OTAM – with 60 years of success in power-boating - was determined to keep the performance aspect but wanted to tame the power and add considerable luxury. The result is the flagship OTAM 80 HT Millennium MR BROWN, which is one of the most exciting sports yachts to hit the market in a long time. It clearly demonstrates that you can combine performance and luxury. The OTAM 80 retains all the technical virtues of its predecessors. There is the classic deep-V hull with its generous dead-rise angle that cushions the ride. There is the hearty four engines propulsion option - leisure and performance versions – the original MTU 2600 HP diesels coupled with the Arneson drives can be replaced by four MTU with Trimax drives, as in the case of MR BROWN. Extra power means performance is maintained even with the extra weight of the accommodation.
The vessel’s top speed is 54 knots but yard is still experimenting with propellers. OTAM is confident that a new set of Rolla propellers will take the speed up to 55-58 knots. In the case of the “performance version”, each of the four MTU (or Cats) drives a separate shaft. The 80HT “perfomance version” uses Trimax Surface Drives. You can adjust these drives for the shaft angle but only when the boat is out of the water. This allows the shaft angle to be fine-tuned for performance, then locked in place.
The bridge also benefits from race experience. Here there are four contoured leather-covered sport seats with electrically operated padded backs that allow the helmsman to steer standing or sitting, and any position in between. The suspension is also adjustable so to really match the comfort level to the conditions. Full instrumentation faces both the seats, with the helm to port having a navigation system and radar, while the engine station to starboard has the main engine monitoring system. The screens are all connected through an automation system, making the displays interchangeable.
The deck saloon continues the functional look, but the settees and tables create a sociable area that is very much in keeping with the boat. There is a minimalist look about the styling in the latest hull, with an Hermes lifestyle inspired personality. The interiors – designed by Arch. Achilles Salvagni, with the support of the in-house OTAM technical staff – are minimalist and sophisticated, highlighting the concept of the "Italian Style". The design of the furnishings, together with the use of special kinds of ebony and teak with matching leather inserts in natural colors and gray fabrics, creates a charming and cozy atmosphere. These interiors emphasize the width of the available spaces. The outside living area completely blends in with the main saloon thanks to a retractable window. This living area increases when the window is opened, making both zones into a single ambient.
Source: luxury-insider.com Photos: OTAM