One-off finesse

Described as the sports car of yachts, Otam has launched its latest model, the Otam 70.

16 September 2021


Demonstrating the Italian brand’s ability to customise their designs to excel in both performance and durability, the Otam 70 made its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021.

With a one-off design by Giuseppe Bagnardi BG Design Firm and bespoke engineering and hull lines by Umberto Tagliavini Marine Design, the new Otam 70HT is the epitome of the dynamic performance and timeless style that has made the iconic Italian brand instantly recognisable around the world.

“The design is strongly inspired by the aeronautical world and luxury sports cars,” says Giuseppe Bagnardi, director at BG Design Firm studio.

“It was essential to design the new 70-footer by taking into account the proportions and lines that have always distinguished Otam yachts.”

Strong attention has been paid to details and stylistic features typical of the Otam brand, such as the low centre of gravity, the large air intakes on the sides of the sundeck in the bow, as well as on the hardtop.


All air intakes convey into the spacious engine room, as in every Otam yacht. The exhaust vents are cleverly integrated into glossy black grilles in the aft bulwarks on either side of the swim platform. They can be accented with strip LED lighting to become another design element themselves.

As with all Otam products, customisation is a trademark. With an overall length of 22.3 metres, a beam of 5.4 metres and 21 degrees of deadrise, the 70HT offers unmatched seaworthiness, unrivalled space and great comfort for a fast luxury cruiser of her size with extraordinary efficiency.

The owner of the first Otam 70HT chose a cockpit and saloon with sofa seating along the port side for hosting large groups.

Another cool design feature is the up-and-down electric glass screen separating the interior lounge and exterior cockpit, specifically requested by the owner. The glazing completely retracts between the two C-shaped sofas and, when lowered, opens up the interior and cockpit to provide a single, en plein air space so owner and guests can interact whether they are inside or out.

The new Otam 70HT offers a comfy sun bed on top of the transom tender garage together with a second generous volume sun bed on the foredeck, integrated in the centre bow muscle.

“The owner himself designed a three-cabin custom layout, and he decided not to have a tender garage to maximise the beach club area and to optimise the weight for higher performance,” says Matteo Belardinelli, Commercial Director for Otam.

“No two Otams are ever the same. This is the uniqueness of the Otam shipyard, which chooses not to limit its customer’s options but allows them to build their ideal yacht reflecting their personal needs and aesthetic taste.”

“Among the countless options available, these are just some examples of how the yacht can be tailored to individual requests.”

A key feature of the interiors is the futuristic dashboard, also designed by Giuseppe Bagnardi BG Design Firm. The aeronautical and automotive world inspires it, and the design resembles the console of a jet fighter.

Different options are also available on the accommodation deck.

Otam does not impose any solution, but designs the interiors together with the customer, always delivering an exclusive final product.

This first hull has a three-cabin layout with an owner’s suite, two guests, a separate galley and a crew cabin for two in the bow with independent access for total privacy. Clients are free to choose their own layout and interior solutions; limitless customisation is an Otam calling card synonymous with luxury craftsmanship in the world.

The first unit is powered by twin 2000-hp MTU engines coupled to Arneson drives and custom Otam-Rolla propellers.

The shipyard also offers a most powerful version with 2400 hp CAT, reaching a top speed of 53+ knots, combined with the hull designed by Marine Design by Scorzoni Tagliavini and Moltedo ensures an unparalleled efficiency

Seakeeper gyro stabilisers can be fitted for best comfort both underway and at anchor.



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