MAST AND RIG
The 9.98 comes with tapered profile 9/10 fractional, aluminium performance mast fitted with pole track as standard. Full carbon mast is an optional extra. The two spreaders are swept at 21° maximizing jib roach.
The aluminium boom has an internal outhaul. Discontinuous rigging and forestay is 1×19 stainless steel wire, with turnbuckles. The chain plates are placed at the widest part of the beam for maximum mast support and safe access to the foredeck. Forestay comes fitted with plastic foil. The backstay is a low-stretch Dyneema® with tensioner. All running rigging is in Dyneema®.
The Bellissima version comes with an integrated bowsprit as standard.
The Italia 9.98-Fuoriserie and 9.98-Bellissima have the same sail plan, with generous but non-overlapping foresails and a good aspect ratio. The mainsail has a moderate square head with a considerable roach – eliminating the requirement for a split backstay or runners.
The optional spinnaker fittings for ‘round the cans’ racing are standard fittings, and for coastal offshore racing or cruising an asymmetric can be flown from the bowsprit.
Mainsheet area: 38 sm (409 sq ft)
Jib area: 32 sm (344.4 sq ft)
Spinnaker area: 90 sm (968,7 sq ft)
Gennaker area: 105 sm (1.131 sq ft)