Otam unveils Millennium 55 for US market at FLIBS
by Philip Reynolds
Italian boatbuilder Otam unveiled its speedster Millennium 55 to the US market at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It is the seventh boat in the Liguria-based yard's Millennium range.
The 18.7 metre Millennium 55 was conceived in 2008/09 as a support boat for super yachts. With a top speed of 55 knots and a cruising speed of 50, the Millennium 55 possesses an eye-catching performance thanks to the propulsion system of twin Arneson Drives with two Cat C32 engines, each delivering 1,724hp.
Also key to the refined performance is the yacht’s hull design and build, which can be delivered in adaptable forms of construction, be it Kevlar, carbon fibre or just fibreglass.
If the Millennium 55’s performance is impressive it also has fittings to match. On deck there is a large, airy cockpit with lounge seating, wet bar, barbecue, outdoor kitchen and a spacious sun deck with large sun bed.
Below deck is an open salon that can be custom designed to the specific requirements of a buyer. There is accommodation for four guests, a full galley and lavish salon seating area that provides protection from the sun.
The master cabin is forward with an en-suite offering separate toilet and shower compartments. A day head is at the foot of the access stairway. There is an optional layout that offers a dedicated salon where the galley might be, an enclosed galley on the port side and a twin cabin on the port side aft. There is also space for a basic single-berth crew cabin forward with access from the deck.
The Millennium 55 is aimed at buyers who don’t want to hang around while cruising from A to B, and do so in the utmost comfort.