May 3, 2011

Project: O.B.P. S55 Altura

Another project from Italian builder O.B.P. which sees the Storm 55 in the third Altura version for this model.  The S55 Altura is the full sportfish version which characterizes aggressive hull lines, with a very expressive bow flare and a dramatic reverse shear line creating unique looks to this model.  A very sports tower and a free aft deck with two mezzanine seats to both sides are what makes the difference in this new Altura version on the outside.  But difference from the two other S55 Granturismo are also to be found inside with an interior being similar to what a US build sportfish yachts offer having two cabins, two shower heads, galley, and an L-shaped saloon settee.  This is the standard plan but O.B.P. does promise huge customisation to its builds, so interior choice is to a minimum of three plans available if you add the two other plans available for the other S55s.  Innovative hull lines are again the main feature of this O.B.P. S55 both above and below the water line, with underwater shapes having an Ax-Bow, with keel this hiding the option of having a third wing engine which is to be used for fishing from two to ten knots.  Main power is from twin 1200hp engines.