Otam sells new 85GTS motor yacht project
by Chris Jefferies
Italian yard Otam has sold its latest fast planing yacht, a 26 metre Otam 85GTS. The all-new project will be a highly customised version of the 85GTS that Otam announced earlier this year.
This concept featured exterior styling is by Niccolò Pasquini and Alessio Riccobaldi of R+P Architecture, while long-term yard partner Umberto Tagliavini developed the naval architecture of the GRP hull, building on the success of the Otam 80HT series, which has spawned four hulls to date.
The owner was drawn to the futuristic, supercar-inspired profile of the Otam 85GTS and has requested that the Italian shipyard create a classic, open version designed to suit his personal style. Renderings have yet to be released of this customised yacht.
The Otam 85GTS will certainly have the performance to match its sporty styling, with a choice of either twin 1,925hp Caterpillar C32 engines or a twin 2,600hp MTU 16V set-up — the latter translates into speeds of up to 45 knots and comfortable cruising at 35 knots when twinned with Arneson surface drives.
The new build Otam 85GTS is chock full of design solutions and customisations that set it apart from others in the Otam fleet. The aesthetics are unique, but certain elements have been preserved to maintain the Otam DNA.
Other options on the Otam 85GTS include a choice of foredeck layouts — owners can opt for either a spacious sunbathing area or a lounge and coffee table. Back aft, the emphasis is firmly on relaxation and socialising, with a wide open stern providing easy access to the water and plenty of spots for soaking up the sun.
Accommodation on board the Otam 85 GTS is for up to six guests split between three cabins, while the crew quarters is suitable for a staff of two people.