Design revealed for the new one-off 85 GTS sold last May
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:51 AM
Renowned for its fast, planing sports boats, during its 60-year history OTAM has built up a reputation for offering high-quality, customisable construction in diverse materials from fibreglass and Aramat to full aluminium, combined with multiple power options for top performance.
Shining examples of this philosophy include the full-black OTAM 58 HP Crazy Too, tender to the 50m Heesen Crazy Me, and the OTAM 80HT Millennium Mr Brown and Mystere capable of over 50 knots.
The 85 GTS is a natural evolution of this strategy, which aims to provide maximum flexibility and choice for discerning owners looking for unique and personalised solutions.
“The genesis of the 85 GTS began during the Cannes Yachting Festival last year,” explains Matteo Belardinelli, Sales & Communication Manger for OTAM. “We were presenting the OTAM 80, which attracted a lot of attention for its performance and the fact that it has a second full-beam master suite amidships. Several clients came to me and expressed interest in a slightly larger version of the yacht, which provided the starting point for our R&D.”
A futuristic and powerful concept with gullwing doors inspired by supercar design emerged from this initial research. OTAM was approached by an interested client, who wanted an equally dynamic but less aggressive profile and requested modifications to the exterior styling. The French architect Joseph Dirand is cooperating with OTAM on the custom made interior design and exterior detailing.
The result is the first OTAM 85 GTS, a svelte, one-off, fast cruiser powered by twin MTU 2600-hp engines and Arneson Drives for a thrilling top speed or 45 knots. The exterior layout offers ample lounging space both fore and aft for enjoying the sun and sea, and a dramatic open transom leading down to the swim platform. The semi-open fly deck provides comfy seating and dining facilities with bar and kitchenette.
However, the real eye-opener aboard the 85 footer is the generous interior arrangement with its two spacious en-suite cabins forward and amidships, in addition to a practical galley and facing salon/dinette (there are two crew berths in the bow with independent access).
“The experienced owner comes from series production boats and was looking for a yacht that could be tailored to his individual needs and sense of style,” continues Belardinelli. “He came to OTAM because he knew that we could work together with his personal designer to fulfil his brief for a one-off design that combined quality construction with custom styling and high performance.”
The lamination of the GRP hull and deck of the OTAM 85 GTS is complete and fitting out of the yacht is due to start shortly with delivery to her owner scheduled for June 2019. Cornelsen & Partner from Germany is acting as the owner’s representative andtechnical surveyor.