IY 16.98

In the design of Italia Yachts 16.98 the tradition of the great ocean-going fast cruisers is reborn and updated with the latest hydrodynamics. Italia Yachts 16.98 is a very blue water, conceived to cruise long distances, combining performance, comfort and timeless style, with the guarantee of safe arrival even under the harshest conditions. The Italia Yachts 16.98 is a complete all-round boat with the performance you would expect from a fast cruiser. Seagoing boat behaviour, yet classic and original lines. The result is a yacht to sail easily, even with a family crew in which to enjoy long cruises and all that a sailing cruiser can offer.


The deck layout is reminiscent of a maxi-yacht. This allows expansive areas free from equipment: a separate cockpit area, side decks and large areas for sunbathing. All the equipment is of the highest quality, starting from the winches for jib and mainsail trim which are perfectly sized. All winches can be electrically powered. Behind the wheels a flat and clear surface can be fully allocated to a sunbathing area, in direct connection with the sea.


The coachroof design characterizes the boat, and strongly represents the signature of the yard. The distinctive portholes design is further emphasized by the presence of different levels that give movement to the whole profile. The grid on the coaming provides a touch of exclusivity, hiding other portholes. The coachroof is conceived to allow the storage of the sprayhood and all of the lines, which run recessed up to the winches. The central area of the coachroof is perfect for sunbathing; on each side, there are the jib tracks, with adjustments sent back to the cockpit, for optimal line angles. The numerous hatches are all flush to the deck. The anchoring system provides a windlass for an anchor housed on a steel bow roller. The slightly angled bow benefits the anchoring operation. A bowsprit can be supplied as well as a pivoting system that hides the whole anchor arm. The through deck furler and foldable mooring cleats emphasize the tidiness of the whole area.


Various different layouts are available, some with a large aft owner's cabin. The different layouts range from two to four cabins, including the ones with bow crew cabin complete with sink and w/c. The styling, clean and linear, is based on coated surfaces in natural wood, alternating with white lacquered parts, in order to ensure optimum brightness while maintaining a warm and cosy atmosphere. The detailed elements include the use of polished steel. Numerous handholds and the spaces between the furniture, never too large, together with the total absence of sharp edges, allow to move in total safety even when sailing with high heeling angles. The shipyard allows customizations of furniture, materials, finishes and layouts

data sheet

Naval architecture: Matteo Polli / Italia Yachts Design Team
Interior design: Arbore and Partners / Italia Yachts
Exterior design: Italia Yachts Design Team
Engineering & structural design: Cossutti Yacht Design
Length overall: 16.98 m (56 ft)
Hull length: 16.10 m (55 ft)
Waterline length: 14.00 m (46 ft)
Max beam: 4.85 m (15.4 ft)
Draft: 2.90 m (9.5 ft)
Shallow draft: 2.60 m (8,5 ft)
Displacement: 16.800 Kg (37.000 lbs) ca
Ballast: 5.700 Kg (12.570 lbs) ca
Engine: 75 Hp (Optional 110 Hp)
Tanks: Fuel n° 2 + 1 total 600 l ca (158,50 U.S. gal)
Water: n° 2 x 350 l total 700 l ca (184,92 U.S. gal)
Sail area mainsail + jib: 176 m2 (1.895 sq ft)
European Certification CE, craft 'A' category

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