Face to face with new Italia Yachts 11.98
It took time to design and build it,
because the Bellissima is much more than a simple cruising boat
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 built 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 of 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 in the Bellissima series. 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.”