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Outer Reef Yachts Collaborates with Setzer Design Group on New Explorer Series

August 23, 2012

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Outer Reef Yachts of Ft. Lauderdale, in cooperation with Setzer Design Group, proudly brings to market a new series of tri-deck motor yachts. The Outer Reef “Explorer Series” will range from 92’ to 115’. The Explorer Series is designed on a semi-displacement platform with moderate draft as not to limit east coast cruising of the Bahamas and the Caribbean, as well be capable of ocean crossings with sufficient tankage and unlimited ocean classification.  

Outer Reef Yachts is well known for their series of high quality long range motor yachts up to 90'.  This new series of motor yacht will be built at the same partner facility as all Outer Reefs, Tania Yacht Co. in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  

“We are excited to be taking Outer Reef Yachts to the next level of design and engineering in our new Explorer Series.  Our strategic and exclusive partnership with Setzer Design Group brings instant credibility to this new series and puts Outer Reef on the cutting edge of Superyacht design and engineering. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Setzer Design”, says Jeff Druek, President and CEO of Outer Reef Yachts.   

The collaboration represents an exciting partnership between the two U.S.-based companies. As a four-time recipient of the International Superyacht Society Award for “Best Power,” in lengths from 78-140,’ the 21-year old Setzer Design Group brings a unique experience in producing stylish, high-performance designs in this size range. Speaking in reference to the partnership, founder Ward Setzer, said “We are inspired by the track record Outer Reef has established, particularly in building robust, bluewater long range cruisers. We are looking forward to working with Outer Reef to define the next generation of trans-Atlantic, open-ocean vessels.” 

The first of the Explorer Series, a 105' model is currently in contract negotiations and is expected to be delivered in late 2014.  Special incentive pricing if offered on the first couple hulls of the series.

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