Italia 13.98

The Italia 13.98 is a versatile, mid-range yacht available in either a 2-cabin owner version, standard 3-cabin, or 4-cabin family configuration. Designed to ensure performance while preserving the space and comfort desired for long-distance passage making or liveaboard cruising. On a quiet Caribbean mooring, or leading the pack on the racecourse, the Italia 13.98 is in its element.

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. Geared for performance, the Italia 13.98 is the result of the most modern computational fluid dynamic design available today.

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Models

Bellissima Series

9.98 / 34 | 10.98 / 37 | 11.98 / 39 | 12.98 / 43 | 13.98 / 47 | 15.98 / 54

Sport Series

9.98 / 34 | 11.98 / 39

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.

CONSTRUCTION

The Italia 13.98 is a versatile, mid-range yacht available in either a 2-cabin owner version, standard 3-cabin, or 4-cabin family configuration. Designed to ensure performance while preserving the space and comfort desired for long-distance passage making or liveaboard cruising. On a quiet Caribbean mooring, or leading the pack on the racecourse, the Italia 13.98 is in its element.

This combination of solid and cored construction ensures a stable and stiff hull for serious offshore sailing while also reducing the weight of the yacht, enabling excellent light wind performance. In areas of high loads, such as deck fittings and rigging components, reinforced backing plates are integrated into the laminate.

Along the centerline, the hull is solid laminate. 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 stable, stiff, and responsive hull.

The Secret Below the waterline

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.

DECK LAYOUT

The deck configuration is top of its class, with a bountiful area for sunbathing on the coach roof, length to stretch out and lounge in the cockpit, and the ability to enjoy water activities from the swim platform that lowers right to the water level. Clean and uncluttered, every line is neatly organized and led out of sight, emerging only at the winches. The mainsail traveler, deck hatches, portlights, and cleats are all flush-mounted. Storage is impressive aboard the Italia 13.98. On deck, five lockers provide plenty of room for equipment and gear including a segmented sail and anchor locker at the bow, deep cockpit lockers, and a dedicated life raft stowage locker.

EASY AND ENJOYABLE TO SAIL

Perfect for cruising, yet capable of delivering a podium finish, the Italia 13.98 is a very versatile boat. The long waterline ensures speed while the deep keel and rudder pair together to provide exceptional stability, an excellent righting moment, and agile performance for fingertip sailing. The sail controls are sensibly configured, making the boat easy to manage with minimal crew, ensuring a fun and relaxing time on the water with the family.

MAST AND RIGGING

The high-performance fractional rig includes a silver anodized tapered aluminum mast by John Mast with double swept-back spreaders, boom with two double reefing lines and internal outhaul, and a telescoping vang. As an option, the mast and boom are available in carbon fiber. The standing rigging is high quality, discontinuous Navtec rod rigging, and turnbuckles. The V1 chainplate is located outboard at the sheerline while the D1 is placed on the coach roof to ensure unrestricted movement along the side deck. Performance roller bearing blocks and shackles, hydraulic backstay, pad eyes for the gennaker, under deck mounted jib furler, and Dyneema running rigging all come standard.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Performance on deck and luxury below, the Italia 13.98 incorporates many features based on the feedback of cruisers and liveaboard sailors. Storage space is premium with many drawers, cabinets, cupboard, and shelves harmoniously integrated into the overall design of the interior. Everything has its place; everything has its purpose.

The styling of the Italia 13.98 is impeccable. Excellent detail and a level of thought and consideration expected on only the most exclusive of yachts is commonplace throughout. Hand-stitched Italian leather adorns the sculpted stainless steel handrails, the teak joinery is modern, yet handcrafted in a way that beckons tradition. The grains are all matched for pleasing aesthetics. Each owner can customize and specify their touches and finishes, but the result is always Italia Yachts quality.

The owner's cabin with separate ensuite head and separate stall shower are located forward. Luminous and airy, a large opening deck hatch and portlights on either side deliver pleasant oceanscapes and superb ventilation. Storage is spectacular with numerous cabinets, drawers, and tall hanging lockers customized to your desire.

The salon exudes elegance exemplified by a rational distribution of space, a well-lit atmosphere, and superb ventilation. A plush U-shaped settee to port welcomes up to six and wraps around a brilliant table. Extend the folding leaf, and the table becomes a full-beam dining environment suitable for eight, with two relaxing upon the sizeable double settee to starboard.

The interior arrangement of the guest cabins can be configured to the owner's preference; and constructed to exacting, custom specifications. All interior configurations have a spacious double berth located in the starboard quarter, the four-cabin and three cabin versions have a symmetrical cabin located on the port quarter, while the two cabin version utilizes this space for additional storage. These cabins offer class-leading headroom, extra-large mattresses with exceptional length, and adjacent access to the second head with shower - all you need to feel comfortable and pampered even with the guests or the family aboard.

To starboard of the companionway, is a large L-shaped galley equipped with both top and front-loading cold storage, lots of outboard cabinetry and room for cookery items, a gimbaled stove with oven, double basin sink, and lots of counter space for food preparation - ideal for preparing a pleasant meal in even the most remote locations.

In the main saloon, the dinette features a gorgeous teak table with U-shaped settee and an inboard bench seat to starboard, all trimmed in choice Italian fabrics and with seating for 8. To port, is a comfortable settee with extra-wide cushions making for a pleasant lounge area. Aft of which is the forward-facing nav station with a folding top chart table, drawers, and access to the yachts systems and electrical panel. Large deck hatches and numerous opening portlights offer delightful views and a welcoming breeze.

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