– OTAM for the first time in the U.S. bewitches the American market with two of the yard’s most important models
–Otam Millennium 55HT, super high performance with 3.500 Hp and Arneson Drives-The owner of Millennium 55HT as brand-ambassador available for media at the show
–Otam Millennium 45 Open, created in 1998, newer than ever today thanks to a total refit in 2015
Edition – Adilson Pacheco
Source – Silvia Montagna
Post – 22/10 -19:20
OTAM – 60 years of excellence in powerboating – is proud to announce their debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2015 with two timeless yachts that mark the history of the yard: the OTAM Millennium 45 Open and the 55 HT.
The inaugural presence of the yard in the USA was made possible by their collaboration with Denison Yachts and the efforts of an ever faithful OTAM owner, Alain Zenatti, a true brand ambassador, who made his vessel available both his vessel (www.miamicarbonboats.com) and his time for the press.
Mr. Zenatti refers: “I am delighted to have been selected as brand ambassador of Otam for the US. Attending FLIBS together will give me a chance to share, as an Otam owner, my passion for my boat: Otam represents elegance, speed, and high performance, a perfect combination for South Florida from where Bahamas, The Florida keys, Cuba, and all the Caribbean islands can easily be reached”.
The Otam 55‘, famous for a propulsion system composed of twin Arneson Drives with two Cat C32 motors delivering 1,724 hp each with a top speed over 55 knots, delivers a unique performance in its category. The design, 18.7 meters long, with a beam of 4.68 meters, is from 2008/2009, and was created as a support boat for super yachts. Almost immediately her performance and level of comfort made her one of the best loved yachts in the charter sector between Miami and Palm Beach, confirmed by the sales of Mr. Zenatti’s OTAM 55 Carbon (www.miamicarbonboats.com).
The Otam 45′ Open is another jewel from the Genoese yard that will be showcased in Fort Lauderdale. To their great satisfaction OTAM will show the American market the OTAM yacht created specifically by the owner of the yard in 1998 and completely renewed in 2015. Today the OTAM Millennium 45 defines the standards for her category with a mix of styling, exceptional performance and luxurious appointments. The 45′ offers a spacious cockpit with an open air solarium and salon, while below decks the salon can be altered according to the wishes of the owner. The bridge is airy with excellent visibility. With her two 715 hp Caterpillar motors she has a top speed of 45 knots, easily maintaining a cruising speed of 35 knots.
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.