Current portfolio comprises models ranging from 13m-30m (45ft-100ft).

OTAM has announced its decision to expand its Millennium Line. The Italian shipyard says its new Chase Boats niche production series have been developed to target the trend in the superyacht and supply vessel markets.

The Millennium Line is OTAM’s core business. The current portfolio comprises models ranging from 13m-30m (45ft-100ft).

The yard is set to invest in the development of a wider range and more customization possibilities along with the introduction of new equipment solutions, including Volvo Penta IPS propulsion, Garmin navigation and other state-of-art amenities for entertainment, navigation and communication systems.

Matteo Belardinelli, OTAM sales and marketing director, comments: “We had successfully built and delivered a relevant units of chase-boats – fully customized for very important superyacht owners, in collaboration with the design and engineering department of main international shipyards over a decade. We actually expect a growing demand for this niche of market, based on a solid number of on-going negotiations with potential buyers”.

The two main models for the Millennium Line chase boats range are the 45 equipped with Volvo IPS 600 and 58HT with IPS 1200. Both are expected to reach a speed in excess of 35 knots.

The shipyard says these models should be available in just 8/10 months from the signature of the contract.

Four yachts have been built and delivered already. These include two 58HT — chase boat Catch Me if you Candy for a 62m yacht, and the chase boat Crazy Too for the 50m Heesen-built Crazy Mee— and two of 45HT model, including Lion Cub as chase units to the 63m Benetti-built Lionheart.