23 October, 2018
Otam 85 GTS on schedule for 2019 delivery
Construction 50% complete
The totally custom Otam 85 GTS has reached the halfway point in the build process as construction continues on schedule. The shipyard has also started the complex process of manufacturing the custom hardtop. The structure consists of two parts to be built of advanced composites: the supporting arch with integrated air intakes for the engines, and the hardtop itself. Moreover, the shipyard has constructed a 1:1 mock-up of the structure and curved windscreen that will be used to create the mould. ‘The aesthetics of the hardtop and windscreen are extremely important for the owner,’ said Sales & Communication Manager Matteo Belardinelli. ‘So instead of relying on 3D modelling, we decided to build a mock-up out of wood to get the proportions exactly right. This ‘old school’ method of construction is what Otam is all about as a builder of handcrafted, custom yachts. It’s also a method widely used in the automotive industry, which is one reason why it’s called the Otam 85 GTS.’ The OTAM 85 GTS will be delivered to her owner in time for next summer season and will make her international debut at the 2019 boat shows.
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