The new Otam 58 GTS takes a fresh look at an iconic classic

The OTAM 58 has always been a best-seller, but the 26th hull in build at the Genoese shipyard – appropriately named ‘Bad Boys’ – takes the iconic design a step further.

Restyled by Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm in Rome, the new-look OTAM 58 GTS takes the sporty DNA we all expect in an OTAM yacht and ratchets it up a notch!

The updated exterior styling offers a semi-open deckhouse with a sharply raked windscreen and wraparound glazing for the en plein air feel of a true open combined with the protection from the sun and wind of a hardtop. It also provides a more aerodynamic profile and less turbulence for better performance and more onboard comfort at high speed.

Integrated into the hardtop are two air intakes (another two are positioned to port and starboard on the foredeck) that funnel air directly into the aft engine compartment underneath the two large sunpads either side of the central walkway. These can be raised hydraulically for easy access to the engines and other equipment.

The covered cockpit is equipped with a bar unit, corner sofa and a comfortable ding area.

Otam 58 GTS cruising anchored rear angle
This is the ideal project for OTAM as the client requested total freedom of expression and unprecedented performance with cruise speeds of 48 knots and 55+ knots top speed

The swim platform and exhaust grilles in the transom have also been redesigned with the latter now integrated and disguised in the nameplate.

Like all OTAM yachts, the 58 GTS is built for speed and lives up to its ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ suffix: powered by twin MTU 1825hp engines coupled to ASD14 Arneson surface drives, it has a top speed of 55 plus knots and cruises comfortably at 48 knots.

What hasn’t changed is the high-performance hull form by Tagliavini Marine Design, built using a mix of Aramat and vinylester resin to guarantee total safety and high comfort even at high speed in rough seas.

As with all OTAM products, customisation is key and the OTAM 58 GTS is being built to the specific brief of her owner, who has also requested a bespoke Böning console for the pilot station.

“Specialisation, research, flexibility, iconic design, top performance and outstanding efficiency built up over our 77-year history are OTAM hallmarks and the 58 GTS is no exception,” says Sales & Communication Manager Matteo Belardinelli. “This has been an ideal project for us as the client requested total freedom of expression and unprecedented performance.”

Below deck, the OTAM 58 GTS features two ensuite double cabins, an open-space galley and third single cabin with bathroom for an extra guest or crew member.

The lamination of a second hull is already complete and can be delivered within 8 months of sale. The first OTAM 58 GTS ‘Bad Boys’ is due to make her debut at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival.

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