Setzer Design Group has announced the premier of “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 rocket 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. “The Tango design addresses the recently popularity of go-fast designs combined with all the comforts found in much larger vessels,” said Ward Setzer, principal. “And yet this design is meant to attract the owner who wants a bit more sky and sea in his fast weekend at sea, jumping port to port and then retiring to the five-star luxury of this type of sport/express motoryacht.”
The Tango has a beam of 7.3M and a draft of 1.9M, yet the design has plenty of volume to accommodate 19,000 liters of fuel and 3000 liters of water. Below there are four generous cabins for owners and guests on multiple levels.
Powered by a surface piercing drive system and capable of cruising speeds of 22 knots and a top speed of 28 kts, the hull design has been refined to provide speed and comfort with great maneuverability at speed, according to Ward. A combination sunning and dining areas sits within the bow and a large tender garage/cabana deploys from the transom.
Within the vessel are combinations of sunroofs and a multi-level salon opening via fully retractable sliding doors onto the aft deck complete with another dining area and bar.
For the crew, the Tango design houses four in two cabins plus a separate captain’s cabin. The Galley can be centrally located or given to crew access only.
Again Ward Setzer has chosen to read the indicators of both buyers and builders, turn a page within his own history, and prepare for the year 2010 and beyond. This has meant investing within and moving ahead with vision, embracing change, and evolving. Now each new design is coming to life as unique as the “VL-36”.
“The future at Setzer Design starts now,” Setzer said. “As our studio approaches its 18th year of business, a new spirit of design has taken over and is now taking shape. The ‘VL-36' will be in good company as we bring its sister ships to life.”
Further projects at the studio include the latest series “S” for Fittipaldi Yachts and a new project with Burger Boat Company: a 30 meter design called the Yachtsman, which combines both classic and modern lines in a design targeted to those who are most discerning in their yachting.
So even as the studio launches into new waters with its Setzer Premier designs, the firm continues to draw upon its own heritage for both classic and exploratory designs.