Italia 13.98: unending pleasure. Embodiment of elegance, clean and powerful lines go together with the meticulous care of interior details to define a new level of luxury yachts. Designed both for excellent performances during sailing, Italia 13.98 ensures also the highest levels of comfort on board. Fast and balanced, Italia 13.98 is easy to handle with great control and safety, even by a small crew. The ergonomics and lightness of manoeuvres allows a perfect trim of the sails.
Italia 13.98 has won the most important European competition, the “European Yacht of the Year” award in the category “Luxury yachts”. At the presentation during the Genova International Boat Show, she won also the award “Regina del Salone” as the best new boat on display. In 2016 she won the prize as the best boat of the year in USA conferred by the two most important American magazines: Sail and Cruising World.
The careful study of waterlines, the excellent righting moment, with the “T” shaped keel, the sensitive and deep rudder blade: these are only some of the design aspects that together with the generous but not forced sail plan give to Italia 13.98 the best handling.
The fore and aft rake are more obvious than the other models of the yard. The result is a smaller wetted surface area for the benefit of performance in light wind conditions. Aft waterlines sections allow a variable dynamic length, short in light wind, longer with increasing speed.
Exterior layout. The ergonomics of the deck of Italia 13.98 has been studied in detail. The space in the cockpit is at the top of the class. The sunbathing area on the roof is flat and smooth. Five lockers provide plenty of space for storage during cruising with a deep sail locker in the bow separated from the anchor locker. The opening transom is perfect for dry and safe navigation, as to enjoy easy access to the sea.
The trimming of all manoeuvres is exemplary, both for a solitary sailing, with the mainsail winches that can easily be used by the helmsman, as well as crew, even in a race.
The equipment is at the top level, with all winches oversized, rolling ball bearings blocks, a high-performance mast, all the running rigging made of technical fibres, the rod rigging and hydraulic backstay and the under deck jib furler.
A very strong construction. The main construction features of Italia 13.98 meet the rigorous quality standards of Italia Yachts. This results in a stiff while lightweight hull, with a weighty ballast for outstanding performance in all conditions.
Hull and deck of Italia 13.98 are built in sandwich “E-glass” laminated with vinylester resins applied at a controlled temperature. Reinforced plates are inserted in correspondence of deck equipment, while the central strip of the hull is fully laminated. All bulkheads are bonded to the hull and fixed with the internal structure and deck. This is superimposed to the hull, glued with structural adhesive and fixed internally.
Keel and rudder. The keel is “T” shaped with steel structure and the torpedo is cast lead with 3% antimony. The steel structure is enclosed in a fibreglass fairing in order to optimize the wing sections. The ballast weight is about 3,500 Kg. The draft of the boat is 2,50 m
The rudder blade is laminated in fibreglass with PVC core on female moulds. The aluminium alloy (anticorodal 6082) rudder stock is biconical. The stock bearings are self-aligning.
The two wheels are 90 cm in diameter and are made in stainless steel covered by leather. A magnetic compass is installed near the helm position.
Sail Plan. Italia 13.98 has a fractional double spreaders silver anodized aluminium mast including anchor light and steaming light. The aluminium boom has double line reefing and internal boom outhaul; the vang is telescopic. As optional, the mast and the boom are available also in carbon from different manufacturers
Going below deck, you feel the high quality and the perfect finishing of the interior: exemplified by the horizontal veneered teak and the hand finished upholstery. The interior is surprising for its exceptional spaciousness and the ergonomic layout of the furniture, safe at sea thanks to the elimination of all sharp edges. Discover the particular pleasure to find everything in the right place, as if you had thought it by yourself, down to the smallest details.
Italia 13.98 has three differents interior layouts, with solutions up to four cabins. In the standard layout, with three cabins and two heads, there is a large L-shaped kitchen with a table in the center, a sofa and the owner’s cabin at bow. The owner’s cabin has a private headroom with separate shower box. The two guests aft cabins have a second headroom with shower.
|Model||Italia Yachts 13.98|
|Designer||Cossutti / Emanuele Pillon / Italia Yachts|
|Sail Area||124sqm (Main + Jib) 102sqm (Gennaker)|
|Engine||55hp with Saildrive (optional 75hp)|
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