Otam 65HT: The 20m custom yacht inspired by fighter jets

A lean, mean speed machine, the Otam 65HT will be capable of 60 knots flat out

Italian yard Otam has released the first details of its latest custom yacht project, and it’s every bit as outrageous as you’d expect.

Both the styling and performance of the Otam 65HT take their cues from the world of private jets, with sporty lines straight from designer Umberto Tagliavini’s boards and a break-neck top speed of 60 knots, thanks to a pair of 2,000hp units in the engine room.

With that in mind, Otam has opted for a deep-vee hull with a deadrise angle greater than 21 degrees to optimise performance and efficiency.

The décor will pick up the private jet theme and run with it, explains interior designer Francesco Guida: “Carbon is deliberately in plain view and enhances the yacht’s lightness and the use of technological materials, which can even be found in the cabin ceilings, where they are shaped to remind the observer of the central sections of the fairing over the cockpit. The streaks of luminous surfaces evoke the trails left by rapidly moving bodies.”

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Carbon fibre will also be found in the deck gear. Other key materials include white leather and high-quality oak panelling.

Designed with fine weather cruising in mind, the 65HT will have no doors separating its cockpit and saloon – although this hasn’t stopped Otam from fitting a clever air conditioning system to the latter.

The Genoese yard hasn’t confirmed when the Otam 65HT will splash down, but we can be sure that it will make quite the impression when it does.


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