Otam Custom Range SD 35m M/Y Gipsy wins the Best Naval Architecture
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:22 AM
We have the pleasure to announce that M/Y Gipsy - first unit of the semi-displacement aluminum Otam Custom Range – has been named as “Best Naval Architecture for Semi-Displacement Yachts” at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017 on Sunday the 6th of February at the award ceremony held in Kitzbühel, Austria.
Gianfranco Zanoni - Otam Yachts CEO refers: “We really wish to thank and dedicate this important achievement to the Owner of M/Y Gipsy and his family. It has been an amazing experience for Otam shipyard to build such a different product translating the full owner detailed vision and way of living the sea into a real product.We wish to share this satisfaction together with our internal Team of direct Workers and last but not least with Mr Umberto Tagliavini from Marine Design Studio, with Mr Tommaso Spadolini for the important cooperation. Otam Custom Range is currently working on different new opportunities exploring different Products developed together with high customization oriented buyers. A warm and special thank goes to the ShowBoat Design Award Team for the time and passion dedicated to Otam and the new Otam Custom Range.”
This 2017 SBD Awards celebrates the creative talents behind the most innovative, elegant and inspiring new yacht designs from the boards of the world’s leading yacht design studios.
The 2017 edition rewarded SD 35m M/Y Gipsy with the prize for the Best Naval Architecture (semi-displacement Motor Yachts category) which is intended to recognize naval architects whose design for a qualifying motor yacht combines efficient hydrodynamics with elegance in a hull that properly meets its intended purpose, particularly in respect of performance, seaworthiness, range and economy.
The real “mantra” for Otam Yachts that built his production and reputation - of over 63 years of history - on yachts with exceptional seaworthiness, efficiency and powerboating based performances.
The yard receives this award with immense pride as a recognition not just for the yacht itself, but for the great passion and efforts made since the beginning of 1954.
Umberto Tagliavini of Marine Design Studio: “It is a real great pleasure and honor to receive this Award with the goal and dream to be the first of more Custom Units built by Otam Custom Range. My gratefulness goes to M/Y Gipsy Owner and Otam yard ownership thanks to which this project came to life. Deep dedication, a real passionate buyer and a strong commitment by Otam shipyard has turned all this into Reality, my compliments to all the team.
M/Y OTAM GIPSY 35M – AT A GLANCE
Please find full details in the enclosed press release and a short description here below.
- Aluminum for maximum customization flexibility
- Superior volumes for the less than 300GT(295GT) category
- Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini
- Stunning and unique lay-out and interiors by Tommaso Spadolini translating Owner’s needs and personal style
- Over 2000 nm of range and a maximum speed of 20 knots
The first Otam Custom Range 35 unit – M/Y Gipsy - is a three deck 35 meter long, 7.8 meter beam yacht, ordered by an experienced Italian owner who was searching for a full custom aluminum yacht, tailor-made to fit his lifestyle.
The new Otam Custom Range 35 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.
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.
In regards to performance, the new Otam Custom Range 35, exploiting the yard's engineering capabilities enhanced by the successful experience designing and building the Millennium Line, together with their long standing partner Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini, has designed a very efficient semi-displacement hull that will give the Otam Custom Range 35 a top speed of 20 knots and a considerable range of over 2,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.