Otam has announced that construction of the first Otam 90 GTS – a brand new model and the largest in its Fast & Iconic line-up – is under way at its shipyard in Genoa. Her elegant but racy design was made by Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm.
The 24 meter yacht was selected by the passionate owner because the yacht is a great combination of speed and volume – she is able to accommodate a large number of guests.
“Because our boats are often used as chase boats for larger vessels, our clients are looking to approach a medium-sized yacht with the same level of freedom of customisation that you’d normally find on a superyacht,” says Matteo Belardinelli, Otam commercial director. “We’ve integrated that big boat mentality into a yacht of under 24 meters at the load line with all the associated advantages in terms of manning and maintenance.”
The new Otam 90 GTS is available with different ‘options’ – opening hard top or soft top, with full or half-height side windows, with or without a side passage door, and with a single or double hull window for the master suite amidships.
Hull no.1 is scheduled for delivery in 2024.
The shipyard’s history started in 1954 in Liguria. Its professionalism is what made it stand out, very quickly becoming the first authorized Riva yacht Service Center for the Med Sea. In the 80’s Otam fit around 25 yachts for an American builder before starting his own production of Otam 45’ and 55’, earning significant attention. Today Otam has produced around 90 yachts, becoming an Italian specialist, and, together with its custom range, offers a limitless choice between 45’ and 130’.
The 48.79m Chasseur is now for sale by Northrop and Johnson Yacht Broker Wes Sanford. The 48.79m superyacht, built by Christensen in 2017. With opulent interior styling from a 2020 refit and a recent 2022 winter refit by renowned designer Patrick Knowles, Chasseur offers a host of top-tier amenities.Her interior, described as "Zen-like," presents meticulous attention to detail. The sophisticated main salon, bathed in natural light through expansive windows, provides abundant space for socializing and entertainment, featuring a large flat-screen TV. The adjoining formal dining salon, with a custom Patrick Knowles Designs table, comfortably seats 12 guests and includes an additional TV and a convenient day head.Chasseur can accommodate up to 13 guests across six beautifully appointed staterooms. Each room, accessible by elevator, offers en-suite baths, individual climate controls, and blackout drapes. The full-beam master suite on the main deck features a king-size berth, vanity, flat-screen TV, and an immaculate green onyx his-and-hers bath. The VIP stateroom boasts a walk-around king-size bed, vanity, large flat-screen TV, and a stunning green onyx bath. Other staterooms include two king guest staterooms and two guest cabins with full-size and single beds, along with a queen bed with a Pullman.Equipped with Quantum Zero-Speed stabilizers and having undergone a comprehensive five-year ABS survey, Chasseur holds distinctive US registration with full Commercial Compliance, allowing global charter operations without cruising permits or pilot requirements. Caterpillar power and three robust Kohler generators can be found in her engine room.Chasseur's skylounge offers plush seating, casual dining, a marble bar, and a 75' framed TV with surround sound. The exterior decks, adorned with beautiful teak wood, feature various amenities, including social seating for 12 guests on the aft deck, alfresco dining for 12 on the skylounge deck, and a sundeck divided into three distinct spaces. The sundeck hosts a private 10-person hot tub, a large flat-screen TV, a full-service bar, and ample seating, ensuring a delightful experience for guests. Chasseur's tender and toy inventory, renewed in 2022, promises endless on-water adventures.The motor yacht asking price USD32,750,000.Credits: Northrop and Johnson
October 3, 2023
At the 32nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, held from September 27th to the 30th, The Italian Sea Group showcased worldwide premieres, unveiled innovative projects, and announced strategic partnerships.At Quai Rainier Ier, TISG's stand became a focal point, attracting owners, global brokers, industry press, and investors. Exclusive previews included:Perini Navi Art Explorer: A 47m sailing catamaran, among the world's largest, had the honor of hosting Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Carolina of Monaco.Tecnomar This Is It: A 43m motor catamaran that stood out for its futuristic design.Admiral Silver Star: A 55m motor yacht distinguished by its Giorgio Armani interior.Admiral Kenshō: An award-winning 75m yacht.Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 project: Showcasing two iconic models.At the press conference on September 26th at the Yacht Club de Monaco, TISG not only presented these vessels but also unveiled three new projects. Additionally, a noteworthy collaboration with Studio Fuksas and Luca Dini was announced for the design of the 80m Admiral yacht, Sea Flower. This project promises groundbreaking innovations, setting new standards in architecture and yachting.The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters. Credits: MYS; The Italian Sea Group
October 3, 2023
U-Boat Worx, the submersible manufacturer, unveiled its latest marvel, the Super Sub, at the Monaco Yacht Show, marking a new era in marine technology. This submersible seamlessly blends elegance, performance, and cutting-edge engineering, setting a benchmark for underwater adventures. Credits Alessandro De AngelisWith 100 kW of thrust, the Super Sub achieves speeds up to 10 knots, surpassing the cruising speed of a bottlenose dolphin and outpacing average submersibles. Roy Heijdra, U-Boat Worx's Marketing Manager, emphasized that this speed enables extraordinary interactions with marine life, positioning the Super Sub as the fastest private submersible globally.To optimize underwater visibility, a clear fully acrylic pressure hull is positioned at the front, offering an unobstructed 360-degree view. The SHARC Controller synchronizes hydrofoils and thrusters, facilitating thrilling rides and agile maneuvers. An auto-heading system maintains the sub's course automatically.The U-Boat Worx Information System (UIS), accessible through a touchscreen display, provides essential data for effortless diving. Safety remains paramount, with DNV certification, a 'maximum depth protection' feature, and a Safety Buoy marking the sub's position. In emergencies, a drop weight enhances buoyancy, and each sub, including the Super Sub, carries a minimum of 96 hours of life support.The Super Sub, embodying U-Boat Worx's commitment to innovation and safety, promises to redefine underwater exploration, offering not just a view but an immersive experience in the heart of marine action."Our team has poured their hearts and expertise into crafting the Super Sub, and we are beyond excited to reveal it to the world at the Monaco Yacht Show," says Roy Heijdra. "The Super Sub represents the pinnacle of underwater luxury and performance, and we can't wait for everyone to experience the thrill of exploring the depths with this extraordinary submersible."Credits Anna LisenkoThe Super Sub displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show will be delivered to its client at the end of 2023, while the next unit is scheduled for delivery in October 2024 and is currently listed for sale.Credits: U-Boat Worx
October 3, 2023
Evo Yachts Evo R+ boasting an impressive length of nearly 18 meters and a beam of 5.31 meters, and became a testament to the shipyard's commitment to innovative design and versatile functionality.The yacht, a proud member of the R line, showcases Evo Yachts' dedication to conviviality and versatility. With an enclosed main deck and a groundbreaking stern platform, the Evo R+ is tailored for extended cruises, delivering both style and comfort.Crafted for modern yacht enthusiasts who appreciate a sporty and streamlined aesthetic, the Evo R+ features an enclosed main deck with expansive interiors, ensuring a heightened level of comfort. Designed in collaboration with Valerio Rivellini, the interiors reflect a dynamic yet sophisticated style, balancing dynamism with onboard luxury.The yacht's profile is accentuated by an edgy black aluminum top, reminiscent of sports car design. The helm station, enveloped in windows, provides a 360-degree view, while openings allow for natural ventilation. The main deck is flooded with natural light, hosting a versatile lounge, well-appointed galley, and dining table, creating an inviting space for conviviality.The stern area is a revelation, offering a spacious sun pad, convertible into a table, and a large bar unit with a fridge, ice maker, and sink. The innovative platform, exclusive to the Evo R+, facilitates easy water entry and tender or jet ski operations.Below deck, the Evo R+ maintains its dynamic style with clean lines and sophisticated materials, exemplified by the warm Alcantara fabrics and a palette centered around white, teak, and carbon. Forged carbon fiber enhances the sporty allure of the interior decor.The lower deck comprises three cabins, including the forward owner's cabin, two guest cabins aft, two bathrooms, and a dining area. The independently assessed crew cabin is situated forward.Powering the Evo R+ are two Volvo Penta IPS 950s, delivering an impressive top speed of around 33 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots.The Evo Yachts shipyard is based near Naples. She was born in 2014 from a fortunate encounter between Blu Emme Yachts and the Neapolitan yacht designer Valerio Rivellini. The heart and entrepreneurship that kick-started EVO originated from Blu Emme Yachts, a luxury yachts refitting company. Blu Emme was created in 2013 by the Mercuri brothers, a family whose entrepreneurial experience spans different industries.Credits: Evo Yachts
October 2, 2023
Denison Yachting's European operations celebrated a successful inaugural year at the Monaco Yacht Show, shedding light on achievements and future prospects in the superyacht sales and charter market in Europe. AresteasUnder the guidance of Director Jeremy Roche, Denison Europe showcased impressive growth, including a recent move to a significantly larger Monaco office, now accommodating a team of ten. Roche shared that the new Le Panorama office is three times the size of its predecessor.Bob Denison (photo by Tim Foster)On the sales front, Denison Europe marked the sale of 13 yachts in the past year, amounting to an estimated €70 million. The company currently holds 21 central listings in Europe, with a combined value of €90 million, including two new builds – an already delivered Princess Y85 and a 50m Dynamiq scheduled for delivery in March 2025.Jeremy Roche (photo by Tim Foster)The charter division also witnessed expansion, with Charter Management becoming part of Denison's European portfolio in January 2023. Denison now manages eight charter yachts in Europe, with the 51m Yildizlar Aresteas serving as the flagship. Reflecting on the recent charter season, Roche acknowledged some challenges but expressed optimism for 2024 with increased bookings and inquiries.Princess Y85While acknowledging the inherent unpredictability of the market, Roche stated, "The outlook currently looks positive." Despite adjustments from the market's peak in 2021/22, there is sustained demand, high inquiries, and a rise in confirmed Central Agreements. The company is eyeing expansion with potential locations in Palma, London, Istanbul, and Dubai.AresteasDenison has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948, and the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Today, the company provides complete yachting services worldwide, and operates out of over 20 waterfront offices with a team of 90+ licensed and bonded yacht brokers. Credits: Denison Yachting
October 2, 2023