Otam 58 GTS, the ‘bad boy’ of the sea gets a makeover


The restyling of the Otam 58 GTS has been entrusted to Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm. Both performance and interior and exterior comfort have been improved.

New Otam 58 GTS

Hull no. 26 of the iconic Otam 58 GTS, named ‘Bad Boy’, made its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022. The restyling enhances the sporty character that everyone expects on an Otam yacht and strengthens its stylistic content, while maintaining its recognisability and respecting the shipyard’s DNA.

Hedonism and functionality

OTAM-58GTS-deckThe Italian BG Design Firm, commissioned to update the design, has not only thought about hedonistic shapes but also functional ones: for example, two new air intakes integrated in the hardtop improve ventilation in the engine room, which is immediately accessible thanks to the hydraulic hatch that guarantees safety and immediate accessibility to the systems.

Two more air intakes positioned on the foredeck, on the other hand, are Otam‘s hallmarks.

The new motor yacht from the Genoese shipyards offers an en plein air sensation thanks to the windscreen and wraparound windows that distinguish the semi-open deckhouse but, at the same time, eliminate the disadvantages of a pure open, offering instead constant protection from the sun and wind. This solution provides a more aerodynamic profile and reduces turbulence to ensure better performance and greater comfort on board at very high speeds.

In the enclosed cockpit, there is a bar, a corner sofa and a comfortable dining area as well as two sundecks aft with a central passageway.

The bathing platform and drainage grates located in the transom have also been redesigned: the latter is now integrated and hidden in the boat’s name.

Below deck, on the other hand, the Otam 58 GTS has two double cabins, each with its own head. There is also an open plan galley and a third single cabin for a guest or crew member.

Bad Boy” Performance

The nickname “Bad Boy” OTAM-58GTS-interiorand the suffix GTS justify the character and intended use of the Otam 58 GTS: the yacht is built to achieve high performance, thanks to the two MTU 1825 hp engines coupled with ASD14 Arneson thrusters, which allow it to reach a cruising speed of 48 knots in total comfort and a top speed of 55.

What is unchanged is the high-performance hull by Tagliavini Marine Design, built using a mix of Aramat and vinylester resin to guarantee total safety and high comfort even at high speeds in all sea conditions.

As with all Otam creations, customisation is paramount and the Otam 58 GTS is built to the owner’s countless specifications, including a Böning dashboard for the helm station.

Specialization, research, flexibility, iconic design, out-of-the-ordinary performance and exceptional efficiency are the values and characteristics that distinguish Otam after 67 years of history and the 58 GTS is no exception,” explains Matteo Belardinelli, Otam’s Sales & Communication DirectorThis is a perfect project for Otam, the ideal shipyard for a client who desires and obtains Total Freedom of Expression combined with performance and efficiency that is unrivalled in all sea conditions.”

Otam 58 GTS – Technical specs


19.20 m


16.75 m


2 x MTU 1825hp


ASD Arneson n 14


Rolla Otam copyright

Cruising Speed

48 kn

Top Speed

55 kn




Benetti Yachts presents new projects at the Monaco Yacht Show


Benetti Yachts evolves the B.Century family and launches the innovative 85M “Project ORO”. Several collaborations with established international naval design and architecture studios are planned. The calendar of the launches is complete, as are the deliveries of the new models.

The evolution of Benetti Yachts, new B.Now and B.Century designs

At the 31st Monaco Yacht Show, Benetti Yachts presented its future strategy, based on tradition, innovation and engineering, thanks also to collaboration with international naval design and architecture studios.

The investments made over the last few years are bearing fruit, as Marco Valle, CEO of the Azimut|Benetti Group, confirms: “Almost a month after the start of the new yachting season, a record-breaking 23 launches are planned, almost two a month. The prospects for the future are very positive: we began in September with the launch of a 50m B. Now and will conclude in August with the launch of a 68m B.Century. The order backlog is trending upwards, with new model deliveries planned until 2027”.

The B.Now and B.Century families available with traditional, hybrid or diesel electric propulsion. Azimut|Benetti has been committed to the development of different types of propulsion for more than 10 years, supporting the reduction of environmental impact, for an increasingly sustainable boating industry.

B.Now, spaces connected with the sea

Benetti-Yachts-B.Now-60MThe Monaco Yacht Show was the occasion for the world premiere of the Irynna B.Now 50M, a motor yacht presented by Sebastiano Fanizza, Benetti’s Chief Commercial Officer, together with the B.Now 60M and the new B.Now 67M OASIS.

These new models join the family composed of the 50, 60, 67 and 72M and have become one of Benetti‘s bestsellers, thanks to the 20 units already sold.

Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, through the testimony of Paul Costerus, Senior Yacht Designer & Manager, traced the lines of the interiors that distinguish the B.Now 67M Oasis in concept and size.

Interiors and exteriors have a continuity, highlighted by the sliding windows on the main deck and the large windows.

The construction process of the new B.Now 60M was described by Andrew Collett, RWD Project Manager. The lines enhance the Oasis Deck solution by favouring the use of natural light and a continuity with the sea. The interior and exterior spaces can be redefined into new hospitality destinations, according to the needs of the owner and his guests, for a dynamic and informal, yet elegant and refined life on board.

B.Century, bespoke solutions

The new additions B.Century-75Mto the B.Century family, developed in cooperation with Cassetta Yacht Designers, were presented by Sebastiano Fanizza.

Created in the wake of the success of the multi-award-winning Triumph (65 m) – premiered at the Monaco Yacht Show – Metis (63 m), Zazou (65 m) and Calex (67 m), the B. Century family includes five custom yachts designed from an engineered platform. Century family includes custom yachts built from an engineered platform that has been enriched with no less than five models designed to offer unique solutions, distinguished by their distinctive aesthetics: two 55-metre designs, one with a generous Sun Deck open on all sides, and the other with the Upper Deck transformed into an Owner Deck with a bow master suite and private terrace.

A 62-metre yacht with unbeatable content, a rational and elegant 68-metre yacht and a 75-metre yacht that introduces new layout concepts, such as the unprecedented Pool Club and Sea Club solution conceived on two different levels. Each yacht is unique in terms of stylistic innovation, layout and on-board concept. “A distinctive feature is the formal cleanliness of the continuous signs that describe the yachts’ shapes, the flow of lines runs uninterrupted describing volumes that unmistakably express Benetti’s stylistic identity“.

Benetti Project Oro, luxury and sustainability

‘Project ORO’ is a design dedicated to yachts over 80 metres, using the most modern propulsion technology and minimizing dimensional impact.
During the development of “Project ORO,” says Giorgio M. Cassetta, “we wanted to seize the opportunity to express numerous innovative concepts, aspiring to bring them together in a unique yacht. By developing a language of style featuring great visual purity and strong characterization of the main masses, and by renouncing the criteria of civil architecture in favour of a freer and more fluid approach, we have tried to propel the project into an attainable future. We hope the bold content recognises a series of desires that customers in this size range frequently express and are unlikely to have found fulfilled by the boats they have looked at so far”.