Studio & Project News

Meet Us at the Monaco Yacht Show
Meet Us at the Monaco Yacht Show
Posted: 09.15.2014

We will be on-site at Port Hercules throughout this year's Monaco Yacht Show. To schedule a meeting with Ward Setzer during the show, please contact info@setzerdesign.com. Read More

GTX50 Named World Yachts Trophy Winner
GTX50 Named World Yachts Trophy Winner
Posted: 09.9.2014

The recently launched, Setzer-designed NISI XPRESSO GTX50 was the recipient of the World Yachts Trophy in the "Most innovative Design" category for yachts under 24 meters. Award winners were announced September 13th in Cannes.  Read More

Setzer Interview & Studio Feature
Setzer Interview & Studio Feature
Posted: 08.20.2014

Ward Setzer was recently interviewed at the Shore Club Hotel in Miami for a studio profile included in the summer issue of INVICTVS magazine. The feature includes details on the inspiration behind the 2014 New American Motoryachts series. Read More

Resilience Restoration Begins
Resilience Restoration Begins
Posted: 08.6.2014

The new owner of the 77-foot classic commuter Resilience (ex. Discovery, Magpie) has commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects to provide design and consultative services for vessel's refit and restoration. Read More

New Outer Reef Trident Series
New Outer Reef Trident Series
Posted: 07.17.2014

Outer Reef Yachts has commissioned Setzer Yacht Architects to design its new Trident Series. Featuring modern styling and a semi-displacement, plumb bow hull design, the first model in the series - the Outer Reef Trident T550 - is currently under development for debut at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Read More

Showboats Special Feature
Showboats Special Feature
Posted: 06.16.2014

Can American yacht design be defined? What sets it apart? A recent Showboats piece by Diane Byrne explores these and other questions, and includes an in-depth interview with Ward Setzer. Read More

NISI GTX50 in Showboats
NISI GTX50 in Showboats
Posted: 05.27.2014

The Setzer-designed NISI GTX50, the first catamaran model in NISI's Xpresso series, was successfully launched this summer. Hulls #2 and #3 were recently sold and are scheduled for delivery in the Fall of 2014. Read More

NISI Unveils GTX50
NISI Unveils GTX50
Posted: 05.15.2014

The NISI GTX50 XPRESSO multi-hull, featuring design by Setzer, will be unveiled in Miami in three weeks. Featuring pod propulsion, the vessel achieved speeds over 30-knots in preliminary sea trials. Read More

Award: Best Asian Build
Award: Best Asian Build
Posted: 05.12.2014

The Setzer-designed NISI 1700 motor yacht "Never On Sunday" received the award for "Best Asian Built Yacht, 2014" at this year's Asia Boating Awards Ceremony in Hong Kong.  Read More

Studio Feature in Yachts International
Studio Feature in Yachts International
Posted: 04.10.2014

Is there really such as thing as American yacht design? A recent Yachts International piece by Justin Ratcliffe explores this and related questions. The features includes an interview with Ward Setzer and initial sketches from our studio's New American Motoryachts series. Read More

New Front Street Series Introduction
New Front Street Series Introduction
Posted: 03.15.2014

The Setzer studio is working with Front Street Shipyard to promote a four-vessel series for new construction. An offshoot from the broader "New American Motoryachts" series firm principal Ward Setzer developed while on sabbatical in Antigua, the series includes commuter, RPH, and tri-deck models from 92 to 132 feet. Read More

Power & Motoryacht Project Feature
Power & Motoryacht Project Feature
Posted: 03.5.2014

The Setzer-designed NISI 1700 "Never on Sunday" was recently profiled in a Power & Motoryacht Magazine feature by by Jason Wood. Featuring Ultrajet drives mated to twin Caterpillar engines, the vessel can comfortably cruise at 30 knots.  Read More

Refit Studies Underway for Waterford
Refit Studies Underway for Waterford
Posted: 02.19.2014

Setzer has been commissioned to conduct preliminary refit design studies for the 101-foot raised pilothouse motor yacht Waterford. First designed by Setzer for launch in 2001, the vessel has remained with her original owner through 13 years of service. Read More

Setzer to Attend 2014 Miami International Boatshow
Setzer to Attend 2014 Miami International Boatshow
Posted: 01.27.2014

The Setzer Yacht Architects team will be in attendance at this Miami Boat Show. To schedule a meeting, please contact info@setzerdesign.com. Read More

Yachting Profiles M/Y Never On Sunday
Yachting Profiles M/Y Never On Sunday
Posted: 12.18.2013

Yachting magazine's Dennis Caprio profiles the Setzer-designed, NISI V1700 "Never on Sunday" in this month's issue, calling the vessel a "fine midsize motoryacht." Said Caprio of the project, "[her] distinctive styling will set the yacht-watchers gawking, and owners shouldn't be surprised to find curious visitors knocking on the salon door." Read More

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