A Double Debut in Fort Lauderdale

Italy’s Otam will have the Millennium 55HT and Millennium 45 Open at the boat show.

Otam Millennium 55HT yacht

Otam Millennium 55HT yacht

The Otam Millennium 55HT will be at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.Courtesy Otam
Otam Millennium 55HT yacht

Otam Millennium 55HT yacht

The helm on the Otam Millennium 55HT yacht.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

The Otam 45 Open yacht will be at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

The Otam 45 Open yacht can hit 45 knots.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

Cruising speed is 35 knots on the Otam 45 Open yacht.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

Power on the Otam 45 Open yacht is a pair of 715-horsepower Caterpillar engines.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

The Otam 45 Open yacht.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

Catching some air on the Otam 45 Open yacht.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

A bird's-eye view of the Otam 45 Open yacht.Courtesy Otam
Otam 45 Open yacht

Otam 45 Open yacht

Underway with the Otam 45 Open yacht.Courtesy Otam

Otam, founded in 1954 in Italy, will make its U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this November. The builder is bringing two models to the event: the Otam Millennium 55HT and the Otam Millennium 45 Open.

The Millennium 55HT matches a pair of 1,724-horsepower Caterpillar C32 diesels to Arneson drives producing a blistering top speed that surpasses 55 knots. This model originally was designed in 2008 as a support boat for superyachts, and several have been sold for day-charter and short-term charter use between Miami and Palm Beach, Florida.

The Millennium 45 Open is a 1998 design that was reimagined in 2015. She has a pair of 715-horsepower Caterpillars that produce a top speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed of 35 knots. She’s designed for an indoor-outdoor feel with a wide cockpit, an open-air salon and a belowdecks layout that can be customized to meet the owner’s needs.

What Otam builds: Since 2014, the yard has had a custom-yacht division for yachts up to 131 feet. It also offers its Millennium range, and it builds fast chase boats.

Take the next step: click over to www.otam.it.