NISI went fully minimalist with the helm on its 2400. The company’s designers had been seeing helms that they described somewhat derogatorily as “like spaceships.” Unimpressed by all the bells and whistles, they set out to design something exceptional for its simplicity. Notably, everything you see in this picture save for the main Garmin screens and the load management and basic control systems can be neatly covered with their own lids; usually hinged and leather. That makes for a clean design that doesn’t overwhelm the eye. And it’s not something you’ll see every day.
Another interesting trait of this helm is that at the press of a button it can lower so that it doesn’t obstruct the sightlines from the aft deck, and guests can fully enjoy the oversized forward windows that NISI is known for. All of which means that for the aesthetically minded, this NISI 2400’s helm is tough to beat.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
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