Italia 11.98: A multi purpose sailing yacht
The Italia 11.98 project is aimed to create a boat that is really adaptable to different uses both cruising and racing. The result is a boat that will inspire the most ambitious pro sailor and, at the same time, will give pleasing cruises to its owner. Fun, highly performing and easy at the helm, Italia 11.98 has an essential and clean design, perfect for racing, without giving up space and maintaining adequate interior volumes and layout for long cruises. Italia 11.98 reintroduces the concept of all-round boat, really able to support the efforts of the best sailing teams, as well as to meet the comfort needs of a more leisure oriented purpose.
Italia 11.98: astonishing performance
Hull, keel and rudder lines comes from several experiences in racing boats optimization field and also from sophisticated studies carried out in collaboration with computational fluid dynamics experts. Also the design of the deck is the result of an extensive research in terms of ergonomics for various uses, design and aerodynamic. The internal layout is developed by the Design Team Italia Yachts coordinated by the designer Matteo Polli, in collaboration with KMD by Kristian Macchiut and Mirko Arbore & Partners. Italia 11.98 is proposed in a single basic model, starting from which it is possible to choose between two different set-up configurations, completely customizable according to the intended use.
Italia 11.98: racing essence and versatility
We cant deny it: with this new model Italia Yachts wants to repeat, and if possible improve, the prestigious results obtained with the Italia 9.98, multi-winner in all regatta fields all over the world and also winner of two ORC World Championships in 2015 and 2016. But we want to do it starting from a completely new project, which makes the adaptability its most distinctive feature. Italia 11.98 is indeed a unique boat, designed with a special attention to the different international regulations, in particular ORC and IRC. The possibilities of customization in race perspective are many, in order to satisfy both professional top teams and passionate sailors: each one will be able to benefit of the basic features of Italia 11.98, improving the accessories according to the expected level of use. In the ORC regulation, Italia 11.98 is optimized to be the largest boat in Group C. In the top-of-the-line configuration, the boat can be also equipped with carbon mast, carbon boom, bow piston and carbon tiller. Italia 11.98 also offers solutions specifically designed for offshore regattas, also in reduced crew.
Naval architecture Matteo Polli / Italia Yachts
Interior design KMD / Mirko Arbore & Partners
Exterior design KMD / Italia Yachts Design Team – Matteo Polli
Engineering & structural design Olivari Engineering / Italia Yachts Design Team
Length overall 11,98 m (39,304 ft)
Hull length 11,65 m (38,2 ft)
Max beam 3,98 m (13,0 ft)
Draft 2,10 m (6,9 ft)
Displacement 6.200 kg (13.668 lbs)
Engine Diesel 30 Hp
Engine Battery n°1 x AGM 70 Ah
House Services battery n°2 x AGM 70 Ah
Fuel 110 litres (29,06 U.S. gal)
Water 200 litres (52,38 U.S. gal)
Mainsail area 50 sqm (538,2 sq ft)
Jib area 43 sqm (462,8 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 110 sqm (1.184 sq ft)
ORC GPH (provisional) 590