the lower helm and large frameless windows surrounding the main deck solidify NISI’s commitment to connect its guests with the ever changing landscape.

The lower deck accommodations benefit from the Zeus pod drives giving the 2200 a desirable 4 stateroom layout, all ensuite with a king, two queen and side by side berth configuration. The master stateroom is located mid-ship for added comfort, but the bow VIP can serve as a second master. The latter one benefits from advances sound dampening material that will significantly reduce the typical bow wave noise. Aft of the master stateroom and accessible via a separate stairwell lies a crew stateroom for two; ideal for this size vessel. Also at the stern is a tender garage, machinery spacing and storage areas.

Nisi 78 a performance yacht with superyacht classification

The NISI 2400 is the first and only yacht under 24 meters to be built to RINA Charter Class + MCA Commercial (MGN280) certification. The result is a long list of demands that far exceed the quality of the engineering and construction materials of her peers. Simply stated, don’t try to compare her, there literally is no comparison.

Her entire water, fuel, fire-fighting, emergency bilge, hydraulic, and other systems are fitted entirely with metal plumbing. Her engine room is encased with fire-retardent insulation. Salon and other floors are floated with added acoustic insulation, as are all stateroom bulkheads. The entire interior forward section of the hull along her chines and waterline is sprayed with advanced sound deadening material that is only 2mm thick, and further reduces waterslap noise for guests while underway or at anchor.

The core belief at Tricon is that if you do it right the first time you won’t have to do it again.

stainless steel fuel inspection port on the NISI 78
This is art work. A custom made stainless steel fuel inspection port on the NISI 78 by Tricon Marine. This was built in-house at Tricon’s steel machine shop- not outsourced like at most shipyards.

Custom Deck hatches for the Niisi 78
Custom deck hatches to meet RINA & MCA class certification.

integrated fuel tanks that run beneath the forward cabin soles

Integrated fuel tanks that run beneath the forward cabin soles

Ward Setzer designed a very demanding layout and still wanted to maximize fuel capacity. The room for error is indescribably low so the piping, clamping and location has to be perfect from the onset and be ready to withstand the test of time. Even though it will be covered, the white pipes that you see there are stainless steel tubing that’s been painted for continuity and to further reduce the propensity of pitting.

Nisi 78 by Ward Setzer and Tricon marine

Just below the master and crew quarters

The grey piping are all drains for the shower and sink. Note that they are actual PVC, not flexible hosing like on most boats. Even more impressive is that the elbows for the drains are already fixed in place, ready for completion. That’s how exact the build is. All is done in AutoCAD and prepped before assembly so that everything is where it’s supposed to be and properly secured. This also allows Tricon to meet stringent build schedules.

78' performance yacht designed by Ward Setzer and Tricon, for sale

Hull Design:
The Nisi hull form is made up of a unique combination of elements as the vessel’s mission requirements are diverse. First it was required that we create an easily driven hull that would be capable of comfortable long-range passage making at 10 knots with a minimum of motion and yet at the same time be a form that would go into semi-planing mode at 18 knots and reach a maximum speed of approximately 28 knots. To accomplish this it would seem that a simple semi-displacement hull form would be required however the actual hull form is that most similar to a performance sailing hull with a slender almost wave-piercing bow with moderate buoyancy forward transitioning to slightly tapered sections at the stern forming waterlines that would support a triple engine installation and planing speeds. The actual geometry used for the optimization of performance is proprietary to Setzer Design and Tricon however understandably unique given the wide and varied performance requirements. Scale model tow tests and advanced computer simulation studies played a major role in the determination of the final hull form.

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