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First Otam 35m will Debut in Monaco

New Otam custom range 35-meter Gipsy is set to make her world premiere at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

New Otam custom range 35-meter Gipsy is set to make her world premiere at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

Highlights include:

-Aluminum for maximum customization flexibility

-Superior volumes for the less than 300GT(295GT) category

-Decreased draft to extend cruising grounds

-Stunning and unique lay-out and interiors by Tommaso Spadolini translating Owner’s needs and personal style

-Over 2,000 nm range and a maximum speed of 20 knots

Otam Yachts’ first SD35 unit, a three-deck, 35-meter yacht with a 7.8-meter beam, was ordered by an experienced Italian owner who was searching for a full-custom aluminum yacht, tailor-made to fit his lifestyle.

The new Otam SD35 offers a unique amount of living space on board. Her aluminum construction allows the yard, in close collaboration with the client, to create a unique version that reflects personal taste both in interior layouts and exterior lines, both of which have been assigned to Tommaso Spadolini, the famous international yacht design office.


The SD35 has a displacement of 295 GT, at the maximum limit of the category, offering superior volumes for the 300 GT category. The interiors are fully-custom as well. And with her 295 GT displacement, a shade under the 300 GT limit, the yacht offers remarkably larger volumes than most yachts in her category.

With hull number one in the Custom Range, the client was adamant that the layout would totally reflect his personal approach to life at sea. The main deck is completely dedicated to her guests’ daily activities, and their leisure or business/corporate entertainment. The large spaces available include a nearly 40-square-meter main salon with movie theater and a full beam dining area forward. The main deck also hosts the service areas, with a fully furnished galley and a 25-square-meter pantry with separate access for the crew, guaranteeing the best quality of life for the owner and his guests.


The four VIP cabins with twin and double beds and ensuite baths are on the lower deck, in an area connected by a hallway to the crew's quarters. Crew access is carefully located without infringing on guest privacy in order to guarantee highest standard of service on board and the slightest interaction with members of crew. The crew quarters are equipped with 4 cabins and washrooms, the laundry and storage.

The full owner's upper deck, offering exclusive views and complete privacy, was expressly requested by the client, re-launching a popular concept among experienced owners who desire exclusivity and a more intimate relation with the sea.


The layout also includes day heads on each deck. Guests therefore don't have to return to their cabins, and the owner can host a considerable number of guests respecting complete privacy for both him and his family's cabins and living areas.

Exploiting the yard's engineering capabilities enhanced by the successful experience designing and building the Millennium Line, together with their long standing partner Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini, Otam has designed a very efficient semi-displacement hull that will give the SD35 a top speed of 20 knots and a considerable range of over 2,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. Special attention was paid to minimizing draft. The hull below the waterline features semi-tunnels that make the SD35 a versatile yacht, perfect for a comfortable cruise in waters such as the U.S. and Caribbean, where a limited draft becomes a key consideration.

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