Italia 10.98 / 37
Designed to be a fast and agile cruiser to be enjoyed with a minimum crew, the Italia 10.98 is a competent boat for distant cruising. The design features a long waterline for speed, high-quality construction for reliability, and moderate sail plan for superb and safe handling in a wide variety of wind conditions.
The styling is the synthesis of elegance, luxury, and modern design. The distinctly Italian influences are evident in the bold, attractive lines, precise attention to detail, and the utilization of the finest materials.
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Designed to provide the performance-oriented sailor with a vessel that is not only deceptively fast but also exceptionally comfortable and safe. The Bellissima series features deck plans and cockpits configured for shorthanded sailing, ideal for a couple or a family, and refined interior designs with all the luxuries demanded long-distance cruising.
The Sport Series is Optimized for performance and built with a first-place finish as the primary design objective. Both the Italia 9.98 and the new 11.98 have claimed the title of ORC World Champion. There is nothing faster than an Italia Yacht in the hands of a capable sailor.
With a displacement of just 10,582 lbs., the Italia 10.98 limits its weight to specifications normally reserved for racing boats; this ambitious achievement in design is the result of careful optimization of each component of the vessels structure. The hull and deck built of fiberglass sandwich construction utilizing variable density PVC foam core material.
The outer laminates incorporate unidirectional, biaxial, and triaxial E-glass piles bonded with vinyl ester resins for optimum strength, an even distribution of forces, and superior protection against osmosis. The structural grid built of carbon fiber and fiberglass, as well as the bulkheads, are bonded and laminated to the hull to create a single monolithic structure resulting in a solid, stiff, and responsive hull.
The rudder blade is constructed of laminated fiberglass with a PVC foam core. The biconical rudder stock is built of 6082 anticorodal alloy aluminum and seated with self-aligning bearings. The keel is T-shaped with a steel structure and torpedo style bulb with 3% antimony lead ballast. The steel structure is enclosed in a fiberglass fairing to ensure optimal hydrodynamic stability.
Enjoyment. The one word that sums up the concept for the outside living space aboard the Italia 10.98. The cockpit is one of the largest in its class with long bench seats to stretch out and lounge, cavernous lockers for the storage of deck equipment, and a large transom swim platform that folds flush to the water level. The deck is uncluttered and clean with flush-deck hatches and portlights, lines that run out of sight under the coach roof, and wide side decks.
MAST AND RIGGING
The standard rig includes an aluminum boom with slab reefing and mast with two swept-back spreaders all supplied by John Mast. The standing rigging is discontinuous with 1x19 stainless steel wire and turnbuckles. Recessed below the deck is the furling drum.
All running rigging is Dyneema with all control lines led aft to the cockpit for pure shorthanded sailing. Popular options include in-mast or in-boom mainsail furling, electric primary winches, and carbon fiber spars.
Below deck, the Italia 10.98 offers a surprising amount of space due to the 12 ft beam, tall freeboard, and optimization of every aspect of the interior design. Natural light and cool breezes pour through the interior with two large overhead deck hatches, six opening portlights, and a big smoked Lexan main hatch.
Both cabins have comfortable double berths, tall hanging lockers, lots of storage including outboard shelving with teak fiddles, and exquisite trim. The saloon features a centerline table
with two folding leaves and a wine locker and vibrant matched grain teak with a varnished satin finish. The styling is uniquely Italian with beautiful stainless steel accents, fine Italian leather and upholstery, and sculpted teak trim with rounded edges throughout.
To port, the galley with double basin sink, gimbaled stove, plentiful cold storage, and cabinets outboard is both sizeable and functional. The nav station to starboard is forward-facing with a chart table and access to the vessels systems and electrical panel.
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