Studio & Project News

Waterford Begins Refit Work
Waterford Begins Refit Work
Posted: 01.21.2015

Refit work began this week on the 31-meter / 101-foot motor yacht Waterford. As the original designers of the vessel, we are now providing plans for an extended transom and flybridge, as well as reworked engine, lazzerette, and captain's cabin spaces. The work will be completed at American Custom Yachts... Read More

Meet us at the Miami Boat Show
Meet us at the Miami Boat Show
Posted: 01.14.2015

We will be on the docks and available for meetings February 12th to 16th for the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. Please contact info@setzerdesign.com to set up a meeting during the show.  Read More

Resilient Restoration Nears Completion
Resilient Restoration Nears Completion
Posted: 12.8.2014

Progress continues on the restoration and refit of the 77-foot classic commuter yacht Resilience (formerly Magpie, Discover).  As the original designers of the vessel, we have provided design and consulting services for the project which is nearing completion now at American Custom Yachts in Stuart. Here the vessel is shown undergoing preparation to be... Read More

Two New Setzer Projects in Showboats
Two New Setzer Projects in Showboats
Posted: 11.24.2014

Two of our new design projects were featured in the November issue of Showboats magazine. This included the three-design Vestal Series, currently under development for the Italian Sea Group's American Clientele with concepts at 42, 50, and 62 meters. Also featured was the new Outer Reef Trident series, which will range from 53 to... Read More

Vestal Series Featured in Invictus
Vestal Series Featured in Invictus
Posted: 11.12.2014

The three-design Vestal Series, currently under development for the Italian Sea Group, was featured in the fall 2014 issue of Invictus. The series includes designs at 42, 50, and 62 meters. Read More

Meet us at FLIBS 2014
Meet us at FLIBS 2014
Posted: 10.17.2014

We will be in attendance throughout this year's Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. To schedule a meeting, please contact info@setzerdesign.com. Read More

Trident 550 in Yachting Trends Feature
Trident 550 in Yachting Trends Feature
Posted: 10.10.2014

The Setzer designed, Trident 550 Cruiser, presently under development for Outer Reef Yachts, was featured in the Fall Boat Show issue of Yachting Magazine. Construction on the first hull is now underway, with plans to unveil the first Trident 550 at the 2015 Cannes Boat Show.  Read More

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

Resilient Restoration Begins
Resilient 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

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