When we asked ourselves which automotive comparison could represent this boat, we thought about Aston Martin cars. A boat with a great style, which will be able to express the typical performance of this shipyard but without being too “aggressive” or hyper modern, maintaining the charm of the brand even with some absolute novelties.
Italia 14.98 is an ambitious project indeed since it is the synthesis of the two souls of Italia Yachts: the Blue Water line with her clean and evergreen design, and the Fuoriserie one defined by her modern and appealing lines.
All the winning characteristics of the two series have been the benchmark for the development of the 14.98, creating a completely new design, that can fit completely into the family feeling of the Italia Yacht fleet.
The two versions Bellissima and Fuoriserie have been studied to have no compromise and to fully experience the pleasure of sailing. In the Bellissima version, the cockpit layout has been study to give the proper seats to the host, running all the 18 lines behind the coamings. On the contrary, in the fuoriserie version, the cockpit layout come back to the origins with six winches located in a traditional layout to get the best race ergonomic.Like all the other Italia Yacht projects, all the lines run flush below deck, and it has been carefully studied to have the best solution for each system.
The three standalone coach roof windows become an elegant single window that shows the features of the Blue Water line keeping an eye on the Fuoriserie one.
The hulls have been developed with great attention on the volumes: in fact, thanks to careful study of the weights, materials and layouts, we have been able to keep displacement low and thus achieve optimal distribution of the volumes.
The result is a seaworthy boat that is a pleasure to sail — characteristics essential to Italia Yachts, which produces yachts “made by sailors for sailors”.
Photo © F. Taccola
|Project||Cossutti Yacht Design|
|Sail area upwind:||135 sm|
|Sail area downwind:||245 sm|
|Engine||Diesel 60 CV (opt. 75 CV)|
|Tanks:||Fuel: 280 lt / Fresh Water: 500 lt|