New OTAM custom range 35m M/Y Gipsy launched
19 September, 2016
The new OTAM SD35 offers a unique amount of living space onboard. Her aluminum construction allows the yard, in close collaboration with the client, to create a unique version that reflects personal taste both in interior layouts and exterior lines, both of which have been assigned to Tommaso Spadolini, the famous international yacht design office.
In addition the SD35 has a displacement of 295 GT, at the maximum limit of the category, offering superior volumes for the 300 GT category.
The interiors, again unique and full-custom built like a bespoke suit, are another OTAM strength since ever. And with her 295 GRT displacement, therefore under 300 GRT “limit”, the yacht offers remarkable larger volumes than any other competitor in her category.
With OTAM’s hull number one in the Custom Range – M/Y GIPSY – the client was very adamant that the layout would totally reflect his personal approach to life at sea.
The main deck is completely dedicated to a guest’s daily activities, and their leisure or business/corporate entertainment. The large space available includes a nearly 40sqm main salon with movie theater and a full beam dining area forward. The main deck also hosts the service areas, with a fully furnished galley and a 25sqm pantry with separate access for the crew guaranteeing the best quality of life for the owner and his guests.
The four VIP cabins with twin and double beds and relative en-suites baths are on the lower deck, in an area connected by a hallway to the crew’s quarters. Here too crew access is carefully located without infringing on guest privacy in order to guarantee highest standard of service on board and the slightest interaction with members of crew. Crew quarters are equipped with 4 cabins and washrooms, the laundry and storerooms.
The full owner’s upper deck, offering exclusive views and complete privacy, was expressly requested by the client, re-launching a popular concept among experienced owners who desire exclusivity and a more intimate relationship with the sea.
The layout also includes day-heads on each deck. Guests therefore don’t have to return to their cabins, and the owner can host a considerable number of guests respecting complete privacy for both him and his family’s cabins and living areas.
The yard’s engineering team, together with their long standing partner Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini, have designed a very efficient semi-displacement hull that will give the OTAM SD35 a top speed of 20 knots and a considerable range of over 2,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.
In designing the OTAM Custom Range special attention was paid to limiting her draft. The hull below the waterline features semi-tunnels that make the SD35 a very versatile yacht, perfect for a comfortable cruise in international waters like U.S. and the Caribbean, where a limited draft becomes a key factor to consider.
OTAM was founded in 1954. The 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 at Sestri Ponente, with over 17,000sqm of facilities and direct access to the sea. All OTAM production is carried out in Genova by workers and professionals (about 50) who have collaborated for decades with the yard.
Sixty years of expertise in speed and performance – Hulls made by OTAM are built using a blend of aramat and vinyl ester resin, designed to guarantee complete safety and comfort even at high speed in rough sea. With a dead-rise of over 21°, an OTAM hull gives a soft and fluid ride through the waves. Full safety is assured even while cruising at 40 knots with a big sea (Force 3 to 4). Incredible performance, a top speed between 50 and 58 knots (depending on the model), is obtained by precise control over the power to weight ratio, creating a perfect synergy between hull design, Arneson surface propellers and weight distribution. On average, any OTAM model consumes no more than 10 litres (2.6 gallons) per nautical mile at a cruising speed of 40 knots (at apx 1,600rpm), up to 40% less than any competitor.
A yard for the happy few OTAM builds seaborne Granturismo models for those who really understand the meaning of “customized”. Every yacht is designed to measure as part of a process that begins with an analysis of each client’s desires, developing each detail with maniacal attention. Over 75 OTAMs have been built – each yacht is a unique experience, not just a product.
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