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OTAM chase boats millennium line

OTAM recently announced its decision to expand its Millennium Line – Chase Boats niche production to enhance the super and mega yachts supply vessel market trend. The epic Millennium Line, the OTAM core business, is the result of over 60 years of power boating experience and outstanding reliability. Current models are the 45’, 58’ Open or HT, 65’ HT, 80’ HT and the Millennium 100’.

The yard invests into development of a wider range and more customisation possibilities along with the introduction of new equipment solutions, such as VOLVO IPS propulsion, Garmin navigation and other state-of-the-art amenities, entertainment, navigation and communication systems. The development of the chase boats of the Millennium Line will allow a wider range of supply vessel and give the owners a possibility to customise them in a better, more sophisticated way. The two main models for the Millennium Line chase boats range are the 45 equipped with Volvo IPS 600 and 58HT with IPS 1200. Both claim a max speed of over 35 knots.

FULL CUSTOMISATION

OTAM’s main achievement on this segment is the 58HT C/B Crazy Too. Built to be the chase-boat for an existing superyacht, Crazy Too is a unique boat, a concentration of performance, technology and design. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines with 1724Hp each, Otam 58HT stands out at a first glance for a custom coloured black hull and hardtop, with a deck entirely wrapped in a “carbon look” film. The interiors are equally customised with a three cabin layout that has been masterfully designed by Cristiano Gatto Design to suit the owner’s tastes. OTAM 58HT also pushes the electronics envelope, both audio/visual and navigational.

The custom built AV system on board Crazy Too is extraordinary, adopting the same sophisticated entertainment found aboard the mother boat. It delivers impressive power that is difficult to find out on boats of this size, and everything is managed by iPhone and mini iPads. Furthermore, the M7 satellite dome allows the guests to watch prime television from satellites worldwide, including the UK, Europe and more. Internet access is served by a dual connection 4G router allowing movement from one country to another without swapping SIM cards or changing the unit’s configuration. The possibility also exists of smoothly connecting to Wi-Fi or marina broadband services. Owner’s Representative Alex Banning of SuperYachtsMonaco says: “We had a long task in finding the right balance of shipyard, quality, ability to customise and performance above 43 knots.

We needed a chase boat brand with pedigree, history, financial backing and the ability to guarantee that the boat would achieve the 51 knots contract speed. OTAM has excelled throughout the process”. On the navigational side, to suit the wide cruising range and the experienced and demanding crew on board, a radar and electronic chart system typically found on workboats was selected for Crazy Too by supplier AGC Marine. The Owner’s Long Term Captain Simon Mortlock added: “OTAM delivered a seriously impressive chase boat exactly as initially promised, on time, and with the same level of customisation one sees on superyachts. A nice surprise was OTAM delivering on their promise of speed by exceeding the contracted speed by six knots! The owner will really enjoy this new addition to the fleet”.

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