OTAM 58 GTS: Restyled by Giuseppe Bagnardi for a sportier aesthetic.
The 26th hull of the iconic OTAM 58 gets a revamp by Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm in Rome. ‘The ‘Bad Boy’, as it’s named, made its first global appearance at the Cannes Yachting Festival last month.
The updated exterior styling takes the already sporty DNA of the OTAM 58 series and takes it up a notch. The OTAM yacht features an aerodynamic profile carved in such a way where the vessel graces the waters with lesser turbulence to ensure better performance and maximised comfort onboard at high speeds.
The 58 GTS is built for speed and performance, living up to its ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ suffix. Propelled by twin MTU 1825hp engines coupled to ASD14 Arneson surface drives, the Bad Boy cruises comfortably at 48 knots and tops out at over 55 knots. Paired with the high-performance hull form built with a mix of Aramat and vinylester resin, the yacht guarantees total safety and maximised comfort even at high speed in rough seas.
Integrated into the hardtop are two air intakes with two others positioned to port and starboard on the foredeck that funnel air directly into the aft engine compartment. The two large sunpads located at either side of the central walkway can be raised hydraulically for easy access to the engines and other equipment.
Despite its rather bijou facade, the Bad Boy is actually bestowed generously with copious external and internal spaces. The wide semi-open deckhouse is fitted with a sharply raked windscreen and wraparound glazing that provides for a true en plein air cruise all while being shielded from the sun and wind.
The covered cockpit is equipped with a bar unit, corner sofa and a comfortably spacious ding area. The swim platform and exhaust grilles in the transom have also been redesigned to integrate snugly with the nameplate.
On the inside, the deceptively compact yacht is capable of housing two ensuite double cabins, an open-space galley, and even a third single with an additional bathroom for an extra guest or crew member.
As with all OTAM products, customisation is key and the OTAM 58 GTS is no exception. Built to the specific brief of its owner, the Bad Boy is also embellished with a bespoke Böning console for the pilot station.
“Specialisation, research, flexibility, iconic design, top performance and outstanding efficiency built up over our 67-year history are OTAM hallmarks and the 58 GTS is no exception,” comments Sales & Communication Manager Mattero Belardinelli. “This has been an ideal project for us as the client requested total freedom of expression, unprecedented performance and outstanding fuel efficiency.”