Italia Yachts introduces the new Italia 9.98 Club
Italia Yachts introduces the new Italia 9.98 Club, developed from the Pure Racer Italia 9.98 Fuoriserie
Look closely and you see that something has changed: the double wheel steering system replaces the racing tiller; a sleek, aggressive bowsprit extends the bow; teak in the cockpit softens the design. Welcome to the new Club 9.98 – an evolution of the Italia 9.98 Fuoriserie, the boat which has dominated the last two racing seasons under the ORC system.
Following the great success of the Italia 9.98 Fuoriserie, Italia yachts have reinterpreted the original vision, bringing design changes to make sailing more refined even when cruising. The result is a fast, fun boat suited to excel in club racing, but equally at home cruising coastal waters and eating up the miles.
The addition of the large bowsprit facilitates the use of off wind sails that don’t require a spinnaker pole and is the ideal location for additional furling setups such as a code 0.
Inside, yacht cabinets have been added to both the saloon and forecabin increasing storage space and further enhancing the interior. The standard equipment incorporates a refrigerator and 2 burner stove with oven. Moreover, there is an extensive list of options that can enhance the yacht even more.
The Italia 9.98 Club is now in production with the first unit being launched and delivered early 2017.
Italia 9.98 Club – Highlights
– Double wheel steering system
– Saloon and forecabin cabinets
– 2 burner stove with oven and refrigerator
– Opzional teak on benches and cockpit
Main Technical Specifications
Model: Italia 9.98
Project: Matteo Polli / Italia Yachts Design Team / KMD Design
Shipyard: Italia Yachts – Venezia
Property and management: Italia Yachts – Venezia
Overall Length: m 10,30 (with spoiler)
Hull Length: m 9,98
Max Beam: m 3,54
Draft: m 1,90
Displacement: Kg 4.500 (Fuoriserie version)
Displacement: Kg 4.550 (Club version)
Mainsheet area: mq 38
Jib area: mq 32
Spinnaker area: mq 90
Gennaker area: mq 105
GPH ORC: 625 – 630 sec/m
IRC TCC: 1,015 – 1,025
Italia 9.98 Fuoriserie Palmares
2015 ORCi World Champion (Barcelona – Spain)
2016 Nomination “European Yacht of the Year”
2016 ORCi World Champion (Copenhagen – Denmark)
2016 ORCi German Champion (Kiel – Germany)
2016 ORCi Dutch Champion
2016 ORCi Italian Champion (Palermo – Italy)
2016 3rd at ORCi European Championship (Porto Carras – Greece)
2016 Winner at XVIII Trofeo S.M. La Reina- 2016 (Valencia – Spain)
2016 2nd at 43 Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godò (Barcelona – Spain)
2016 2nd at New York Yacht Club 162nd Annual Regatta (USA)
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