Setzer Design Group, Fittipaldi Yachts Join Forces

May 27, 2008 (CARY, NC) — Setzer Design Group has teamed up with Fittipaldi Yachts of Brazil to design and promote a series of stylish and robust superyachts.

According to yacht designer Ward Setzer, 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 my sensibilities about the future of yachting — in remote locations or world-class resorts — all on a grand scale.”

The Fittipaldi yard, owned by legendary Formula One racing personality Wilson Fittipaldi, is well placed to commence a new build immediately with the recent addition of a new facilty. Setzer Design Group and Fittipaldi Yachts decided to combine their efforts after the yard recently bid one of Setzer’s projects. A relationship of mutual respect for each company’s pedigree developed quickly.

Setzer and Fittipaldi are both actively promoting the aptly named Fittipaldi “S” Series of vessels to potential clients and brokers. Bids have been presented to interested parties and custom adaptations are being addressed by the Setzer studio.

Amenities in the “S Series” (S 40, S 46, S 50, and S 60) will include generous owner’s suites, panoramic windows, al fresco bars, theaters, gyms, cabana boat garages, infinity pools, helicopter pads and crows nests. All areas will be outfitted with luxurious finishes and amenities. All vessels will be built to class rules and all systems will be composed of professional-grade equipment most typical for superyachts of today.

According to Setzer, the series has already gained considerable interest from both owners and brokers (in both the US and Europe) who recognize the utility as well as marketability and overall progressive appeal of the vessels.

For more information on Setzer Design Group, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, visit or call Ward Setzer directly at
+1-919-859-7014. For more information on Fittipaldi Yachts, visit


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