New Otam SD35 - 35m M/Y “GIPSY” Building Progress Updates


With the new OTAM SD35  the first aluminum semi-displacement full custom yacht of the yard. The first OTAM SD35 unit, a three deck 35 meter long, 7.8 meter beam yacht, has been building for an experienced Italian owner who was searching for a full custom aluminum yacht, tailor-made to fit his lifestyle.

Construction at present is perfectly in line with timing - 30% completion - with the hull finished. Propulsion systems and generators have been installed, while the superstructure is almost completed.

The new OTAM SD35 offers a unique-in-the-category amount of living space onboard and higher flexibility for full customization. Aluminum construction allows the owner, together with the yard, to create a “one of a kind” yacht, 100% responding to the client's very personal taste both with the interiors and the exteriors, designed by the internationally reputed yacht design firm Tommaso Spadolini.

The interiors, again unique and full-custom built like a bespoke suit, are another OTAM strength since ever. And with her 295 GRT displacement, therefore under 300 GRT “limit”, the yacht offers remarkable larger volumes than any other competitor in her category.

With OTAM hull Number One – m/y “GIPSY” – the client was very adamant that the layout would have totally reflected his personal approach to life at sea.

The main deck is completely dedicated to guest's daily activities, leisure or business/corporate entertainment. The large spaces available cover a nearly 40 sq. mt. main salon with movie theater and a full beam dining area forward. The main deck also hosts the service areas, with a fully furnished galley and a 25 sq. mt. pantry with separate access for the crew.


The four VIP cabins with twin and double beds and relative en-suites baths are on the lower deck, in an area connected by a hallway to the crew's quarters. Here too crew access is carefully located without infringing on guest privacy in order to guarantee highest standard of service on board and the slightest interaction with members of crew. Crew quarter is equipped with 3 cabins and washrooms, the laundry and storerooms.

The full owner's upper deck, offering exclusive views and complete privacy, was expressly requested by the client, re-launching a “popular” concept among experienced owners who desire exclusivity and a more intimate relation with the sea.

The layout also includes day-heads on each deck. Guests therefore don't have to return to their cabins, and the owner can host a considerable number of guests respecting complete privacy for both him and his family's cabins and living areas.

Regarding performance, the new OTAM SD35, exploiting the yard's engineering capabilities enhanced by a long experience in designing and building the Millennium line, and together with their long standing partners - the Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini - has designed a very efficient semi-displacement hull that will give OTAM SD 35 a top speed of 22 knots and a considerable range of 1,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

In designing the new OTAM SD35 a special attention has been paid to her draft. The hull below the waterline features semi-tunnels that limit the draft. This makes the SD 35 a very versatile yacht, perfect for comfortable cruise in international waters like US and the Caribbean’s where a limited draft becomes a key factor to consider.