Setzer Yacht Architects has opened a Caribbean studio on the island of Antigua. Situated in the heart of Falmouth Harbour’s Superyacht marina.
The opening coincides with the Antigua Charter Yacht which this week sees nearly 100 of the worlds top charter yachts on display
Ward Setzer founded Setzer Yacht Architects in 1991 after spending seven years as Manager of the Custom Yachts division at Hatteras Yachts. Prior to that, he was employed as a Naval Architect at the studio of the late Jack Hargrave.
He holds a degree in Architecture from N.C. State University, and an Associates Degree in Naval Architecture from the Yacht Design Institute in Blue Hill, Maine. A perpetual creator,
Our studio’s history begins in the early 1980s, when founder Ward D. Setzer launched a design career under the tutelage of the late J.B. Hargrave. Hargrave would have a profound early impact on Setzer’s career: “Hargrave was a perfectionist, and he instilled in me a lifelong drive to always ask why and why not as a yacht designer. It’s a legacy we maintain in our own firm to this day.”
For 22 years, the team has provided instantly recognisable designs for seaworthy yachts. With a fleet of over seventy yachts in active service, the studio’s portfolio now includes more than 7,500 linear feet of waterline, resulting from award-winningcollaborations with major shipbuilders around the world including
- Northern Marine
- Richmond Yachts
- Delta Marine
- McMullen & Wing
- Trinity Yachts
- The Hinckley Company
- NISI Yachts.