Chris has been a Carpenter within the Princess world for over 19 years, since leaving school. He started his career in the marine industry as an Apprentice at Princess welcomed personally by Chris Gates, and most recently as Section Lead on his own boat line – now once again joining Chris at Setag.

With meticulous attention to detail, Chris has personally built some of the most beautifully crafted yachts for years – now bringing this passion for perfection to Setag’s design and refit projects.

With International experience working for Princess in Australia, Chris has a wealth of invaluable experience, skill and knowhow that go into each of Setag’s projects.

Chris will ensure your beloved yacht is transformed to the exact specification agreed between yourself and our Design team – exceeding expectations with his beautifully crafted work.

In his spare time, you’ll either catch Chris on the golf course, surfing or enjoying some downtime with his young family.


Brilliant boat look and feel at pre-owned prices - by the industry experts. Recycling at its best!
Briony Newington - Founding Partner, Fairline Yachts.
If you want to redefine, refit and remaster your boat who better to do it than the people who designed it in the first place? "What a fantastic idea!"
Miles Morehouse – Marketing Director, Fairline
I have worked with Chris for over 30 years and I’m pleased to see him develop his own brand - along with likeminded people with industry-leading expertise. The future is bright for Setag Yachts and pre-owned yacht owners, who can now refurbish their vessels to today’s - or even tomorrow's standards.
David King - Founder, Princess Yachts.
The perfect way to open up a new market: the "true reflection of luxury". Setag gets it: simplicity and personalisation are key – with the depth of knowledge to deliver.
James Barke – Managing Director of
We have been waiting for this quality of service: a comprehensive, professional refit that we can rely on – because of the pedigree of its staff, with over 200 years' experience in our market.
Christopher Head – Group Sales Director for Sunseeker London Group
Never have I come across a more able collection of professionals in this market. We have complete trust in Setag, since its team has been in the business for as long as we can remember. We're very excited to welcome this specialist refit company into our portfolio.
Colin Capewell - Managing Director of Princess Motor Yacht Sales


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