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Italia 12.98 / 43

Fast all round yacht

Fast all-around yacht. The perfect length for big spaces while maintaining an easy handling

Italia Yachts 12.98 is an entirely new project with a tapered and fast hull to be fun while cruising and racing. 

The new IY 12.98 maintains the model’s distinctive features: easy to carry, light at the helm with an amazing sea rating/performance ratio.

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Italia 12.98 / 43

Italia 12.98: a fast, all round yacht

Mast & Rig

Sail plan

Sail area
Mainsail + jib 115 sm
Mainsail + gennaker 225 sm



technical specification

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Naval architecture Cossutti Yacht Design
Interior design Arbore & Partners / Italia Yachts Design Team
Exterior design Cossutti Yacht Design / Italia Yachts Design Team
Engineering & structural design Cossutti Yacht Design
Length over all 14.30 m (46 ft)
Max beam 3.95 m (13 ft)
Draft 2.25/2.46 m (7.3/8 ft)
Displacement 9,500 kg
Engine Diesel 50 Hp
Fuel 220 litres (58,12 U.S. gal)
Water 360 litres (95,10 U.S. gal)
Sail area mainsail + jib 115 m2
Sail area mainsail + gennaker 225 m2
comfort and performance

Great performances, easy handling

The hull lines of Italia 12.98 contemplate a proper balance between comfort and performance, borrowing the fluid concepts developed for the world-champion design of the 11.98 Fuoriserie with regard to the distribution of volumes, while maintaining the key features for the interior in perfect cruising style.

The fore and aft rake are more obvious than the other models of the yard. The result is a smaller wetted surface area for the benefit of performance in light wind conditions. Aft waterlines sections allow a variable dynamic length, short in light wind, longer with increasing speed.

quiet and safe

Italia 12.98 exterior layout

Perfectly integrated into the line, the cockpit is free from obstacles, with ample space for benches permits a smooth transition to the forward cockpit. Particular attention has been paid to the ergonomics of the manoeuvres, in order to offer easy and safe sailing even in the race with a full crew.

The large aft cockpit provides a beach thanks to the dedicated deck plan for the Fuoriserie version. All running rigging lines run under the deck and the clean layout is also evidently moving forward, wide and free of obstructions.

The sunbathing area on the deck is flat and smooth, thanks also to the flush deck hatches. Italia Yachts 12.98 shows off a big open cockpit as to enjoy easy access to the sea.

comfort and performance

Deck layout and main equipment


The deck plan is practical and functional and is designed to ensure a balance between comfort and performance. The design comes from the experience of the IY 11.98, multi-victorious and highly appreciated on short cruises, with the long windows on the deckhouse which already characterizes the IY 14.98.

This choice gives more brightness to the interiors and emphasizes the unique slender line. The reduced wet surface will allow you to be fast on the water even with light winds.

The running rigging are placed below the deck to leave the walkways and deckhouse free: this solution grants more space and a comfortable sunbathing area.

The stern is straight, and the cockpit is wide and served by a bench locker with comfortable spaces for passageways.

stylish and dynamic

The sense of space of much larger yachts

The interiors of the IY 12.98 derive from an accurate design process, for a sailing boat ideal for those racing sailors who do not disdain spaces and volumes typical of a comfortable yacht for long cruises.

Below deck, the Italia Yachts 12.98 has the sense of space found in much larger yachts. With a fine balance between classic styles and contemporary design, the 12.98 boasts a low water line at the beam vital to guarantee high performance.

The mood is characterized by wood surfaces in horizontal grain and complemented by the coordinated use of wood finish cupboards and bright white hull interior creating a stylish and dynamic visual path. An oak finish interior is also available on request.


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