15 September, 2013 | Yacht "Never on Sunday" Finalist for 2013 World Superyacht Trophy
The recently launched NISI motoryacht "Never on Sunday" (17 meters / 56 feet) has been nominated for the 2013 World Yachts Trophy in the "Most Innovative Design Under 24 Meters" category. READ MORE
7 September, 2013 | Setzer Attends America's Cup Opening Rounds
Ward Setzer, principal at Setzer Yacht Architects, visited the San Francisco waterfront this week for the opening rounds of the 34th America's Cup. An attendee of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise's "New Zealand Superyacht Day," Setzer viewed the races from on the water alongside participating companies including Alloy Yachts, Fitzroy Yachts, McMullen & Wing, Southern Spar, and Dubois Yachts.
1 September, 2013 | NISI Xpresso 1700 Featured in INVICTVS
The Setzer-designed NISI 1700 sport cruiser was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of the invitation only publication INVICTVS. Delivering speeds in excess of 37 knots, the yacht features twin Caterpillar C18s mated to an UltraJet propulsion package.| DOWNLOAD PDF
21 August, 2013 | First Look at the New American Motoryachts Series
The first image previews from our New American Motoryachts series were released this week. Originating from a set of freehand sketches developed by Ward Setzer while on design sabbatical in Antigua, the 28 to 46 meter series is part of a broader collection of eighteen new designs we will be unveiling across the remainder of 2013. READ MORE
11 August, 2013 | Setzer to Attend 34th America's Cup
Setzer Yacht Architects will be in attendance this September for the opening rounds of the America's Cup Finals. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting while in the San Francisco Bay area.
25 July, 2013 | Interview: Design Bureau Magazine
An interview with Setzer Yacht Architects Marketing Director Joshua Setzer has been featured in the August 2013 issue of Design Bureau Magazine. Entitled "Rocking the Boat," the interview explores Setzer's ongoing designer-builder collaboration with the award-winning NISI Yachts team.| DOWNLOAD PDF
12 July, 2013 | NISI 1700 XPRESSO Yacht Launched
The Setzer-designed NISI 1700 XPRESSO (17m/58') was successfully launched for her new owners in New Hampshire this week. The 1700 is the first model to be released in NISI's XPRESSO series. Recent sea-trials yielded 41-knot top and 33-knot cruise speeds. She is driven by twin UltraJets, mated to 1,150hp CAT C-18 engines. READ MORE
24 June, 2013 | Sale of 38-Meter Wheels Announced
IYC has announced the sale of the 38-meter motor yacht "Wheels." With exterior design by Setzer (under its prior name "Paragon Design"), the yacht was built at Trinity Yachts for launch in 2002, and was previously known as "Mustang Sally," "Victory Lane," and "Anjilis." The vessel features top speeds of 21 knots.
17 June, 2013 | Relentless Sold to New Owner
The Setzer-designed Relentless, a 34-meter modern expedition yacht built by Kinship, has been sold by Fraser Yachts and Edmiston. The first yacht built by Kingship, this vessel was the first yacht to be built to Lloyd's and MCA class in Asia. With a range of 3,000 nautical miles and guest accomodations for up to 11, the yacht is equipped for medium to long-range cruising.
3 June, 2013 | Sneak Preview: The New NISI 1700 Xpresso
Preview imagery was released earlier this spring of the soon-to-launch NISI 1700 Xpresso Developed for a prominent, Northeast American entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist, the vessel will be equipped with an UltraJet propulsion package delivering speeds exceeding 40 knots. Stay tuned for delivery updates in the coming summer months. | Watch Video.
20 May, 2013 | Setzer Attends American Superyacht Forum
Ward Setzer attended this month's American Superyacht Forum. Hosted by The Superyachts Group at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel, the session featured attendees from major U.S. shipyards and design firms, with panel discussions focused on the current state and emerging trends of the U.S. superyacht industry.
13 May, 2013 | Setzer Featured in Italy's Barche Magazine
The ultra-modern Xpresso 1500 Catamaran, developed by Setzer for Nisi Yachts, was featured in the May 2013 issue of Italy's Barche magazine. Designed for azimuth-pod propulsion, the high-performance vessel will target speeds in excess of 25 knots.| DOWNLOAD PDF
6 May, 2013 | Marama Receives Voyager Award
The Setzer-designed "Marama," built at Delta Marine in 2008, was the recipient of the Voyager's Award at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul, Turkey. Introduced in 2009, the award was sponsored by Alloy Yachts and "aims to celebrate an owner who has made extensive use of his or her yacht in long-distance voyaging and exploration."
23 April, 2013 | Setzer to Introduce 2014 Concept Collection
Inspired by a busy Caribbean charter season observed from our newly-opened Antigua studio, the Setzer team is currently developing a collection of two dozen new concept designs from 32 to 70 meters. The group will be narrowed to a final selection of 12 to 14 designs, with preview imagery planned for release over the summer months. READ MORE
15 April, 2013 | Penny Mae Travel Feature in Yachts International
The 42-meter, Setzer-designed "Penny Mae" was featured in this month's issue of Yachts International. Currently in charter-service along Croatia's Dalmatian coast, the yacht was constructed by Richmond Yachts| DOWNLOAD PDF
10 April, 2013 | Acadia Sold to New Owner
The 26-meter classic yacht Acadia was sold to a new owner. Designed by Setzer Yacht Architects and constructed at Lyman-Morse shipyard in Maine, the yacht was a finalist for the International Superyachts Society award for "Best Power" in 2003.
1 April, 2013 | 38-Meter Yachtfish Featured in Barche Magazine
A 38-meter modern "Yachtfish," currently under development by the Setzer team for an experienced yacht owner and sport-fishing enthusiast, has been featured in the April issue of Barche magazine. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
28 March, 2013 | Status Quo Sold to New Owner
The 46-meter, Setzer-designed "Status Quo" has been sold to a new owner. Launched by Richmond Yachts in 2010, the vessel is ABS classed and MCA compliant with a top speed of 19 knots.
26 March, 2013 | NISI 2400GT Finalist for BMW Asia Boating Awards
The Setzer-designed NISI 2400 GT has been selected as a finalist for "Best Yacht of the Year" at the 2013 BMW Asia Boating Awards. The ninth-annual awards show will be hosted by Asia-Pacific Boating / China Boating magazine and official title sponsor BMW. Equipped with two Volvo IPS propulsion pods, the vessel delivers speeds approaching 30 knots.
18 March, 2013 | Fraser Yachts Central Listing Agent for Logos 88
Fraser Yachts has been assigned as central listing agent for the Setzer-designed, Logos Long Range Cruiser. Boasting a range of 3,000nm, the yacht is designed for construction to Bureau Veritas class and MCA standards. The vessel a steel hull with composite superstructure for easy maintenance, and zero speed stabilisers. A comfortable four stateroom interior and expansive exterior deck spaces make her ideal for long range cruising.
8 February, 2013 | Outer Reef Explorer Featured in Showboats
The Setzer-Designed, Outer Reef Explorer Series appeared in this February's issue of Showboats Magazine. The new series of tri-deck motor yachts ranges in size from 92 to 115 feet, and is designed on a semi-displacement platform with moderate draft for unlimited cruising, exploration, and ocean crossings.| DOWNLOAD PDF
28 January, 2013 | NISI 1700 Featured in INVICTUS
The Setzer-Designed NISI 1700 was featured in the Winter edition of INVICTUS magazine. Developed for a prominent, North-East American entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist, the vessel will be equipped will be equipped with an UltraJet propulsion package and is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2014.| DOWNLOAD PDF
18 December, 2012 | Logos Fast-Passage Featured in Yachts International
The Setzer-designed, 27m Logos Fast Passage Yacht was featured in the February 2013 issue of Yachts International Magazine. The yacht's versatile, semi-displacement hull will provide both extended range and fast cruise options off of a Caterpillar C-18 propulsion system. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
5 December, 2012 | Wall Street Journal "Market Watch" Feature
Setzer Yacht Architect's collaboration with NISI Yachts was recently profiled in a Wall Street Journal "Market Watch" feature. The full article, entitled "World Turns to Asia for New-Age Yacht Sales," is available here.
3 December, 2012 | CARIBBEAN STUDIO OFFICIALLY OPEN
Setzer Yacht Architects opened the doors to a brand new design studio this week during the Antigua Yacht Charter Show. Situated in the heart of Antigua's Falmouth Harbour superyacht marina, the new studio will provide and inspirational setting for Setzer Yacht Architects to continue its 22-year commitment to creating timeless and instantly recognizable custom yacht designs.
28 November, 2012 | VISIT US AT THIS YEAR'S ANTIGUA YACHT CHARTER SHOW
We will be onsite and in attendance throughout this year's Antigua Yacht Charter Show. With our newly-opened studio located in the heart of Antigua's Falmouth Harbour, we will be offering stunning harbor views, quiet meeting space, and easy show access to visitors and guests. To schedule a time to meet with us during the show, or to visit our new office, please e-mail us.
15 November, 2012 | MAGIC SOLD TO NEW OWNER
The Setzer-designed superyacht Magic, built by Northern Marine in 2005, has been sold to a new owner. With an LOA of 40 meters, the vessel features two VIP Staterooms and cruising speeds of 14 knots.
30 October, 2012 | TWO SETZER PROJECTS FEATURED IN SUPERYACHT WORLD
The Setzer-designed, 115-foot Outer Reef Explorer was featured in the "New Concepts" section of the November / December 2012 issue of SuperYacht World. Additionally, the studio's 34m Relentless, built in 2006 was pictured on page 32.| DOWNLOAD PDF
26 October, 2012 | NISI AWARDED CONTRACT FOR FIRST SETZER-DESIGNED XPRESSO
NISI Yachts has been awarded a contract for the Setzer-Designed NISI 1700 model. Commissioned by a successful Northeast American entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist, the yacht will be the fourth Setzer design in the company's line-up and will launch in the spring of 2013. READ MORE
22 October, 2012 | CATCH-UP WITH US AT THE 2012 FT. LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW
The Setzer Yacht Architects team will be on-the-docks and available for meetings throughout this year's Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. To schedule a meeting with the Setzer team, please email us, or call +1.919.590.9075.
18 October, 2012 | NEW CARIBBEAN STUDIO OPENING
A new Setzer studio is scheduled to open this December in the heart of Antigua's Falmouth Harbor Superyacht Marina. The studio will provide an inspirational setting for the Setzer team as it pushes forward with its "smart design" philosophy on a number of exciting new projects from 17-70 meters.
15 October, 2012 | SETZER FEATURED IN FLIBS ISSUE OF YACHTS INTERNATIONAL
An article entitled "When Less is More," written by the Setzer Yacht Architects team, appeared in the FLIBS issue of Yachts International magazine this month. In the article, Ward and Joshua Setzer share how experienced yacht owners today can and should expect greater value from increasingly compact custom yachting platforms.| DOWNLOAD PDF
10 October, 2012 | SETZER LAUNCHES NEWLY REDESIGNED WEBSITE
Setzer Yacht Architects proudly announced today the launch of a new company website, designed to better showcase the 22-year old firm's history, portfolio, current projects, and newest design innovations. Built in collaboration with Wilmington Design Company of Wilmington, NC, the new website will aim to provide a more dynamic and visually impactful web experience for prospective clients and builders seeking to learn more about the Setzer brand.| DOWNLOAD PDF
1 October, 2012 | HOOKAH SERIES FEATURED IN OCTOBER ISSUE OF SHOWBOATS
The futuristic, Setzer-designed "Hookah" Series was featured in the October 2012 issue of Showboats Magazine. Designed for NISI Yachts, the series will diverge from conventional motoryacht categories to combine the best elements of modern tri-deck and raised pilothouse styling into a streamlined profile featuring the studio's proven plumb-bow hull form. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
17 September, 2012 | M/Y EXCELLENCE HAS NEW OWNER
The Setzer-designed Excellence, a 25-meter classic motoryacht constructed by Lyman-Morse in 2004, has recently been purchased by an experienced owner based in New England. Originally named Wombat, the yacht was the recipient of a 2004 International Superyacht Society Award for "Best Power," in the 23-32 meter size category, and was profiled in a 2005 Yachting Magazine feature entitled "Flawless."
12 September, 2012 | NISI 1700 UNVEILED AT CANNES BOAT SHOW
Cannes, France - Imagery of the new Setzer-designed, NISI 1700 project was unveiled today at the 35th Annual Festival de la Plaisance. With construction underway for a mid-2013 delivery, she is the third Setzer-designed model to be introduced in NISI's yacht collection in a little over a year. The vessel will feature an Ultrajets propulsion package and twin Caterpillar C-18s, with top speeds of 30+ knots. Additional imagery is available on the Setzer Yacht Architects website.| DOWNLOAD PDF
10 September, 2012 | SETZER TO COLLABORATE WITH LOGOS MARINE
Setzer Yacht Architects, working in collaboration with Logos Marine, is proud to announce a new 88' (27 m) "Fast Passage" yacht designed for an experienced owner with an appreciation for modern, seagoing vessels offering comfort. The yacht's versatile, semi-displacement hull will provide both extended range and fast cruise options off of a Caterpillar C-18 propulsion system. The vessel will be MCA compliant and built to Charter Class rules, with construction scheduled to start in early 2013 for a delivery date in Summer 2014. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
23 August, 2012 | SETZER INTRODUCES NEW OUTER REEF EXPLORER SERIES
Setzer Yacht Architects is proud to announce its collaboration with Outer Reef Yachts, world-renowned builder of long-range bluewater cruisers. The new Outer Reef "Explorer Series," which ranges from 28-25 meters, features multiple styling options, and will be equipped for long-distance passage and unlimited ocean classification. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
13 August, 2012 | SETZER AND FRONT STREET SHIPYARD INTRODUCE "SAIL-CAT"
Setzer Yacht Architects announced today that it will be promoting a new design for a 66-foot (20-meter) sailing catamaran, which has been developed for Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine. Designing for ease of operation, the multi-hull sailing yacht will be equipped for extended, offshore cruising. With an accommodating beam of 30-feet, the platform features a master suite and three individual guest staterooms, each including private, en-suite baths. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
1 August, 2012 | SETZER INTRODUCES FUTURISTIC "HOOKAH" SERIES
Following-up on its award-winning build at 24 meters, and the summer 2012 launch of the NISI 2400GT (to be unveiled at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show), Setzer Yacht Architects is once again creating a futuristic design for NISI Yachts, this time in the form of a 36 meter superyacht. As the flagship of its "Hookah" series, the design will diverge from conventional motoryacht categories to combine the best elements of modern tri-deck and raised pilothouse styling into a streamlined profile that features the studio's proven plumb-bow hull form. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
3 July, 2012 | NISI 2400GT FEATURED AT YACHTWORLD.COM
An article previewing the Setzer designed NISI 2400 GT, entitled "Bigger, Better, and More Customized," was posted at Yachtworld.com today. Scheduled to launch later this summer, the yacht will be a sister-ship to the award-winning NISI 2400, the first yacht under 30 meters to be built to commercial RINA Charter Class and MCA Commercial certification standards. See Article
31 October, 2011 | NISI 2400 WINS ISS DESIGN AWARD
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - The Setzer-Designed NISI 2400 was named "Best Power Yacht" in the 24-40-meter size category at the 2011 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design Awards, held on October 27that the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD PDF
8 March, 2010 | NEW 32 METER CONCEPT FOR VICEM YACHTS
Setzer Yacht Architects has developed a 32-meter raised pilothouse concept for Vicem Yachts of Turkey. Featuring sweeping main and pilothouse deck windows, the design incorporates an on-deck master stateroom and four guest accommodations. Propulsion will be provided by twin MTU 16V 2000s, with top speeds around 26 knots.
8 February, 2010 | VL-56 UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR DUBAI CLIENT
Setzer Yacht Architects has announced the premier of the "VL-56," another futuristic design from its Vision Line of projects. This new design, a 56-meter superyacht named Naranja, debuts as a refined and streamlined expression of the studio's finest work, and is under development for a Dubai-based client. READ MORE
21 July, 2009 | NEW SETZER MONTE-FINO SERIES UNDERWAY
Setzer Yacht Architects has been working with Kha-Shing Shipyards in Taiwan on new designs at both 19 and 34 meters for their Monte-Fino vessel line. The 19m (62') Sport Yacht, which will reach speeds of up the 35 knots, features three staterooms below deck and a full beam master. READ MORE
23 April, 2009 | MARAMA A FINALIST FOR WORLD SUPERYACHTS AWARDS
The Setzer-designedMarama is a finalist for the 2010 World Superyachts Awards. Marama (Fijian for Ćó┬Ć¬▓LadyĆó┬Ć¬▒) is a full-displacement, long-range expedition yacht built by Delta Marine. Winners of the World Superyachts Awards will be announced during an awards ceremony to be held May 16, 2009, at the historic Guildhall in London.
17 November, 2008 | SETZER TO PROMOTE VL-58 YACHT WITH BURGER BOAT COMPANY
Setzer Design Group has announced the premier of the "VL-58," another futuristic design from its Vision Line series, which which will be promoted with that renowned american builder Burger Boat Company. READ MORE
11 July, 2008 | NEW ADDITIONS TO SETZER MEGAYACHT LINEUP
Cerise, a sleek 50 meter (165-foot) plumb bow concept, and Javelin, a grand 73 meter (240-foot) vessel are the latest to emerge among Setzer Yacht Architects' new, futuristic Vision Line of mega-yacht designs. READ MORE
16 June, 2008 | SETZER PREMIERS 35M EXPRESS MOTORYACHT
Setzer Yacht Architects has announced the premier of the "VL-36," the second of 16 futuristic designs from 30 to 80 meters that the award-winning yacht design studio is introducing this summer. This new radical design, a 36-meter express motoryact called "Tango" offers another glimpse of what is happening on the design boards of a studio that is completely rewriting its own successful play book. READ MORE
23 May, 2008 | SETZER JOINS FORCES WITH FITTIPALDI YACHTS
Setzer Yacht Architects has teamed up with Fittipaldi Yachts of Brazil to design and promote a series of robust superyachts. The series contains four principal designs from 40 to 60 meters that "combine the refined and innovative looks of today's most modern yachts with our sensibilities about the future of yachting - in remote locations or world-class resorts - all on a grand scale," said Ward Setzer, President of Setzer Yacht Architects. READ MORE
19 May, 2008 | SETZER UNVEILS 70M BRAZEN SEA
Setzer Yacht Architects has unveiled the "VL-70" a sleek, futuristic plumb-bow megayacht loaded with special features. Designed to fit within the "build-platform" of Icon Yachts of Holland, the "VL-70," nicknamed Brazen Sea, represents one of the first of 16 futuristic designs from 30-80 meters that Setzer Yacht Architects plans to introduce this summer. READ MORE