Grabau International is delighted to announce the listing of the 2015 Italia Yachts Italia 13.98 ‘SOFIMA’.
Rarely available brokerage example of the award-winning Italia 13.98 with 3-cabin, 2-heads layout, complete with carbon sails and B&G instrument pack. Residual leasing available subject to eligibility.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS: SOFIMA was launched in 2015 as a great spec Italia Yachts 13,98. Her owner has used her for light cruising in the Mediterranean and is now looking to another new Italia Yacht, hence her. This makes SOFIMA the ideal option for those who are looking for an high quality performance cruiser at a very realistic price. Highlights of her specification include: • Teak side decks, cockpit flooring and seating • Hull epoxy primer • 2.5m draft T-keel • Volvo 55hp engine with 3-bladed folding prop • Jefa steering with composite twin helm wheels • German mainsheet system • Millennium carbon mansail and genoa • Gennaker with snuffer • Stackpack and lazyjacks • B&G instrument package with Zeus plotter and radar • VHF with DSC and AIS • 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout • Traditional filled-grain teak interior joinery • Electric heads in master ensuite plus holding tank • Alcantara upholstery • Twin fridges • Heating • AGM batteries • Sprayhood • Cockpit cushions
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 manouvers allows a perfect trim of the sails.
The ergonomics and protection in the cockpit, the comfortable grab rails, numerous stowage spaces and brightly-finished interiors make onboard living a pleasant experience characteristically refined and elegant. 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 a best handling.
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 an 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 full 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. Rudder
The rudder blade is laminated in fiberglass 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.
Hull and deck are laminated in sandwich with differentiated density PVC core; the unidirectional and biaxial E-glass fibres are laminated with vinylester resin. The lamination is carried out at controlled temperature between 16° C and 25° C.
Inside the hull is placed a structural frame reinforced with carbon, laminated into female mold, glued and fixed, to support the efforts both of the mast and the shrouds. All bulkheads and furniture are bonded to the hull.
Plates are included in the structure to increase resistance where the deck hardware is mounted. The collar of the mast is structural. The structural bulkheads of Italia 13.98 are made of marine plywood from 15 to 25 mm thick and are glued and gusseted to the hull and deck. The deck is glued and laminated to the hull. A polyester strap is provided to lift the boat (optional). Hull and deck are finished in gelcoat, walkable areas are prepared with antiskid from female mould. Cockpit benches and cockpit floor are covered with 10 mm thick teak.
The keel is “T” shaped with steel structure and the torpedo is cast lead with 3% antimony. The steel structure is enclosed in a fiberglass 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.
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.
2015 Italia Yachts Italia 13.98 – Sofima – now Euro 320,000 ex VAT (leasing available) – full details here
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