About Us

INSETTA Boatworks, an American Marine Design company, is a boat manufacturer located in St. Marys, Georgia. The family owned company designs and produces the INSETTA 45 catamaran, a 45-foot center-console, tunnel-hull boat that fills the void between smaller center-console boats and large sport-fish yachts. The INSETTA 45’s top-quality design, materials, and construction techniques make it a robust and superbly thought-out vessel that sets the benchmark for performance, stability, and safety.

Our Team

Victor Insetta

Owner & CEO

Victor Insetta, the founder and CEO of INSETTA Boatworks, found his passion for speed at just 15 years old when he built his first racing boat. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he not only learned academics, but also hands-on craftsmanship. After high school, he enrolled at Brooklyn College to double major in Physics and Economics.

In 1964, Victor founded American Technical Ceramics (ATC) with an initial investment of just $100. From humble beginnings, he grew ATC into a company with $100 million in annual revenue that produced micro-miniature microwave components and circuits for space probes, satellites, 3G infrastructure, missiles, and medical applications. ATC’s components outperformed the competition in function, efficiency, and reliability.

Forty years later, Victor sold ATC and began cruising extensively in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean waters on both large motor yachts and sailboats. At the time, he owned several deep-Vs, tunnel hulls, and performance catamarans, and he even built several hulls to meet his specific wants and satisfy his need for speed – but it was the memories made over the years cruising the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on The Lady Diane that inspired the INSETTA 45.

The Lady Diane was a 125-foot full walk-around yacht. She had plenty of deck space, a flying bridge over an enclosed wheelhouse, and a huge aft cockpit with walk-through transom to a swim platform.

Memories on the Lady Diane
“Standing on the bow pulpit, we watched pairs of dolphins riding our bow waves, while others performed acrobatics, vaulting off our stern wake. We spent many glorious days fishing, diving, swimming, island hopping, exploring, and staying up late talking and stargazing.”

Victor on the INSETTA 45
“I realized that for others to enjoy unforgettable, magical days like these, they’d need a rugged, fast, shoal draft cat with exceptional range to access remote areas quickly and safely. The center-console configuration’s walk-around open deck, with available second helm over the enclosable main helm, provides the comfort and openness I originally fell in love with.”

“I designed the INSETTA 45 for catching pelagic fish, diving, and offshore and inshore fun, with standard amenities and custom features – heads, shower, air conditioning and heat, galley, and more – that make her more of a mini-yacht than a center-console.”

Glen Dobbs

Senior Vice President

Glen Dobbs has a BS in physics and an AS in automotive technology. He has done many types of work in his career ranging from building construction, automotive technician, developing prototype electric vehicles utilizing composite materials, design engineering and manufacturing engineering. He is founder and CEO of LoganTech, a manufacturer of assistive technology for persons with disabilities, and he is transitioning to management of Insetta Boatworks, working with his step father, Victor Insetta.

Born in Manhattan, New York Glen has had a lifelong relationship with the water having grown up on the shores of Candlewood Lake, Connecticut and Eaton’s Neck in Long Island sound, New York where he was a member of the swimming and sailing teams at Northport Yacht club. He sailed with his family on their Columbia 50, fished and lobstered with his neighbors and did extensive cruising in the family’s motor Yacht. Glen enjoys exploring the shallows and reefs of the Bahamas and is a multi-engine instrument rated pilot.

Jeffrey Spangler

Director of Administration

Jeffrey is a native of St. Marys, Georgia, which is also the home of Insetta Boatworks. He attended Georgia Southern University before becoming a PGA Teaching Pro. Jeffrey has been with Insetta Boatworks since 2008, where he has learned the boat building process inside and out. He is an avid fisherman and hunter who also enjoys playing golf and softball on the weekends.

Rob Coffey

Director of Sales and Marketing

Rob, Originally from Upstate NY Graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelors in Business Administration and minor in Marketing. Rob has been in the boating industry his entire career and has been involved in nearly every aspect of the industry including Dealership Sales and Management, Marine Service, Marina Management, Marine Manufacturer Representation, and Dealership development as well as Boat Brokerage Businesses and Marine Concierge Services. Rob considers the St. Lawrence River his “home” but now resides in Knoxville Tennessee and boats regularly on the Tennessee River.