The new model Italia 12.98 retains the characteristics of the other boats of the shipyard, adding to the usual comfort and easy handling even outstanding performance, making it ideal for any type of race. Supplied as standard with a range of features designed to enhance its performance, the new model will allow the ship owner to switch from “cruise” to “race” in no time and at no extra cost.
The new boat will be officially launched during the summer of 2015.
Italia Yacht 12.98 / 41Construction
The hull and deck are built of sandwich cores with PVC with different densities depending on the construction needs. The skins are laid in E-glass (mat, mats and unidirectional) impregnated with vinylester resin. The lamination is performed at a controlled temperature between 16 °C and 25 °C. Reinforcing plates are inserted at the equipment deck. The central band of the hull is made of full laminated to improve the resistance to concentrated efforts and to avoid delamination. All bulkheads are marine plywood from 15 to 25 mm and are bonded to the hull and gusseted to the internal structure and the deck.
The deck is superimposed on the hull, bonded with structural adhesive and laminated internally.
A structural carbon frame is placed inside the hull glued and gusseted, to share the efforts of the mast and the rigging. On the same are placed bulkheads and furniture.
The hull and deck have gelcoat surfaces; the bridge and walkable areas are finished with antiskid from the female mold. The benches and the floor of the cockpit are finished in teak 10 mm
Italia 12.98 / 41 Yacht Hull, rudder and sail plan
All the technical and structural characteristics of Italia 12.98 hint at its sporty nature; the sandwich construction with carbon reinforcements, up to the careful study of the foils with a performance “T” keel made with numerical control. The hull and the weight distribution are developed to ensure easy handling and a smooth transition on the wave. The keel of the 12.98 is a “T” profile with a steel blade and box-torpedo cast lead with 3% antimony. The keel is enclosed by a casing made from fiberglass molds numerical control. The rudder blade is laminated glass with PVC core female mold. The aluminium alloy (anticorodal 6082) rudder stock is biconical. The steering wheel has a dual steering cables with columns containing sprocket and chain. The sector is mounted on aluminum. The stock bearings are self-aligning.