An intriguing partnership is going to be front and center at this week’s Miami International Boat Show as Midnight Express and Ulysse Nardin come together to showcase a new 43-foot center console in the Midnight Express booth.
Although it’s not the new Ulysse Nardin edition, this 43-foot Midnight Express is powered by four 557 engines from Seven Marine.
A premier performance center console manufacturer with models from 34 to 43 feet, Midnight Express crafted the one-of-a-kind 43′ Open model powered by four Seven Marine 557 outboard engines for the Swiss watch manufacturer. The boat—the first with quad 557 engines—will be on display with another 43-footer powered by quad Mercury Marine Verado engines as well as a four-engine 37′ Cabin model with every toy imaginable, including paddleboards on the top.
“Ulysse Nardin is proud to become associated with one of the most powerful navigators in the world of powerboating,” said Patrik Hoffman, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. “While both companies are fascinated by the sea, it is the common drive for innovation and the use of professional engineering that makes this new partnership most inspiring.”
According to Eric Glaser, one of the owners of Midnight Express, Bobby Yampolsky, owner and operator of the South Florida Ulysse Nardin boutiques, approached him about the idea of a possible partnership between the two brands. The Glasers (Eric’s father, Bert, and brother, Harris, included), who have owned Midnight Express for nine years and are avid watch collectors with many Ulysse Nardin timepieces in their collection, jumped at the opportunity. They can’t wait to display the boat that showcases the relationship between two leaders in their respective markets coming together to create items of lasting beauty and precise execution.
To commemorate the occasion, Ulysse Nardin also is presenting the dual-branded Marine Diver Midnight Express (right). An exclusive edition of marine divers, the sporty timekeeper is crafted in stainless steel and delivered with a set of two exclusive rubber stamps. According to the release, the maritime theme continues with wave patters adorning the bezel and dial. Another unique feature is the Seven Marine logo found on the dial at 7 o’clock.
Check out the promotional video here.
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