Otam 85 GTS speeding to over 45 knots

Italian Shipyard Otam has announced delivery of their latest Otam 85 GTS full custom hull to her owner. The vessel’s official debut will take place at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2019.

Matteo Belardinelli, Sales & Communication Manager for OTAM, explained: “The genesis of the 85 GTS goes back to the 2017 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival. We were presenting the OTAM 80, which raised a lot of interest because of its performance, efficiency and its second, full-beam master suite in the centre of the yacht. A number of clients expressed their interest in a ‘different and open or semi-open’ version of that yacht, which was therefore the starting point for our R&D.”

The design and engineering of this cruiser enables her to reach a maximum speed of 45+ knots and cruising speed of 35+ knots thanks to a pair of 2600 hp MTU engines and Arneson transmission. The system is the result of the collaborative efforts of OTAM CEO Gianfranco Zanoni and Umberto Tagliavini, from Marine Design & Services.

Six blades Otam propellers developed jointly with Rolla promise impressive efficiency equal to 16 litres per nautical mile at a cruising speed of 37 knots and zero vibrations for a perfect maneuverabilty.

The interior concept of Otam 85 GTS was developed by French Joseph Dirand Architecture studio, also responsible for the exterior cockpit layout. The external layout also comprises huge convivial and relaxation areas/

The shape of the semi-open hard top of the model has been made with advanced composite materials according to the customer’s specific style. The top integrates the engines’ air inlets, protects the areas served by grills for outdoor lunches and dinners and conceals the mechanism for opening the top, which is also fully customised.

The yacht comes with two full-beam master suites in the bow and at the centre. The crew’s quarters in the bow can be accessed independently from the VIP and Guest areas for best service and full privacy.

Established in 1954 in Liguria, the yard’s acronymic name stands for Organizzazione Tigullio Assistenza Motoscafi. Currently, the Otam range is divided into Fast & Iconic and Custom Range. ‘Fast and Iconic’ comprises the 45’, 58 Open or HT, 65 HT and the 80 HT along with the 85 GTS and 100’ yachts. Otam yard is based in Genoa, spreading over 17,000 square metres, fitted with a dock of 35 berths and a 180-ton travel lift.