Vichingo | Italia 34' 2016

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Vichingo
Builder: Italia
Model: 9.98 Fuoriserie
Year: 2016
Location: Annapolis, MD
Designer: Matteo Polli
Hull Material: Composite

USA 998 dealer demonstrator available for sale. Vichingo will be on display at the United States Sailboat Show in October. This is your chance to own a proven ORC weapon that is fully equipped and ready for racing this Fall or take her to Florida for the SORC circuit!

Like all Italia Yachts the quality shows and Vichingo does not look her age. The 9.98 has been a successful ORC racer, winning the ORC World Championship in 2015 and 2016. Designed by ORC mastermind Matteo Polli the 9.98 is considered one of the finest designs available and many have attempted to duplicate the performance and styling of this model to no avail.

In the US, 'Vichingo' has placed in several events, including the inaugural AYC 24 Hour Double Handed Distance Race 1st Overall ORC in 2019 just days after its US arrival. AYC Commodores Cup Winner 2019-2020 and Best Overall Performance 2019-2020 Frostbites, 2020 CRAB Regatta 1st Place, 2021 Chicago-Mackinac Race 4. Also in the US a sister ship placed 1st in the 2020 AYC Double Handed Race and another placed 2nd overall and tied for 1st in the BBYRA 2020-2021 series in Miami.

For the past two years Vichingo has been utilized as the USA dealer demonstrator and as such has received the best care and has been constantly upgraded to the most modern sails and electronics available. You will find no better equipped and race ready 9.98, Vichingo is completely turn key and is ready for another season of stiff ORC competition.


Length: 34'
Beam: 11' 7
Draft: 6' 2
Water Tank Capacity: 29 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 7 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Volvo Penta
Engine Model: D1-30
Power: 30 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel

List of Included Options & Upgrades

  • Volvo 30HP diesel instead of standard 20HP, sail-drive and folding race prop. Recently serviced.
  • Water heater with engine loop for underway hot water when engine is running
  • Battery charger and shore power connection with 120V outlet under nav station
  • Two AGM group 27 batteries new Summer 2021, room to add third battery if desired
  • Cockpit shower with hot/cold selector
  • All water faucets with individual hot/cold shut offs for servicing while keeping the rest of the plumbing active for use
  • 12V DC Refrigerator with air cooled compressor
  • Stainless steel removable swim ladder with flush deck sockets
  • German mainsheet system with two dedicated winches
  • Ronstan Magic Wheel below deck backstay system with 80:1 purchase and single line operation
  • Harken Performa racing winch package
  • Cabin top winches with double diameter drums for easy spinnaker trimming
  • Cunningham upgrade with cabin top adjustment
  • Symmetrical spinnaker equipment with carbon fiber pole setup for dip pole gybes or can be setup for end for end gybing with a quick re-rig of the pole
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker equipment
  • Carbon racing bow sprit, ORC performance length, dyneema bobstay (bobstay replaced Summer 2021)
  • Rod rigging with closed body turnbuckles
  • Rod Forestay (Fall 2020 replaced) and tuff luff (Summer 2021) replaced
  • Flush closing seacocks by Forespar
  • Light grey anti skid
  • PSB lifeline covers
  • PSB sheet bags (replaced Spring 2021)
  • Lee cloths installed in aft cabin and saloon settees
  • Cockpit port lights for aft cabin and head (great for halyard storage while racing) and ventilation port lights over galley and nav station
  • Bottom stripped and Baltoplate burnished race bottom applied Spring 2021



  • Summer 2021 Quantum Sails Fusion M5 J1 and J3. A1 spinnaker
  • 2020 Quantum Sails Fusion M5 Main and J2 Jib. A2 spinnaker and cable-less Code 0 with Selden Furler
  • Quantum Carbon Fiber Main, J Super Light, J1, J2, J3, S1.5, S2 from 2016/2017
  • Delivery dacron main and jib



  • Complete racing electronics system from B&G
  • Spring 2021 - B&G Nemesis 9 and H5000 Graphic on mast pod, H5000 Hercules CPU, YachtDevices WiFi, MOB button in cockpit, V60 VHF/AIS, Fusion stereo with Bluetooth, amplifier, new cockpit speakers, cabin speakers.
  • Fall 2020 - 2x B&G Triton cockpit displays, B&G WS310 wind, B&G ZG100
  • RAM mount system at nav station for addition of tablet or laptop computer
  • Garmin GHP Reactor below deck autopilot for deliveries or double handed sailing


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