OTAM 58HT

OTAM 58HT

Genoa-based boatbuilder OTAM has announced the launch of 58 HT Crazy Too. The vessel was built to be the chase-boat for an existing superyacht owned by Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris.

Antonio Caviglia, OTAM sales & marketing director, says: “Crazy Too is really a unique boat: a chase-boat that can also be used for a weekend cruise dedicated to fun and speed, with virtually all of the amenities you could desire on board a superyacht. OTAM has created a yacht that combines – in an original synthesis – state of the art on-board electronics, design and outstanding performance on the water, typical of all of the yard’s models”.

Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines with 1724Hp each, the new 58HT stands out at a first glance for a custom coloured black hull and hardtop, with a deck entirely wrapped in a “carbon look” film, applied by the expert company Wild Group International.

The interiors are equally customised with a three-cabin layout that has been masterfully designed by Cristiano Gatto Design to suit the owner’s tastes.  In detail, the layout includes a single cabin to starboard with an en-suite bathroom also accessible from the salon as a day bathroom, a twin guest cabin to port with an en-suite bathroom, an open space salon area with a very comfortable L-shaped couch, and a fully equipped kitchen area complete with a 16 bottle custom wine cellar.  Finally, forward is the full-beam master cabin with en-suite bathroom.

The owner’s brief to Cristiano Gatto was very concise: “I would like a total black look”. The result: a splinter of obsidian, a sparkling Open with its “all black” livery!

Owner’s representative Alex Banning of SuperYachtsMonaco comments: “We had a long task in finding the right balance of shipyard, quality, ability to customize and performance above 43 knots. We needed a chase boat brand with pedigree, history, financial backing and the ability to guarantee that the boat would achieve the 51 knots contract speed. OTAM has excelled throughout the process.”

“OTAM delivered a seriously impressive chase boat exactly as initially promised, on time, and with the same level of customization one sees on superyachts.  A nice surprise was OTAM delivering on their promise of speed by exceeding the contracted speed by six knots! The owner will really enjoy this new addition to the fleet,” explains the owner’s long-term captain Simon Mortlock.