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Italia 13.98 offers endless possibilities. The synthesis of the elegance of its clean and powerful lines goes together with the precious care of the details in the interior to define a new level of luxury yachts. After the launch took place in the summer of 2012, Italia 13.98 has received numerous international awards, becoming “European Boat of the Year 2013 in the Luxury Cruiser category”, and was voted by the public “Queen of the International Boat Show in Genoa 2012” and winner of the “ADI Nautical Design Awards” for its interior design.


Italia 13.98 is a luxury cruiser yacht designed both for excellent performances during sailing, as to ensure the highest levels of comfort on board. Fast and perfectly balanced, Italia 13.98 is easy to handle with great control and safety, even by a small crew. The ergonomics and lightness of maneuvers allows precise adjustment of the sails in search of maximum speed. Large spaces in the cockpit, a comfortable flat deck, lots of storage spaces, the bright interiors finished in fine teak wood, make life aboard into a pleasant experience of sophistication and elegance.

The entire deck is free of ropes, which appear only in the proximity of the six winches. The mainsail cart runs beneath the floor of the cockpit. Skylights are not seen, but there are fiftheen of them, all flush deck. The deck is free from rigging, thanks to the innovative internal diagonal path and to the “inverted T” mainsheet. Moreover, the swimming ladder is hidden inside the removable teak covered sundeck, the outdoor table is ready to use stowed in the locker at the center of the cockpit. We could go on like this, pointing out that the furling system is below deck, halyards are collected under the hatch where the trap is hidden inside... but maybe it’s time to open the spray hood, integrated in the carter on the deck, and let your senses enjoy so much wonder.

A very strong construction

Careful design choices give to Italia 13.98 maximum structural rigidity, together with a remarkable lightness. Hull and deck are laminated in sandwich with differentiated density PVC core; the unidirectional and biaxial E-glass fibres are laminated with vinylester resin. The lamination is carried out at controlled temperature between 16 and 25°. Plates are included in the structure to increase resistance where the deck hardware is mounted. The collar of the mast is structural.

There is a structural carbon reinforced frame glued and laminated to the hull bottom. The structural bulkheads of Italia 13.98 are made of marine plywood 15mm to 25mm thick and are glued and gusseted to the hull and deck. The deck is glued and laminated to the hull. A polyester strap is provided to lift the boat (optional). Hull and deck are finished in gelcoat; walkable areas are prepared with antiskid from female mould. Cockpit benches and cockpit floor are covered with teak 10 mm thick.

CNC Appendages
Each model is - as standard - already fitted to reach maximum performance. The keel, is “T” shaped with steel structure and the torpedo is cast lead with 3% antimony; the steel structure is enclosed in a CNC fiberglass shell in order to optimize the wing sections: as result, the hull is perfectly smooth and hydrodynamically efficient, virtually ready to race.
It is in the DNA of Italia Yachts: build light boats, fast, extremely easy to handle and safe, to use for cruising and racing, without having to change anything with modifications or enhancements. Three tons of ballast in the keel give the boat a good righting moment, to the benefit of a confortable and efficient navigation. The rudder blade is laminated in fiberglass with PVC core on female moulds. The aluminium alloy (anticorodal 6082) rudder stock is biconical. The stock bearings are self-aligning. The two wheels are 90cm in diameter and are made in stainless steel covered by leather.

Deck Layout

The classic and clean lines of Italia 13.98 win from the first glance. Yet, you can appreciate better the design choices looking at... what is not visible. First of all, the entire deck is free of ropes, which appear only in the proximity of the six winches. The mainsail cart runs beneath the floor of the cockpit. Skylights are not seen, but there are fiftheen of them, all flush deck. The deck is free from rigging, thanks to the innovative internal diagonal path and to the “inverted T” mainsheet. Moreover, the swimming ladder is hidden inside the removable teak covered sundeck, the outdoor table is ready to use stowed in the locker at the center of the cockpit.
We could go on like this, pointing out that the furling system is below deck, halyards are collected under the hatch where the trap is hidden inside... but maybe it’s time to open the spray hood, integrated in the carter on the deck, and let your senses enjoy so much wonder

The cockpit, the removable sundeck, the flush deck skylights
The cockpit is open aft but it can be closed by a removable teak covered sundeck: the ideal solution for a quiet and safe navigation, as to enjoy an easy access to water. After removing the sundeck, Italia 13.98 shows off a big open cockpit, assuming a more aggressive look, perfect for racing.Both the beach and cockpit benches are entirely covered in fine teak wood, while the teak bridge is optional. Cushions are also available to fit the cockpit.The deck ergonomics of Italia 13.98 is studied in detail, such as the double wheel with the wheels mounted on columns that allow optimum control both at sea and a smooth transition to the forward cockpit. The sunbathing area on the deck is flat and smooth, thanks also to the flush deck hatches. The access to the interior of the cockpit is through a sliding hatch and a 2 pieces retractable vertical closing tablet made of Plexiglass. The accessibility of adjustments is exemplary, both for a single man crew, with the mainsail winches near the helmsman, both for a crew navigation.

Lockers: plenty of space for storage
Five large lockers provide plenty of space for storage during the cruise, with a deep sail locker in the bow separated from the anchor locker. A locker positioned in the center of the cockpit is designed to accommodate the liferaft, which can be thrown into the sea without having to raise, thanks to the special precautions in the design of the locker. Two side lockers are housed on benches. Detachable footstops are provided for the helmsman.

  • Standard equipment
    Backstay with hydraulic control

  • Standard equipment
    Rod standind rigging with closed turnbuc

  • Standard equipment
    Below deck turnbuckles

  • Standard equipment
    Openable and removable sundeck

  • Standard equipment
    Closing hatch integrated and retractable

  • Standard equipment
    Through deck jib fur

  • Standard equipment
    Integrated mosquito nets and blinds

  • Standard equipment
    Steering wheels in composite

  • Standard equipment
    Windlass and inox bow fitting

  • Standard equipment
    Technical ropes and oversized winc

  • Optional overview
    Console with stainless steel grab rail mounted to top of pedestal with space for instruments

  • Optional overview
    The bow thruster

  • Optional overview
    High-performance folding propeller

  • Optional overview
    Yanmar engine 75 Hp (55 Hp series)

  • Standard equipment
    Electronics, display, chartplotter

  • Optional overview
    Two side gates

  • Optional overview
    Teak deck

  • Optional overview
    Pull-up stainless steel cleats

  • Optional overview
    Integrated spray hood

  • Optional overview
    External table integrated in central locker

Inside: a total elegance

Going below deck, you feel the high quality of the materials and the perfect finishing: for example, the teak in horizontal grain, or the handcraft finished upholstered. The interior is surprising for its exceptional spaciousness and the ergonomic layout of the furniture, safety in navigation thanks to the elimination of all edges. Discover the particular pleasure to find everything in the right place, as if we had thought us, even in the smallest details.

  • Standard layout: 3 cabins and 2 heads

  • 2 cabins and 2 head layout

  • 4 cabins and 2 head layout

The dinette: space and light
The dinette is surprising for his elegance, the rational distribution spaces, the luminosity and ventilation. It consists of a 240 cm long sofa with “U” design, which is the setting for a fine wood table around which there is also a sliding ottoman; on the opposite side there is a comfortable 150 cm conversation sofa, lined with fine fabric of your choice from a large range of colors and finishes.Large storage spaces and various cabinets are made to the bulwarks above the sofa and under the seats.
The chart table is placed at side, close to the instrument panel and the display of the electronic equipment of the boat.

A rational and confortable galley
The layout of the galley of Italia 13.98 has been designed to reproduce in the boat the comfort and functionality of a real “home kitchen”. The storage spaces, the work plan, the sink, everything is organized in a rational and intuitive way. The kitchen ha an “L” layout and consists of a three-burner stove with oven and overhead, two large 110 litres refrigerators including one in the cockpit and one with shutters. The two sinks are made of stainless steel equipped with a tap with hot and cold water. The work plan of generous proportions is covered with heat resistance synthetic material, extremely durable.

Space for everything

We know the importance of space for storage in a cruising boat. For this, we have made countless drawers, cabinets, cupboards and shelves harmoniously integrated into the overall design of the interiors. In the dinette, in the galley, in the cabins: each activity has its dedicated space, and you would not necessary leave home something that you could need, even during a long distance cruising.could serve, even during a long voyage.

The owner’s cabin and the front headroom

The owner’s cabin is generously sized (200 x 150 cm), very luminous and airy, with large storage space at side and under the bed. The cabin has a private headroom with separate shower. To store the clothing there is a closet with shelves and hangers. The compartment under the bed consists of two large drawers, while the rest of the space is free for storage. All finishes and fittings are of exceptional quality, with extensive use of wood, leather and design accessories, to obtain a luxurious and comfortable mood, perfectly in Italia Yachts style.

Two aft cabins and a second headroom
In addition to the large spaces of the owner’s cabin, Italia 13.98 holds great surprises in the two aft cabins. Record-breaking heights, extra large beds, abundant storage space and a second headroom with shower: all you need o feel comfortable and pampered even the guests or the rest of the family.

Highest quality and functionality

All design choices concerning the plants were carried out in the name of the highest quality and functionality. Components of the first level, large supplies of water and fuel, easy inspection and maintenance: every aspect is studied in detail, to spoil a pleasant experience for many years of use.

A powerful engine: engine and fuel tank
The boat is provided with a diesel engine of 55 hp with S-drive transmission and a two-blade folding propeller complete with single lever control. It is present an instrument panel which can display hour count and water temperature alarm and oil pressure alarm. Upon request is available tht 75 Hp Diesel engine version. The engine compartment is accessible frontally from the saloon and laterally from aft cabins. The whole compartment is clad by an insulating material to avoid noise and vibrations propagation.The fuel tank is in stainless steel and has a capacity of 240 lt including vent overflow, inlet on deck, emergency stop valve and indicator on main panel display.

12V Electric system
The 12V electric system supplies all electrical power utilities. All cables are suitable for nautical use according to CE regulations and are positioned in order to avoid contact with water. The electrical panel, housed near the chart table, contains all switches as for example: navigation light, electronical instruments, interior lighting, radio, VHF, etc. A 12V socket is provided at the chart table. One high efficiency 55Ah battery is dedicated to the engine and two 120Ah batteries provide energy for all the services. On request, it is possible to install also a third 120Ah battery for the services and to have the boat equipped with an electrical system highly configurable called “Can-Bus”

220V Electric system
The 220V system includes one 220V socket positioned in the cockpit for shore cable connection, a 50Ah battery charger with switch on panel, one 220V panel with safety circuit breaker and one 220V socket near the chart table.

Interior and navigation lights
The standard interior lightning is provided by 20 ceiling lights and 8 reading lights in the cabins. The chart table is provided with a reading light. All the navigation lights are LED.

Fresh water system
In Italia Yachts we know very well the importance of the reliability of implants in order to enjoy a long and hard navigation. When you are away from your port, small problems can really ruin a vacation. For this reason, we have chosen quality components, whose spare parts are available everywhere as much as possible. It is present a hot-cold fresh water system under pressure. There are two 240lt tanks made of stainless steel with inlet is on deck. The water is circulated by an autoclave pump. The hot water comes from a 30 lt. water heater with power supplied from 220V system or engine heat exchanger. In the cockpit is located a removable outdoor shower.

Gas system and bilge pump
A gas system is installed for the galley which includes a compartment in the cockpit to contain a 3 kg bottle. A copper tube runs from the tank compartment and arrives to the galley, the last section of copper pipe is replaced by a rubber pipe. There are 2 safety valves, one close to the external compartment and one near the stove.
The bilge system is made by a selfpriming electric pump and a manual bilge pump, which can be operated from the cockpit. Five stanchions are positioned to the sides.

Technical Specifications

The technical specifications of Italia 13.98 speak for themselves: very light and straightening, with a generous sail plan, the yacht is capable of truly amazing sailing performance.

Model: Italia 13.98
Yacht design: Italia Yachts Design Team and Maurizio Cossutti
Interior design: Emanuele Pillon
Builder: Cantiere Baruffaldi / Italia Yachts Venezia
Property and management: Italia Yachts Venezia
Lenght over all: mt 14,40 (46,92 ft)
Hull length: mt 13,98 (45,87 ft)
Waterline length: mt 12,46 (40,88 ft)
Beam max: mt 4,30 (14,1 ft)
Draft: mt 2,50 (7,87 ft)
Displacement: 9.500 Kg
Ballast: 3.100 Kg ca
Engine: Diesel 55 Hp (optional 75 Hp) Sail Drive
Tanks: Fuel n° 1 x 240 lt / Water n° 2 x 240 lt (total 480 lt)
CE certification: European Certification CE, craft “A” category
Sail area mainsail + jib: 124 mq (1.345 sq ft)
Sail area mainsail + gennaker: 226 mq (2.432 sq ft)

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