Otam 70 HT, a 22-metre long vehicle capable of reaching 50 knots

Before discovering the Otam 70HT on the Autumn shows of 2021, here is the first information from the shipyard. This 22-meter long car, capable of reaching 50 knots, offers a totally customised layout, the strong point of the Italian manufacturer.

Aeronautical and automotive inspiration

The new Otam 70HT is the result of a fruitful collaboration between BG Design Firm for the design, Umberto Tagliavini Marine Design for hull design and engineering and Gianfranco Zanoni, CEO of the Italian shipyard and several times offshore world champion.

While this new 22.30m model retains the lines of the range, it is strongly inspired by the aeronautical and sports car world of luxe?; BG Design Firm working with some of the world's leading car brands.

There are integrated air intakes on each side of the hull, as well as on the transom, on each side of the sundeck, in front of the windshield, and a level of the radar structure. The latter allow ventilation of the engine hold and are, in particular at the stern, hidden behind black and shiny grilles, decorated with LEDs.

Its imposing bow sundeck stretches continuously to the stern sun deck and gives it a robust look. The inclined and rather low superstructure - which the design studio compares to the cockpit of an aircraft - reinforces the impression of speed and power given off by the Otam 70HT.

50 knots top speed

With its two 2000 HP MAN or MTU engines, its Arneson transmission and 6-blade propellers specially developed by Rolla and the Italian manufacturer, this car will be able to reach a speed of 50 knots. The shipyard is working on an option to gain even more speed.

With a V-shaped hull with a 21° angle, the yard ensures stability and good seakeeping. Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizers can also be installed to improve comfort.

A custom layout

Like all Otam models, customization is the key word in this design. Thus, with a length of 22.30 m and a width of 5.40 m, the 70HT presents itself as a luxurious fast cruising boat.

In the cockpit of the first model currently under construction, there is a large L-shaped bench seat to starboard, a generous sunbathing area overlooking the tender garage, and a second sunbathing area on the foredeck.

Different options are available, so the 2nd model should have a more classic configuration with a sunbathing area facing aft, facing cockpit benches and no garage.

Numerous interior amenities are also available. The first model will have 3 cabins with a transverse owner's cabin forward, a separate galley and a crew cabin separated from the living area, installed in the bow and accommodating 2 people.

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