Otam set to unveil two boats at Lauderdale show

Otam will debut its 55 HT and 45 Open at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.
Otam plans to bring its Millennium 45 Open to the Fort Lauderdale show.

Otam plans to bring its Millennium 45 Open to the Fort Lauderdale show.

Otam will debut its 55 HT and 45 Open at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November in the Italian builder’s effort to penetrate the North American boating market.

The inaugural presence of the yard in the United States was made possible by the company’s collaboration with Denison Yachts and the efforts of an Otam owner, Alain Zenatti, a brand ambassador who made his vessel available.

"I am delighted to have been selected as brand ambassador of Otam for the U.S. Attending FLIBS together will give me a chance to share, as an Otam owner, my passion for my boat,” Zenatti said in a statement. “Otam represents elegance, speed and high performance, a perfect combination for South Florida, from where Bahamas, the Florida Keys, Cuba and all the Caribbean islands can easily be reached.”

The Otam 55 is powered by twin Arneson Drives. Two Caterpillar C32 motors deliver 1,724 hp apiece and the top speed is more than 55 knots. The design, 61 feet long with a beam of 15 feet, is from 2008-09 and was created as a support boat for superyachts.

The 45 Open is another offering from the Genoese yard that will be showcased at Fort Lauderdale. Otam will show the American market a boat created by the owner of the yard in 1998 and completely renewed this year.

The Otam Millennium 45 offers a spacious cockpit with an open-air solarium and salon. Belowdecks the salon can be altered according to the wishes of the owner. Two 715-hp Caterpillar motors allow a top speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed of 35 knots.


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