May 16, 2014

Project: Otam 80 Millennium Open

Italian yacht builder Otam presents the project of the 80 Millennium Open, which is one of the most exciting sports yachts to hit the market in a long time. The 80 Millennium Open retains all the technical virtues of its predecessors 80 HT-Hard Top. There is the classic deep-V hull with its generous dead-rise angle that cushions the ride. The Otam power goes around a hearty two or four engine propulsion option;  leisure and performance versions, original MTU 2600 HP diesels coupled with the Arneson drives can be replaced by four MTU with Trimax drives. The new version of the Otam 80 is the result of the idea of a completely open yacht that fulfills today’s market demand for super sports yachts and chase boats. Starting with the proven Fabio Buzzi hull shape, the yacht designer Alberto Mancini wanted to emphasize speed, with a very protective windscreen that wraps around both sides of the cockpit and terminates with the large carbon air intakes, clearly derived from automotive lines. The roll-bar is color coordinated with the hull scheme, that Mancini and Otam wanted in five different custom color variations, with colors that are unique, sporting and elegant; Racing Blue, Maranello Red, Titanium, Black and Gold Grey. Of course, full custom color schemes are always possible. The deck layout was specifically designed to take advantage of the external cockpit: a facing twin C-shaped settee that can be covered with the Bimini top or an optional hard top, and a double bar completely equipped for both a day trip or a real open air passage: ice makers, capacious refrigerators and grills. The spacious sun bathing area is astern, above the tender garage, with another sun-pad zone to fore. All the outdoor upholstery uses new materials especially designed to integrate with the tones of the chosen hull color scheme. The internal layout is available in the three or four cabin versions, with the owners suite amidships and the VIP suite forward, with two twin cabins, or as completely customized guest cabins. The 80 Millennium Open represents a yacht that promises speed with a twist of luxury, with a top speed of 50 knots, but Otam is still experimenting with propellers and is confident that a new set of Rolla propellers will take this up to 55-58.