Otam, the Genoa-based shipyard, has announced the launch, ahead of schedule, of its new Otam 85 GTS full custom version. The yacht, which has achieved greater speeds than the ones established in the contract, will make its official debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (10-15 September 2019).
“The 85 GTS is the natural evolution of Otam’s ‘one-off’ philosophy, which aims at offering the greatest flexibility and no restrictions to Owners who are looking for exclusive solutions that meet their personal needs, and who therefore are looking for ‘true Custom’,” says Gianfranco Zanoni, CEO of Otam.
“The genesis of the 85 GTS goes back to the 2017 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival,” explains Matteo Belardinelli, Sales & Communication Manager for OTAM. “We were presenting the OTAM 80, which raised a lot of interest because of its performance and its second, full-beam master suite in the center 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.”
This one-off fast cruiser is powered by a pair of 2600 hp MTU engines and Arneson transmission, reaching more than 45-knot maximum speed and 35-knot cruising speed. It is the result of the collaborative efforts of CEO Gianfranco Zanoni, who is also Production director and tester (as an Otam mechanical engineer), and Umberto Tagliavini, from Marine Design & Services.
The Paris-based “JDA” Joseph Dirand Architecture firm, represented by Maxime Foster, carried out the interior design. Max Riedl, from the German company Cornelsen & Partner, was the Technical Surveyor representing the Owner, with Damien Sauvage from Sauvagepowerboats acting as commissioning supervisor.
In order to fulfill the customer need for an open day boat, the external layout offers wide convivial and relaxation areas. This 85 semi-open GTS is, therefore, able to cruise safely and without turbulence, ensuring comfort aboard even at top speeds above 45 knots.
The hard top’s shape was made with advanced composite materials, modeled according to the owner’s style. It integrates the engines’ air inlets, protects the areas served by grills for outdoor lunches and dinners while hiding the mechanism for opening the top, which is also fully customized.
Standing out is the internal layout, with two master suites (each with its bathroom), one in the bow and the other amidships with max beam. A galley and a living room/dinette opposite (with another bathroom for the guests), complete the spacious interior structure.
LOA 25.85 mt
Max beam 6.00 mt
Loaded displacement 67 t
Light displacement 57 t
Fuel tank capacity 8000 lt
Water tank capacity 1000 lt
Greywater holding tank capacity 350 lt
Blackwater holding tank capacity 350 lt
Main Engines no. 2 x MTU M96L 2600 [email protected] RPM
Gear Boxes no. 2 x ZF 3070 Rid 2.5:1 Propulsion system 2x Arneson Drive ASD 15°1L
Cruising speed 38+ knots
Maximum speed 45+ knots
Autonomy @ cruising speed 350 nm
RINA CE category “A” classification.