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Bad boy boldness

At the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, OTAM yachts displayed Bad Boy, the latest hull of the OTAM 58 GTS.

12 October 2022

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Restyled by Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm in Rome, the 26th hull of the iconic OTAM 58, Bad Boy made its world debut at 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival.

The updated exterior styling features a semi-open deckhouse with a sharply raked windscreen and wraparound glazing, offering protection from the sun and wind with a hardtop.

It also provides a more aerodynamic profile and less turbulence for better performance and more onboard comfort at high speed.

Integrated into the hardtop are two air intakes (another two are positioned to port and starboard on the foredeck) that funnel air directly into the aft engine compartment underneath two large sun pads either side of the central walkway. These can be raised hydraulically for easy access to the engines.

The covered cockpit is equipped with a bar unit, corner sofa and a comfortable dining area. The swim platform and exhaust grilles in the transom have also been redesigned, with the latter now integrated and disguised in the nameplate.

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Like all OTAM yachts, the 58 GTS is built for speed and lives up to its Gran Turismo Sport suffix: powered by twin MTU 1825 hp engines coupled to ASD14 Arneson surface drives, it has a top speed of 55 knots and cruises comfortably at 48 knots.

What hasn’t changed is the high-performance hull form by Tagliavini Marine Design, built using a mix of Aramat and vinylester resin to guarantee total safety and high comfort even at high speed in rough seas.

Below deck, the OTAM 58 GTS features two ensuite double cabins, an open- space galley and third single cabin with bathroom for an extra guest or crew member.

As with all OTAM products, customisation is key and the OTAM 58 GTS is being built to the specific brief of her owner, who has also requested a bespoke Böning console for the pilot station.

“Specialisation, research, flexibility, iconic design, top performance and outstanding efficiency built up over our 67-year history are OTAM hallmarks and the 58 GTS is no exception,” says Sales and Communication Manager, Matteo Belardinelli.

“This has been an ideal project for us as the client requested total freedom of expression, unprecedented performance and outstanding fuel efficiency.”

 

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