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.”
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.
Director of Administration
Jeffrey is a native of St. Mary’s, 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.
Being born 7th generation Floridian, and growing up in the marshes of the low-country, Joel has saltwater in his DNA.
Joel has 15+ year experience spanning just about every aspect of boat building, from design and CNC programming, to fairing and finishing, and rigging. While his formal education in business, nearly his entire adult career has been in composites and boat building.
In addition to his of experience in composites and boatbuilding, Joel holds both MBA and BBA degrees in Finance from the University of Georgia as well as a Yacht Design certificate from Westlawn. Joel and his family live in Vero Beach, FL. where in his off time he enjoys Inshore and offshore fishing, spearfishing, surfing, paddle boarding, and maybe golf if nothing is biting.
Sales & Marketing
Nick Watkins oversees Insetta’s Sales and Marketing efforts. Growing up in South Florida provided ample opportunities for Nick to experience a variety of boats, spending the majority of his free time fishing or freedive spearfishing off of center console boats. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a BA in Marketing with an emphasis on Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Shortly after, he moved back to Ft. Lauderdale where he started his own Marketing Agency exclusively servicing the marine industry.