The epic Millennium Line – the OTAM core business – is the result of over 60 years of power boating experience and outstanding reliability. Cur- rent models are: 45′, 58′ Open or HT, 65′ HT, 80′ HT and the Millennium 100′.
The yard invests into development of a wider range and more customization possibilities along with the introduction of new equipment solutions, such as VOLVO IPS propulsion, Garmin navigation and other state-of-art amenities like entertainment, navigation and communication new systems.
“We had successfully built and delivered a relevant units of chase-boats – fully customized for very important superyacht owners, in collaboration with the design and engineering department of main international ship- yards over a decade. We actually expect a growing demand for this niche of market, based on a solid number of on-going negotiations with poten- tial buyers”– said OTAM Sales & Marketing Director Matteo Belardinelli.
The development of the chase boats of Millennium Line will allow offering a wider range of supply vessel and giving the owners a possibility to customize them in a better, more sophisticated way.
The two main models for the Millennium Line chase boat range – that should be available in just 8/10 months from the signature of the con- tract are the 45 equipped with Volvo IPS 600 and 58HT with IPS 1200. Both claims a max speed of over 35 knots.
OTAM CHASE BOAT ORDER BOOK – 4 UNITS BUILT SO FAR
OTAM has already delivered two 58HT, the C/B “Catch Me if you Candy” for a 62m Viareggio Superyacht, the C/B “Crazy Too” for the 50m Heesen (M/Y Crazy Mee) and two of 45HT model named “Lion Cub” as chase units to the 63m “Benetti Lionheart (FB233)”.
THE EXISTING TREND
“The OTAM strategy fully corresponds with the existing trend for a chase boating requests on the market”, adds Belardinelli. “Those kind of ves- sels are becoming posh, popular, fashionable…because owners get way bigger boats than regular tenders, they can go very fast (even in exceed of 50 knots) from point A to point B, bring guests and owners quickly and in complete safety and comfort mode to the mothership”.