In 2010 our long-time friend Franco Corazza decided to create his own brand, Italia Yachts, and entrusted us with the project of the shipyard’s first boat, Italia 10.98, asking for a small and agile boat, suitable for cruising as well as to participate to the races.
The particular design features that characterize the nature of the Italia 10.98, such as the classical stern shape, the clearness of the deck from lines and the elegance of the interiors, were clear since the beginning. In fact, great attention has been paid on the exterior and interior design, to hide all the lines and to give a great comfort to the owner. The lightness of the boat and the powerful water lines ensure a fast sail in the lightest of airs. In more demanding conditions, excellent course holding characteristics and design rigidity together with the moderate sail plan gives a superb, safe handling.
From the structural point of view, the boat has been design to have the right stiffness to withstand the natural loads. The hull has been laminated with an optimized lay-up including unidirectional and biaxial glass fibers. Different types of core have been used on the different areas of the hull and deck to assure the proper balance between weight and stiffness, for example in the forward area, where there are high slamming loads, a high density core has been used in combination with single skin laminate. The structure is made by a matrix of longitudinal stiffeners and transversal floors laminated in a female mould with a combination of glass biaxial end carbon unidirectional fibres; when demoulded it is glued and tabbed to the hull. The keel is made by a high modulus steel structure, which is assembled with the lead torpedo bulb; furthermore the fin is surrounded with two fiberglass covers to assure the proper foil geometry
|Project||Cossutti Yacht Design|
|Sail Area||72 sqm|
|Mainsail Area||40 sqm|
|Jib Area||32 sqm|
|Spinnaker Area||95 sqm|