New OTAM 100 HT, highly customized sporting performance
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:20 AM
OTAM – with their more than 60 years of experience in powerboating – presents the new OTAM 100 HT, a yacht born from the Italian yard’s desire to widen their range to include a dimension never attempted until today, while maintaining OTAM’s remarkable DNA: simplicity, iconic design and sportive lines, recognizable at first sight.
The core of the project by Umberto Tavaglini is the total optimization of onboard space, dominated by the great care taken in assuring guest privacy with the creation of crew specific passageways that guarantee a minimum of interaction. The high level of customization typical of the OTAM brand is an essential part of this 30 meter long yacht.
In the first layout configuration developed by the Italian yard, we find a cockpit so large that it hosts not only the classic and spacious sun bathing area aft, placed over the tender garage (for tenders up to 4.2 meters), but also two lateral settees and a dining area for eight to ten guests. The hardtop ensures that the settees and dining area are always protected from the wind and direct sunlight, while the sunbathing area can be sheltered by an integrated bimini-top.
To successfully devise a spacious living area that integrates the cockpit with the main salon, OTAM created a unique solution: one of the two doors that open onto the main deck is a sliding door, while the second disappears, lowering into the bulkhead below that separates the engine room from the crew’s quarters. This permits the guests in the cockpit to easily interact with those in the main salon.
Here for example, one of the many solutions offered by the yard lets the owner can choose between a home cinema or a bar. Moving towards the bow (while we’re here, the main deck has an incredible 37 square meters of floor area), to starboard we find the day bathroom for the guests, adjacent to a dining table capable of seating ten guests.
At the bow the yard, together with Umberto Tavolini, has foreseen a third dining area, also for eight to ten guests, and a spacious sun bathing area. Both of which are available for guest use even during the hottest hours of the day thanks to the customizable bimini-top. Keeping in line with the concept of maximizing customization, the owner can choose between the classic singularity of OTAM’s lines, or even (and why not?) opt for a touch&go helipad.
Below decks, the lower deck offers a total floor area of 80 square meters, with the owner and guest areas completely separated from the crew area, with 60 square meters available to the owner to create his own ideal layout. Keeping with OTAM’s first proposal, the owner can enjoy an enormous full beam (6.63 meters) suite amidships, with a private bathroom equipped with a large separate shower. This layout then foresees a 14 square meter VIP cabin farther forward and two twin berth cabins, each with their private bathroom.
Access to the crew’s quarters is by their own entryway, to once again further maximum privacy on board. These quarters, 24 square meters, are divided into the kitchen, a spacious salon and two twin berth cabins with private bathrooms. Maximum efficiency and safety in the working of the yacht is also guaranteed by direct access to the engine room from the crew’s quarters.
The sportive character of every OTAM is highlighted in their proposal, with the suggested twin 2,600hp MTU engines coupled to Arneson transmissions.