BY APB Staff on 11 Jun 2019

The fully custom, high-speed cruiser will be presented at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (Sep 10-15)

OTAM is pleased to announce that the OTAM 85 GTS full custom version was launched ahead of schedule, having successfully achieved greater speeds than the ones established in the contract. Its official debut will be at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival (September 10-15, 2019).

“The 85 GTS is the natural evolution of Otam’s ‘one off’ philosophy, which aims at offering the greatest flexibility and no restrictions to owners who are looking for exclusive solutions that meet their personal needs, and who therefore are looking for ‘true custom’,” says Gianfranco Zanoni, CEO of OTAM.

The One Off Otam 85 Gts Launched.
(Photo: Yasu Kojima)

“The genesis of the 85 GTS goes back to the 2017 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival,” explains Matteo Belardinelli, Sales & Communication Manager for OTAM. “We were presenting the OTAM 80, which raised a lot of interest because of its performance and its second, full-beam master suite in the centre of the yacht. A number of clients expressed their interest in a ‘different and open or semi-open’ version of that yacht, which was therefore the starting point for our R&D.”

The design and engineering of this one-off fast cruiser, powered by a pair of 2600 hp MTU engines and Arneson transmission that can reach and exceed 45-knot maximum speed and 35-knot cruising speed, is the result of the collaborative efforts of CEO Gianfranco Zanoni, who is also production director and tester (as an OTAM mechanical engineer), and Umberto Tagliavini, from Marine Design & Services.

The One Off Otam 85 Gts Launched 1.
(Photo: Yasu Kojima)

The Paris-based “JDA” Joseph Dirand Architecture firm, represented by Maxime Foster, dealt with all the details of the interior layout and design, according to the wishes of the customer. Max Riedl, from the German company Cornelsen & Partner, was the Technical Surveyor representing the owner, with Damien Sauvage from Sauvage Power Boats acting as commissioning supervisor.

The external layout offers huge convivial and relaxation areas, translating the needs and requests of the customer who wanted to customise and build this unit as an open day boat for his summer property. This 85 semi-open GTS is therefore able to cruise safely and without turbulence, ensuring the greatest comfort aboard even at top speeds above 45 knots.

The One Off Otam 85 Gts Launched 3
(Photo: Yasu Kojima)

The shape of the semi-open hard top is made with advanced composite materials that have been specifically modelled according to the customer’s specific style. It integrates the engines’ air inlets, protects the areas served by grills for outdoor lunches and dinners and perfectly conceals the mechanism for opening the top, which is also fully customised.

With the two large master-suites (each with their own bathroom) in the bow and at the centre of the yacht with max beam, in addition to the practical galley and the living room/dinette opposite (with another bathroom for the guests), the spaciousness of this yacht’s internal layout can be immediately perceived. The crew’s quarters in the bow can be accessed independently from the VIP and guest areas for high quality of life on board 24 hours a day.