French businessman Jackie Setton has been behind all manner of boundary-pushing yachts. He was responsible for the unconventional superyacht Simpson S, a ’73-built ice-class tug that was converted to rugged go-anywhere 77m (255ft) yacht in ‘94, and the explorer-style 57m (187ft) Fr Schweers-built Senses that launched in ‘99. And there was Pioneer, one of the first maxi ULDB (ultralight displacement boat) racers that he had built in the early '80s.
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