Genoa-based yard Otam has announced the sale of the seventh unit in its 26-metre 80HT series, billed as the "most extreme and advanced 80HT yet”.
The 25.9-metre model has been commissioned by an owner-driver and will be capable of reaching a top speed of 48 knots thanks to two 2,600hp engines and two Arneson drives, as seen on previous models. According the shipyard, "almost everything else has been re-engineered according to the owner-operator’s own technical specs."
Like its sisterships, including the sixth hull named Attitude, Umberto Tagliavini is responsible for the hull lines, but this particular model will be laminated in full Kevlar, with carbon fibre used for the superstructure for a lightweight construction.
Speaking on the customisations, Matteo Belardinelli, Otam sales and communication manager said: “The client is not just an expert owner, he’s also an experienced captain and came to us with a detailed list of technical and aesthetic requests of his own.”
While details of the custom requirements will be revealed later down the line, some elements like electrically opening full-length side windows offer a departure from previous models with increased natural light and ventilation. One standout feature is a sliding sky roof, letting the ocean breeze in while cruising from a sheltered helm. For exterior lounging, guests can enjoy cushioned seating both up at the foredeck and aft.
The interior layout is yet to be finalised however will be “fully tailored” to the owner's needs, aligning with “Otam’s made-to-measure philosophy”.
The new 80HT will join the in-build 90 GTS flagship model in the construction sheds and will be delivered in time for the 2025 Mediterranean season.