Omikron Yachts OT-60 Review (2024 Edition)

The Omikron OT-60 redefines the 60ft motorboat with its unique hull design, spacious living areas, and emphasis on efficient cruising. Could this be the future? Read on to find out.

The OT-60 stands out as one of the most intriguing new boats of 2024. Crafted by Omikron, a renowned Greek builder known for its impressive sailing yachts, including those over 50 metres, this boat brings innovative design thinking from the sailing world to a twin-engine motorboat. The OT-60 is designed for slower cruising, encouraging you to savour the journey just as much as the destination.

The OT-60 features a hull design derived from Omikron's previous sailing yachts, engineered for efficiency, quiet operation, and long-range comfort. It proved its capabilities during a shakedown cruise from Greece to Venice without a stop. This new concept aims to offer the best of both worlds, but does it deliver?

Omikron Yachts OT-60 Key Facts

Omikron Yachts OT-60  illustration
  • LOA 18.4m
  • Model Year 2024
  • Cabins 3
  • Max Speed 16 knots
  • Status In Production
  • Yacht Type Motor Yacht
  • Use Type Cruising

Review Video

Design & Build

The Omikron OT-60's exterior and interiors were designed by Lorenzo Argento, with the interior styling by Ciarmoli Queda Studio. 

Now, let's talk about that sailing boat-derived hull designed by Juan-K which Omikron calls the Eco-Cruise Hull. What does that mean? Well, for starters, the OT-60 is 18.2m (60ft) in length and has an impressive 6m (20ft) beam for a boat of this LOA. The hull is sharp at the bow and widens out significantly, finishing in a shallow aft section. This design is all about pushing through the water at displacement speed, not planing, and achieving a top speed of around 15 knots. It's a vessel designed for smooth, efficient cruising, and (as Omikron says) perfect for island-hopping in the Med.

There's also a hybrid version of the OT-60 that has a larger battery bank, and electric motors for short periods of electric cruising. There's a huge sunbathing area atop the wheelhouse, accessible via a removable ladder, (which can also be used on the side of the boat for getting in and out of the water). If you have the hybrid version, there would be solar panels installed up there instead of the sun pads.

The wide cockpit is an excellent living space
You can see from above the sailing boat inspired hull shape
The boat moves through the water very cleanly

Redundancy and ease of maintenance are key aspects of the OT-60's design. For example, near the day head access on the lower deck, you'll find manual backups for everything. The switches are clearly labelled and easy to access, making it simple to switch things in and out. The wiring is neat and tidy, ensuring you know exactly where everything leads. This attention to detail is what sets the OT-60 apart, it's a boat to be used and cruised aboard by the owner, so must be easy to run and care for. 

One of the standout designs onboard the OT-60 is the lower living space in front of the helm station. It's cleverly tucked down there, offering a private retreat while still being well-connected to the upper deck. This setup will allow people in the galley or down below to stay in touch with the action on deck. As the skipper, you have excellent sightlines across and down to the lower deck.

The atrium effect here, thanks to the massive windows, is impressive. Eye-level windows with ventilation, lower portholes, and a highly functional galley with tall fiddles and storage all contribute to a home-from-home feel. High-quality Miele appliances and a domestic-sized fridge freezer make the galley incredibly usable. 

And let's not forget the cosy dinette, which has a drop-down table for an additional berth if needed. But with the OT-60, sleeping space is not an issue.

The lower deck galley is bright and spacious
The lower dinette converts into another berth

Interior Accommodation

The Omikron OT-60 has a really good connection between the outdoor and indoor spaces, helped by the big windows on either side, enhancing natural light and giving fab views. The strip lighting in the deck head links the cockpit and the saloon, guiding your eye through the space and down through the bow.

The main deck forward boasts an extraordinary glass area, creating an exceptionally bright space. Overhead hatches and opening windows on both sides ensure ample natural ventilation, making it a pleasant spot for long-distance cruises. The saloon is thoughtfully designed to keep the skipper and guests comfortable and together.

The space is flexible, with a sofa to port that can be set up as a day bed but easily converted into a pair of armchairs if needed. 

The TV pops out from a the unit to starboard in the saloon

Guest Accommodation

The standard arrangement features four cabins and four bathrooms, which is an impressive feat given the size of the boat. This is a great layout if you need to optimise sleeping space or if the boat is going to be used for charter but the three-cabin option creates a more plush owner experience. 

The owner's cabin is situated forward and the first thing that strikes you is the headroom — towering, something often lacking in yachts of this size. There are also opportunities for natural light to enter, thanks to the generous glass areas on the sides and above. You won't need to rely on air conditioning unless it's sweltering, as the cabin can breathe easily.  

The cabin also features a big, comfortable bed flanked by seats on either side and the inclusion of a well-finished split bathroom, allowing two people to use it simultaneously — one can shower while the other brushes their teeth. The brass work on the doors is lovely and thick, and rubber-sealed doors make sure there are no rattles, just a satisfying, high-quality feel when closing them.

A bright, comfortable owner's cabin

In the guest cabins, the sense of quality is consistently maintained. The starboard side twin cabin is a prime example of this, with impressively wide berth sizes and a central walkway that doesn’t feel cramped. Once again, natural light and ventilation are key features, with plenty of lighting up above and ventilation to keep the space airy and each guest cabin comes with its own bathroom.

The VIP cabin features a double bed arranged to make the most of the hull window, offering fabulous views right from the comfort of the bed. It's a feature that adds a touch of luxury and should make waking up in this cabin an absolute pleasure. The headroom and ventilation here are, once again, superb, so the cabin feels much larger than you’d expect on a yacht of this size. Although the VIP cabin's ensuite is also the day head, there's also private access to the bathroom.

The VIP ensuite with athwartships bed
Even the twin is very spacious

Helm Station

The two helm seats are positioned well towards the back of the boat, offering a unique perspective and a commanding view through the large, upright windscreens. It's a shame there isn't a side door at the helm as that would ease the reliance on the aft doors and improve communication between the skipper and the crew.

The dashboard is exceptionally well-focused and fully digital, but manual backups are available downstairs. This ensures that all yacht controls are integrated into the Garmin system. Additionally, the twin throttles come with manual backups, providing peace of mind. In the event of a fly-by-wire throttle or steering failure, the manual redundancy system takes over.

The view is excellent but a helm door would be useful
There is manual back up for the fly-by-wire throttles

Powered by a pair of 250hp Yanmar four-cylinder diesel engines, the OT-60 might not seem to have an enormous amount of horsepower for its size, but it doesn’t need it. This yacht is designed for efficiency. At a cruising speed of 8 knots, it uses about 1 litre per nautical mile. Push it to 10 knots, and you’re looking at 2.2 litres per nautical mile. Even flat out at 14.5 knots, it only sips 4 litres per nautical mile.

That means with a 1,200-litre fuel capacity, you can expect to cover 1,000nm between fills at 8 knots — incredible for a yacht of this size. They have proven that by successfully taking the OT-60 on a journey from Greece to Venice.

On Deck

The stern area of the Omikron OT-60 makes the most of its 6m beam. There's a cleverly integrated passerelle which, when folded away, extends the cockpit space, but it can also swing out and around the corner so it can get up to quayside. The passerelle can also be used as a crane to lift the tender on and off the fixed platform. This dual-purpose design is super practical.

Storage is everywhere, which is crucial for a long-distance liveaboard cruiser. The platform itself houses storage voids on either side and by lifting the steps, you'll find deep storage compartments. The cockpit follows suit with more storage solutions beneath a deck hatch.

Both dinettes drop down to create sun pads
The 6m beam makes a big difference on deck
The pop-up third control station is a nice touch

The Omikron OT-60 has incredibly wide side decks, making it safe and comfortable as you move around the boat. Though you haven't got full railings, the sailing boat-inspired cords are nice and high, paired with very tall toe rails and big, chunky cleats to simplify crewing tasks.  

Down on the foredeck, you'll find another spacious sunbathing area with integrated hatches that draw natural light down into the cabin below. More flush-fit hatches forward contribute to a light-filled interior. A fixed bowsprit is here for anchoring, and all the equipment and cleats can be neatly closed away under a cover when not in use.

Engine Room

Accessing the engine room of the Omikron OT-60 is easy; through a deck hatch in the cockpit. The first thing you’ll notice is the footprint of the Yanmar engines — they're very compact for a 60ft yacht. These diddy powerplants are mounted on sprung bearings, aimed at minimising vibration, shake, and resonance. This should aid a smooth, quiet experience when you’re chugging along.

The small blocks of the Yanmars are easy to work around
Engineering detail is excellent

The quality and quantity of insulation, including on the deck hatch, are immediately apparent, which should make this a very quiet cruising boat. The space is all white, which brightens the area and makes spotting any leaks easier. Filters are conveniently visible with clear bowls, allowing you to check the fuel quality by eye. The ease of access and user-friendly design mean you can maintain this boat on the go, with minimal hassle. 

Our Verdict

The OT-60 brings a refreshing approach to boating. It prioritizes refinement and efficiency over pure performance, and it's designed to be used while on the move, not just at your destination. While it may prioritise form over function, there's a high level of boat-building expertise that gives confidence in its capabilities. While its styling and slower, fuel-efficient cruising speed won't appeal to everyone, there are valuable lessons to be learned from its emphasis on less being more, and putting refinement and autonomy above speed and handling. As a first effort, it's an impressively well-rounded package.

Reasons to Buy

  • Efficient hull shape
  • High quality build
  • Practical layout and design
  • Hybrid option availabe

Things to Consider

  • Unproven brand
  • No helm door
  • Slow cruising speed

Rivals to Consider

When considering a new yacht, it’s always crucial to explore the alternatives. The Omikron OT-60 is a formidable player in its category, but let's take a look at how it stacks up against its rivals.

For guest accommodation, the Silent Yachts 62 Fly edges out the OT-60. With the capacity to sleep up to 12 guests across six cabins, it’s a better bet for those looking to maximise the number of family and friends on board. In contrast, the OT-60 offers a well-appointed four-cabin layout accommodating up to eight guests. Its master cabin, with hull side windows and a skylight, is lovely, and every cabin boasts dedicated en-suite bathrooms. Meanwhile, the Arcadia Sherpa 60 caters to smaller groups, accommodating five guests, but it still delivers a high level of comfort for family vacations.

The Omikron OT-60 is designed for those who appreciate the journey over the destination. Its cruising speed is the slowest in this comparison, clocking in at 8 knots with a top speed of 16 knots. If a faster performance is what you’re after, the Silent Yachts 62 Fly takes the crown with a cruising speed of 15 knots and a top speed of 20 knots. The Arcadia Sherpa 60 is not far behind, with a cruising speed of 16 knots and topping out at 19 knots. The Silent Yachts 62 Fly’s shallow draft allows it to navigate waters that are inaccessible to deeper vessels, making it incredibly versatile for exploring. 

Despite the stiff competition, the Omikron OT-60 holds its own with its well-thought-out design and excellent accommodation. Each of these yachts caters to a different set of preferences and needs, making the choice a matter of personal taste and specific requirements.


  • Builder Omikron Yachts
  • Model OT-60
Omikron Yachts OT-60  illustration
  • Length Overall 18.4m
  • Beam 6m
  • Draft 0.9m
  • Hull Composite
  • Cabins 3
  • Berths 4
  • Yacht Type (Primary) Motor Yacht
  • Use Type (Primary) Cruising
  • Cruising Speed
    Max Speed
  • Fuel Capacity 1,200 Litres
  • Fresh Water Capacity 600 Litres
  • Engine Model 2x Yanmar 4LV250
  • Engine HP 250

Omikron Yachts OT-60 Layout

  • Main Deck Omikron Yachts OT-60

    The shape of the hull creates a naturally wide cockpit area so deck space is excellent

  • Standard 4 cabin layout

    Lower Deck Omikron Yachts OT-60

    The standard arrangement comprises a four-cabin, four-bathroom arrangement. Impressive for a 60-footer. 

  • Optional master cabin forward layout

    Lower Deck Omikron Yachts OT-60

    The optional forward owner's cabin works well for owner-operators