Italia Yachts 9.98 is a performance boat and at the same time easy to handle, thanks to the optimal balance between upwind and downwind performance, both in strong and light winds. Designed to allow fun sporting sailing, Italia Yachts 9.98 in the Fuoriserie version is particularly suitable for participation in regattas. It is a fast and safe boat, capable of winning two consecutive ORC world championships.
The hull of Italia Yachts 9.98 is the result of numerous statistical analyzes and fluid dynamics crossed with each other with performance forecasting programs. The particular geometry obtained allows for very thin water lines and tense straight hull exits to the benefit of load-bearing gaits, while as the heel increases, the waterline widens to ensure greater stability of shape while remaining symmetrical. These studies, together with the experiences on the regatta fields, have made it possible to obtain a excellent compromise between performance and ease of operation.
The deck lines were modeled looking for the best compromise between ergonomics of maneuvers and of interior spaces and volumes, taking naturally in great consideration is given to the aesthetic aspect. Thanks to the shapes started and a geometry was obtained at the chamfers low aerodynamic impact and a dry look and modern. The importance of obtaining clean flows around the deckhouse have represented the common thread for the designers who have designed a functional blanket, ergonomically efficient and safe, suitable for both sailing with crew and with reduced crew. Outwardly, Italia 9.98 Bellissima is set up with two helm wheels, two comfortable benches in the cockpit, also covered in synthetic teak, and the integrated bowsprit.
IY 9.98 is also suitable for long cruises, for exhilarating ones sailing performance, combines refined and welcoming interiors finished with craftsmanship. The interior layout provides 2 cabins, a head aft and the central saloon with dinette, galley and nav station. The modern design features gelcoat surfaces functional both in racing and cruising. Some parts, wardrobes and cabinets, they are made of fabric and are removable to lighten displacement in racing. The floorboard is made of marine plywood finished in laminate epoxy with gray anti-slip. The doors are equipped with thresholds and finished with technical frames in aluminum to increase resistance to sports use. The nav station is obtained in the area of ??the saloon while the galley has an “L” layout and is composed of sink, ice box and tilting stove.