Gipsy – first unit of the semi-displacement aluminum Otam Custom Range – has been named as “best naval architecture for semi-displacement yachts” at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017 on Sunday the 6th of February at the award ceremony held in Kitzbühel, Austria.
Gianfranco Zanoni – Otam Yachts CEO refers: “We really wish to thank and dedicate this important achievement to the Owner of M/Y Gipsy and his family. It has been an amazing experience for Otam shipyard to build such a different product translating the full owner detailed vision and way of living the sea into a real product.We wish to share this satisfaction together with our internal Team of direct Workers and last but not least with Mr Umberto Tagliavini from Marine Design Studio, with Mr Tommaso Spadolini for the important cooperation. Otam Custom Range is currently working on different new opportunities exploring different Products developed together with high customization oriented buyers. A warm and special thank goes to the ShowBoat Design Award Team for the time and passion dedicated to Otam and the new Otam Custom Range.”
This 2017 SBD Awards celebrates the creative talents behind the most innovative, elegant and inspiring new yacht designs from the boards of the world’s leading yacht design studios.
The 2017 edition rewarded SD 35m M/Y Gipsy with the prize for the Best Naval Architecture (semi-displacement Motor Yachts category) which is intended to recognize naval architects whose design for a qualifying motor yacht combines efficient hydrodynamics with elegance in a hull that properly meets its intended purpose, particularly in respect of performance, seaworthiness, range and economy.
The real “mantra” for Otam Yachts that built his production and reputation – of over 63 years of history – on yachts with exceptional seaworthiness, efficiency and powerboating based performances.
The yard receives this award with immense pride as a recognition not just for the yacht itself, but for the great passion and efforts made since the beginning of 1954.
Umberto Tagliavini of Marine Design Studio: “It is a real great pleasure and honor to receive this Award with the goal and dream to be the first of more Custom Units built by Otam Custom Range. My gratefulness goes to M/Y Gipsy Owner and Otam yard ownership thanks to which this project came to life. Deep dedication, a real passionate buyer and a strong commitment by Otam shipyard has turned all this into Reality, my compliments to all the team.