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 manouvers allows a perfect trim of the sails.

High performances, easy to sail

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 development of Italia 13.98 project is followed by the project managers, all experienced sailors, who wotk together with yacht designers harmonizing the choices for hull design, deck and sail plan, to achieve a perfectly balanced, powerful and highly comfortable yacht.

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 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.


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 laminated in sandwich

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.

Structural frame

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.

Bulkheads, reinforcements and finishings

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

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 deck 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 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 a dry and safe navigation, as to enjoy an easy access to the sea.

The trimming of all maneuvers is exemplary, both for a solitary sailing, with the mainsail winches that can easily be used by the helmsman, both in crew, even in 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 fibers, the rod rigging and hydraulic backstay and the under deck jib furler.

Sail Plan

Italia 13.98 has a fractional double spreaders silver anodized aluminium mast including anchor light and steaming light. The alluminium 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


The standing rod rigging is discontinuous with turnbukles. As standard the jib furler is under the deck. V1 chainplate is positioned on sheerline and D1 chainplate is placed on coach roof side for an easy forward-aft walkway.


Mainsail + jib: 124 sm (1.345 ft2)
Mainsail + gennaker: 226 sm (2.432 ft2)

Italia 13.98: interior design layout

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.

Standard layout: 3 cabins, 2 heads

Technical Specifications

Naval architecture Cossutti Y.D. / Italia Yachts
Interior design Emanuele Pillon / Italia Yachts
Exterior design Cossutti Y.D. / Italia Yachts
Engineering & structural design Cossutti Yacht Design
Length over all 14.40 m (47 ft)
Max beam 4.30 m (14.1 ft)
Draft 2.50 m (7.87 ft) 1.90 (6.2 ft)
Displacement 9.500 Kg (21.000 lbs)
Engine Diesel 55 Hp (opt. 75 Hp) Sail Drive
Fuel 240 litres (63,40 U.S. gal)
Water 480 litres (126,80 U.S. gal)
Sail area mainsail + jib 124 sm (1.345 sq ft)
Sail area mainsail + gennaker 226 sm (2.432 sq ft)


Alternative layout: 2 cabins, 2 heads
Alternative layout: 4 cabins, 2 heads

Awards and trophies

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.