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Drafting Dreams

“Feel it. Sense it. Question it. Remain curious. Don’t accept the normal. All design is problem solving. Curiosity is the magic elixir.” — WARD SETZER

PL AY BY FEEL Ward Setzer goes on every sea trial of every yacht he pens. Why? To get better. “I’m a little more hands-on,” he says. “I stand at the bow. I watch it [move through the water]. I want to feel it. Sense it. Question it. Remain curious. Don’t accept the normal. All design is problem solving. Curiosity is the magic elixir.”

Ward Setzer has built his career on an unwavering desire to learn, grow and push boundaries.

Ward Setzer doesn’t drink coffee.

He doesn’t need it. The thrill of creativity, discovery of the new and meeting design challenges are this yacht architect’s morning java jolt. To that point, he tells

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