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.
Italia Yachts 13.98 / 47Blue Water Line
Italia 13.98, from the launch, a real award - winner both in Europe as in America.
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.
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
Bulkheads, reinforcements and finishings
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.
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.
|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)|
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.