I first met Ward Setzer when he came to work for Jack Hargrave in the early 1980s, the ink still wet on his diploma in yacht design and his college degree in product design. His burning desire to originate designs of his own meant he didn't stay long, but it was long enough to pick up the essence of the Hargrave design philosophy. Setzer shared his joy in this particular project, which allowed him to complete the full design, not just a styling or interior layout assignment-an increasingly standard approach in marine design. Echoing Hargrave, Setzer opined that a boat's reputation, and her designer's too, rides not just on her styling, arrangement and dÈcor, but on her durability, performance and safety. Such an approach bodes well for buyers of boats from the Setzer Signature Series.