The New Otam 85 GTS Performance Yacht Is Super Fast And Super Beautiful

The 85 GTS is a one-off fast cruiser tailored and customised to be the perfect summer luxury yacht, featuring twin full-beam master suites.

Aug 02, 2018 | By LUXUO

Otam revealed the new 85 GTS Performance Yacht – a one-off fast cruiser tailored and customised to the request of an interested client. Based in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, the Italian shipyard is known for building fully customisable yachts that combine speed, design, and comfort. With its recent launch of the 80 Millennium HT Mr Brown, Otam continues to cement itself as a purveyor of fast and beautifully-designed performance yachts.

Otam 85 GTS Performance Yacht: Fully Customised For The Perfect Summer Getaway

Fitted with dual 2,600 hp MTU engines and Arneson surface drives, Otam says the 85 GTS will reach 45 knots at top speed, and an impressive 38 knots at cruising speed.

“The genesis of the 85 GTS dates back to last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival… We were presenting the OTAM 80, which attracted great interest for its performances and for its second full-beam master suite positioned amidships. Several customers have expressed interest in a different version of the yacht, which was therefore the starting point for our R&D.” – Matteo Belardinelli, OTAM Sales and Communication Manager

Similar to all yachts in its range, Otam accorded the 85 GTS with a design flair worthy of its performance capabilities. The man behind the hull is French architect Joseph Dirand, who took the 85 GTS on a dramatically different style direction by looking to supercars for inspiration. Dirand initially gave the 85 GTS gull-wing doors for an added finesse, but did away with them eventually when a prospective buyer requested a less aggressive profile, in addition to smoothing out some sharp angles and supercar-inspired details.


There is substantial lounging space, both fore and aft, with a broad open transom leading down to the swim platform in the rear. A bar and galley is available at the helm, where windows extend along the sides of the hard top to shield against the elements.

The hull also boasts twin full-beam master suites, one forward and another midship, where owners and guests enjoy a luxury of space on board the luxury yacht. A practical kitchen and living room which doubles as a dinette lies within the same space. Outside, the layout provides ample space to gather and unwind on beautifully laminated wooden plank finishings, catering to specific needs of the client who requested for a day boat to go with his summer property.

“The expert owner has had several series boats and was looking for a yacht that could really be tailored to his wishes and style… He came to OTAM because he knew we could work with his designer to meet his one-off request whose design combined constructive quality, personal style and high performance.” – Matteo Belardinelli, OTAM Sales and Communication Manager

The 85 GTS Performance Yacht is expected to be delivered in June 2019.

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