Salone Nautico de Genova- NEW OTAM SD35 – 35m M/Y GIPSY


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Edition- Adilson Pacheco
Fonte Gianluca Poerio/Sand People Communication
post – 23/09-14:34



Founded in 1954 in the Ligurian Gulf of Tigullio, OTAM – Organizzazione Tigullio Assistenza Motoscafi – was one of the first shipyards in Liguria. The yard is active in three segments: the historic Millennium range, OTAM core business now completed by Chase Boats niche production and since 2014 by the segment Full Custom from 35 to 40 meters, aluminum. The actual OTAM Millennium range is the result of 60 years of power boating experience and currently includes seven models: the 45′, the 50′ Open, the 58′ Open or HT, the 65′ HT, the 80′ HT, and the Millennium 100′. OTAM is based in Genoa- Sestri Ponente with over 17,000 square meters of facilities, direct access to the sea, 35 floating berths and a travel-lift that can handle up to 180 tons. The legendary OTAM Dock in Santa Margherita Ligure (nearby Portofino) has 70 berths and offers complete assistance. OTAM has approximately 50 employees. All OTAM production is in-house and most employees have been working with the yard for decades.

60 years of expertise in speed. Hulls made by OTAM are built using a mix of Aramat and vinyl ester resin, designed to guarantee total safety and high comfort even at higher speed in rough seas. With a dead-rise of more than 21°, an OTAM hull gives a smooth and fluid ride through the waves. Full safety is assured even while cruising at 40 knots with a sea at force 3 to 4. Outstanding performance, a top speed between 50 and 58 knots (depending on the model), and extreme ease of maneuver are all obtained also by careful attention to power/weight ratio. This results in a perfect synergy between hull design, Arneson surface drive propellers and weight distribution, with superior overall handling when compared to any other yachts with the same specs. What is the most important advantage of an OTAM? Efficiency! At a cruising speed of 40 knots (apx 1,600 rpm), an OTAM yacht needs no more than 10 liters of fuel per nautical mile (up to 40% less than competitors), therefore guaranteeing better consumptions and less commuting time while cruising. This uniqueness puts also OTAM at the forefront in the new sector of luxury chase boats and mega-tenders.

Full Aluminum & Full Custom. At the end of 2014 OTAM began the production of aluminum semi-displacement custom yachts ranging from 30m to 40m, with superior standards and versatility, designed for experienced, worldwide owners. Attention to clients and to detail, passionate involvement, and no-compromise on quality resulted in the December 2014 sale of the first 35m Full Aluminum and Full Custom yacht with the clear objective to enter in a new segment of the market.

A yard for “happy few”. OTAM builds seaborne “Granturismo” models for those who really understand the true meaning of “customization”. Every yacht is designed as part of a process that begins with a deep analysis of each client’s desires, developing each solution and details with maniacal attention. With over 75 OTAM yachts built, each is a unique experience, combining high quality and craftsmanship with obsession to detail: each OTAM is different from its predecessor. The team at OTAM has all the necessary experience to accompany the owner through the whole construction phase, advising and studying the best solutions to his specific needs. Lastly, OTAM customer care doesn’t end on launch day! The same team will always be at the owner’s side, for any problem or improvements, 365 days a year.


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