Showboat Design Awards: Otam 35m Gipsy jets to first place

The 2017 edition of the Showboat Design Awards sees a stunning entry—and winner—the Otam 35m Gipsy.

Feb 20, 2017 | By Teri Chong

The annual Showboat Design Awards (SDA) celebrates the work of creative talents behind elegant and innovative yacht designs from international yacht design studios. Boasting sleek lines and unique performance, this year’s winner of the Best Naval Architecture category was the Otam Custom Range SD 35m M/Y Gipsy.

Intended to recognize naval architects who seamlessly marry efficient hydrodynamics with elegance, Otam Yachts — with over 63 years of history — snags first place for its models’ exceptional seaworthiness, efficiency and powerboating-based performances. The Otam 35m Gipsy is a three deck, 35m long, 7.8-meter beam yacht. Bespoke for an Italian owner who was searching for a full custom aluminium yacht, the tailor made yacht offers a sprawling amount of living space onboard. The interior layouts and exterior lines have been entrusted to famous international yacht design office Tommaso Spadolini.

With the entirety of interiors unique and customized in line with the owner’s personal taste, the Otam 35m Gipsy wears a full-bespoke suit. Together with their long standing Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini, Otam Yachts brings a gift to the Otam 35.  This includes an extremely efficient semi-displacement hull that propels the Otam 35m Gipsy to a top speed of 20 knots, as well as a considerable range of over 2,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. The Otam range promises a soft and fluid ride through the waves, with complete safety and comfort.

Gianfranco Zanoni the CEO of Otam Yachts comments: “We really wish to thank and dedicate this important achievement to the Owner of M/Y Gipsy and his family. It has been an amazing experience for Otam shipyard to build such a different product translating the full owner detailed vision and way of living the sea into a real product. We wish to share this satisfaction together with our internal Team of direct Workers and last but not least with Mr Umberto Tagliavini from Marine Design Studio, with Mr Tommaso Spadolini for the important cooperation. “

The Otam 35m Gipsy is swift and speedy on sea, and surely does exceed expectations, making its title an extremely well deserved one.

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