Italia 9.98 Sailing Yacht for Sale in New England
This new boat is designed specifically for fun sailing and she is particularly dedicated to handicap racing (ORC and IRC) but without the preclusion of being used for short cruises. Great attention has been paid in order to create a fast boat but at the same time easy to sail and to get to maximum performance. The main objective has been to find the correct balance between the different kind of use, from windward-leeward races to offshore racing or cruising, obtaining a true all-round with an optimal balance between upwind and downwind performance both in light and strong winds.
Italia 9.98 / 34 Yacht Design
The design is the result of the work of Italia Yachts Chief Designer, the Naval Architect Matteo Polli, strong of the previous design experiences with the Italia Yachts range and the M37, one of the most successful boats in the ORCi history. Matteo Polli has been co-working with Matteo Ledri (one of the few Italian to be involved in the latest edition of the America’s Cup – CapeHornEngineering) for the computational fluid dynamics analysis and with the designer Kristian Macchiut (KMD) for the style of the interiors and deck.
Italia 9.98 / 34 Hull Lines
The hull is the outcome of numerous fluid dynamics (CFD) and statistical analysis crossed with each other using performance prediction programs (VPP) and compared with the various rating systems. These studies have lead to a new generation of hull lines which meets the main targets of the project. The particular geometry allows having very slender waterlines and straight buttocks when upright giving an advantage on downwind legs, whereas at increasing heeling angles, waterlines get much wider ensuring greater stability but still remaining symmetrical and balanced. A medium-light displacement allows an optimal ratio between pure performance and rating and also a front positioning in the usually crowded fleets.
Italia 9.98 / 34 Yacht Construction
Hull and deck are built in sandwich using PVC foam with different densities; skins consist of E-glass biaxial and unidirectional reinforcements impregnated with vinylester resin. The structural carbon reinforced frame integrates the floors and some parts of the interiors, creating a single structure which supports the loads of the mast, keel and shrouds. Hull and deck are finished in gelcoat and with antiskid on working areas.
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|LOA||m 10,30 (with spoiler)|
|Displacement||Kg 4.500 (ORC lightship)|
|Main Sheet Area||mq 38|
|Jib Area||mq 32|
|Spinnaker Area||mq 90|
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Italia 9.98 Fuoriserie – an Extraordinary Yacht
It seems like the demand for small and fast performance cruising sailing yachts is still in trend. The proof comes from Italia Yachts from Chioggia, Italy where their latest model Italia 9.98 Fuoriserie was one of the five nominees for prestigious annual reward The European Yacht of the Year. Initiated by German Yacht magazine its jury includes representatives of the most prominent European yacht magazines such as Yacht World, Voiles et Voiliers, Waterkampionen, Yachtrevue and other. The final decision on this year’s winner took place after test sailings in La Rochelle and Santa Margherita Ligure while the ceremony takes place at Boot Düsseldorf in January 2016. The winner was Solaris 50, but Italia 9.98 is still an extraordinary boat, just as it name says.