AN EXTRAORDINARY FLEET
Jack Setton is a French businessman who has owned an ever-evolving collection of unique yachts, as well as one of the world’s most extensive collections of supercars. He first drew the sailing world’s attention in the 1980s when he launched Pioneer, an aluminium 78-footer that was based on the racing yacht Kriter VIII, and famously powered by twin 200hp outboards when not under sail.
Besides his sailing vessels he has also owned a 77m icebreaking ocean tug; the custom built 57m explorer yacht Senses; and a former shrimping vessel which he refitted for cruising, called Pink Shrimp. His most recent purchases include an offshore wave-piercing Safehaven XSV20, which has a top speed of 45 knots and 500-mile range.
At last count, he also owns two Saffier daysailers, a 6-Metre, an F40 trimaran, a Dragonfly 32, and a Doug Peterson IOR Three-quarter Tonner.