Italia Yachts 11.98 was launched in Venice at the historical Compagnia della Vela yacht club. The boat is the yard’s newborn and the first from the Bellissima series, the best example of the skilled craftsmanship needed to unite excellent sailing qualities with great interior comfort.
The making of an Italia Yacht requires time and research, the most suitable materials, talent, skills, innovation, emotion and most of all expert hands capable of shaping ideas.
Everything is based on the passion of professional sailors who always look for the best solutions, for both cruising and racing. The utmost attention is given to each and every detail to build a solid, comfortable, fast, balanced and safe boat .
“The qualities of the 11.98 Bellissima are evident from its speed and easiness of manoeuvre and sailing. The balance of volumes and the ergonomic cockpit guarantee the safety and balance needed for a family cruise or short-handed sailing. The layout of winches and stoppers is efficient, complete and user-friendly, making for easier manoeuvres and sail trimming. All the equipment is recessed, leaving clear way for moving on deck. The steering post and all the sailing hardware are ideally positioned,” explains Daniele De Tullio after a first sail: “Everything is at the right place, so much that you feel like having steered the boat for ages.”
“The preliminary sailing impressions of the IY 1198 speak of an easy-to-handle and very balanced boat that does not require huge practice, is flexible and shows excellent speed. From the very first sea trials the boat showed very good balance and reactivity, in both light wind and stiff breeze, responding as expected and accelerating back quickly after tacking. The boat feels solid and stable,” says Franco Corazza, who declares: “This boat is a tamed pure-bred.”
The IY 11.98 with its design and technology, comfort and reliability is bound to be recognisable at first sight for the unique hull lines and appreciated in its version “Fuoriserie” for the more sporty owners, or “Bellissima” for a more exigent recreational customers.
The official launch of the IY 11.98 marks a key moment for the yard. “From now on Italia Yachts moves further forward to meet the ever increasing needs of our clients,” explains CEO Francesco Pisciotta. “A new branding means a change of pace for the company, responding to the challenges of an increasingly global market. Italia Yachts are more and more appreciated on a international level and the yard, with its new brand, is ready to face new and exciting challenges. Top performances combined with lifestyle make each and every Italia Yacht a great and unique sailboat.”
Since 2011 the shipyard has been producing sailing boats where every design project starts with the creation of a perfectly balanced hull and sail plan; sailing on an Italia Yacht everyone feels secure and protected in all weather conditions. This design concept has made the shipyard a benchmark in the sailing world: in an Italia yacht you will rediscover the true pleasure of sailing.
Our mission: to build fast, elegant and safe boats with timeless design.
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Topics and awards:
2011 Italia Yachts is founded in Chioggia – Venezia
2011 IY 10.98 launch of boat no. 001
2011 Debut of the IY 10.98 – Genoa Boat Show
2012 IY 13.98 launch of boat no. 001
2012 IY 13.98 Winner “ADI Interior Design Award”
2013 IY 13.98 Winner “European Yacht of The Year”
2014 IY 15.98 launch of boat no. 001
2014 IY 15.98 Nomination to the “European Yacht of The Year”
2014 IY 15.98 Winner “Barca dell’Anno “ Genoa Boat Show
2014 IY 9.98 Fuoriserie launch of boat no. 001
2015 IY 9.98 Fuoriserie Winner of the ORC Worlds
2015 IY 9.98 Nomination “European Yacht of The Year”
2015 IY 12.98 launch of boat no. 001
2015 IY 13.98 Winner “Usa Cruising World Best Performance Cruiser”
2015 IY 13.98 Winner “Usa Best Yacht of The Year – Sail Magazine”
2016 IY 9.98 Fuoriserie VWinner of the ORC Worlds
2016 IY 12.98 Nomination to the “European Yacht of The Year”
2017 IY 9.98 Bellissima launch of boat no. 001
2019 IY 11.98 Bellissima launch in Venice
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