Omikron OT60 tour: New passagemaker heading at Boot Düsseldorf 2024

Omikron describes the Omikron OT60 as “a motoryacht that feels like a sailboat” and the aesthetic certainly reflects that. Hugo Andreae takes us on a tour

With a long, low profile and a beamy, fast displacement hull that tapers towards a slim, vertical bow, the Omikron OT60 – debuting at Boot Düsseldorf 2024 – is designed for efficient, sea-kindly passage making rather than speed and internal volume.

Wide side decks and a big open aft cockpit take precedence over the relatively small wheelhouse – but what space there is enjoys big views and lots of light, thanks to vertical windows all-round.

Inside that saloon, you get a relaxed chaise longue to port, opposite a set of storage cabinets and a twin helm station on the starboard side. Short though it is, the wheelhouse roof also extends aft, providing useful shelter for the facing settees of the external cockpit dinette.

There are twin tables and a central companionway here, plus extra aft-facing seats at the back end. And behind that, the open aft deck uses symmetrical staircases to gain access to a fixed lower platform, where a set of elevated bulwarks extend way aft for extra shelter and intimacy.

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To supplement these day spaces, there’s an island sunbed at the bow, plus an additional sunbed on the rooftop, accessed by means of a ladder on the port side of the foredeck. And if you head down the internal steps to the lower deck, the surprises continue.

The lounge, for instance, sits at an intermediate level, between the lower deck accommodation and the main deck saloon. That enables it to enjoy a fully open, double-height space, flooded with natural light from the screen up top. There’s a starboard galley and a port dinette in here and the relative elevation of this zone improves the privacy of the cabins too.

Step forward and you’ll find an ensuite owner’s cabin with plenty of windows, hatches and skylights. Further aft, that big 20ft beam is divided equally between a pair of ensuite guest cabins. You can also split the forward cabin into a pair of symmetrical ensuite doubles and spec this as a four-cabin boat but for the most part, that’s likely to be the preserve of the charter market, where sleeping capacity and equality of cabins is key.

As for performance, this steady Category-A boat is very much about comfort rather than pace. Constructed using vacuum infusion, it features a carbon-infused superstructure to keep the centre of gravity low and a pair of Yanmar diesels on shaft drives for simple reliability.

That should see it return efficiency figures of around 1.25l/Nm at eight knots, rising to 1.5l/Nm at 10 to 12 knots, for a very handy range of between 640 and 800 miles – and a draft of just 2ft 10in should prove very useful for shallow-water cruising too.

Omikron OT60 specifications

LOA: 60ft 5in (18.41m)
Beam: 19ft 11in (6.06m)
Engines: Twin 150-250hp Yanmar diesels on shafts
Top speed: 14 knots
Starting price: Available upon application


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