Presentato a Cannes il nuovo Italia Yachts 20.98

Italia Yachts 20.98

Classic, contemporary and modern. And here we are: the new project, IY 20.98 the new Mini Maxi by Italia Yachts that expands its range upwards, with a hull in line with the fleet already produced up to 55 ‘. This is the fourth model born from the partnership between our studio and the Venetian shipyard after IY 10.98, IY 13.98 and IY 14.98. The Italia Yachts 20.98 project was previewed to the press at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021.

Yacht Design

To meet the shipyard’s requests, the design focused on evolving the two souls of Italia Yachts, Bellissima and Fuoriserie, into a form that could fully represent the distinctive characteristics of the brand. The hull will be tapered designed to have a slender and elegant line, to charm you while sailing. Those who choose an Italia Yachts today expect something more in terms of performance and this project will not betray the expectations of the most demanding owners, while cruising or racing in the most competitive regattas.

The hull is technologically advanced, with optical fibers lamination, thanks to the collaboration with B&G, Volvo and Allspar and some of the most advanced research centers in the infusion lamination sector.

Italia Yacht 20.98 will be a “green boat” in terms of reduced consumption and equipped (optional) with a lifting keel for navigation on different waters.

Brilliant performance in light winds and pure fun in steering IY 20.98 thanks to the new sail plan, while the geometry of the hull guarantees advanced stability and absolute safety in case of high winds, that distinguishes the Italia Yachts range.

Deck layout

The project is designed for navigation with a “mixed crew”, sailors and guests, the halyards are managed by winches at the mast foot while the winches are positioned at the stern for adjusting the sheets, for perfect handling even with a small crew. On deck, the living spaces are ample and there are hatches and large windows to ensure a beautiful natural light in the interior. The cockpit is comfortable and welcoming, the guests will be able to move easily in the external / internal passage thanks to the free walkway, left by the off-center table on the left side.


The interiors are the result of ergonomics and design studies that match the use of new high standards materials with the utmost attention to weight to create a luxury style spaces on board. Another interesting news concerns the layout which can be customized , also by mixing the options already provided: one of these sees the creation of a kitchen-living room, usually used in larger boats and a reserved crew area, aft.

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Naval architectureCossutti Yacht Design
Interior design and stylingItalia Yachts Design Team
Exterior designCossutti Yacht Design / Italia Yachts Design Team
StructuresCossutti Yacht Design
Length overall71.36 ft
Hull Length66.20 ft
Beam17.55 ft
Displacement50.706 lbs
Fixed keel draf12.46 ft
Telescopic keel8.2 - 13.45 ft
Ballast (Fixed keel)16.314 lbs
Mainsail152 mq
Jib113 mq
Gennaker425 mq
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