The Italia Yachts 12.98 is a superbly designed modern performance cruising yacht that offers an unparalleled sailing experience. With its sleek and fast hull, this yacht is built for both cruising and racing, combining hydrodynamic research and simulations with data analysis from a team of seasoned professionals.
The yacht’s ergonomic and functional deck layout, together with its balanced hull lines, strikes a perfect harmony between comfort and performance. Taking inspiration from the fluid concepts of the IY 9.98 Fuoriserie, the distribution of volumes within the interior is optimized for cruising style, creating an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable environment.
In comparison to other models in the yard, the IY 12.98’s fore and aft rake is more prominent, which reduces the wetted surface area and enhances its performance in light wind conditions. The aft waterline sections are designed to allow for a variable dynamic length, which increases with speed, delivering exceptional sailing capabilities.
The yacht’s handling has been meticulously addressed through a careful study of longitudinal trim and symmetrical volumes while heeled, as well as the concentration of weights to minimize pitching and maximise comfort.