Italia Yachts 12.98 nominated for the European Yacht of the Year 2023
The Italia Yachts 12.98 was presented in world preview at the Cannes Yachting Festival at the beginning of September and then at the Genoa Boat Show 2022, obtaining the nomination in the “Performance Cruiser” category of the European Yacht of the Year 2023 award. The tests, which will took the jury members of the twelve sailing magazines from all over Europe, began yesterday in Port Ginesta, south of Barcelona.
Exposed for the first time in the water last month in Cannes and Genoa, in the “Bellissima” version, with the innovative interiors designed by Mirko Arbore, the new model of Italia Yachts is characterized by a hull with sleek and elusive lines and a generous sail plan. It is designed to be absolutely enjoyable in cruising, but without giving up sporting ambitions. In fact the Fuoriserie version aims to achive great results in the B ORC class.
Production of the new IY12.98 has started in the new Italia Yachts shipyard in Fano, and the twelve boats already sold promise commercial success.
European Yacht of the Year
In these days the first model of the new 12.98 Bellissima is participating in Port Ginesta, Barcelona, in the tests of the European Yacht of the Year 2023 award. All 16 candidates were thoroughly tested and evaluated. In total, the specialised journalists covered almost 2,500 nautical miles with the nominated yachts. In total, the specialised journalists covered almost 2,500 nautical miles with the nominated yachts.
The European Yacht of the Year Award is the most important, influential and most widely communicated boatbuilding prize worldwide. Often referred to as the „Oscar“ of yachting it reaches an international audience of several million sailing enthusiasts, boat owners and industry executives. Initiated by German sail magazine YACHT it was first presented at boot Düsseldorf in 2004. Today 12 magazines from all over Europe make up the jury, each of them the leading voice in their respective countries and respected beyond national borders.
The other contestants in the “Performance Cruiser” category together with Italia 12.98 are: Beneteau First 36, Elan E6, Grand Soleil 40 e Solaris 50. Discover all the boats nominated for the European Yacht of the Year Award 2023.
Italia Yachts 12.98 – See the video by Giornale della Vela
Mauro Giuffrè of the Giornale della Vela interviewed us about the new Italia Yachts 12.98 at the Cannes Film Festival.